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Kyra Sedgwick (Brenda Leigh Johnson) The Closer / TNT p. 2005
The Closer's Brenda Leigh Johnson is one tough cookie. Played by Kyra Sedgwick, this LAPD Deputy Chief earned herself a reputation for being a closer -- she'll not only solve a case, she'll also secure a confession, effectively closing it. The show ran from 2005 to 2012 with Sedgwick being nominated for an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and a SAG award for all seven years that the show aired.