Sagal at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2010.
|Born||Catherine Louise Sagal
January 19, 1954 
Hollywood, California, U.S.
(m. 1993–2000; 2 children)
(m. 2004–present; 1 child)
|Children||2 daughters, 1 son|
Catherine Louise "Katey" Sagal (born January 19, 1954) is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She first achieved widespread fame as Peggy Bundy on the long-running Fox comedy series Married... with Children, for which she was nominated for four Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in a Comedy Television Series and two American Comedy Awards during the show's run.
Sagal is also well known for voicing the character Leela on the animated science fiction series Futurama and its related direct-to-DVD movies since 1999, as well as for starring on the show 8 Simple Rules in the role of Cate Hennessy. In the latter role, she worked with John Ritter until his death, leading to Sagal taking over as the series lead for the remainder of the show's run.
Since 2008, she has portrayed 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 Sons of Anarchy creator, Kurt Sutter, since 2004.
Early life 
Sagal was born in California to a show business family of five children, including younger twin sisters Jean and Liz Sagal, and brother Joe Sagal all three of whom are actors. Her mother, Sara Zwilling, was a writer and producer who died of heart disease; her father, Boris Sagal, was a director, born in the Ukraine, who died in an accident on the set of the television movie World War III when he was accidentally decapitated by an out of control helicopter's spinning tail rotor. Sagal and her siblings grew up in Brentwood, Los Angeles.
Acting career 
Sagal graduated from California Institute of the Arts, and began her acting career in Hollywood, appearing in several made for TV movies between 1971 and 1975, including a small role as a receptionist in the Columbo installment Candidate for Crime (directed by her father). Sagal's first major role was as a newspaper columnist in the 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. Sagal brought her own red bouffant wig to audition for the role, and with the producers' approval, the look transitioned 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. The series ran for eleven years.
After the end of Married With Children, several more television films followed; 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 animated comedy Futurama. The show developed a cult following but was cancelled after four seasons. However, airings in syndication on Adult Swim and Comedy Central increased the show's popularity and led Comedy Central to commission a series of Futurama direct-to-DVD films, which the network later rebroadcast as 16 episodes, season five. She reprised her role as Leela in these films, and in the new season that began airing June 24, 2010.
She was cast as the wife of John Ritter in the sitcom 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter in 2002. Ritter had completed only three episodes of the second season before his death, and the show was cancelled in 2005 after its third season.
In 2005, she made two appearances on Lost as Helen Norwood. In 2007, she had a role in the season finale of The Winner as Glen Abbot's former, and Josh's current, teacher, with whom Glen has his first sexual experience. The following year, she appeared in four episodes of the short-lived series Eli Stone.
In January 2009, Sagal reunited with her TV son David Faustino (Bud Bundy from Married with Children) for an episode of Faustino's show Star-ving. In 2010, she appeared twice more on Lost. In 2009, she starred in the film House Broken with Danny DeVito. In 2010, she returned to the stage in Randy Newman's musical Harps & Angels.
Musical career 
Sagal started her career in show business as a singer and songwriter. In 1973, she worked as a backing vocalist for various singers, including Bob Dylan and Tanya Tucker. In 1976, while a member of The Group With No Name, she contributed to the album Moon over Brooklyn. She was a member of Bette Midler's backup group The Harlettes in 1978, and again from 1982–83. She performed backing vocals on the self-titled Gene Simmons solo album, the Molly Hatchet album Take No Prisoners and on Olivia Newton-John's 1985 single "Soul Kiss". Sagal also provided the vocals for "Loose Cannons", the theme song for the movie featuring Gene Hackman and Dan Aykroyd in 1990. The song featured her singing most of the song, while Aykroyd sang the chorus and had some background impersonations from the movie.
Personal life 
In 1991, while working on "Married... with Children", Sagal learned she was pregnant. This was unexpected so the pregnancy was written into the storyline of the show. However, in October 1991, she had to have an emergency Caesarean section in her seventh month of pregnancy, ending in the stillbirth of a daughter. 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. Sagal and, second husband, Jack White eventually had two children - a daughter, Sarah and a son, Jackson. The writers of Married... with Children deliberately did not 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.
|1971||The Failing of Raymond||Girl patient||credited as "Catherine Louise Sagal"
|1972||The Bold Ones: The New Doctors||Young nurse||credited as "Katie Sagal"|
|1973||Columbo||Secretary||episode: "Candidate for Crime"|
|1975||The Dream Makers||Unemployment manager||television film|
|1985–1986||Mary||Jo Tucker||Series Regular: 13 Episodes|
|1987||Maid to Order||Louise|
|1987–1997||Married... with Children||Peggy Bundy||Series Regular: 250 Episodes|
|1988||The Good Mother||Ursula|
|1990||Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme||Mary Quite Contrary||television film|
|Tales from the Crypt||Ms. Kilbasser||episode: "For Cryin' Out Loud"|
|1991||She Says She's Innocent||Susan Essex||television film|
|1995||Trail of Tears||Annie Cook||television film|
|Nachtshow||episode: "February 10th, 1995"|
|Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man||Duckman's mother||animated series
episode: "The Germ Turns"
|1996||Space Cases||Ma (voice only)||episode: "Mother Knows Best"|
|1997–2001||Recess||Flo Spinelli||animated series
episodes: "Parents' Night"
"Weekend at Muriel's"
|1998||Chance of a Lifetime||Irene Dunbar||television film|
|Mr. Headmistress||Harriet Magnum||television film|
|1999||No Higher Love||Ellen Young|
|Smart House||Pat||television film|
|That 70s Show||Edna Hyde||episodes: "Career Day"
|1999–present||Futurama||Turanga Leela||Series Regular: 136 Episodes|
|Tucker||Claire Wennick||Series Regular: 13 Episodes|
|2001||The Geena Davis Show||Ashley||episode: "Girls' Night Out"|
|Recess: School's Out||Mrs. Flo Spinelli||voice only
|2002||Following Tildy||Connie St. John|
|Imagine That||Barb Thompson||Series Regular: 2 Episodes|
|2002–2005||8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter||Cate S. Hennessy||Series Regular: 76 Episodes|
|2004||When Angels Come to Town||Jo||television film|
|2004–2006||Higglytown Heroes||Monica the Police Officer||episodes: "First Snow/Snow Dazed"
"Smells Like a Myster/Ship Ahoy!"
