Who is Katey Sagal?
Catherine Louise Sagal is a famously recognized American actress and singer-songwriter. She is recognized for playing Peggy Bundy on Married…with Children (1987-1997), and Leela on Futurama (1999-2003, 2008-2013). As well as Cate Hennessy on 8 Simple Rules (2002-2005), and Gemma Teller Morrow on the FX series Sons of Anarchy (2008-2014), for which she received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress- Television Series Drama in 2011. Also Dr. Jones on Shameless (2018-2019), and Louise Goldufski on The Conners (2018-present).
Katey Sagal Musical Career
Katey began her career in show business as a singer and songwriter. She served as a backing vocalist for various singers, including Etta James, Bob Dylan, and Tanya Tucker in 1973. As a member of The Group with No Name, Sagal contributed to the album Moon over Brooklyn in 1976. She was a member of Bette Midler’s backup crew The Harlettes in 1978, and again from 1982 to 1983.
Sagal was scheduled to sing at The Central at the filming of 1983’s Valley Girl and her name appears on the schedule of upcoming acts, which is posted inside the door. Sagal performed backing vocals on the self-titled Gene Simmons solo album, the Molly Hatchet album Take No Prisoners, as well as on Olivia Newton-John’s 1985 track ”Soul Kiss”. She performed the track ”It’s the Time for Love” which appears in the movie Silent Rage featuring Chuck Norris.
Also, she provided vocals for ”Loose Cannons,” the theme track for the 1990 film of the same title featuring Dan Aykroyd and Gene Hackman. She launched her first solo album, Well… on April 19, 1994, and released her second album, Room on June 1, 2004. Sagal has also contributed to the Sons of Anarchy soundtrack. In 2013, she worked with the band for her album Covered. Because of her live performances, The Forest Rangers have occasionally used the name The Reluctant Apostles. In 2019, “Mayan MC: Black is Black: was released, performed by Sagal and The Forest Rangers.
How old is Katey Sagal?
Catherine Louise Sagal is 69 years old as of 2023, having been born on January 19, 1964, in Los Angeles, California. She shares her birthday with many famous people including Mac Miller, Dustin Poirier, Dolly Parton, Jodie Sweetin, Brady Farrar, Shawn Johnson, Robert E. Lee, Janis Joplin, Edgar Allan Poe, and many more.
Katey Sagal Family
Who are Katey Sagal’s parents?
Catherine Louise Sagal was born in Los Angeles, California, to Sara Zwilling (Mother, born on December 15, 1927, but died on September 1, 1975) and Boris Sagal (Father, born on October 18, 1923, but died on May 22, 1981). The family was in show business, her mother was a singer, producer, and television writer, known by her stage name Sara Macon, and died of heart disease in 1975. Her father worked as a television director and was a Ukrainian-Jewish immigrant.
In 1977, he married dancer/actress Marge Champion, a few years before his accidental death on the set of the miniseries World War II in 1981. Sagal’s mother had Amish ancestors. Katey and her siblings grew up in Brentwood, Los Angeles. Sitcom producer and writer Norman Lear is her godfather.
Does Katey Sagal have siblings?
Sagal was born into a family of five children and has four siblings. All of her siblings are actors, her younger twin sisters, Jean and Liz Sagal, and brother Joey Sagal, and another brother David Sagal is an attorney married to actress McNally Sagal. She also has two step-siblings, brothers, Gregg Champion and Blake Champion from her father’s remarriage to her stepmother Marge Champion.
Katey Sagal Education
Sagal received her high school education at Palisades High School and graduated later. She then attended the California Institute of the Arts.
Katey Sagal Interest
Sagal and others narrated the stories of the people killed in the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting on a video released in June 2016, as a tribute to the victims.
Katey Sagal Husband
Initially, Sagal was married to musician Freddie Beckmeier from 1978 to 1981 and later to Fred Lombardo from 1986 to 1989. She then married Jack White from 1993 to 2000. Sagal later married writer-producer, Kurt Sutter, on October 2, 2004, in a private ceremony, at their home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Los Feliz.
Katey Sagal Children
Sagal has three children altogether. Two with her ex-husband Jack White, daughter Sarah Grace, born in 1994, and son, Jackson James, born in 1996. She has one child with her current husband, a daughter, Esme Louise, born in 2007 via a gestational carrier.
