Jean Sagal

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Jean Sagal
Born Barbara Jean Sagal
(1961-10-09) October 9, 1961 (age 54)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actress, associate director, director
Years active 1982 – present

Jean Sagal (born October 9, 1961) is an American television actress and director. In the 1980s, she co-starred with her twin sister Liz Sagal in the 23-episode 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 long-running ad campaign by Doublemint gum.[1]

As a director[edit]

She is 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).[2]

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 Joe Sagal and twin sister Liz Sagal, are all active in the industry. Another brother, David Sagal, is an attorney married to actor McNally Sagal.

Partial filmography[edit]


Year Title Role Notes
1982 Grease 2 Cheerleader Starred with twin sister Liz Sagal


Year Series Episode No., Title Role Notes
1984–1985 Double Trouble Series Regular – All Episodes Kate Foster Starred with twin sister Liz Sagal
1985 Simon & Simon 5x11, Facets Andrea Nyquist
1986 Highway to Heaven 2x23, Children's Children Sandy Clark
1986 Trapper John, M.D. 7x19, Elusive Butterfly Butterfly Series Finale
1987 Cagney & Lacey 6x21 & 6x22, Turn, Turn, Turn Linda Chandler 2 Episodes
1988 21 Jump Street 2x14, Chapel of Love Betty Sue Fitzgerald Sister Liz Sagal played Mary Lou Fitzgerald in episode
1989 Quantum Leap 2x04, What Price Gloria? Gloria Collins
1991 Knots Landing 13x10, Lost at Sea Amber
1992 Picket Fences 1x16, Nuclear Meltdowns; 1x17, Body Politics Elena Shannon 2 Episodes
1995 Pointman 1x11, Storm Warning Unknown Episode also stars Jenna Elfman



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