Sedgwick still grounded despite 'new' fame

LOS ANGELES, June 16 (UPI) -- After more than 20 years of acting, Kyra Sedgwick admits she is a bit surprised by the attention she now gets as the star of the TV cop drama, "The Closer."

Bacon launches 'Six Degrees' charity site

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- American Actor Kevin Bacon and others launched SixDegrees.org, an online venture designed to create a charity social network and encourage online giving.

'Grey's Anatomy' honored by Golden Globes

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" garnered the Golden Globe for best television drama Monday during the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles.

Sedgwick plays Rock's agent in 'Game Plan'

BOSTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Kyra Sedgwick has been cast as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's sports agent in the upcoming Disney football comedy, "The Game Plan," set in Boston.

Bacon to be 'Closer' of season

LOS ANGELES, July 27 (UPI) -- Kevin Bacon is set to direct the season finale of the TV series "The Closer," in which his wife Kyra Sedgwick plays a driven Los Angeles police detective.

'The Closer' back for another season

LOS ANGELES, June 30 (UPI) -- TNT has ordered 15 more episodes of its series "The Closer" starring Kyra Sedgwick, to run in summer 2007.

Two TNT shows set records

LOS ANGELES, June 14 (UPI) -- "The Closer" set a record in its second season premiere for largest U.S. cable audience for a scripted series, TNT said.

TNT series to debut ad-free

ALPHARETTA, Ga., April 11 (UPI) -- TNT will air the summer premieres of "The Closer," "Saved" and "Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King" commercial-free.

TNT extends 'Closer' finale to 70 minutes

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The TNT cable network Thursday said it is adding an extra 10 minutes to the season finale of its hourlong hit summer series "The Closer."

Kyra and Kevin still happy after 17 years

LOS ANGELES, July 10 (UPI) -- Nearly 17 years after marrying Kevin Bacon, actress Kyra Sedgwick says the "Mystic River" star is still the man of her dreams.

Kyra Sedgwick stars in new cop drama

LOS ANGELES, June 12 (UPI) -- Film star Kyra Sedgwick says she wasn't looking for a TV job, but admits the role of a complex interrogator on the new cop drama "The Closer" was too intriguing

TNT Announces Limited Stephen King series

NEW YORK, April 12 (UPI) -- Cable TV network TNT announced Tuesday in New York it is planning a limited series based on the stories of best-selling author Stephen King.

Analysis: Spirit Awards accent youth

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- "Sideways," a comedy about great expectations and disappointing outcomes in the lives of its characters, led the way with six nominations Tuesday when nominees
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

'Spirit' leads Spirit Award nominees

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- The comedy "Sideways" led the field with six nominations as nominees were announced in Los Angeles Tuesday for the 20th Independent Spirit Awards.

Analysis: Film takes on pedophilia

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The new film "The Woodsman" is generating Oscar buzz for actor Kevin Bacon, but it is also likely to generate a different kind of talk -- controversy over its e
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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Kyra Sedgwick
Actress Kyra Sedgwick, star of TNT's "The Closer", holds a replica plaque during a ceremony honoring her with the 2,384th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on June 8, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)

Kyra Minturn Sedgwick (born August 19, 1965) is an American actress.

Sedgwick 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 will come to a close in 2011, following the completion of its seventh season.

Sedgwick was born in New York City, the daughter of Patricia (née Rosenwald), a speech teacher and educational/family therapist, and Henry Dwight Sedgwick V, a venture capitalist. Her father was Episcopalian and of English heritage, and her mother was Jewish. On her father's side, she is a descendant of Judge Theodore Sedgwick, Endicott Peabody (the founder of the Groton School), William Ellery (a signer of the Declaration of Independence), and the Reverend John Lathrop. Sedgwick is also the first cousin once removed of actress Edie Sedgwick, a niece of the writer John Sedgwick, a sister of actor Robert Sedgwick, and half-sister of jazz guitarist Mike Stern.

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