Katey Sagal

Katey Sagal

Personalities

Catherine Louise “Katey” Sagal, is an American actress and singer born January 19, 1954 in Los Angeles, California, (United States).

She is best known for having played the roles of Peggy Bundy in Married, Two Children (1987-1997), that of Cate Hennessy in Touche pas à mes filles (2002-2005), and that of Gemma Teller Morrow in Sons of Anarchy ( 2008-2014).

She also voiced the character of Leela in the animated series Futurama.

Biography

Youth

Born in Los Angeles, Katey comes from a family that has always been in show business1.

Family

Her mother, Sara Swilling, is a producer and screenwriter who died of heart disease in 1975 at the age of 48. His father, Boris Sagal, is a director and producer who died accidentally on the set of World War III in 1981 at the age of 57. Following these deaths, Katey is raising her four younger siblings, Joe, David, Jean and Liz in Brentwood (Los Angeles) 2.

 Career :

  – Comedy

After graduating from the California Institute of the Arts, Katey launched her acting career in the early 1970s, starring in many TV movies. Her first major role was in the sitcom Mary in 1985. Thanks to this role, she obtained the main role in the sitcom Married, two children in 1987, at the age of 33; the series is a great success during the ten years of broadcasting.

After Married, two children, Katey appears in many television series. In 2002, she was the main character in the sitcom Hands Off My Daughters, alongside John Ritter, Kaley Cuoco and Amy Davidson. The series was canceled in 2005 after three seasons.

In 2008, Katey was one of the main characters, Gemma Teller Morrow, in the drama / thriller series Sons of Anarchy (which was created by her husband, Kurt Sutter). The series is broadcast on the FX channel from September 3, 2008. It will end in 2014. She will also resume her role in a cameo in the spin-off Mayans MC, in 2018.

In 2013, she played the role of Artie Abrams’ mother in an episode of the hit series Glee.

In 2015, she played the role of Hailee Steinfeld’s mother in Pitch Perfect 23,4,5.

In 2016, she got a role in the series The Big Bang Theory.

Music

In 1973, at only 19 years old, Katey launched into show business thanks to music. She was a backing vocalist for Bob Dylan and Tanya Tucker.

In 1976, she founded a group called “The Group With No Name” for which she produced the album Moon Over Brooklyn. At that time, she called herself Katie Sagal.

In 1978, she was a backing vocalist on the Gene Simmons album; she joined the group The Harlettes; then she returned to the group between 1982 and 19836. Subsequently, she was a backing vocalist on the track Soul Kiss (1985) by Olivia Newton-John. She then sang the credits of the movie Loose Cannons in 1990.

In April 1994, Katey released her first solo album, Well …, then in June 2004, a second solo album, Room7. She also sings on the Sons of Anarchy8 soundtrack.

Private life

In 1972, Katey had an affair with singer and musician Gene Simmons9: “I was 18 and a waitress in a restaurant. One evening, Gene Simmons and his band Kiss came to the restaurant I worked in and Gene thought I was pretty. Soon after, we went out together. “10.

In 1975, Katey met and began dating musician Freddie Beckmeyer, whom she married on May 1, 1977. However, they divorced in 1981 after six years together and four years of marriage. Subsequently, she was married to musician Fred Lombardo, from 1986 to 1989. In December 1989, at age 35, Katey miscarried after two months of pregnancy.

In 1991, Katey began a relationship with Jack White. The same year, Katey learns on the set of Married, two children that she is pregnant. The writers of the series therefore used her pregnancy for her character. However, in October 1991, after seven months of pregnancy, Katey had to give birth urgently via cesarean, which resulted in the stillbirth of her daughter whom she had named Ruby Jean White. Katey was inspired by this drama to compose the song (You) Can’t Hurry the Harvest which appears on her album Well …. Katey and Jack were married on November 26, 1993. Together, they had two children; a girl, named Sarah Grace White (born August 7, 1994), and a boy, named Jackson James White (born March 1, 1996). Katey and Jack divorced in July 2000 after nine years together and seven years of marriage.

Since 2003, Katey has been in a relationship with screenwriter and producer, Kurt Sutter, whom she married on October 2, 2004. Together, they had a daughter, Esmé Louise Sutter (born May 10, 2007), via a surrogate mother.

Filmography

Cinema

Movies

  • 1987: Maid to Order by Amy Holden Jones: Louise
  • 1988: Le Prix de la passion (The Good Mother) by Leonard Nimoy: Ursula
  • 2000: Dropping Out by Mark Osborne: Wendy
  • 2002: Following Tildy by Jonathan Schmock: Connie St. John
  • 2006: I’m Reed Fish by Zackary Adler: Maureen
  • 2009: House Broken by Sam Harper: Mom (Mrs. C)
  • 2014: There’s Always Woodstock by Rita Merson: Lee Ann
  • 2015: Pitch Perfect 2: Katherine
  • 2016: K.O. – Bleed for This (Bleed for This) by Ben Younger: Louise Pazienza

Animation films

  • 2001: The playground: Long live the holidays! (Recess: School’s Out) by Chuck Sheetz: Mrs. Flo spinelli
  • 2001: The playground: Christmas holidays: Flo Spinelli
  • 2003: The playground: Back to upper class: Flo Spinelli
  • 2008: Futurama: La Grande Aventure de Bender (Bender’s Big Score) (Video) by Dwayne Carey-Hill: Turanga Leela (Direct-to-video)
  • 2008: Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs by Peter Avanzino: Turanga Leela (Direct-to-video)
  • 2008: Futurama by Dwayne Carey-Hill: Beware the Robot Lord! (Bender’s Game): Turanga Leela (Direct-to-video)
  • 2009: Futurama: Will you take a last green? by Peter Avanzino: Turanga Leela (Direct-to-video)

