Sosie Bacon

Sosie Ruth Bacon (born March 15, 1992) is an American actress. Her first role was playing 10-year-old Emily in the movie Loverboy (2005), which was directed by her father, Kevin Bacon. James Duff, producer of The Closer, was compelled by Bacon's performance in Loverboy to suggest that she play the role of Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson's niece Charlie in the fifth season of the show. Although her parents were opposed to her being involved in acting, Bacon accepted the role and appeared in four episodes alongside her mother, who played the role of Chief Johnson. Bacon portrayed the character Skye Miller in the TV series 13 Reasons Why.

Sosie Bacon
Sosie Bacon in Lady Lonely teaser trailer.jpg
Sosie Bacon in teaser trailer for Lady Lonely, in 2014
Sosie Ruth Bacon

(1992-03-15) March 15, 1992 (age 28)
Years active2005–present
Parent(s)Kevin Bacon
Kyra Sedgwick
RelativesEdmund Bacon (grandfather)
Michael Bacon (uncle)
George Nozuka (cousin)
Philip Nozuka (cousin)
Justin Nozuka (cousin)

Early lifeEdit

Sosie Bacon was born on March 15, 1992, to married actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick. Sedgwick gave birth shortly after filming Miss Rose White, and named her newborn after the movie's art director, Sosie Hublitz.[1][2] Despite her parents' successful acting careers, Bacon was provided with a "fairly ordinary" upbringing, according to producer James Duff, and her parents were determined that she not follow them into acting.[3] During the filming of The Closer, Bacon's mother would spend half of the year in Los Angeles, while Bacon would stay in Manhattan with her father and brother. Sedgwick credited this as leading to a closer bond between Bacon and her father.[4]


While directing Loverboy, Kevin Bacon decided to cast his daughter Sosie in the film. Asked about the choice to cast his daughter, Kevin said he made the decision as a director, not as a father, because he believed his daughter was perfect for the role, and "Sosie was cool. She kind of got it out of her system. She said 'Oh, that was fun—now I’m going back to school'." Sosie portrayed the main character Emily in a flashback, while the adult Emily was portrayed by Sosie's mother Kyra Sedgwick.[5][6] As Emily, Sosie sang an a cappella version of the David Bowie song "Life on Mars?", that was described in a review from The New York Times as "grotesquely funny".[7][8] Her brother, Travis Bacon, was cast in a smaller role in the film.[9] Kevin praised Sosie's work on Loverboy, but said he would not be encouraging her to pursue acting further.[10]

Her performance in Loverboy is what James Duff, the producer of The Closer, has said first prompted him to suggest that Bacon begin acting.[3] Duff had wanted to write her into the series since she was 12 years old, according to Sedgwick, who plays the role of Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson on the show.[11] However, Sedgwick was opposed to the idea, insistent on Sosie's not getting involved with acting. Eventually, Duff says, he was able to get Sosie's parents to agree to her having a brief role on the series provided it did not interfere with her education. He described the agreement as being "more like a treaty negotiation" than an arrangement.[3]

Sedgwick's version of events was different. She said she had told Duff she would discuss it with her husband, but that Duff went directly to Sosie, who accepted the role, and at that point, her mother said, "there was no turning back".[11]

On the show, Sosie portrayed Charlie, who is left in the care of her aunt (Johnson) and her husband, Special Agent Fritz Howard.[3] The role lasted for four episodes and led to what Sedgwick has said was one of the hardest scenes for her on the show, where Brenda is telling Charlie that she has to go home, and Charlie responding by asking, "Do you not want me to stay?"[12] Sedgwick has said she would not find it unusual if Duff offered Bacon a more regular role on Major Crimes, a spin-off of The Closer series.[11]

Following her role on The Closer, Sosie began studying at Brown University and has studied at musical theatre company CAP21. She joined the cast of Fiction in Photographs in 2012, an off-Broadway musical by Dan Mills and Randy Redd.[13][14]

On November 21, 2013, Sosie was crowned Miss Golden Globe 2014. Chosen each year by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Miss Golden Globe assists with the Globes ceremony and is typically the daughter of Hollywood celebrities. The outgoing recipient was Francesca Eastwood, the daughter of Clint Eastwood and Frances Fisher.[15]

