Katey Sagal is an American Actress, singer, and songwriter. She became a national icon for playing the role of Peggy Bundy on Fox sitcom Married… with Children (1987-1997). She played key role in 8 Simple Rules for Dating my Teenage Daughter as Cate Hennessy (2002-2005). Katey also garnered praise for her performance in the FX series crime series Sons of Anarchy (2008-2014) as Gemma Teller Morrow. Katey holds various prestigious awards. She won the Prism Award for Performance in a Comedy Series in 2005 and again in 2013 for female performance in drama Series. In 2009, she got the TV Land Award for her outstanding performance in Married… with Children. In 2011, she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress-Television Series Drama for her heart winning performance in Sons of Anarchy.
Katey Sagal has been working since 1971. She has earned a lucrative amount of fortune from her acting career. As of March 2020, Katey Sagal’s estimated net worth is $35 Million.
Katey Sagal was born on January 19, 1954, in Los Angeles, California. Her real name is Catherine Louise Sagal. She is a daughter of Ukrainian American Tv/Film director Boris Sagal. Her mother, Sara Zwilling was a singer, writer, and producer who lost her life to heart disease in 1975. Her father married dancer/actress Marge Champion in 1977. He passed away in an accident on set during the production of World War III in 1981. Katey has four siblings, two younger twin sisters Jean and Liz Sagal and brothers Joe and David Sagal. Three of them are actors as well. She was raised in Brentwood, Los Angeles. From her teens, Sagal had a knack for singing. She learnt piano all by herself. She first performed at the age of five
From an early age, Sagal liked to sing, and she taught herself how to play the piano when she was a teenager. Katey started performing at age 5 and studied voice and acting at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California. While she wanted to seek a creer in singing, Sagal concentrated on acting with encouragement from her dad. Sagal had several early acting roles.
Age height weight
As of March 2020, Sagal is 66-years old. She weighs about 66 kg with a height of 1.75m. although her parents believe in Judaism, she is atheist and don’t believe in any religion particularly.
Apart from acting Katey is also a splendid singer and songwriter. In the beginning, she worked as a vocalist for many singers like Etta James, Bob Dylan, Olivia Newton, Molly Hatchet, and Tanya Tucker. She was also a member of the 70’s rock band “The Group with No Name”. She provided vocals for movies like Silent Rage and Loose Cannons.
In 1973, she worked as a backing vocalist for different artists, including Bob Dylan, Etta James and Tanya Tucker. She performed backing vocals on the self-titled Gene Simmons solo collection, the Molly Hatchet album Take No Prisoners, and on Olivia Newton-John’s 1985 single “Soul Kiss.” She performed the song “It’s the Time for Love” that shows up in the movie Silent Rage featuring Chuck Norris. Sagal likewise provided the vocals for “Loose Cannons,” the signature song for the 1990 movie of the similar name including Gene Hackman and Dan Aykroyd
She has released two albums so far, “Well…” (1994) and “Room” (2004).
In 1985, while performing in front of an audience in a musical, she was spotted by talent agents who in this manner give her a role as Mary Tyler Moore’s feisty co-worker Jo Tucker in Mary (1985), a short-lived satire series. Starting there on she concentrated on film and TV. In 1987, she won the role of Peg Bundy in Married with Children (1987), and the rest is history.
After getting a start in her singing career, she acted in a lot more television films and furthermore guest starred in the children’s animated movie, ‘Recess’, where she lent her voice as Spinelli’s mother. She additionally gave the voice for ‘Captain Leela’ in the science fiction satire ‘Futurama’. Sagal showed up 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 spouse 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 picture in ‘Married… with Children’. Unfortunately, Ritter died after three episodes of the second season and the show had to be cancelled. In 2005 and 2006, Sagal showed up on Lost as Helen Norwood. In 2007, she had a role in the season finale of The Winner as Glen Abbot’s former teacher.
Married with Children
Katey is not a trained actress nor has any substantial experience in acting. She started off her career as a back-up singer in the 70’s and got some early acting gigs. She first appeared on screen through a TV movie called The Failing of Raymond in 1971. She debuted by playing Jo Tucker in the CBS sitcom Mary (1985-1986) directed by her father. After her eye-catching performance in Mary, she got selected for Married with Children (you can find a behind-the-scenes book). After which her career expanded and started growing a lot.
