Kyra Sedgwick
Kyra Sedgwick
as Jean Raines

Actor Biography

Kyra Sedgwick is an award-winning actress, producer and director. She is best known for her Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning role as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson on the TNT crime drama "The Closer."

In 2018, Sedgwick received a DGA nomination for her directorial debut with the feature "Story of a Girl." She then helmed the short "Girls Weekend," which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. She has directed episodes of "Grace & Frankie," "City on a Hill," "Ray Donovan," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and many others.

Her film roles include "Something to Talk About" (1995), Oliver Stone's "Born on the Fourth of July" (1989), Cameron Crowe's "Singles" (1992), "Heart and Souls" (1992), "Phenomenon" (1996), "What's Cooking" (2000), "Secondhand Lions" (2003), "The Game Plan" (2007) and "The Possession" (2012). She also has one of the starring roles in the critically acclaimed 2016 comedy-drama movie "The Edge of Seventeen."

Sedgwick is also known for her recurring role as Madeline Wuntch on the successful sitcom "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."