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Kyra Sedgwick has a very famous family - and it's not just Kevin Bacon

The Closer star Kyra Sedgwick has some very famous relatives


Kyra Sedgwick in yellow with Kevin Bacon
Matthew Moore
Online News Writer & Diversity and Inclusion Lead
17 May 2023
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Kyra Sedgwick is a famous actress married to Hollywood royalty, Kevin Bacon. But these aren't the only illustrious names on Kyra's family tree.

As fans know, Kyra and Kevin are parents to daughter Sosie, 31, who has followed her parents into acting and starred in Smile, 13 Reasons Why and the horror show Scream, based on the hit film franchise. The couple are also parents to son Travis, 33, a musician who performs with his band the Contracult Collective and is also a guitarist for metal band Black Anvil.

WATCH: Kyra Sedgwick spends time with mom in New York City

Alongside this, Kyra, 57, is part of the Sedgwick family, and her impressive ancestors include William Ellery, a signatory of the Declaration of Independence, Robert Sedgwick, a general who was one of the first arrivals in America from England and Ellery Sedgwick, a former editor of the Atlantic Monthly.

Kyra Sedgwick standing with her brother
Kyra's brother is a famous actor

Kyra also has more famous contemporary relatives including her brother, Robert, a fellow actor who has appeared in films like Die Hard with a Vengeance and Staying Together, plus shows like Another World, Law & Order and Deadline.

The pair have a close relationship and last week posed together for a rare photograph as they marked the 20th anniversary of the Nova Ball, which helps rising talents in the worlds of stand-up comedy, theater and music.

Mike Stern performing on guitar© Sergione Infuso - Corbis
Kyra is the half-brother of Mike Stern

Kyra also has a very famous half-brother, jazz guitarist Mike Stern. Mike is 13 years Kyra's senior and has played for bands like Blood, Sweat & Tears and Steps Ahead. In 1993, the star was named as the Best Guitarist of 1993.

General John Sedgwick painting© Hulton Archive
Kyra's relative was an original settler

Her extended family also has plenty of star power. Kyra is the niece of John Sedgwick, an author who has written on a wide range of subjects including his own family dynasty, Philadelphia Zoo and Alexander Hamilton.

Edie Sedgwick smoking a cigarette© Walter Daran
Edie is Kyra's aunt

Kyra's cousin is the late actress Edie Sedgwick, who was seen as an It Girl during her life and was even characterized as a Youthquaker by Vogue. She passed away in 1971 at the age of 28 following a suspected accidental overdose.

And her links to fame don't end there. Kyra also has two very famous cousins, the musicians George and Justin Nozuka, and actor Philip Nozuka who are the children of her half-sister, Holly.

George rose to fame in 2007 with the release of his debut album, Believe with hits like "Talk to Me" and "Last Time". He's also known for his song-writing, having co-written "Home for Christmas" for Justin Bieber and "I Love Girls" for Cody Simpson.

Justin Nozuka in black suit© George Pimentel
Kyra's nephew Justin is a famous singer

Like his older brother, Justin also rose to fame in 2007 with his debut release Holly. Justin has gone on to release three other albums, with his most recent album being released in 2018 and two EPs in 2021.

Philip Nozuka in front of film poster© FREDERIC J. BROWN
Kyra's nephew Philip has been in Carrie

Philip meanwhile is a famous actor, having appeared in Degrassi: The Next Generation and Aaron Stone and films like Carrie and Cosmopolis.

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