Katey Sagal Residence
Sagal and her husband and children presently live in their home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Los Feliz. She was hit by a car when crossing a street in Los Angeles in late 2021. She was then hospitalized and is expected to make a full recovery.
Katey Sagal Height
Adding to her stunning body figure, Sagal has a standing height of 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) and a body weight of 62 kg (137 lbs).
Katey Sagal Career
One of her roles was as a receptionist in the detective Columbo installment ”Candidate for Crime,” directed by her father. Her initial main role was as a newspaper columnist in the collection Mary (1985-86) starring Mary Tyler Moore. The performance led to her being cast as Peggy Bundy on the sitcom Married…with Children (1987-1997). She played the lower-class, sex-starved, lazy, and free-spending wife of shoe salesman Al Bundy, and the series ran for 11 years. She brought her own red bouffant wig to audition for the role and with the producer’s approval, the look transitioned in the show.
Several more television films followed after the end of Married… with Children; she guest-starred on the children’s cartoon Recess as the voice of Spinelli’s mother. She was chosen by Matt Groening to provide the character voice of the purple-haired mutant spaceship captain, Leela, in his sci-fi animated comedy Futurama in 1998. The show developed a cult following, but it was canceled after four seasons. However, syndication on Adult Swim and Comedy Central increased the show’s fame and made Comedy Central commission a season of Futurama direct-to-DVD movies. The network then retransmitted it as a 16-episode fifth season. Sagal reprised the role of Leela in these films, and in the sixth season that aired starting June 24, 2010. The series ended in 2013.
2000 to 2009
Sagal guest-starred as Edna Hyde, Steven Hyde’s mother, in 3 episodes of That ’70s Show and starred in the short-lived NBC sitcom Tucker in 2000. In 2002, she was later cast as the wife of John Ritter in the sitcom 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter. Ritter had finished only three episodes of the second season before his demise and the show was canceled after its third season in 2005. She made two performances on Lost as Helen Norwood in 2005 and 2006.
Sagal had a function in the season finale of The Winner as Glen Abbot’s former teacher, with whom Glen has his first sexual experience. Katey starred as Gemma Teller Morrow on the TV show Sons of Anarchy, from 2008 to 2014. The creator, Kurt Sutter, had married Sagal in 2004, four years prior to the series’ premiering. She got back together with David Faustino for an episode of Faustino’s show Starving in January 2009.
2010 – present
In 2010, she played twice more on Lost. She starred in the film House Broken with Danny DeVito in 2009 and returned to the stage in Randy Newman’s musical Harps & Angels in 2010. She had a cameo on Glee as Nancy Abrams, Artie Abrams’ mother in 2013. Later she co-starred in Pitch Perfect 2, launched in 2015, as the mother of Hailee Steinfeld’s character. Next she appeared in the biography drama movie Bleed for This, as the mother of Vinny Pazienza.
Katey received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; most of the Married….with Children was cast on September 9, 2014. Christian Applegate, Ed O’Neil, and David Faustino were present to celebrate the actor’s recognition. She appeared on The Big Bang Theory as Susan, the mother of Penny (Kaley Cuoco) on September 20, 2016. Previously she played the mother of Cuoco’s character on 8 Simple Rules. She additionally was a series regular on the CBS sitcom Superior Donuts from 2017 to 2018. Sagal also appeared on Shameless as Frank’s latest, crazy lover.
Most recently she appeared in a recurring role as Dan Conner’s love interest, Louise Goldufski, in The Conners. She also made a cameo appearance in the Netflix series Dead to Me in season 2, episodes 9 and 10 as Judy Hale’s (Linda Cardellini)emotionally abusive, estranged, incarcerated mother Eleanor Hale. Sagal performed the lead role of Annie ”Rebel” Bello in the ABC drama Rebel, in 2021, which was written by Krista Vernoff. Rebel was canceled by ABC after ten episodes. Hulu announced on February 9, 2022, that the streaming service would be reviving Futurama for a 20-episode run set to premier in 2023 with Sagal returning as the voice of Leela.
Katey Sagal’s Net Worth
American actor, voice actor, and singer-songwriter, Sagal has been active from 1969 to date and has an accumulated net worth of $30 million.