Kyra Sedgwick made her screen debut in the American television soap opera ‘Another World’ in 1982. She played the role of ‘Julia Shearer’ and remained a part of the show until 1983. She made her silver screen debut in the 1985 American drama film ‘War and Love’ directed by Moshé Mizrahi. In 1986, she starred as ‘Tess Brock’ in the Daryl Duke-directed adventure drama film, ‘Tai-Pan.’ The film was poorly received by critics and was a commercial failure. She was next seen in films like ‘Kansas’ (1988), ‘Born on the Fourth of July’ (1989), ‘Mr. and Mrs. Bridge’ (1990), ‘Pyrates’ (1991), ‘Singles’ (1992), ‘Heart and Souls’ (1993), ‘Murder in the First’ (1995), ‘Something to Talk About’ (1995), ‘Phenomenon’ (1996), ‘Critical Care’ (1997), ‘Montana’ (1998), ‘What's Cooking?’ (2000), ‘Personal Velocity: Three Portraits’ (2002), ‘Secondhand Lions’ (2003), ‘Behind the Red Door’ (2003), and ‘Cavedweller’ (2004). In 2005, she joined the main cast of the American television police procedural series ‘The Closer’ created by James Duff, Michael M. Robin, and Greer Shephard. She portrayed Kyra Sedgwick in the series which earned her several awards including the ‘Golden Globe Award’ and ‘Primetime Emmy Award.’ The series spawned 7 seasons before going off-air in 2012.
In 2007, she played the role of ‘Stella Peck’ in the American family comedy film ‘The Game Plan’ directed by Andy Fickman. While the film opened to a mixed critical reception, it managed to emerge as a commercial success and grossed over $146.6 million on a budget of $22 million. She next starred in films like ‘Justice League: The New Frontier’ (2008), ‘Gamer’ (2009), ‘Man on a Ledge’ (2012), ‘The Possession’ (2012), ‘Chlorine’ (2013), ‘The Humbling’ (2014), ‘Big Sky’ (2014), ‘Cop Car’ (2015), ‘The Edge of Seventeen’ (2016), ‘Submission’ (2017), ‘After Darkness’ (2018), ‘Villains’ (2019), and ‘Endings, Beginnings’ (2019). In 2021, she joined the cast of the American television multi-camera sitcom ‘Call Your Mother’ where she played the role of ‘Jean Raines.’ The series was canceled after one season. She will be next seen in the upcoming coming-of-age film ‘Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.’
A shy young boy is dumped off by his greedy mother to spend the summer with two of his eccentric great uncles, believed to be very rich. Although initially unhappy with the arrangement, the two old men soon warm to the boy, telling him stories about their youth. They also order a lion for animal target; but it turns out to be aging circus lioness.
High school junior Nadine does not have good relationship with her image conscious mother and popular older brother, Darian. Life becomes even more unbearable when her only friend, Krista, gets involved with Darian, making her distraught. At this juncture, her classmate Erwin enters her life, giving her a glimpse of hope.
Henry is a small-time criminal who is sent to Alcatraz, where he is caught while he attempts to escape. He is therefore put in solitary confinement, but instead of the maximum nineteen days, he is kept there alone in completely darkness for years, which turns him into a madman and a murderer.
The second film in Oliver Stone's Vietnam trilogy is based on Ron Kovic’s 1976 autobiography. Ron, a patriotic marine sergeant joins the Vietnam War. During his second tour, he is hit by a bullet and is paralysed from the waist down. He struggles with his life, now bound to a wheel chair, both emotionally and physically but eventually becomes one of the most prominent voices of anti-war movement.
A child molester returns to his hometown after spending over a decade in prison. He attempts to start a new life, and gets a job at a lumber mill. He also suspects that a man loitering near a schoolyard might be trying to victimize a young girl.
The Road Within is a comedy drama film which tells the story of Vincent, a teenager suffering from Tourette syndrome, who is put in a behavioral facility by his father, after his mother passes away. With two others, he escapes from the facility eventually. He decides to head towards the ocean, where he wants to scatter his mother’s ashes.
Four strangers, Harrison, Penny, Julia and Milo are traveling on the same bus, which crashes and kills everyone inside. As ghosts, the four decide to become guardians to the child born at the moment of their deaths.
A romantic comedy set in the Seattle of the grunge music era, the film follows interrelated stories of a group of young adults in their 20s, living in the same apartment building. The singles, who are in search of love and success, are at an interesting phase of their lives where each individual's relationship takes an intriguing turn.
Disgraced former cop Nick Cassidy goes to the 21st floor of the Roosevelt Hotel and then climbs on to the ledge to commit suicide and will only negotiate with Lydia Mercer. Lydia soon realizes he was framed for the theft of the $40 million Monarch diamond by the owner of the diamond David Englander.
After seeing a bright light in the sky, an ordinary mechanic receives super-intelligence as well as telekinetic powers, which he decides to put into good use.
When 8-year-old Peyton turns up unexpectedly at his doorstep and claims to be his daughter from a former marriage, egoistical star-quarterback Joe Kingman, enjoying a wealthy bachelor’s carefree lifestyle, is taken aback. Upset with his disturbed personal life, though the reluctant father initially fails at parenting duties, the girl soon gets him as well as his entire team to dance to her tune.
During a yard sale, a young girl convinces her father to buy her an antique box that she comes across, unaware of the fact that there is a malicious ancient spirit inside it. Slowly the girl becomes increasingly obsessed with the box, and even shows signs of being possessed.
In future, computer programmer Ken Castle creates a mind control game wherein death row convicts fight for their freedom; but they are controlled by their users. The champions here are John Kable Tillman and his handler Simon. Kable realises that to get back to his normal life, he must escape the game and reveal to the world Castle’s plan to control the entire country with his technology.
Grace’s life turns upside down after discovering that her husband is having an affair. After a confrontation, she leaves with her daughter and returns to her parents’ house. She is surprised to see that everyone around her believes that she should forgive her husband and move on.
The Humbling is a comedy drama film which tells the story of Simon Axler, an aging stage actor, who is beginning to suffer from dementia. He is institutionalized after an incident, and this affects him so much that he begins to consider suicide. His life takes a turn when he meets the daughter of an ex-girlfriend and begins a relationship with her.
Two mischievous boys, Travis and Harrison, come across a seemingly abandoned police cruiser. They decide to steal it, but they are unaware of the fact that there is a hostage stashed inside the vehicle. When the owner of the car finds out that they have stolen his car, he starts pursing them.
Justice League: The New Frontier is an animated superhero film which takes us to the 1950s, when mankind is threatened by a mysterious entity due to their capacity of violence. A new generation of superheroes must now join forces to stop this mysterious force, but the government seems to be an obstacle in their mission.
Batman learns about Batwoman, a ruthless female vigilante who dresses up like him, and is mercilessly taking out the criminals of Gotham City. Batman, along with Robin, sets out to expose her as an imposter. But he is forced to rescue her, when she is captured by Bane.
Kill Your Darlings is a 2013 American biographical romantic drama film, which revolves around the great poets of the Beat Generation, including Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs. When a murder occurs, it draws all of them together.
Kyra Sedgwick Awards
|The Closer||Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama||2007|
|The Closer||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series||2010|
|The Closer||Favorite TV Drama Diva||2009|