Best recognized for portraying the character of Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson on the popular TNT drama ‘The Closer,’ Kyra Sedgwick is a remarkable actress. She is an outsider in the glamour world but has achieved incredible success. Today, let’s learn all about her. How she became so successful and what is her net worth.
Born as Kyra Minturn Sedgwick in New York City on August 19, 1965, Kyra Sedgwick is an American actress. She belongs to a well-off family. Her mother, Patricia, was a family and speech therapist, while her father, Henry Dwight Sedgwick V, was a wealthy capitalist. Kyra has English-Jew ancestry because her father was British and her mother was a Jew. Before Kyra could enjoy her childhood, her parents separated leaving their six years old daughter behind.
Kyra stayed with her mother and moved to her stepfather’s home when her mother married him. She attended Friends Seminary School and then, moved to Sarah Lawrence College for a brief period. Eventually, she enrolled at the University of Southern California and graduated with a degree in theater studies.
Kyra is really lucky in her love life too. She married her ‘Lemon Sky’ co-star Kevin Bacon, a popular American actor, in 1988. Interestingly, it was not love at first sight. In fact, Kyra found Kavin arrogant at the first meeting. However, things changed soon between them, and they decided to get married the same year itself. The next year, the couple was blessed with a son named Travis. After three years, she became the mother for the second time. Right now, they’re a happily married couple with two kids. She is also the sister of actor Robert Sedgwick.
Kyra wanted to become an actress since her childhood. She grew up watching Broadway celebrities. She first got a chance to perform on-stage when she was only 12 years old. It was during her school days. By the end of her school, she became quite adept at acting. Not to surprise, she made her acting debut professionally just at the age of 16 with the soap opera ‘Another World’ in 1964. However, this role couldn’t earn her much success, and she still remained an unknown person in the industry for the next few years too.
Her life actually took a turn when she married the acclaimed actor Kevin Bacon. In 1989, she shared the screen with the legendary actor Tom Cruise in the film ‘Born on the Fourth of July.’ The film was a smash hit and bagged her critical as well as public acclaim. However, the best of her was yet to come, and it came in 2005 when she appeared in a whole new Avatar on the TNT drama ‘The Closer.’ Some of the most successful films of Kyra are ‘something to talk about,’ ‘phenomenon,’ ‘singles,’ and ‘Mr. & Mrs. Bridge.
Awards & achievements
Kyra has won many prestigious awards & nominations over her career. She has won Golden Globe Award, ‘Primetime Emmy,’ ‘Video Premiere Award,’ ‘Satellite Award,’ and People’s Choice Award. She has also received the Hollywood Walk of the Fame at Hollywood Boulevard.
The net worth of Kyra Sedgwick
The Golden Globe Award recipient actress has achieved huge success over her career. She has mainly worked as an actress. Other than acting, she isn’t involved in anything else. Still, the beautiful lady managed to rack up huge net worth. She has made giant money alone through the drama series ‘The Closer.’ She initially charged $250,000/episode in 2007. In the last season, she charged fat money for every single episode. She reportedly took $350,000/episode. So, after accumulating her net worth from all the sources, she is estimated to have a net worth of $20 million.
There are very few actresses who make a roaring comeback after becoming a mother, and Kyra Sedgwick is one of them. She embraced motherhood at the peak of her career. Still, she managed to achieve notable success post her motherhood.