- Narcos: Mexico premiered on Netflix on February 13.
- Sosie Bacon, the 26-year-old actress who plays Mimi Webb Miller, is the daughter of two very famous actors: Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick.
- Crowned as Miss Golden Globe in 2014, Bacon starred in seasons 1 and 2 of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why and HBO’s short-lived Here and Now.
Let's get this out of the way: Sosie Bacon's parents are Hollywood royalty. The 26-year-old actress's dad is none other than Footloose and Mystic River star Kevin Bacon. And her mom? It's his longtime wife, Kyra Sedgwick, who you may remember as the fearless deputy chief at the center of The Closer.
Within the last five years, Bacon, who stars in season 2 of Narcos: Mexico, has managed to become a familiar face on a number of notable networks including MTV (Scream: The TV Series) and HBO (Here and Now)—plus, she's scored contracts with streaming giants like Netflix (Narcos: Mexico, 13 Reasons Why) and Amazon Studios.
Alongside Narcos: Mexico alums Diego Luna and Scoot McNairy, Bacon joins a cast of newbies who include Mayra Hermosillo (The Walking Dead), Jose Julian (The Society), and Flavio Medina (The House of Flowers). Check out the trailer below to see what the ’80s drug wars south of the border have in store this season, then read on for everything we know about the girl who will soon be known as Mimi Webb Miller.
She’s the daughter of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick.
Born in March of 1992, Sosie Bacon is the youngest of two children shared between Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick. Though her parents have reportedly tried their best to keep her from getting bitten by the acting bug, it’s pretty clear they’ve failed. Her IMDb page—marked with HBO, Netflix, and Amazon Studios credits—is en route to budding stardom.
But she doesn’t really watch their movies.
PopSugar caught up with the young actress and asked her which of her parents’ movies are her favorites. She said, “Honestly, I don’t watch their movies and stuff that often, ‘cause when I was really little, they were kind of inappropriate, so I kind of just, like, stayed in that pattern. But I just watched Mystic River recently, and I thought my dad was incredible in that.”
She looks exactly like her dad when he was younger.
Okay, obviously, kids look like their parents. But check out these Instagram posts from Kevin and Sosie. On the right is a post that looks like a high school yearbook shot of Kevin Bacon but is really his very first headshot (which we verified by scrolling through his own Instagram). “First headshot or a current photo of me?” Sosie captioned her post. The left snap is a picture of herself when she was a lot younger. C’mon, that resemblance is uncanny, right?
She landed her first movie role when she was 10 years old.
A real family affair, Loverboy, directed by Kevin Bacon and starring Sedgewick, marked Sosie’s first foray into acting. She was just 10, but we’re pretty sure the parental supervision was on lock. She also worked with her mom on The Closer and again with both her parents on Story of a Girl, with Sedgwick directing and Kevin starring. This is a tight-knit bunch here.
Her role as Skye Miller on 13 Reasons Why was her big break.
Around the time she landed a regular role on the short-lived HBO series Here and Now, Netflix cast her as Skye Miller in its 2017 provocative drama that explored teenage suicide, 13 Reasons Why. As Skye, whose piercings, tattoos, and overall goth aesthetic kept her confined to the makeup chair for a solid part of her day, she played a “supercool, interesting, kinda dark character” that took her out of her comfort zone.
She was crowned Miss Golden Globe.
In 2014, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association chose her as its Miss Golden Globe. “I am delighted to have Sosie Bacon continue the tradition and have her be our 2014 Miss Golden Globe," said HFPA President Theo Kingma, via The Hollywood Reporter. “As we all know, she comes from a very talented family and this gets us one degree closer to Kevin Bacon.” (Kingma couldn’t resist that low-hanging six-degree joke.)
The duty of the honoree, who is traditionally a celebrity scion, is to walk the red carpet in high glam and assist during the live Golden Globes broadcast. Previous ambassadors include Dakota Johnson, Rumer Willis, and Mavis Spencer, though the honor isn’t confined to women. This year, the title went to Dylan and Paris Brosnan, sons of Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith.
We’re delighted to announce Dylan and Paris Brosnan, sons of Keely Shae and Pierce Brosnan, as the Golden Globe Ambassadors for the 2020 #GoldenGlobes! We’re excited to work with them over the coming year! pic.twitter.com/gsLp553xNW— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) November 15, 2019
The girl can sing. She even performed in an off-Broadway musical.
In 2012, she joined the cast of Fiction in Photographs, an off-Broadway pop-rock musical. But it’s her kitchen-counter rendition of Jessie Reyez’s “Figures,” backed by her father’s light guitar, that has us giving her a standing-O. She posted the low-key performance video to her Instagram in December of 2018, and since then, it’s racked up more than 74,000 views. (P.S. Kevin is one-half of The Bacon Brothers, the sibling folk rock band who have been touring since 1995.)
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