Kyra Sedgwick
Actress
Kyra Sedgwick
Kyra Minturn Sedgwick is an American actress. She is best known for her starring role as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson on the TNT crime drama The Closer. Sedgwick's role in the series won her a Golden Globe Award in 2007 and an Emmy Award in 2010. The series ended on August 13, 2012, following the completion of its seventh season.
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Kyra Sedgwick and Matthew Broderick dated in high school
CNN - 4 months
Actors Kyra Sedgwick and Matthew Broderick not only attended the same private school, but the pair also dated.
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Tart And Honest, 'The Edge of Seventeen' Is An Increasingly Rare Must-See Teen Movie
Huffington Post - 4 months
Several years ago, Hollywood gave up on teenagers. Well, it gave up on movies that chronicle everyday teens, the ones who aren’t boy wizards or maze runners or heroes in a televised death match. The trials of high school ― once the purview of films like “Sixteen Candles” and “She’s All That” ― have been transposed to the vampires and werewolves of “Twilight.” Even “Juno” and “Easy A” feel like relics.  Not anymore. Meet Nadine Byrd, the fiery-tongued protagonist of “The Edge of Seventeen,” a coming-of-age comedy that opens this weekend. Nadine (a career-best Hailee Steinfeld) has a Julia Stiles in “10 Things I Hate About You” quality, with a bit of Thora Birch in “Ghost World” for good measure. In other words, the world hates her, can’t understand her ― or so she’s convinced. But “The Edge of Seventeen” pushes past the brooding-girl-finds-peace trope: Like many teenagers, Nadine hates herself most of all, even if she projects that strife onto her snotty classmates. Every ill-worde ...
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The Powerful Reason Alan Cumming Painted His Fingernail Purple
Huffington Post - 5 months
Broadway and television actor Alan Cumming is lending his voice to a new campaign created by the nation’s leading victim assistance organization that aims to ignite discussion around domestic violence.  The 51-year-old “Good Wife” and “Cabaret” star joins Dave Navarro, Kyra Sedgwick and a bevy of other celebrities in the above video for Safe Horizon’s #PutTheNailInIt campaign. In the video, which was released to coincide with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, “Today Show” co-host Tamron Hall asks supporters to apply purple nail polish to their left ring fingernail in solidarity with victims of domestic violence. Brian Pacheco, who is the director of public relations at Safe Horizon, told The Huffington Post that he was particularly proud of Cumming’s participation in the campaign because domestic violence remains a somewhat taboo topic in the LGBT community. Sedgwick, Hall and Navarro have also been outspoken advocates for LGBT rights, he added.  “So often t ...
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Astoria Characters: The Artist Who's Sharing Her Easel
Huffington Post - over 1 year
A mommy, baby strapped to her stomach, is peering through a front window of SHASTYE Gallery and Play Space. Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling SHASTYE Art Gallery and Play Space, 26-16 23rd Ave. The shop is so new that there's no sign outside, and she's trying to figure out what it is all about. The only thing she knows is that she feels drawn to the clean, white space. She starts snapping shots with her cell, hoping that they provide some answers. Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Shasta's an artist. What the photos cannot tell her, Shasta Molnar, who has just arrived with her black-and-white polka-dotted Frenchton, Zoya, will. SHASTYE, she explains, is a fun art house for children. She called it SHASTYE, which means happiness in many Slovak languages, because that's how art makes her feel, and she hopes that every little girl and boy who comes in for art lessons and art-inspired activities will experience a similar joy. It's also a play on her name, Shasta, ...
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Kevin Bacon Returns To 'Tremors' For TV Reboot
Huffington Post - over 1 year
In 1990, Kevin Bacon starred in "Tremors," a campy monster flick that inspired four sequels and a short-lived SyFy television series. 25 years later, he is returning to Perfection Valley for another round of man vs. giant sandworm.  Universal Cable Productions and Blumhouse Productions are developing a "Tremors" TV reboot with a script by "The Secret Circle" creator Andrew Miller. Bacon is set to executive produce and reprise his role of Valentine "Val" McKee, a handyman who saves his small town from man-eating killer worms. Reba McEntire also starred in the original cult classic, but hasn't given any indication that she'll join the TV continuation.  Earlier this year, "The Following" actor expressed interest in revisiting the character. "It’s a surprisingly good movie, I remember it being a little more sillier than it is," Bacon revealed on an episode of "VICE Talks Film" in August. ‘[Valentine is] the only character that I’ve ever done that I’m interested in revisiting 25 ...
