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Have you ever thought about how your favorite actress got their start? What role gave them the motivation to keep going in an industry where talent, hard work, connections, and luck are needed?

For Kyra Sedgwick, her first acting job was a part in a 1982 soap opera. If you're a day-one fan, you remember seeing her in Another World, playing Julia Shearer—the troubled granddaughter of Liz Matthews. It was a role that showcased her dramatic talent and ability to capture an audience's attention. It's no wonder why fans wanted to see more of her, whether it was on their television screens or in movie theaters.

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Six years later, in 1988, she appeared in the TV version of Lanford Wilson's Lemon Sky. A year after that appearance, in 1989, the actress portrayed Donna in the Oscar-winning movie Born on the Fourth of July.

Greatness was never far away from Sedgwick, and in the Nineties, she really began making her mark in Hollywood. 

Fans saw her everywhere in movies like Singles (1992), Heart and Souls (1993), Something to Talk About (1995), and more. Of course, with a career as iconic as hers, Sedgwick deserved a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. And in 2009, she got it!

Now, we know her as the incredible Brenda Leigh Johnson on The Closer—a series that earned her consecutive nominations for Primetime Emmys and Golden Globes awards. She snagged a win for each award for her role.

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