Kyra Minturn Sedgwick Bacon (born August 19, 1965) is an American actress and producer. She is best known for her starring role as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson on the TNT crime drama The Closer. Sedgwick's role in the series won her a Golden Globe Award in 2007 and an Emmy Award in 2010. The series ended on August 13, 2012, following the completion of its seventh season. She has appeared in a number of films, including; Born on the Fourth of July, Singles, Heart and Souls, Something to Talk About, Phenomenon, Secondhand Lions, the Possession and The Humbling.