After watching 13 Reasons Why, it's likely you'll never want to go back to high school again. It's not just that the screenplay of the young adult novel of the same name is that good, but the all-star cast really brings on the drama. There are also some up-and-coming actors, like Sosie Bacon, who plays Skye on 13 Reasons Why. Just in case you're wondering, yes, Sosie is the daughter of the legendary Kevin Bacon — star of basically every single movie ever and the guy who's somehow connected to everyone. With that kind of Hollywood pedigree, Sosie is bound to be a star.
She plays Skye Miller in the new Netflix series, a girl that Clay (played by Dylan Minnette) used to crush on but then loses touch with. In the book, Skye turns into a bit of a social outcast and by the end of the story, Clay is worried that Skye will end up just like Hannah. Although it's a minor role, playing Skye in the popular series might be just what it takes to kick her acting career into high gear.
Not that she's any stranger to TV and film sets. As the daughter of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgewick (don't you always forget they're married?!), Bacon has played some minor roles on TV and TV movies, like the upcoming Lifetime TV movie Story of a Girl, which is being produced by her mom and stars her dad. Sosie also played Charlie, Kyra Sedgewick's character's niece, in The Closer, her mother's hit detective procedural. She's also been on Scream and Aquarius.
But Bacon hasn't always been on-screen. In fact, throughout her childhood, she was rarely on a red carpet around her mom and dad. The 25-year-old also attended Brown University, so although she seems to be making moves in Hollywood, she's more than just the daughter of two career actors.
In 2014, she was named Miss Golden Globe, which is an award given out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to the child of a star to help give out the awards at the Golden Globes. Other Hollywood kids, like Rumer Willis and Dakota Johnson have also had the honor.
It seems like no one can resist making jokes about Sosie's dad, though. When it was announced that she would be Miss Golden Globe, HFPA President Theo Kingman said, “As we all know, she comes from a very talented family and this gets us one degree closer to Kevin Bacon."
Groan — how many times do you think she's heard that one? With the success of 13 Reasons Why, it won't be long until Sosie Bacon will be a household name in her own right.