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Kyra Sedgwick returns for a spectacular third season as Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson on TNT’s blockbuster series THE CLOSER, and this time she’s carrying with her one of the industry’s top prizes, the Golden Globe® for Best Actress in a Drama Series. This accomplished stage and screen actress has set the entertainment world buzzing with her portrait of an Atlanta detective transferred to Los Angeles to head up a squad that handles high-profile crimes. In addition to her Golden Globe win, she has earned two consecutive Screen Actors Guild Award® nominations, an Emmy® nomination and two Golden Satellite Awards for her stellar work on THE CLOSER.
On the big screen, Sedgwick will star opposite Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in The Game Plan, a comedy about an NFL player who learns he has a 7-year-old daughter from a previous relationship. It is slated to hit theaters in October.
Sedgwick most recently co-starred in and co-produced the independent film Loverboy, directed by multi-talented husband Kevin Bacon, who also directed her in the first half of a two-hour special episode of THE CLOSER this past December. Her other recent big-screen credits include Cavedweller, which she developed and produced and for which she received a 2005 Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Actress, and Nicole Kassell’s award-winning The Woodsman, a dark drama co-starring Bacon that won the Jury Prize at the Deauville Film Festival, had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival (in competition) and was showcased in Cannes as part of the 2004 Director’s Fortnight line-up; and Rebecca Miller’s Personal Velocity, which won the Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.
Among Sedgwick’s long list of feature film credits are 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; Oliver Stone’s Born on the Fourth of July; the Merchant-Ivory production of Mr. and Mrs. Bridge; Singles; Lemon Sky; Hearts & Souls; Montana, with Stanley Tucci, Robin Tunney and Philip Seymour Hoffman; and Losing Chase, which she executive-produced and in which she starred opposite Helen Mirren. She also co-starred in Fisher Stevens’ Just a Kiss; Behind the Red Door, opposite Keifer Sutherland and Stockard Channing; and Secondhand Lions, co-starring Michael Caine, Robert Duvall and Haley Joel Osment.
On television, Sedgwick appeared in Joseph Sargent’s Emmy-nominated Something the Lord Made for HBO. She also co-starred in the Emmy-nominated TNT movie Door to Door, opposite William H. Macy, Helen Mirren and Kathy Baker.
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.