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A Look at the Resurgence of Williamstown Theatre Festival
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
With Living on Love opening tonight, I thought it was a good time to write about the resurgence of Williamstown Theatre Festival. This season alone has seen three productions -- The Elephant Man, Living on Love and The Visit -- which began life on the Williamstown stage taking a Broadway bow. Now people are going to say there was no need for Williamstown to make a comeback, because it never went anywhere, but let me lay out my case below. When I began really following theater, Williamstown was the place to go if you wanted to see high-quality starry productions in a bucolic regional theater setting. Gwyneth Paltrow won an Oscar; she went to Williamstown. From 1999-2002, six Williamstown production graced the Broadway stage. Many others were noteworthy enough to bring New Yorkers in droves. That was all under artistic director Michael Ritchie. In 2004, Ritchie left to become the artistic director of Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group. Roger Rees (The Visit's male lead) took over an ...
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Comment on Meet The Man Behind The Gender/Jewish/Everything Updated Remake Of Annie Hall by Dee
Heeb - about 2 years
For future reference: Actors of fully Jewish background: -Logan Lerman, Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mila Kunis, Bar Refaeli, James Wolk, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Julian Morris, Adam Brody, Esti Ginzburg, Kat Dennings, Gabriel Macht, Erin Heatherton, Odeya Rush, Anton Yelchin, Paul Rudd, Scott Mechlowicz, Lisa Kudrow, Lizzy Caplan, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Gal Gadot, Debra Messing, Robert Kazinsky, Melanie Laurent, Shiri Appleby, Justin Bartha, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Margarita Levieva, Elizabeth Berkley, Halston Sage, Seth Gabel, Skylar Astin, Mia Kirshner, Alden Ehrenreich, Eric Balfour, Jason Isaacs, Jon Bernthal, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy. Andrew Garfield is Jewish, too (though I don’t know if both of his parents are). Actors with Jewish mothers and non-Jewish fathers -Jake Gyllenhaal, Dave Franco, James Franco, Scarlett Johansson, Daniel Day-Lewis, Daniel Radcliffe, Alison Brie, Eva Green, Joaquin Phoenix, River Phoenix, Emmy Rossum, Rashida Jones, Jennifer Connelly, S ...
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Celebrities Share Super Bowl Photos On Instagram And Twitter
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Whether they were at the big game or attending A-list parties, stars had some action-packed Super Bowl weekends. Celebrities took to Instagram and Twitter to share snapshots from their exciting Super Bowl experiences, and they made all of us (their fans) jealous. Nina Dobrev posted these pics from MetLife Stadium ... SUPPPEERRRRRBBOOOWWWLLLL! @mattbabel @ericka686 @thisisbabel http://t.co/5zSU2YACtE — Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) February 3, 2014 Aaron Paul posed with New York Giants quarterback, Eli Manning ... Hayden Panettiere cuddled up with models Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima ... And Adriana took in the Super Bowl Halftime Show ... in person ... Kris Jenner stayed home to watch the big game ... While Chrissy Teigen had a great time on the field ... Rob Riggle was enjoying himself before the game even started ... As was Ashley Greene, who took in all the action from MetLife Stadium in New Jersey ... Brooklyn Decker posed with Cam Newton at a pre-game ...
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Exclusive Photos: See Miss Golden Globes Sosie Bacon's Beauty Runthrough Before Her Big Debut
People Magazine - about 3 years
She’s gotten some good advice from dad Kevin. We’ve played “five degrees of Sosie Bacon” with her Miss Golden Globes predecessors. And now that we’re just days away from Sosie Bacon’s debut as Miss Golden Globes, we went to the Beverly Hilton to see how her beauty run-through is going — and check on her nerves. Charley Gallay/Getty for People.com The daughter of actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick joins a grand tradition of celebrity offspring donning beautiful gowns and their best smile to escort winners off the stage. But unlike past winners, Bacon is cheerfully owning up to the fact that getting ready for her big night is going to take a little extra work. “I’ve been walking as much as I can in heels,” she says. “It’s a difficult thing for me.” She also was happy to have professionals there to run through three possible looks for Sunday, because as she admitted, doing her own makeup doesn’t come naturally — and that may be genetic. “I don’t think [my mom] taught me any make ...
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Kyra Sedgwick cuts off fingertip in clash with kale
LATimes - over 3 years
Looks as if there's a little less Kyra Sedgwick in the world — "The Closer" actress and wife of Kevin Bacon sliced off a fingertip Saturday while chopping kale.
