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Kyra Sedgwick from Edge Of Seventeen

November 18, 20166 min
Kyra Minturn Sedgwick was born in New York City on August 19, 1965, to Patricia Heller, an educational and family therapist, and Henry D. Sedgwick, a venture capitalist. Sedgwick has something of a blue-blood pedigree: Her great-grandfather, Endicott Peabody, founded the famous Groton School, and her cousin, Edie Sedgwick, was the celebrated muse of '60s pop artist Andy Warhol. Sedgwick's parents split when she was a young girl, and at the age of 6 she moved with her mother to her stepfather's home, on New York City's Upper East Side. A fan of the theater and a friend of many Broadway celebrities, Sedgwick's mother encouraged her children to take an interest in the arts. When she was 12, Kyra took to the stage for the first time in a school production of Fiddler on the Roof. As she later remembered, "I just fell in love. For the first time, my soul was free." By the age of 16, Kyra Sedgwick had become a professional actor, landing a recurring role on the soap opera Another World. But

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