"Wayne's Day Out"
|2005||Campus Confidential||Naomi Jacobs||television film|
|Three Wise Guys||Shirley Crown|
|2005||Ghost Whisperer||Francie Lewis||episode: "Undead Comic"|
|2005–2007||The Shield||Nancy Gilroy||episodes: "Grave"
|2005–2010||Lost||Helen Norwood||episodes: "Orientation"
|2006||I'm Reed Fish||Maureen|
|Boston Legal||Barbara Little||episodes: "New Kids on the Block"
"Desperately Seeking Shirley"
"Fine Young Cannibal"
"Whose God Is It Anyway?"
|The Search for the Funniest Mom in America||Host||reality series|
|2007||Futurama: Bender's Big Score||Turanga Leela||voice only
|The Winner||Lydia Berko||episode: "Hot for Teacher"|
|2008||Eli Stone||Marci Klein||episodes: "Patience"
"Waiting For That day"
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Annabelle Bundt/Natasha Steele||episode: "Two and a Half Deaths"|
|Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs||Turanga Leela||voice only
|Futurama: Bender's Game||Turanga Leela/Leegola||voice only
|2008–present||Sons of Anarchy||Gemma Teller Morrow||Series Regular: 53 Episodes|
|Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder||Turanga Leela||voice only
animated web series
|Jack and the Beanstalk||Jack's mum|
|Harps & Angels|
|2012||Comedy Central Roast||Herself||Roast of Roseanne|
|2013||Glee ||Nancy Abrams||episode: "Wonder-ful"|
|1976||Moon Over Brooklyn
|1994||Well...||Billboard Top Heatseekers – 33|
|2009||Sons of Anarchy: Shelter - EP
||Top Independent Albums — 33
Top Soundtracks — 23
Awards and nominations 
- Katey Sagal Biography. The Biography Channel. 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-29.
- Cathcart, Rebecca. "Out From Under All That Big Hair", The New York Times, November 7, 2008, p. 2 of online version
- Katey Sagal Biography. Indigoosesilk.com. Retrieved on 2011-03-04.
- "Adult Swim". Pressroom. Archived from the original on 2008-01-02. Retrieved 2008-06-03.
- Dempsey, John (October 27, 2005). ""Futurama" in Comedy Central's future via big deal". Variety. Retrieved 2005-10-27.
- Wallenstein, Andrew (June 22, 2006). ""Futurama" gets new life on Comedy Central". Reuters. Archived from the original on 2006-11-06. Retrieved 2006-10-08.
- Salem, Rob. "Futurama cast members ink new deal with Fox". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2009-05-08.
- "Star-ving May Leave You Hungry". New TeeVee Station. Retrieved 2009-02-20.
- Randy Newman's Harps and Angels Opens with Katey Sagal, Michael McKean, Adriane Lenox
- "The Staggering Harlettes". Retrieved June 11, 2011.
- "Room". Valley Entertainment. Retrieved 28 June 2010.
- "Sons of Anarchy: Shelter - EP by Various Artists". iTunes. Retrieved April 16, 2011.
- E! True Hollywood Story Married... with Children
- Silverman, Stephen M.. (2004-10-05) Married Actress Katey Sagal Weds Writer – Marriage, Katey Sagal. People.com. Retrieved on 2011-03-04.
- "Moon Over Brooklyn > Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-03-31.
- The Katey Sagal Picture Pages. Superiorpics.com. Retrieved on 2011-03-04.
- Well... – Katey Sagal. AllMusic (1994-04-19). Retrieved on 2011-03-04.
- "Sons of Anarchy: Shelter - Original Soundtrack". AllMusic. 2009-11-24. Retrieved 2012-03-31.
- Chicago TV News: TV reviews, TV previews, TV interviews, TV schedule, celebrity interviews – redeye.chicagotribune.com. Chicagonow.com. Retrieved on 2011-03-04.
- Posted by R.W. in Film Awards, TV Show Awards (2011-02-19). "Prism Awards 2011: Nominations: THE FIGHTER, BLACK SWAN, WINTER’S BONE". Film-Book.com. Retrieved 2012-03-31. Text " 7 Comment " ignored (help)
- In Full: Critics' Choice Television Awards - Nominees digitalspy
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