Kyra Sedgwick is a multiple award-winning America actress who has made a good fortune for herself in the entertainment circle haven appeared in numerous films and television series some of which are Heart and Souls in 1993, the American comic drama titled Something to Talk About in 1995, The Game Plan in 2007, The Closer among many others. The beautiful mother of two is the long-time wife of Kevin Bacon. Learn more here about her bio, age net worth among other facts.
Kyra Sedgwick’s Age and Early Life
Kyra Minturn Sedgwick as she was named at birth was born on 19th August 1985 in New York City, United States of America to Henry Dwight Sedgwick and Patricia Rosenwald Sedgwick. Her English father operated a capitalist based business venture while her Jewish mother was an educator who specialized as a speech and family therapist.
Interestingly, some of her ancestors were men of worth, especially from her paternal family; men such as the renowned American Attorney and Judge- Theodore Sedgewick, William Ellery who was a representative of Rhode Island and who signed the American independence declaration bid, while John Lathrop and her great grandfather Henry Dwight Sedgwick III were an American gospel minister and legal practitioner/lawyer respectively.
Kyra was not the only child of her parents, she has a brother and two half-siblings; a sister who is known as Holly Sedgwick and a brother called Mike Stern. Kyra Sedgwick’s parents went their separate ways when she was only four years old with the divorce legally finalized two years after.
A young Kyra Sedgwick shuttled between her father and mother’s home during her formative years. With her eyes set on becoming an entertainer early in life, she was enrolled in a private drama based high school in Manhattan known as Walden School (now defunct). This helped to set the tone for her career as she was equally friends with actor Matthew Broderick who also attended the same high school. After high school, she proceeded to study briefly at Friends Seminary after which she got admitted into Sarah Lawrence College but completed her college education at the University of Southern California where she bagged a degree in theatre art.
At sixteen, a very focused Kyra Sedgwick had featured in her first TV soap opera titled Another World, an NBC production that aired from 1964 to 1999 and from thereon, she embarked on numerous successful movies some of which are Rose White (1992), Something to Talk About (1995), The Game Plan (2007), Labor Pain (2009), Edge of Seventeen (2016), Story of Girl (2017), After Darkness (2018), Villains (2019), and TV series like The Closer, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Ten Days in the Valley.
In the course of her sojourn in the movie industry, she has worked with her spouse Kevin Bacon in the American drama film The Woodsman where he was a convicted child molester. She has also mined her trade as a voice actor when she picked a role in the 2003 adventure animated film Batwoman series of Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, a character she portrayed beautifully.
Aside from being a terrific actress, Kyra Sedgwick has also whetted her directorial skills with a couple of movies like Story of a Girl (2017), God Friended Me (2019), and In The Dark (2019). The 5 feet 5 inches (1.65m) tall blondie made her mark as a producer in the Hollywood industry after she produced Proof, an American drama that ran on TNT networks in 2015.
Her outstanding performances on screen over the years have earned her not just fame but many notable award nominations some of which she won too. They include a Golden Globe (2007) a Primetime Emmy award (2010), and the People’s Choice Awards in 2009. Her impressive body of works equally got her name engraved with a star on the Hollywood Walk of fame.
The amiable New York City-born native has made a lot of bucks from her works especially on the set of the American Police procedural drama, The Closer where she was paid an appearance fee of $300,000 per episode. Her net worth is estimated to be well within or slightly above $16 million which is a handsome sum for a career that has spanned over three decades and counting.
Marriage to Kevin Bacon and Daughter
Kiko as Kyra Sedgwick is fondly called is married to star actor Kevin Bacon who is a native of Philadephia. The pair wedded sometime in September 1988 and are proud parents to two adult children; Travis Sedgwick Bacon and Sosie Ruth Bacon both were born on 23rd June 1989 and 15th March 1992 respectively.
Sosie Ruth Bacon, their daughter took after her parents by taking to acting. She featured in her father’s 2005 directed film titled Loverboy as a child actress and later on the American teen drama web series 13 Reasons Why as Skye Miller.
The couple first met when Kyra was but a little girl, years after, they reconnected on the set of Lemon Sky in 1988 and courted for about a year before they headed to the altar where they said their marital vows.