Jean Sagal

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Jean Sagal
Barbara Jean Sagal

(1961-10-09) October 9, 1961 (age 59)
OccupationActress, associate director, director
Years active1982–present

Jean Sagal (born October 9, 1961 in Los Angeles, California) is an American television actress and director. In the 1980s, she co-starred with her twin sister Liz Sagal in the television series Double Trouble that ran from 1984–85. She has since appeared on such shows as Picket Fences, Knots Landing, Quantum Leap and 21 Jump Street. She has directed episodes of Two and a Half Men, Mad TV, So Little Time and Just Shoot Me. Sagal and her twin sister also served for a time as the "Doublemint Twins" in the ad campaign by Doublemint gum.[1]

Early life[edit]

Sagal's father, Boris Sagal, was a Ukrainian-Jewish immigrant who worked as a television director.[2]

As a director[edit]

She was the associate director for 2 Broke Girls (42 episodes), and Two and a Half Men (166 episodes). She has also been the director for 5 television shows. Wizards of Waverly Place (1 episode), Two and a Half Men (3 episodes), MADtv (3 episodes), So Little Time (9 episodes), and Just Shoot Me! (4 episodes).

Sagal is part of a family of entertainment industry professionals. She is the daughter of director Boris Sagal and the stepdaughter of Marge Champion. Her siblings, older sister Katey Sagal, brother Joey Sagal and twin sister Liz Sagal, are all active in the industry.

Partial filmography[edit]

Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
1982 Grease 2 Cheerleader Film; with twin sister Liz Sagal
1984–1985 Double Trouble Kate Foster Lead role; with twin sister Liz Sagal
1985 Simon & Simon Andrea Nyquist 5x11, Facets
1986 Highway to Heaven Sandy Clark 2x23, Children's Children
1986 Trapper John, M.D. Butterfly 7x19, Elusive Butterfly
1987 Cagney & Lacey Linda Chandler 6x21 & 6x22, Turn, Turn, Turn
1988 21 Jump Street Betty Sue Fitzgerald 2x14, Chapel of Love; Liz Sagal played Mary Lou Fitzgerald in episode
1989 Quantum Leap Gloria Collins 2x04, What Price Gloria?
1991 Knots Landing Amber 13x10, Lost at Sea
1992 Picket Fences Elena Shannon 1x16, Nuclear Meltdowns, with twin sister Liz Sagal; 1x17, Body Politics
1995 Pointman N/A 1x11, Storm Warning


  1. ^ Smith, Stacy Jenel (December 18, 2005). "Ex-nurse/sidekick moves on to find 'bigger fish to fry'". The Repository. Canton, Ohio. Archived from the original on April 27, 2006. Retrieved September 11, 2009.
  2. ^ "Katey Sagal Trivia". Hollywood Up Close. 2008. Archived from the original on September 6, 2010.

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