Katey Sagal

Katey Sagal
'''Katey Sagal''' (born January 19, 1954) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actress and singer-songwriter, best known for her roles in ''Futurama'', ''8 Simple Rules'', and most famously, for playing, "Peggy Bundy", on the hit FOX-TV comedy series ''Married. .


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Katey Sagal (born January 19, 1954) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actress and singer-songwriter, best known for her roles in Futurama, 8 Simple Rules, and most famously, for playing, "Peggy Bundy", on the hit FOX-TV comedy series Married... with Children. Since 2008, she has played the role of matriarch Gemma Teller Morrow in the FX drama series Sons of Anarchy, for which she won a Golden Globe in 2011. She has been married to the show's creator, Kurt Sutter, since 2004.

Katey Sagal Biography

Early life

Katey was born Catherine Louise Sagal in Hollywood, California to a show business family of five children, including younger sisters Jean and Liz Sagal, a pair of twin actresses, and actor Joe Sagal. Her mother, Sara Zwilling, a writer and producer, died of heart disease, and her father, Boris Sagal, a Jewish-Ukrainian immigrant who was a director, died in an accident on the set of the television movie World War III. Sagal and her siblings grew up in Brentwood, Los Angeles.--


Sagal began her career working the Hollywood circuit. She appeared in several made for TV movies between 1971 and 1975, including a small role as a receptionist in the Columbo film Candidate for Crime (directed by her father) and in 1973 working as a backing vocalist for various singers, including Bob Dylan and Tanya Tucker.

In 1978, Kiss bassist Gene Simmons asked her to sing background vocals on his self-titled solo album. During this time she was also a member of the rock group The Group With No Name. She also sang backup for Bette Midler, who hired her for her 1979 tour as one of The Harlettes.

Katey returned to television in 1985 in the television series Mary starring Mary Tyler Moore. This led to her being cast as Peggy Bundy on the sitcom Married... with Children (1987–1997). She portrayed the lower-class, sex-starved wife of shoe salesman Al Bundy. During her audition for the role, Sagal brought her own red bouffant wig and with the producers' approval, the look was incorporated into the show. As Peg, she wore the wig, capri-length leggings with a large belt, and high slip-on heels, which were all fashion styles from the 1960s. Sagal's career focused strongly on this series for its 11-year run.

Futurama, and other roles

After MWC was cancelled by FOX, several more television films followed, and she also contributed to the children's cartoon Recess as the voice of Spinelli's mother. In 1999, Matt Groening cast her as the purple-haired, cyclopian spaceship captain, Leela, in his science fiction cartoon comedy Futurama. The show, which also aired on FOX-TV, developed a cult following, but was canceled after five seasons. However, airings in syndication on Adult Swim and Comedy Central increased the show's popularity and led Comedy Central to commission aseries of Futurama direct-to-DVD films, which the network later rebroadcast as 16 episodes. Katey reprised her role as Leela in these films and in the new season that began airing June 24, 2010.

In January 2009, Sagal reunited with her TV son David Faustino (Bud Bundy from MWC) for an episode of Faustino's show Star-ving. In 2010, she appeared twice more on Lost. In 2009 she also starred in the film House Broken with Danny DeVito. In 2010, she returned to the stage in Randy Newman's musical Harps & Angels.

Katey Sagal Personal life

Sagal was married to Freddie Beckmeier (1978–1981) and Jack White (November 26, 1993 – July 24, 2000). In 1991, Sagal discovered she was pregnant. This was unexpected by the directors of Married... with Children, so the pregnancy was written into the storyline of the show. However, in that October, she had to have an emergency Caesarean section in her seventh month of pregnancy, ending in the stillbirth of a daughter, whom she named Ruby Jean. The pregnancy on the show was then regarded as a "dream", which was mentioned only briefly at the end of the episode "Al Bundy, Shoe Dick". She also had an early miscarriage around this time. She and White eventually had a daughter named Sarah Grace (born on August 7, 1994) and a son named Jackson James (born on March 1, 1996). The writers of MWC deliberately didn't write Sagal's two later pregnancies into the show due to the earlier stillbirth, opting instead to shoot her in instances where her midsection was obscured, such as in a taxicab or at a craps table in Las Vegas.

Katey writer-producer Kurt Sutter got married in a private ceremony on October 2, 2004, at their home in Los Feliz, California. They have a daughter, Esme Louise, born January 10, 2007. Esme was born through a surrogate mother due to Sagal's age.

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