Who was born in New York City, the daughter of a speech teacher and educational/family therapist, and a venture capitalist. On her father's side, she is a descendant of a judge, of Endicott Peabody (the founder of the Groton School), William Ellery (a signer of the Declaration of Independence), and the Reverend John Lathrop. She is also the first cousin once removed of an actress, a niece of a writer, a sister of an actor and a and half-sister of jazz guitarist Mike Stern. Her father was Episcopalian and of English heritage. She graduated from Friends Seminary and attended Sarah Lawrence College. She transferred from Sarah Lawrence to the University of Southern California, graduating with a theater degree.
And, she is Jewish?
She's Kyra Sedgwick, who, in a 1996 interview referred to herself as
American born, my wife and I moved to Israel in 1970. We have lived at Shiloh together with our family since 1981. I was in the Betar youth movement in the US and UK. I have worked as a political aide to Members of Knesset and a Minister during 1981-1994, lectured at the Academy for National Studies 1977-1994, was director of Israel's Media Watch 1995-2000 and currently, I work at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem. I was a guest media columnist on media affairs for The Jerusalem Post, op-ed contributor to various journals and for six years had a weekly media show on Arutz 7 radio. I serve as an unofficial spokesperson for the Jewish Communities in Judea & Samaria.