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Kyra Sedgwick

Kyra Sedgwick has conquered success on stage and screen and continues to do so. She has received two Golden Globe nominations, a Theater Award, Los Angeles Drama Desk Critics Circle Award and a Dramalogue Award.

This fall, Segwick will be seen in Showtime's Cavedweller opposite Aidan Quinn, for director Lisa Cholodenko (Laurel Canyon, High Art). Sedgwick, who developed and produced the film, plays Delia, a rock singer who returns to her Georgia hometown hoping to regain custody of the two daughters she left with her abusive ex-husband. Showtime is planning an October release.

She will next appear in Joseph Sargent's Something the Lord Made for HBO. Sedgwick co-stars along side Alan Rickman, Mos Def and Mary Stuart Masterson. She plays the role of Mary Blalock, the wife of Alfred Blalock, who performed the first open-heart surgery procedure. The film will premiere on HBO, on May 31st.

Segwick has also wrapped production on Kevin Bacon's independent drama Loverboy, co-starring along side Matt Dillon, Campbell Scott and Marisa Tomei. She co-produced the film with Kevin Bacon and Bigel Mailer.

In 2002, Sedgwick co-starred with Parker Posey in Rebecca Miller's independent film, Personal Velocity, winning the Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. Other recent credits include the Emmy nominated TNT movie, Door to Door, opposite William H. Macy, Helen Mirren, and Kathy Baker, Fisher Stevens' film Just A Kiss, Showtime's Behind the Red Door, opposite Keifer Sutherland and Stockard Channing; Secondhand Lions, co-starring Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, and Haley Joel Osment.

Other films include John Turteltaub's Phenomenon opposite John Travolta, What's Cooking, which opened the 2000 Sundance Film Festival, the romantic comedy, Labor Pains, Critical Care, with James Spader and Albert Brooks, Born on the Fourth of July, Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, Singles, Lemon Sky, and Hearts and Souls; HBO's Montana, with Stanley Tucci, Robin Tunney, and Philip Hoffman and Showtime's Losing Chase, in which she executive produced and starred opposite Helen Mirren. Losing Chase premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and received a Golden Globe and Cable Ace nomination.

Sedgwick's theater credits include the 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 Dramalouge Award.

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Kyra Sedgwick Facts

OccupationActress, Producer
BirthdayAugust 19, 1965 (58)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Awards2010 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama (for The Closer)
2007 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama (for The Closer)

Selected Filmography

The Edge of Seventeen
The Game Plan
Secondhand Lions
What's Cooking?
Justice League: The New Frontier
Something To Talk About
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