Currently she stars as Georgia-born, CIA-trained Brenda Leigh Johnson, Chief of the LAPD's Major Crimes Division, on TNT's crime drama The Closer. She has been Emmy-nominated six times for the role - finally winning in 2010 - and won a Golden Globe in 2007.
- Creator Couple: Her husband Kevin Bacon has directed several episodes of The Closer, and she was an executive producer on one of his films.
- Fake Southern: She hails from Manhattan. Brenda hails from Georgia.
- Real Life Relative: She's co-starred with Kevin Bacon four times. Their daughter Sosie played Brenda's niece Charlene during Season 4 of The Closer.