Katey Sagal

Katey Sagal

TV Actress

Katey Sagal is a Golden Globe-nominated American actress, singer and writer, best known for her roles in Futurama, Sons of Anarchy, 8 Simple Rules, and Married... with Children and had a minor role in That '70s show as Steven Hyde's mother, Edna Hyde. She portrayed Annora on FX's The Bastard Executioner.

Full Name
Jan 19, 1954
5′ 9″
Net Worth


Katey Sagal is an American actress and singer-songwriter, best known for her roles on television. She was born Catherine Louise Sagal on January 19, 1954, in Los Angeles, California. Her father, Boris Sagal, was a director of Ukrainian descent. Her mother, Sara Zwilling, was an artist of Jewish heritage.

Sagal began her career as a backup singer for Bob Dylan and Bette Midler before turning to acting in the mid-1970s. She made her debut in 1978 with a guest spot on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and a role in the miniseries Captains and the Kings (1976). In 1982 she landed the role of Peggy Bundy on Married...With Children (1986-1997) which earned her four Golden Globe nominations.

In 2000 Sagal starred in Futurama (1999-2003), playing Leela and providing the voice for many other characters; this earned her an Annie Award for Voice Acting in 2001. She went on to star in 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter (2002-2005) where she played Cate Hennessy, matriarch of the Hennessy clan. This role earned her two more Golden Globe nominations as well as two Emmy nominations and a People's Choice Award win. In 2011 she returned to television with her role as Gemma Teller Morrow on Sons of Anarchy (2008-2014). She won a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2012 and another Emmy nomination in 2014. 

Subsequently Sagal has acted in films such as Lost & Found (1999), Dropping Out (2000), Alice (2009) and Pitch Perfect 2 (2015). In 2018 she joined the cast of The Conners (2018-present) after Roseanne Barr's character was written out due to controversy surrounding Barr's tweets.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1954</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Katey Sagal is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On January 19, 1954, Katey Sagal was born in Hollywood, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1975</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins the Cast of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Sagal joins the cast of the hit show Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman as Louise Lasser's replacement.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1987</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Marrys Jack White</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Sagal marries Jack White, a musician and producer.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1993</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role on Married... with Children</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Sagal is cast as the matriarch, Peggy Bundy, on Married... with Children.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Gets Lead Role on 8 Simple Rules</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Sagal is cast as Cate Hennessy, the lead role in 8 Simple Rules.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a TV Series</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Sagal wins a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series for her role in 8 Simple Rules.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2014</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lead Role on Sons of Anarchy</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Sagal is cast in the lead role of Gemma Teller Morrow for the FX show Sons of Anarchy.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's a Great Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Katey Sagal is an incredibly talented and versatile actress. She has starred in many television shows, including the hit series Married with Children, 8 Simple Rules, Futurama, and Sons of Anarchy. She has also had success in film roles.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Katey Sagal is an inspiration to women everywhere. She has shown that age is just a number and that success can be achieved at any age. She has also demonstrated that it's possible to break into the entertainment industry without sacrificing your family life.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's an Amazing Singer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text"> Katey Sagal is also an amazing singer. Her voice has been featured on several of her television shows, as well as albums released by her band The Gracious Few. Her beautiful singing voice adds another layer of talent to her already impressive portfolio.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Started as a Singer</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Katey Sagal began her career as a singer, performing in clubs and recording background vocals for Bette Midler before becoming an actress.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Married to the Creator of "Married... with Children"</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Katey Sagal is married to David Greenburg, the creator of the long running sitcom "Married... with Children," which she starred in from 1987 to 1997.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Voiced Two Iconic Characters</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Katey Sagal has provided the voice for two iconic cartoon characters: Leela from Futurama and Turanga Leela from The Simpsons.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Won a Golden Globe for "Sons of Anarchy"</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2011, Katey Sagal won the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama for her role as Gemma Teller Morrow in "Sons of Anarchy."</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Grammy Nominated Songwriter</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Katey Sagal is also an accomplished songwriter and musician, having been nominated for a Grammy Award for her work on the song "I'm Not Waiting Anymore" for the film "Courageous."</p></div>


Arrow icon

Arrow icon

Arrow icon