Kyra Sedgwick (born August 19, 1965) is an Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actress. In 2007, Sedgwick won Best Actress for lead role in a dramatic TV series at the Golden Globes for her role in The Closer.
Sedgwick was born in New York City to Henry Dwight Sedgwick V and Patricia Rosenwald. She is a descendant of Judge Theodore Sedgwick, Endicott Peabody, the founder of the Groton School, William Ellery, signer of the Declaration of Independence, Rev. John Lathrop, and Governor Thomas Dudley, first cousin once removed of Edie Sedgwick, a star of Andy Warhol's early films, niece of the writer John Sedgwick, and half-sister of jazz guitarist Mike Stern. Sedgwick's father was an Episcopalian and her mother was Jewish. Kyra considers herself Jewish, and she starred in the Emmy Award-winning 1992 made-for-TV film Miss Rose White as a Jewish immigrant who comes to terms with her ethnicity. A 1996 interview referred to her as "an all-American Jewish WASP actress"....
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The Game Plan is a 2007 feature film directed by Andy Fickman.The story of rugged superstar quarterback Joe Kingman (The Rock), whose Boston-based team is chasing a championship. A serial bachelor, Kingman is living the ultimate fantasy: he's rich, famous and the life of the party. But this dream is suddenly thrown for a toss when he discovers the 7-year-old daughter he never knew he had, Peyton (Madison Pettis), the product of a last fling before parting years ago with his young wife. Now, during the most important time in his career, he must figure out how to juggle his parties, practices and dates with the newfound ballet classes, bedtime stories and dolls that come with his daughter. Equally perplexed is his hard-edged mega-agent, Stella (Kyra Sedgwick) herself without a parental bone in her body. Despite the often hilarious misadventures that come with being a new father, Joe discovers that there's more to life than money, endorsements and thousands of adoring fans: the love and...,
Loverboy is a 2005 dramatic film. It was directed by Kevin Bacon and the cast includes his wife, Kyra Sedgwick, as well as both of their children, Travis and Sosie. Thus far it is the only film credit for both the children.
The Woodsman is a 2004 film directed by Nicole Kassell. The movie stars Kevin Bacon as a pedophile who must adjust to life after prison.
Bacon plays Walter, a convicted child molester returning home after a 12-year stint in prison. Walter finds that his friends and family have abandoned him, with the exception of his brother-in-law, played by Benjamin Bratt. He gets a job at a lumber mill, where he meets Vicki, a love interest played by Kyra Sedgwick. Walter receives frequent visits from a cop played by Mos Def to make sure he is keeping away from children. In the movie he must deal with the temptations around him, including a nearby playground and a young bird-watcher in the woods, as well as the appearance of a man whom he suspects is a fellow pedophile.
The movie was shot in Philadelphia, which is the hometown of cast members Kevin Bacon, and Eve, as well as the birthplace of director Nicole Kassell. Due in whole or in part to this, Bacon wanted to speak with a thicker ...,
Secondhand Lions is a 2003 American adventure/comedy film about a young boy who is sent to live with his two eccentric but mysterious great-uncles on a farm in Texas. The movie was filmed in Lockhart, Texas.
Walter (Haley Joel Osment) is sent to live with his uncles by his mother (who claims she is going to go to court reporting school), so that he can find the fortune they have supposedly accumulated. When they first arrive, Hub and Garth McCann (Robert Duvall, Michael Caine) are knee-deep in their pond, shooting at catfish with shotguns. His cousins, also strong believers in the fortune, arrive a day after his mother leaves to ingratiate themselves into the good graces of Hub and Garth. They scare Walter away, and he runs to telephone his mother. He discovers that she is not actually enrolled at the school, but has lied...again.
With no recourse but to return to his uncles' farm, Walter eventually becomes used to their quirky, socially atypical mannerisms and they become used to him...
Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman is an animated film based on the DC Comics character Batman and is the fourth film set in the same universe as Batman: The Animated Series. This movie was released direct-to-video and DVD in the U.S. in October 2003 and Britain in January 2004.
