Kyra Sedgwick

Actor Biography

Kyra Sedgwick has had success on stage, screen and television. She has received multiple Golden Globe nominations (2007 win for The Closer), Emmy nominations (2010 win for The Closer), seven SAG nominations as well as two Independent Spirit Award nominations, a Theater Award, Los Angeles Drama Desk Critics Circle Award and a Dramalogue Award.

Sedgwick recently made her directorial debut with the independent feature Story of a Girl, based on the novel of the same name by Sara Zarr. This was a passion project for Sedgwick who bought the rights to the book over six years ago. The film, which premiered on July 23 on Lifetime, is about a teen who must deal with the ramifications of a sex video that goes viral. Sedgwick also produced the film, and Kevin Bacon starred. The film also premiered at the LA Film Festival as well as the Edinburgh Film Festival.

This fall, Sedgwick will receive the ICON Award at the Savannah Film Festival.

Sedgwick was recently seen in the feature film The Edge of Seventeen, written and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig, in which she co-stars opposite Woody Harrelson and Hailee Steinfeld. This coming-of-age story is produced by James L. Brooks and premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival closing night gala.

In addition, Sedgwick wrapped the independent film Submission, opposite Stanley Tucci written and directed by Richard Levine, which premiered at the LA Film Festival. Additional film credits included The Humbling, Time Out of Mind, After Darkness Kill Your Darlings, The Road Within Reach Me, The Possession, Man on a Ledge, Gamer, The Game Plan, Loverboythe Woodsman, Secondhand Lions, Personal Velocity, Phenomenon, What's Cooking, Born on the Fourth of July, Singles, Lemon Sky, and Heart and Souls.

Sedgwick returns to episodic television with the gritty drama Ten Days in the Valley, which she will also serve as executive producer.  In the upcoming drama created by Tassie Cameron, Sedgwick will play Jane Sadler, an overworked television producer and single mother in the middle of a fractious separation where her television show and her reality coincide.

Over her seven-season tenure, Sedgwick's role as Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson, on TNT's first original series, The Closer, garnered her a Golden Globe Award in 2007 for "Best Dramatic Actress" – Television, four Emmy nominations and a win for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series" in 2010, seven SAG nominations, and a 2009 People Choice Award. The series which Sedgwick also executive produced, concluded its seventh and final season on TNT on August 13, 2012.

Sedgwick continued her relationship with TNT, serving as executive producer on the new supernatural medical drama Proof, which premiered June 2015. The series starred Jennifer Beals as a skeptical, hard-science, female surgeon who struggles with family issues, including a tragic death. Additional TV credits include Cavedweller, Something the Lord Made, Door to Door, Just a Kiss, Behind the Red Door and Losing Chase.

In July of 2015, she returned to the stage starring in Off the Main Road by William Inge (Pulitzer Prize winner), which opened last year's prestigious Williamstown Theatre Festival.  Sedgwick's theater credits include The Culture Project's New York production of The Exonerated, a triumphant run of Nicholas Hytner's Twelfth Night at Lincoln Center, Ah Wilderness! for which she won the Theater Award, and David Mamet's Oleanna, which garnered her a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and a Drama League Award.