Katey Sagal Biography
Katey Sagal is an American actress as well as a songwriter. She is well known for playing the character of Peggy Bundy on Married with Children, Leela on Futurama, Cate Hennessy on 8 Simple Rules, and Gemma Teller on the FX Series Sons of Anarchy, for which she luckily won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress-Television TV Drama in 2011. Sagal also played Dr. Jones on Shameless from 2018 to 2019 as well as Louise on The Conners from 2018 to the present.
Katey began her career in show business as a singer and songwriter. In 1973, she performed as a backing vocalist for Bob Dylan and Tanya Tucker. Katey continued as doing backing vocalist for several well-known artists, such as Olivia Newton-John, and finally released her first solo album, Well, followed by Room in June 2004.
In addition, Sagal’s first major acting role was as a newspaper journalist in a Chicago newspaper office in the series, “Mary,” which aired from 1985 t 1986. This 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. The series ran for ten years (1987–1997), and Peg Bundy became a household name during that period.
In addition, after her success in acting, she acted in several television films and also guest-starred in the children’s animated movie, Recess, where she provided her voice as Spinelli’s mother as well as the voice for Captain Leele in the Science of Futurama.
Moreover, she appeared as a guest artist in three episodes of “That 70’s Show” and also starred in the sitcom “Tucker” on NBC in 2000. Sagal also played the role of the wife of John Ritter in the sitcom “8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter” in 2002. The series was all about a caring couple with three children, much in variance with her earlier image of being married with… children. After three episodes of the second season, Ritter died.
From 2005 to 2008, Katey appeared in the series “Lost,” the winner, and Eli Stone. In September 2014, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in recognition of her contribution to show business. In addition, Katey joined the cast of the popular sitcom The Big Bang Theory as the mother of Penny.
Moreover, from 2017 to 2018, she was seen in the CBS sitcom Superior Donuts. Also from 2018 to 2019, Sagal was seen in a recurring role in the ABC television series Conners. Recently, in 2021, she played the lead role of Annie Bello in the ABC television series Rebel.
Katey Sagal Age
How old is Katey Sagal? Sagal is 68 years old as of 2022. She was born on January 19, 1954, in Los Angeles, California, United States. In addition, she usually celebrates her birthday on the 19th of January every year, and her horoscope sign is Capricorn.
Katey Sagal Husband
Sagal was married to musician Freddie Beckmeier from 1978 to 1981. She was also married to Jack White from 1993 to 2000. In addition, on October 2, 2004, she married writer-producer Kurt Sutter in a private ceremony at their home in Los Angeles. Together, they have been blessed with a daughter named Esme Louise, born in 2007.
Katey Sagal Family
Sagal is the daughter of the late Sara Zwilling (mother) and Boris Sagal (father). Her mother, known by the stage name Sara Macon, was a singer of English, German, and Scottish origins. Her father was a director in Ukraine and of Jewish origin.
In addition, Katey has four siblings: younger twin sisters, Jean and Liz, who are both actors; and a brother, Joe, also an actor. Her other brother, David, is an attorney and studio executive at Warner Brothers, married to actress McNally Sagal.
Sagal’s mother died of heart disease in 1975, and late in life, her father remarried dancer and choreographer Marge Champion. He died in an accident on the set of the television movie World War III in 1981. Katey’s godfather was a famous sitcom producer, Norman Lear, who was responsible for introducing her father to business. Katey studied singing and acting at the California Institute of Arts.
Katey Sagal’s Height
Sagal stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches tall.
Katey Sagal Net Worth
Sagal has an estimated net worth of $30 Million as of 2022. Her income is mainly attributed to her successful career as an actor.