Sosie was cast in the leading female role of the independent film Off Season (2014), opposite Chance Kelly.[16] Following up her role in 13 Reasons Why, Bacon was cast in Here and Now, a 2018-debuting HBO family drama series from award-winning writer-producer Alan Ball, as Kristen, the youngest daughter of a couple played by Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter.[17]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Loverboy Emily Stoll (10 years old)
2014 Wishin' and Hopin' Frances Funicello
Another Life[18] Maggie Short film
Lady Lonely Lady
2015 Ana Maria in Novela Land Poppy Lake
Off Season Cassie
2017 Story of a Girl Stacey
2018 Charlie Says Patricia Krenwinkel
2019 The Last Summer Audrey Jarvis


Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Closer Charlie Johnson 4 episodes
2014 Basic Witches Sosie Unknown episodes
2015–2016 Scream Rachel Murray 5 episodes
2015 Lost Boy Summer Harris Television film
2017–2018 13 Reasons Why Skye Miller 15 episodes
2017 Story of a Girl Stacey Television film
2018 Here and Now Kristen Main role ; 10 episodes
2020 Narcos: Mexico Mimi Webb Miller
TBA Mare of Easttown Carrie Layden Upcoming miniseries


  1. ^ Hodges, Ann (April 26, 1992). ""It was quite an experience'/Making of "Miss Rose White' marked by uncanniness". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved March 18, 2012.
  2. ^ Storm, Jonathan (April 26, 1992). "A Memorable Movie Of Jewish Immigrants". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved March 18, 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d Duff, James (August 6, 2009). "The Closer Creator James Duff: "Identity Theft"". TV Guide. Retrieved March 13, 2012.
  4. ^ Freydkin, Donna (July 11, 2011). "Kyra Sedgwick closes a chapter". USA Today. Retrieved March 18, 2012.
  5. ^ Hill, Logan (June 11, 2006). "Family Man: Kevin Bacon". New York. Retrieved March 13, 2012.
  6. ^ Roman, Julian (June 14, 2006). "Kevin Bacon Talks Loverboy". MovieWeb. Retrieved March 13, 2012.
  7. ^ Holden, Stephen (June 16, 2006). "A Motherly Love So Strong It Delights, Then Frightens, in 'Loverboy'". The New York Times. Retrieved March 13, 2012.
  8. ^ Westal, Bob (June 19, 2006). "Loverboy". Film Threat. Retrieved March 13, 2012.
  9. ^ Rhea, Steven (June 27, 2006). "Bacon film explores a dark side of family". The Free Lance–Star. Retrieved March 13, 2012.
  10. ^ Bacon, Kevin (December 29, 2012). "Bacon Wrecks Daughter's Acting Dreams By Putting Her In Movie". Retrieved March 18, 2012.
  11. ^ a b c Bobbin, Jay (June 14, 2011). "'The Closer's' Kyra Sedgwick wants 'perfect lives' for her kids … not as actors". Zap2it. Retrieved March 13, 2012.
  12. ^ Tipton, Janelle (June 14, 2010). "Kyra Sedgwick's Emmys snub is a crime". Reuters. Retrieved March 13, 2012.
  13. ^ "Cast – Fiction in Photographs – The Musical". Archived from the original on January 13, 2014. Retrieved October 26, 2012.
  14. ^ "FICTION IN PHOTOGRAPHS to Offer 3 Free Presentations at New World Stages". Broadway World. October 3, 2012. Retrieved October 26, 2012.
  15. ^ "Sosie Bacon, Kevin Bacon's Daughter, Is Miss Golden Globe 2014". Huffington Post. November 22, 2013.
  16. ^ Saltzberg, Rich (February 3, 2014). "Thriller 'Off Season' mixes Vineyard talent with Hollywood". The Martha's Vineyard Times. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  17. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 6, 2017). "Alan Ball HBO Series Casts Sosie Bacon, Daniel Zovatto, Raymond Lee & Jerrika Hinton". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 22, 2017.
  18. ^ Storey, Kate (January 12, 2014). "Celebrity kids compete for title of Miss Golden Globe". New York Post. Retrieved July 21, 2014.

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