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Lori Sokol: Turning Tragedy Into Triumph - From Behind the Curtain
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
It was a star-studded Gala in early-June when the Culture Project theater, located at 45 Bleecker Street in New York City, was renamed the Lynn Redgrave Theater in honor of the late Ms. Redgrave, who appeared in the theater's 2005 production of Nightingale . But beyond the evening's red carpet arrivals of such public figures as Vanessa Redgrave, Trudie Styler, Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon, the event was a much more personal one for the Culture Project's founder, Allan Buchmann. Perhaps it was because he wanted to "create something relevant to the challenges many people face," or because his daughter "experienced a lack of opportunities as a woman in theater" that Allan launched the Culture Project in 1996 as its Founder and Artistic Director. Regardless of the reasons, however, the Culture Project has successfully fostered innovative collaborations between human rights organizations and artists. "We aim to inspire and impact public dialogue, while encouraging democratic p ...
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Pat Gallagher: Kevin Bacon On Marriage, 'The Following' And His Greatest Fear
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Kevin Bacon is a superstar. I know this because his publicist put the call through to me for our phone interview. I haven't had a celebrity's publicist put a call through to me since David Letterman's publicist did it circa 1988. I think the touch-tone dialing system was new then, and the little beeps that the numbers made as you hit each one must have scared Dave. But here's the difference. While it took Dave about an hour and a half to come to the phone, it took Kevin about one-tenth of a second. The Footloose actor was much, much, much... much easier to interview. And he was everything I thought he would be: polite, kind, nice, humble, patient, honest, a true gentleman -- and a good sport! Bacon was happy to speak with The Huffington Post about his Fox TV show -- The Following -- six degrees of himself, his beautiful wife -- actress Kyra Sedgwick (the two are celebrating 25 years of marriage this year), what he's afraid of, his music and his basic instincts. You' ...
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Carissa Lynelle: How Edie Changed My Life
Huffington Post - about 4 years
This year will be 42 years since the tragic death of Edie Sedgwick: Socialite. Muse. Actress. Icon. For me, her short 28 years in the world has changed my life. I first learned about Edie Sedgwick when I saw the 2006 production of Factory Girl where Sienna Miller played Edie. At the time, I had been thinking of a topic to write about for my first short film. I wanted it to be a creative story with an interesting and unique central character. After watching the film, I began to immerse myself in the details of her life and involvement with the celebrated Andy Warhol. The more I learned, the more fascinated I became with Edie, the prominence and tragedies of her family history, and I realized her story truly spoke to me. Many remember Edie Sedgwick as an American model, actress, heiress, and famous socialite. Some place her at the epitome of the swinging '60s scene and credit her as one of the architects of the beatnik style. She was quickly labeled an 'It Girl,' 'Super ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kyra Sedgwick
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 49
    Sedgwick produced the television series Proof for TNT which debuted in 2015 for one season.
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  • 2011
    Age 45
    However, that came to an end in 2011 when Sedgwick failed to receive a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the 2011 Emmy Awards.
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    Until 2011, Sedgwick had made television history, being the only female actor to be nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award every year that her show aired in the eligibility period.
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    Sedgwick learned in 2011, via her appearance on the U.S. TV show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, that she and Kevin Bacon are 9th cousins, once removed.
    More Details Hide Details The couple have two children, Travis Sedgwick Bacon (born June 23, 1989) and Sosie Ruth Bacon (born March 15, 1992). The family resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
  • 2009
    Age 43
    In 2009, Sedgwick was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television.
    More Details Hide Details The Closer ended on August 13, 2012, following the completion of its seventh season; the series's broadcaster, TNT, said that the decision to retire the series was made by Sedgwick. A sequel series starring most of the same cast called Major Crimes continues in its place.
  • 2007
    Age 41
    She received a Golden Globe award in 2007 for her performance as lead actress and won a Primetime Emmy Award in 2010.
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    In 2007 she began earning roughly US$300,000 per episode.
    More Details Hide Details Over the life of the series she was nominated for and won several awards for her starring role as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2005
    Age 39
    Sedgwick starred in the television series The Closer from 2005 to 2012.
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  • 2004
    Age 38
    She also starred alongside her husband Kevin Bacon in the 2004 film The Woodsman.
    More Details Hide Details She dubbed the voice of Batwoman in the animated movie Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman.
  • 2003
    Age 37
    She played the parts of Mae Coleman in 2003's Secondhand Lions and Stella Peck in the 2007 film The Game Plan.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1992
    Age 26
    She starred in the Emmy Award–winning 1992 made-for-TV film Miss Rose White as a Jewish immigrant who comes to terms with her ethnicity.
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  • 1988
    Age 22
    Sedgwick married actor Kevin Bacon on September 4, 1988.
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    In 1988 she made a strong impression in a TV version of Lanford Wilson's Lemon Sky.
    More Details Hide Details During the 1990s she appeared in several Hollywood movies, including Singles (1992), Heart and Souls (1993), Something to Talk About (1995) and Phenomenon, in which she played the love interest of John Travolta's character.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1965
    Born
    Born on August 19, 1965.
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