|Katey Sagal Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||January 19, 1954|
Katey Sagal is an American actress and singer who became a household name after playing Peggy Bundy on the hit sitcom Married… with Children (1987-1997). She is also widely recognized for portraying the character of Gemma Teller Morrow on the drama TV series Sons of Anarchy (2008-2014) which earned her a Golden Globe Award in the category of “Best Actress” in 2011. Katey is also a renowned vocalist who has worked as a backup artist for several noted singers and has released a few solo studio albums as well. In 2014, she was honored with a star on the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’.
Catherine Louise Sagal
Los Angeles, California, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Katey graduated from the Palisades High School in Pacific Palisades, California. She then studied acting from the California Institute of the Arts.
Actress, Singer, Songwriter
- Father – Boris Sagal (TV and Film Director) (d. 1981)
- Mother – Sara Zwilling (a.k.a. Sara Macon) (Singer, TV Writer, Producer) (d. 1975)
- Siblings – Jean Sagal (Younger Sister) (Actress, TV Director), Liz Sagal (Younger Sister) (Actress, Screenwriter, Film Editor), Joseph “Joey” Sagal (Younger Brother) (Actor, Screenwriter), David Sagal (Brother) (Attorney)
- Others – Marge Champion (Stepmother) (Actress, Dancer), McNally Sagal (Sister-in-Law) (Actress), Lewis Sagal (Paternal Grandfather), Berka Sagal (Paternal Great Grandfather), Basha Sagal (Paternal Great Grandmother), Yosel Sagal (Paternal Great Great Grandfather), Hanna (Paternal Great Great Grandmother), Rose Simina (Paternal Grandmother), Hasya Simina (Paternal Great Grandmother), Daniel Frederick Zwilling (Maternal Grandfather), Daniel Zwilling (Maternal Great Grandfather), Alda Blanche Miller (Maternal Great Grandmother), Heinrich Zwilling (Maternal Great Great Grandfather), Julia Ann Howald (Maternal Great Great Grandmother), Abraham H. Miller (Maternal Great Great Grandfather), Elizabeth Fleming (Maternal Great Great Grandmother), Virginia Lee Thompson (Maternal Grandmother), Nathaniel Quitman Thompson (Maternal Great Grandfather), Virginia Michaux Macon (Maternal Great Grandmother), Joseph Underwood Thompson (Maternal Great Great Grandfather), Georgianne Abney (Maternal Great Great Grandmother), William W. Macon (Maternal Great Great Grandfather), Margaret Julia Binion (Maternal Great Great Grandmother), Ernest Belcher (Step-Grandfather) (Choreographer) (d. 1973), Jules White (Ex Brother-in-Law) (Film Director) (d. 1985), Sam White (Ex Brother-in-Law) (Film Producer) (d. 2006), Hanala Sagal (Ex Sister-in-Law) (Actress), Gregg Champion (Step-Brother) (Film Director), Blake Champion (Step-Brother) (d. 1987)
She is represented by William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, Beverly Hills, California, United States.
Pop, Adult Contemporary
- Casablanca Records
- Virgin/EMI Records
- Valley Entertainment
- 20th Century Fox
- E1 Music
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
59 kg or 130 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Katey has dated –
- David Faustino – Rumor
- Gene Simmons (1972-1978)
- Freddie Beckmeier (1975–1981) – Katie began dating musician Freddie Beckmeier in 1975. The couple got married in 1977 and were eventually separated in 1981.
- Fred Lombardo (1986–1989)
- Jack White (1990–2000) – Katie started dating drummer Jack White in 1990 and the couple got married in 1993. They have 2 children together – a son named Jackson James White (b. March 1, 1996) and a daughter named Sarah Grace White (b. August 7, 1994).
- Kurt Sutter (2003-Present) – Katey got married to screenwriter and TV producer Kurt Sutter on October 2, 2004. They have a daughter together named Esmé Louise Sutter (b. January 10, 2007), through a surrogate mother.
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent on her father’s side and has German, English, Swiss-German, French, and Scottish ancestry on her mother’s side.
- Dense, straight shoulder-length hair
- Affable smile
- Has Flowers tattooed on both her arms
- Petite frame
Katey has appeared in the TV commercials for –
- Victoria’s Secret (1996)
- American Red Cross (2012)
- Ford (Warriors in Pink) (2017)
She has stated that although she is culturally Jewish, she has never had any ‘formal religious experience’.
Katey Sagal Favorite Things
- Pet – Dogs
- Movie Genre – Comedy
Source – IMDb
Katey Sagal Facts
- Before making a big splash in the world of acting, Katey had started her career as a singer and songwriter. She had even worked a singing waitress during her years of struggle before cracking it in the singing industry.
- She eventually worked as a backing vocalist for acclaimed singers such as Bob Dylan, Etta James, Tanya Tucker, Bette Midler, and Gene Simmons. Her first solo studio album, titled Well…., was eventually released in 1994.
- Katey’s godfather, well-known sitcom producer/writer Norman Lear, revealed in 2016 that he was the one who had introduced Katey’s parents to each other.
- In 1985, she was honored with the Drama Logue Award for “Outstanding Performance” for her work in the play The Beautiful Lady which used to run at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles.
- In October 2021, Katey was hospitalized after being hit by a car while crossing the street in Los Angeles.
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