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Who is Katey Sagal?

Born Catherine Louise Sagal on the 19th January 1954 in Los Angeles, California USA, she is an actress, and musician, best known to the world from playing Peggy Bundy in the TV comedy series “Married with Children” (1986-1997), and as Gemma Teller Morrow in the TV crime-drama series “Sons of Anarchy” (2008-2014), among many other accomplishments.

Early Life, Family, and Education

Katey, of Jewish ancestry, is the daughter of Boris Sagal, a famous Ukrainian-Jewish director, and Sara Zwilling, a stage actress and singer. She has four siblings, twin sisters Jean and Liz Sagal, who are also involved in the entertainment world, and brothers Joe and David Sagal. She spent her childhood in Brentwood, and though raised Jewish, she has now stated that she has no religious affinity with the Jewish religion. Katey’s godfather is Norman Lear, who is a notable sitcom writer, known for work on “Sanford and Son”, “Maude”, and other popular comedy series. So surrounded by people from show business, Katey, became interested in acting and singing herself, and as a result enrolled at the California Institute of the Arts, where she studied singing and acting.

Career Beginnings

Katey’s career started in the early ‘70s with a couple of roles in television films, including in “Candidate for Crime”, directed by her father Boris. It wasn’t until 1985 that Katey got her first recurring role, as Jo Tucker in the sitcom “Mary”, which had Mary Tyler Moore as the star of the show, with Katey featuring in 13 episodes, which helped her gain the experience for her further career in sitcoms.

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Rise to Prominence

It was in 1986 that she auditioned for the role of Peggy Bundy, a lower-class, sex-starved, lazy and free-spending wife of shoe salesman Al Bundy in “Married with Children”. Appeared in a red-wig at the audition, she stunned the casting directors and immediately won the role. Her red-wig became a part of Peggy’s character.

Katey appeared in all 263 episodes of the highly-acclaimed show from 1986 to ‘97, which made her extremely popular with the public. Many detested her character, but to many others she was an inspiration. Regardless, Katey received several honors for her work in the long-running series, including four Golden Globe award nominations and a TV Land Innovator Award, alongside her co-stars Christina Applegate, David Faustino, Ted McGinley and Ed O’Neill. The role celebrated her as an actress and enabled her gain new notable roles. Concurrently Katey featured in several films, including “She Says She’s Innocent” in 1991, and “Trail of Tears” in 1995, both being the lead roles.
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Career After “Married with Children”

Following the end of the series, Katey continued her career with lead and supporting roles in television films, such as “God’s New Plan” in 1999, next to Annabeth Gish and Tom Irwin, then “Smart House” in the same year, while in 2000 she was Wendy in the comedy film “Dropping Out”. Two years later, Katey was cast in her next significant role, as Cate Hennessy in another sitcom, “8 Simple Rules… for Dating My Teenage Daughter”, which aired between 2002 and 2005.

“Sons of Anarchy” Period

Nothing much changed for Katey in the next few years, bouncing from role to role, until she got the part of Gemma Teller Morrow in the TV crime-drama series “Sons of Anarchy” (2008-2014). One of the main protagonists, her character Gemma is the wife of Clay Morrow and widow of John Teller, a founder of the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club; the character was a resurgence of her somewhat stalled career, as Katey featured in all 92 episodes of the series, and was rewarded for her work with a Golden Globe Award in the category for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama in 2011, but her success meant that  other acting projects came her way too, including the role of Sandy in the TV series “Chadam” in 2010, and a minor appearance in the highly-acclaimed series “Glee” in 2013.

A career in Recent Years

Since the end of “Sons of Anarchy”, Katey has made several notable appearances, including the role of Louise in the sports drama film “Bleed For This” in 2016, with Aaron Eckhart and Miles Teller in the lead roles, and most recently as Randy DeLuca in the TV comedy series “Superior Donuts”.

An Accomplished Voice Actress

Katey, recognized for her high-pitched voice while portraying Peggy Bundy, secured a prominent voice acting career; her most notable character was Turanga Leela in the animated series “Futurama”, created by Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, which aired from 1999 until 2013, and thanks to its popularity, Groening created several films in which Katey repeated her voice role.

Successful Musician

Katey is also an acclaimed musician; she has released five studio albums, with her debut release coming out in 1974, entitled “Moon Over Brooklyn”. Her most popular album is “Well…” released in 1994, which features the song “(You) Can’t Hurry the Harvest”, written following a sudden cesarean section when she was in the seventh month of pregnancy.

Do You Know How Rich Katey Sagal Is?

Katey, a multitalented artist, has proved her acting and singing skills, for which she has won numerous prestigious awards. So far she has featured in more than 80 film and TV titles, some of which became extremely successful, both critically and commercially, but all still increased her wealth. So, have you ever wondered how rich Katey Sagal is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Sagal’s net worth is as high as $30 million. Pretty impressive, don’t you think?

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Katey Sagal with husband Kurt Sutter

Do You Know About Katey Sagal’s Personal Life, Marriage, Affairs, Children?

When it comes to her personal life, Katey has been quite open about it; she is now married to her third husband, Kurt Sutter, a famous screenwriter, director and producer, best known to the world for creating the “Sons of Anarchy”. The two have been married since 2004 and have welcomed one child, a daughter, Esmé Louise through a surrogate mother. Her first husband was musician Freddie Beckmeier from 1978 until 1981, and Katey then married drummer Jack White in 1993 with whom she welcomed a son Jackson, and daughter Sarah White before they divorced in 2000.

Internet Popularity

Katey has managed to expand her popularity to the social media platforms Instagram and Facebook. Her official Instagram account has over 410,000 followers, with whom she has shared events from her personal life and career as well. She is also pretty active on Facebook, with over 1.2 million followers. So, if you aren’t already a fan of this prominent actress and singer, then this is a fantastic opportunity for you to become one, just skip over to her official page.

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