Birth Name: Catherine Louise Sagal
Age: 59, born 19 January 1954
Country of origin: United States
Height: 5' 9"
Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
Relationship Status: Married
Partner: Kurt Sutter
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About: An extremely gifted and versatile performer adept at both comedy and drama, actress/singer Katey Sagal became a household name in the late 80s as the fabulously brazen, undomesticated "Peg Bundy" on the enduring Fox series "Married with Children" (1987). During its lengthy run, she received three Golden Globe and two American Comedy Award nominations. As popular and identifiable as her Peg Bundy persona was, Katey assertively moved on without a hitch after the show went off t An extremely gifted and versatile performer adept at both comedy and drama, actress/singer Katey Sagal became a household name in the late 80s as the fabulously brazen, undomesticated "Peg Bundy" on the enduring Fox series "Married with Children" (1987). During its lengthy run, she received three Golden Globe and two American Comedy Award nominations. As popular and identifiable as her Peg Bundy persona was, Katey assertively moved on without a hitch after the show went off the air, not only starring in other sitcoms and TV movies, but portraying characters that were polar opposite to the outrageous role that first earned her nationwide attention. For example, In 2008, she took on the role of "Gemma Teller Morrow" -- the matriarch of a Hell's Angels-esque California biker gang -- on the series "Sons of Anarchy" (2008), and in 2011, her portrayal earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama.
In addition to her busy on-camera scheduling, Katey has retraced her steps back to her first love: singing and songwriting. With the support of her record label Valley Entertainment, she released the album "Room" in 2004, which combined such classics as "Feel a Whole Lot Better" and "(For the Love of) Money" with original songs she penned, including "Life Goes Round," "Daddy's Girl" and "Wish I Were a Kid". "Room" is her first CD since her 1994 debut "Well."
Born Catherine Louise Sagal, her father was the late Boris Sagal, the noted TV and film director; her mother, Sara Zwilling, was a director and singer. Katey began performing at age 5 and studied voice and acting at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California. A singing waitress during her "salad" years, she first started performing with the band "The Group with No Name," and then caught a break after hooking up with Gene Simmons and his '70s rock band KISS. IN the meantime she gained valuable experience as a backup recording singer for Simmons and such other established stars as Bob Dylan, Olivia Newton-John, Etta James and Tanya Tucker. Katey also was dynamic performing live backup with diva Bette Midler as one of her "Harlettes" in Bette's wildly avant garde stage shows during the late '70s and early '80s.
In 1985, while performing on stage in a musical, she was spotted by talent agents who subsequently cast her as Mary Tyler Moore's feisty co-worker "Jo Tucker" in "Mary" (1985), a short-lived comedy series. From that point on she focused on film and TV. In 1987, she won the role of "Peg Bundy" in "Married with Children" (1987), and the rest is history.
In her post-Bundy career, Katey has continued to demonstrate a strong range, playing a much more responsible parent in the popular sitcom "8 Simple Rules" (2002). Co-starring the late John Ritter, Katey valiantly moved to single head of household after Ritter's sudden passing in 2003 with highly successful results. Katey has earned equally fine kudos for her TV movies, appearing in such fare as Chance of a Lifetime (1998) (TV), a charming romantic comedy that also co-starred John Ritter, God's New Plan (1999) (TV)_, a tearjerker in which she played a dying mom, and the Disney offerings Smart House (1999) (TV) and Mr. Headmistress (1998) (TV). The voice of "Turanga Leela", the beautiful one-eyed sewer mutant, in the "Futurama" (1999) animated series, she also has guested on such series as "Ghost Whisperer" (2005), "Lost" (2004), "Boston Legal" (2004), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000) and "Eli Stone". Feature films have included Maid to Order (1987), The Good Mother (1988), the Sundance Film Festival favorite Dropping Out (2000), Following Tildy (2002) and the indie I'm Reed Fish (2006). More recently, she played Jack's mother in a live action/adventure retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk (2010) that also featured the talents of Christopher Lloyd, James Earl Jones and Chevy Chase.
Katey resides in the Los Angeles area with husband, writer/producer/director/creator Kurt Sutter, whose acclaimed work includes "The Shield" (2002) and the offbeat "Sons of Anarchy" (2008), the latter show created by Sutter with Katey intriguingly cast as a motorcycle club family matriarch. They share their home with three children, Sarah, Jackson and Esmé, and three dogs, Lumpy, Lola and Blue.
Her high and lilting voice
Wore a wig for her role as Peg Bundy in "Married with Children" (1987).
Older sister of Liz Sagal, David Sagal, Jean Sagal and Joey Sagal.
Daughter of Boris Sagal and Sara Macon.
She appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care."
She has been a back-up singer for Bob Dylan, Bette Midler, Gene Simmons and Tanya Tucker.
Her mother was a Southern belle of English stock. Her father was a Russian-Jewish immigrant.
Step-granddaughter of Ernest Belcher.
Her father, Boris Sagal, was a director, and her mother was a singer.
Her sisters, Liz Sagal and Jean Sagal, are identical twins.
In a far cry from the red-wigged, stiletto-heeled "Peg Bundy" on "Married with Children" (1987), she plays a responsible sitcom parent "Cate Hennessey" on "8 Simple Rules" (2002).
Released a second CD in June 2004 called "Room," a collection of pop originals and classics.
Her father, Boris Sagal, later married renowned dancer/choreographer Marge Champion after her mother's death.
Was hired to sing back-up for Bob Dylan during his 1978 tour but was fired (along with half the band) a week before it started up.
One of her "Peg Bundy" bras is located in the Frederick's of Hollywood Lingerie Museum in Hollywood. It was stolen during the 1993 riots, but was returned by the thieves after they discovered its value.
Her godfather is producer Norman Lear.
Her younger brother Joey Sagal appeared in a couple of "Married with Children" (1987) episodes.
Her older brother David is a lawyer and studio executive at Warner Brothers.
At the auditions of "Married with Children" (1987), it was her own idea of dressing up Peggy by wearing clothes from the 1960s.
Parodied her role of Peg via a similarly attired character in the "Futurama" (1999) episode "A Bicyclops Built for Two.".
Her first marriage, to bass player Freddie Beckmeyer, ended in divorce after three years. A second to Jack White, who was involved in the "Mighty Ducks" hockey film series as both actor and adviser, also ended in divorce. She has two children from her second marriage, Sarah and Jackson.
Stepsister of Gregg Champion.
As of 2011, lives in Bel Air, California.
In December 1989, at 2 months of pregnancy with her first child, she suffered a miscarriage.
Gave birth to her first child at age 37, a stillborn daughter Ruby Jean White in October 1991. Child's father is her second husband, Jack White.
Gave birth to her second child at age 40, a daughter Sarah Grace White on August 7, 1994.Child's father is her second husband, Jack White.
Gave birth to her third child at age 42, a son Jackson James White on March 1, 1996. Child's father is her second husband, Jack White.
Become a mother for the 4th time at age 52, her daughter Esme Louise Sutter was born via surrogate on January 10, 2007. Child's father is her third husband, Kurt Sutter. ... (more) (less)
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