Born In: Los Angeles, California, United States
Catherine Louise Sagal, better known as Katey Sagal, is an American actress, singer-songwriter who first made it big with her role as wife and mother, ‘Peg Bundy’ on the popular comedy ‘Married.... with Children’. She is a talented and versatile performer for both comedy and drama roles as is evident from her varied appearances. She won a Golden Globe award for her role as ‘Gemma Teller Morrow’, the matriarch of Hell’s Angels – esque California bike gang on the FX series ‘Sons of Anarchy’ that was created by her husband, Kurt Sutter. She has also voiced the character of ‘Leela’ on the series ‘Futurama’ and a few other animated films. Her first love has always been singing and song writing. She performed in a band during her younger days and has a few albums to her name. She was also involved in the sound track for ‘Sons of Anarchy’. She came from a family of show business and describes herself as Jewish, with no formal religious experience. Right from her grandparents to her children, everyone has been, in some way, actively involved in Hollywood and show business. She has been married thrice, each time to an artist from the entertainment world.
Also Known As: Catherine Louise Sagal
Spouse/Ex-: Kurt Sutter (m. 2004), Fred Lombardo (m. 1986–1989), Freddie Beckmeier (m. 1977–1981), Jack White (m. 1993–2000)
father: Boris Sagal
mother: Sara Zwilling
siblings: Jean Sagal (sister) Liz Sagal
children: Esme Louise Sutter, Jackson James White, Ruby Jean White, Sarah Grace White
Born Country: United States
Ancestry: Ukrainian American
U.S. State: California
City: Los Angeles
education: California Institute of the Arts
Katey Sagal sang with the band called ‘The Group With No Name’ and started her career as a singer and song writer.
In 1973, she performed as a backing vocalist for Bob Dylan and Tanya Tucker. She continued doing backing vocalist to many known artist including Olivia Newton John and finally released her first solo album ‘Well...’ followed by ‘Room’ in June 2004.
Her first major acting role was as a newspaper journalist in a Chicago newspaper office in the serial, ‘Mary’, which ran from 1985 to 1986.
This success got her the role of ‘Peggy Bundy’ in the sitcom ‘Married... with Children’, where she plays the role of a lower class, sex starved, free spending wife of an obnoxious shoe salesman. In the serial the couple has two teenage children brought up in a crude environment. The serial ran for ten years (1987 – 1997) and Peg Bundy became a household name during this period.
After her initial success, she acted in many more television films and also guest starred in the children’s animated movie, ‘Recess’, where she lent her voice as Spinelli’s mother. She also provided the voice for ‘Captain Leela’ in the science fiction comedy ‘Futurama’.
Katey Sagal appeared as a guest artist in three episodes of ‘That ‘70’s Show’ and also starred in the sitcom ‘Tucker’ on NBC in the year 2000.
She played the role of the wife of John Ritter in the sitcom ‘8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter’ in 2002. The serial was about a caring couple with three children, much in variance to her earlier image in ‘Married... with Children’. Unfortunately, Ritter died after three episodes of the second season and the show had to be cancelled.
From 2005 to 2008 she appeared in the serials ‘Lost’, ‘The Winner’, and ‘Eli Stone’ in varied roles that showed how versatile an actor she was. Her career progressed with her roles in the film ‘House Broken’ and TV show ‘Sons of Anarchy’ where she plays the role of Gemma Teller Morrow in the environment of the California bike gangs.
In September 2014, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in recognition for her contribution to show business.
In 2016, she joined the cast of the popular sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory’ as the mother of Penny, played by actress Kaley Cuoco.
From 2017 to 2018, she was seen in the CBS sitcom 'Superior Donuts'.
In 2018 and 2019, she was seen in a recurring role in the ABC television series 'The Conners'.
In 2021, she played the lead role of Annie Bello in the ABC televison series 'Rebel'.
Katey Sagal married writer – producer, Kurt Sutter, in 2004. Prior to this she was married to musician Freddie Beckmeier from 1978 to 1981 and to drummer Jack White from 1993 to 2000.
She has a son and a daughter from White and a daughter from her present marriage. Her second daughter was born through a surrogate mother; she was 52.
In an interview Katey has said that she was relieved when her children took to acting and knew from the beginning that show business was in their blood.
Katey Sagal Movies
(Biography, Drama, Sport)
(Drama, Comedy, Romance)
(Fantasy, Adventure, Family, Comedy)
|2011||Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama||Sons of Anarchy (2008)|
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