Proof executive producer Kyra Sedgwick has conquered success on stage, screen and television.
Sedgwick is widely known for her starring role in TNT's The Closer, for which she received four Emmy® nominations, winning in 2010; multiple Golden Globe® nominations, winning in 2007; seven Screen Actors Guild Award® nominations; and a 2009 People Choice Award for Favorite TV Diva. In the series, Sedgwick starred as Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson for seven seasons, including five during which the show ranked as basic cable's #1 series. The show's 2005 premiere telecast set a record at the time as basic cable's most-watched series launch ever. Sedgwick's many other accolades include two Independent Spirit Award nominations, a Theater Award, a Los Angeles Drama Desk Critics Circle Award and a Dramalogue Award.
Sedgwick was last seen in several independent features, including Barry Levinson's The Humbling, opposite Al Pacino, along with After Darkness, The Road Within, Reach Me and Kill Your Darlings. Additional film credits include The Possession, Man on a Ledge, Personal Velocity, Gamer and The Game Plan. She also starred in Think Films' Loverboy, directed by Kevin Bacon. Sedgwick helped develop and co-produced the film, which co-starred Matt Dillon, Campbell Scott and Marisa Tomei. The film premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.
In 2004, Sedgwick starred opposite Kevin Bacon and Mos Def in Nicole Kassell's The Woodsman, produced by Lee Daniels. It had its world premiere at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival (in competition), receiving rave reviews. It was also showcased at Cannes as part of the 2004 Director's Fortnight lineup and won the Jury prize at the Deauville Film Festival.
Sedgwick received a 2005 Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Actress for her work in Lisa Cholodenko's Cavedweller, for Showtime. The actress also appeared in Joseph Sargent's Emmy®-nominated Something the Lord Made for HBO. Other credits include the Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning TNT movie Door to Door, opposite William H. Macy, Helen Mirren and Kathy Baker; Showtime's Behind the Red Door, opposite Kiefer Sutherland and Stockard Channing; and Showtime's Losing Chase, which she executive produced and starred in opposite Helen Mirren.
Sedgwick's feature films include Secondhand Lions, co-starring Michael Caine, Robert Duvall and Haley Joel Osment; Fisher Stevens' Just a Kiss with Ron Eldard; Jon Turteltaub's Phenomenon opposite John Travolta; What's Cooking, which opened the 2000 Sundance Film Festival; Oliver Stone's Born on the Fourth of July, with Tom Cruise; Cameron Crowe's Singles; Lemon Sky, based on the Lanford Wilson play; and Heart and Souls, with Robert Downey Jr.
On stage, Sedgwick has appeared in 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 Drama League Award.Less