Katey Sagal Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
Katey Sagal was born on January 19, 1954, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Katey Sagal began her acting career as a teenager in the early 1970’s. Her first roles were small roles in made for TV movies and bit parts in television series. Some of her earliest roles were as a cashier in the film Larry and as a nurse in the show The Bold Ones: The New Doctors.
It wasn’t until the mid-1980’s that Katey Sagal landed her first recurring role on the television show, Mary. On the show, she played a character named Jo Tucker. Her role on the show only lasted for a year. After this show, she returned to have small parts in movies and television shows.
In 1987, Katey Sagal got her big break. She earned the role of Peggy Bundy, a fun mother in the show Married with Children. This is the role that made her famous and changed her career forever. She kept the role of Peggy Bundy from the beginning of the series in 1987 to the end of the show in 1997. Also while working on the show, she took on some small parts in other TV series and movies. Some of these included Space Cases, The Good Mother, and Tales from the Crypt.
After her role on Married with Children, Katey Sagal was in high demand. She had both acting roles and voice acting roles on many television shows in the early 2000’s. Some of her most famous shows and movies are Recess (voice), Tucker, Imagine That, 8 Simple Rules, Boston Legal, Lost, Futurama.
In 2008, Katey Sagal landed yet another prominent role as Gemma Teller Morrow on the show Sons of Anarchy. She played this role in nearly 100 episodes of the show from 2008 to 2014. This is her most recent (as of 2017) significant role. After her work on the show, she was featured in many television shows and movies such as Pitch Perfect 2, The Bastard Executioner, Bleed for This, Superior Donuts.
Awards and Accomplishments
During her long, and still ongoing, career, Katey Sagal has won 11 acting awards and has been nominated for 20 others. Some of her most prestigious awards are listed below:
Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series (Sons of Anarchy)
5 Behind the Voice Actors Awards for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Comedy/ Musical (Futurama)
Online Film and Television Association Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series (Sons of Anarchy)
Prism Award for Performance in a Comedy Series (8 Simple Rules)
TV Land Awards: Innovator Award (Married with Children)
Katey Sagal earned a star on the Walk of Fame in 2014.
Katey Sagal was first married to Freddie Beckmeier in 1978. However, the couple divorced in 1981. This couple had no children together. She later married Jack White (not the singer from the White Stripes) in 1993. The couple later divorced in 2000. This couple had two children together, Jackson and Sarah. She remarried in 2004 to Kurt Sutter. This couple is still married as of 2017. She has one child with Sutter, Esme.