After getting initial success with the role of a journalist in the serial “Mary”, Sagal was offered her life-changing role as Peggy Bundy “on the Fox most lovable sitcom “Married… with Children. Peggy Bundy is a wife of a low-class shoe salesman Al Bundy played by Ed O’Neil (find out Ed O’Neil’s Net Worth). Peggy is a free-spirited spendthrift woman who constantly whines about money and his husband’s scanty earnings. She is hedonistic, good for nothing types and spends most of her time shopping and watching TV. The couple has two children grown up in a rough environment. The series broadcasted from 1987 to 1997 constitute of 11 seasons with a total of 259 episodes.
Katey Sagal’s other TV Shows and Movies
Katy’s list of TV credits includes appearances on Columbo (1973), The Dream Maker (1975), Mother Goose Rock ‘n’ Rhyme and Tales from the Crypt (1990), Trail of Tears (1991), Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1995), Space Cases (1996), Recess (1997-2001) as a voice of Flo Spinelli, Rugrats (1998). She played her first evil role as Con artist “Dirty Harriet Magnum” in ABC TV Movie “Mr. Headmistress” (1998). She also appeared in the 3 episodes of Fox Tv period sitcom, “That ‘70s Show” as Edna Hyde.
Sagal kept on getting notable roles mostly in sitcoms such as Tucker (2000) as Claire, Imagine That (2002) as Barb. In the subsequent year, she landed on her second most admirable character after Married…with Children as Cate S. Hennessy in “8 Simple Rules for Dating my Teenage Daughter”. She played a contrary character of mom and a loving wife alongside over John Ritter. This character brought her into the spotlight for her comic timing. The story centers around protective father raising their three teenage kids. The series regarded as one of her careers’ biggest hits consists of 3 seasons with a total of 76 episodes.
Her other cameos include Angels Come to Town (2004), Highly Town Heroes (2004-2006) as a police officer, Three Wise Guys (2005), Lost (2005-2010) as Barbara Little. In 2008, Sagal was featured in the crime series “Sons of Anarchy “created by her husband Kurt Sutter. It is a tale of Teller-Morrow family members of a Motorcycle club called Sons of Anarchy. Series plot focuses on vigilantism, racism, and corruption. She portrayed Gemma Teller who is penitent matriarch. Her performance was singled out and she received Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in the third season. She was also nominated for Individual Achievement in Drama in Television Critics Association Award as well as for Satellite Award in the Best Actress-Television Series Category. The 7th season of the show aired on September 9, 2014, recorded the maximum ratings in the history of series.
She joined CBS Sitcom “Superior Donuts” as a series regular. Her other appearances include “The Big Bang Theory” (2016), “Dirty Dancing” (2017). Her recent works include Shameless (2018-19) as Dr. Ingrid Jones, “The Conners” (2018-19) as Louise and “Grand Hotel” (2020). To conclude she has fifty-two Television credits in her entire career till now.
Sagal also worked in a few films such as, Maid to order (1987), The Good Mother (1988), I’m Reed Fish (2006). “House Broken” and “Jack and the Beanstalk” (2009), “There is Always Woodstock” (2014), “Pitch Perfect (2015) and “Bleed for This” (2016).
Awards & Achievements:
She has been named for four Golden Globe Awards and two American Comedy Awards for her performance in ‘Married with Children’. She additionally won the TV Land Award for the same serial in 2009. She won the Prism Award for her presentation in the comedy series ‘8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter’. Katey additionally won the Golden Globe Award and Prism Award for her performance in ‘Sons of Anarchy. Her name was accepted in the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014.
Katie has been married three times, she wed musician Freddie Beckmeier in 1978, the couple divorced in 1981 after a three-year marriage. In 1993 she married drummer Jack White, they have two children together, a son Jackson and daughter Sarah. Sadly, this marriage ended too after seven years in 2000. On 2nd, October 2004, Katey remarried writer and producer Kurt Sutter in a closed ceremony at Los Angeles. The couple has a daughter named Esme Louise born in 2007 through surrogacy.
Katey Sagal has also written a memoir called Grace Notes which you can find on Amazon.
Net Worth of Katey Sagal’s co-stars
- Ed O’Neil, co-star from Married with Children
- David Faustino, co-star from Married with Children
- Christina Applegate, co-star from Married with Children
- Amanda Bearse, co-star from Married with Children