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Name: Kyra Minturn Sedgwick                                                         
Born: 19 August 1965 New York City, New York, United States                         
Kyra Minturn 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       
Sedgwick was born in New York City, the daughter of Patricia (née Rosenwald), a     
speech teacher and educational/family therapist, and Henry Dwight Sedgwick V, a     
venture capitalist. On her father's side, she is a descendant of Judge               
Theodore Sedgwick; Endicott Peabody, the founder of the Groton School; William       
Ellery, signer of the Declaration of Independence; the Reverend John Lathrop;       
and Governor Thomas Dudley; as well as 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. Her parents separated when she         
was three and divorced when she was six; her mother subsequently re-married to       
Ben Heller, an art dealer. Sedgwick's father was Episcopalian and her               
mother was Jewish. Sedgwick identifies herself Jewish; A 1996 interview             
referred to her as "an all-American Jewish WASP actress". Sedgwick attended         
Sarah Lawrence College and graduated from the Friends Seminary.                     
Sedgwick made her debut on the television soap opera Another World at the age of     
sixteen. During the 1990s, she appeared in several Hollywood movies, such as         
Something to Talk About (1995) and Phenomenon, in which she played the love         
interest of John Travolta's character. 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. She played the part of Stella Peck in the 2007 film, The         
Game Plan.                                                                           
As of 2007, Sedgwick stars in the television series, The Closer, for which she       
receives roughly US $300,000 per episode. On 2007-01-15, she received a             
Golden Globe award for her performance as lead actress in that series.