Kyra Sedgwick

Season 13 | AIRED: Jun 6 12/11c

Noted for her thoughtful, focused presence, Kyra Sedgwick's career has included stage, screen and television. At 16, she made her professional acting debut as a regular on the soap Another World. She worked a number of acting jobs on both stage and screen, but it was her breakthrough performance as Donna, Tom Cruise's girlfriend in Oliver Stone's Born on the Fourth of July that raised her profile considerably. Building on that, Sedgwick went on to play a myriad of memorable roles -- a lesbian in What's Cooking? a rebellious daughter in James Ivory's Mr. And Mrs. Bridge, John Travoltas love interest in Phenomenon and Julia Roberts' sassy-tongued sister in Something to Talk About. She met actor and soon-to-be husband Kevin Bacon when they played leads in the TV movie Lemon Sky. Together, they've worked on a number of films, including Murder in the First, Cavedweller and The Woodsman. More recently, Sedgwick moved into series television with the critically-acclaimed drama The Closer.Playing Brenda Johnson, a crack police investigator, her performance has earned Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award nominations.