Kyra Minturn Sedgwick was born on 19 August 1965, in New York City, USA, of English (father) and Jewish (mother) descent, and is an actress perhaps best known for her starring role over seven seasons in the TV drama “The Closers”(2005-12), for which she is the recipient of a Golden Globe Award(2007) and an Emmy Award(2010).
So just how rich is Kyra Sedgwick? Sources indicate that Kyra’s net worth is estimated to be $16 million, accumulated during her acting career now spanning almost 25 years on both TV and the big screen.
Kyra Sedgwick Net Worth $16 Million
Kyra’s mother Patricia Rosenwal, worked as a speech teacher and educational/family therapist, whereas her father, Henry Dwight Sedwick V, was a venture capitalist. Kyra Sedgwick started her career at the age of 16, appearing in an episode of television soap opera ‘Another World’ created by Irna Philips and William J. Bell. Later, Kyra began seriously accumulating her net worth while acting in episodes of the television anthology series ‘ABC Afterschool Special’, television crime drama series ‘Miami Vice’, and fantasy, horror, and science fiction television anthology series created by Steven Spielberg ‘Amazing Stories’.
Then Kyra Sedgwick’s net worth rose when she starred in TV films like ‘Lemon Sky’, ‘Women and Men 2’ directed by Walter Bernstein, Mike Figgis and Kristi Zea, and ‘Miss Rose White’ directed by Joseph Sargent which brought a nomination for Golden Globe Awards for the Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film. Meanwhile, Kyra Sedwick net worth also increased through her roles on the big screen as Tess Brock in ‘Tai-Pan’ directed by Daryl Duke, a prostitute drifter in ‘Kansas’ directed by David Stevens, Donna in ‘Born on the Fourth of July’ directed by Oliver Stone, Ruth Bridge in ‘Mr. and Mrs. Bridge’ directed by James Ivory, Sam in ‘Pyrates’ directed by Noah Stern, Linda Powell in ‘Singles’ directed by Cameron Crowe.
‘Heart and Souls’ directed by Ron Underwood brought real success, with Sedgwick’s net worth rising as she was nominated by Saturn Awards for the Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film. Kyra received positive critics’ evaluation for her supporting role in the romantic comedy-drama film directed by Lasse Hallström ‘Something to Talk About’, and was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress by American Comedy Awards, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards and Golden Globe Awards. Another role that brought Kyra fame and increased her net worth was Lace Pennamin in the romantic fantasy film directed by Jon Turteltaub ‘Phenomenon’ after which she received MTV Movie Awards nomination shared with John Travolta for the Best Kiss.
In 2004, Kyra was nominated by Independent Spirit Awards for the Best Female Lead in the film directed by Lisa Cholodenko, based on the novel of the same name by Dorothy Allison – ‘Cavedweller’. In 2005, Sedwick added to her net worth when she received the Best Supporting Actress nomination in Satellite Awards.
As well as her outstanding career on the big screen, she was also very popular in TV films and series like ‘Family Pictures’ directed by Philip Saville, ‘American Experience’ created by Peter McGhee, ‘Ally McBeal’ created by David E. Kelley and others. But the most fascinating is that Kyra Sedgwick had made history as being the only female actor in the history of television to be nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild award every year that the show aired in the eligibility period, for her role of Brenda Leigh Johnson in TV Series ‘The Closer’ created by James Duff, Michael M. Robin and Greer Shephard.
An indication of Kyra Sedgwick’s talent and continuing success is that she has been involved in over 40 films including voice-overs, more than 20 TV productions since her debut in 1982, and has been nominated more than 40 times for a variety of awards. She is never out of work, and accordingly her net worth has risen steadily, if not spectacularly.
In her personal life, Kyra Sedgwick has been married to actor Kevin Bacon since 1988; they have two children.
Auditioned unsuccessfully for a part in Flashdance (1983).
Both Kyra and her husband, Kevin Bacon, have starred in historical movies which were set in, and primarily filmed in and around, Baltimore, Maryland. First, Kevin starred in Diner (1982) and 22 years later, Kyra starred in Something the Lord Made (2004).
Her mother's family was German Jewish. Her father was born to a prominent family of English descent, with roots going back to Colonial America of the 1600s.
Now lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children. [November 2005]
When she and Kevin Bacon appeared on the PBS show "Finding Your Roots", they discovered that they are very distant cousins (ninth cousins once removed).
She is the half-sister of jazz guitarist Mike Stern.
She studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
Studied acting with Michael Howard at Michael Howard Studios in New York City.
I enjoy fans coming over. I don't do this job and then look to run away from people and hide behind security. I love what I do. If a good play came along I'd grab it, but what I really want is more films. I'm a workhorse actor.
We [her and her husband, Kevin Bacon] don't do what we do for awards, we do it for the pleasure of acting. However, I'd love to win an Oscar. I went to Susan Sarandon's. Her office has a small bathroom. All over the wall, all the way up, are her awards.
[on growing up watching and loving horror films] - Growing up I loved those films like "The Exorcist" or "The Omen" with Lee Remick. The acting was terrific, so I kept watching even though it scared the crap out of me. If you didn't sit through those things, you were a wimp.
I have too much respect for the characters I play to make them anything but as real as they can possibly be. I have a great deal of respect for all of them, otherwise I wouldn't do them. And I don't want to screw them by not portraying them honestly.
Also everyone's hearts are in the right place when you do a small movie. You're not doing it for the money; you're not doing it for the possibility of an Oscar nomination. You are doing it because you love the material.
It was such a lovely, lovely, lovely night, and I was so happy to have my daughter and my husband there. And it does mean something. It means something in the industry, and it means something on a personal level. It was also a chance for me to get up there and thank the people I wanted to thank. It means a lot to me to say in a public way how much I love doing the show and what a great gift it has been for me and to thank the people who are a part of it. (On her Golden Globe win)
"It's an unattainable goal to be good at everything." - as quoted in Woman's World.