Created by the same creative team as The New Batman Adventures and Batman Beyond, the movie follows the time period of The New Batman / Superman Adventures, and is set before the implications shown in Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker have affected Robin. Initially, it seems a new hero has arrived in Gotham, but as the title suggests, it is a mystery to even Batman who this new Batwoman actually is. As the plot thickens, so does the mystery as Batman must figure out who Batwoman is and to stop familiar enemies Penguin and Rupert Thorne from selling illegal weapons to the fictional nation of Kasnia. At the beginning of the story, they employ Carlton Duquesne, a gangster, to provide protection and muscle. Bane...
Personal Velocity: Three Portraits, is a 2002 independent film written and directed by Rebecca Miller.Personal Velocity is a tale of three women who have reached a turning point in their lives. Delia is a spirited, working-class woman from a small town in New York state who leaves her abusive husband and sets out on a journey to reclaim the power she has lost. Greta is a sharp, spunky editor who is rotten with ambition. To spite the hated infidel ways of her father, she has settled into a complacent relationship and is struggling (not too hard) with issues of fidelity to her kind but unexciting husband. Finally Paula, who ran away from home and got pregnant, is now in a relationship she doesn't want. She's a troubled young woman who takes off on a journey with a hitchhiker after a strange, fateful encounter on a New York street.Personal Velocity won the Grand Jury Prize for Dramatic Film and the Cinematography Award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival....,
What's Cooking? is a comedy film released in 2000. It was directed by Gurinder Chadha and starred Mercedes Ruehl, Kyra Sedgwick, A Martinez, Joan Chen, Lainie Kazan, Maury Chaykin, Julianna Margulies, Alfre Woodard and Dennis Haysbert.
On Thanksgiving, four ethnically diverse families -- Vietnamese, Latino, Jewish and African American -- gather for the traditional meal. But each family has its own distinct set of problems, and hilarity ensues.
Phenomenon is a 1996 drama, romance, and fantasy film written by Gerald Di Pego, directed by Jon Turteltaub, and starring John Travolta, Kyra Sedgwick, Forest Whitaker, and Robert Duvall. In the film, an amiable, small-town everyman is inexplicably transformed into a genius with telekinetic powers. The original music score is composed by Thomas Newman. However, the most well known music from the film is the song "Change The World" by Eric Clapton. It was filmed in Auburn, Colfax, Davis, Sacramento, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, and Treasure Island, all in California.
Tagline:Some things in life just can't be explained.George Malley (John Travolta), whose life is transformed by a strange flash of light he observes on the evening of his 37th birthday.
Over the course of the following days, George starts to experience an extraordinary form of genius-level intelligence, rapidly absorbing vasts amounts of information, formulating new, revolutionary ideas, and even exhibiting telekinetic...,
Singles (1992) is a film written and directed by Cameron Crowe.
Starring Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick, and Matt Dillon, it focuses on the course of two couples' rocky romances, as well as the love lives of their friends and associates. It centers around the lives of a group of young people, mostly in their 20's, living in an apartment block, and is divided into chapters. The events of the film were set against the backdrop of Seattle and the grunge movement in the city during the early 1990s.
Cameron Crowe wrote the part of Janet Livermore specifically for Bridget Fonda to play.
The Singles soundtrack included music and the film included cameos from key bands from the Seattle music scene of the time, such as Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and grunge favorite, Tad Doyle (lead vocalist of the Seattle bands Tad and Hog Molly). Nirvana (who had gained major success a year earlier with the multiplatinum record Nevermind) was the only major grunge band of the...,
Born on the Fourth of July (ISBN 1-888451-78-5) is the best selling autobiography of Ron Kovic, a paralyzed Vietnam War veteran who became an anti-war activist. Taking its title from Kovic's actual birthday, July 4 1946, the book was adapted into a 1989 Academy Award winning film of the same name by Oliver Stone and Ron Kovic, starring Tom Cruise as Ron Kovic.
Born on the Fourth of July was written in Santa Monica, California during the fall of 1974 in exactly one month, three weeks and two days. It tells the story of Kovic's life growing up in Massapequa, New York, joining the Marines going to Vietnam, getting shot, finding himself wheelchair bound, and eventually starting a new life as an anti-war activist.
Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgwick married
Kyra Sedgwick was born in New York, New York, United States