Television

TV movies

  • 1971: The Failing of Raymond by Boris Sagal: Patient
  • 1974: Larry by William A. Graham: Cashier
  • 1975: Le Rêve brisé (The Dream Makers) by Boris Sagal: Unemployment manager
  • 1990: Mother Goose Rock ‘n’ Rhyme by Jeff Stein: Mary Quite Contrary
  • 1991: She Says She’s Innocent by Charles Correll: Susan Essex
  • 1995: Two Moms on the Road (Trail of Tears) by Donald Wrye: Annie Cook
  • 1998: Mr. Headmistress by James Frawley: Harriet Magnum
  • 1998: Chance of a Lifetime by Deborah Reinisch: Irene Dunbar
  • 1999: For the Love of Emily (God’s New Plan) by Michael Switzer: Ellen Young
  • 1999: La Maison du futur (Smart House) by LeVar Burton: Pat
  • 2000: Dropping Out by Mark Osborne: Wendy
  • 2004: Deux angels dans la ville (When Angels Come to Town) by Andy Wolk: Jo
  • 2005: Confidential Campus of Melanie Mayron: Naomi
  • 2005: Three Wise Guys by Robert Iscove: Shirley Crown
  • 2010: Jack and the Beanstalk by Gary J. Tunnicliffe: Jack’s Mother
  • 2017: Wayne Blair’s Dirty Dancing: Vivian Pressman

TV shows

  • 1972: The Bold Ones: The New Doctors by Steven Bochco, Richard H. Landau and Paul Mason: Young nurse.
  • 1973: Columbo: Candidate for Crime: Secretary.
  • 1975: Three of the Road by Jerry McNeely: Receptionist.
  • 1985: Mary of David Isaacs and Ken Levine: Jo Tucker.
  • 1987-1997: Married… with Children by Ron Leavitt and Michael G. Moye: Peggy Wanker Bundy
  • 1990: Tales from the Crypt by William Gaines: Mrs. Kilbasser (Season 2 Episode 8: Night Howl).
  • 1995: Duckman: Private Dick / Family Man by Everett Peck (en): Duckman’s mother (1 episode).
  • 1996: Space Cases by Peter David and Bill Mumy: Ma (1 episode).
  • 1998: That ’70s Show by Mark Brazill, Bonnie Turner and Terry Turner: Edna Hyde (3 episodes).
  • 2000: Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child by Anthony Bell: Hare (1 episode).
  • 2000: Tucker by Terri Hughes: Claire Wennick (13 episodes).
  • 2001: The Geena Davis Show by Terri Minsky: Ashley (1 episode).
  • 2002: Imagine That by Seth Kurland: Barb Thompson (6 episodes).
  • 2002-2005: Don’t Touch My Daughters (8 Simple Rules… for Dating My Teenage Daughter) by Tracy Gamble: Cate Hennessy.
  • 2005: Ghost Whisperer by John Gray: Francie Lewis (season 1 episode 12: Undead Comic).
  • 2004-2006: The Heroes of Higglyville by Holly Huckins and Denis Morella: Cate Hennessy (4 episodes).
  • 2005-2007: The Shield by Shawn Ryan: Nancy Gilroy (Season 4 episode 2: Face to face; Season 6 episode 7: Exile).
  • 2005-2010: Lost: The Disappeared by J.J. Abrams, Jeffrey Lieber and Damon Lindelof: Helen Norwood (4 episodes).
  • 2006: Boston Justice (season 3 episodes 2 to 6) by David E. Kelley: Barbara Little (5 episodes).
  • 2007: The Winner by Ricky Blitt: Lydia Berko (1 episode).
  • 2008: CSI by Anthony E. Zuiker: Annabelle Fundt / Natasha Steele (1 episode).
  • 2008: Eli Stone by Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim: Marci Klein (4 episodes).
  • 2008-2014: Sons of Anarchy by Kurt Sutter: Gemma Teller Morrow.
    2009: Star-ving of Sam Henry Kass, Todd Bringewatt, David Faustino and Corin Nemec: Katey Sagal.
    2010: Chadam by Landon F. Pascual: Sandy (8 episodes).
    2013: Glee by Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy: Nancy Abrams (Artie’s mother).
    2014-2015: A to Z by Ben Queen: Narrator (13 episodes).
    2014-2015: Regular Show by J. G. Quintel: Mother of Mordecai (13 episodes).
    2015: The Bastard Executioner by Kurt Sutter: Annora of the Alders (10 episodes).
    2016: Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Karen Peralta, Jake’s mother
    2016: The Big Bang Theory: Susan, Penny’s mother (1 episode)
    2016: This Is Us: Lanie Schultz (1 episode)
    2018-2019: Shameless: Dr. Ingrid Jones (7 episodes)

2018-2019: Shameless: Dr. Ingrid Jones (7 episodes)
2018: Mayans M.C. by Kurt Sutter: Gemma Teller Morrow (episode 1 season 1)
2019: Dead to Me by Liz Feldman: Eleonor Hale (2 episodes)

Animation series

  • 1997-2001: La Cour de Récré (Recess) by Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere: Mrs. Flo Spinelli / additional voices (4 episodes).
  • 1999-2013: Futurama by David X. Cohen and Matt Groening: Turanga Leela
  • 2014: The Simpsons: Simpsorama (Season 26 Episode 6) by James L. Brooks, Matt Groening and Sam Simon: Turanga Leela.

Awards

  • 68th Golden Globes 2011: Best Actress in a Drama Series for Sons of Anarchy (2008-2015).
  • TV Land Awards 2011: Nominated for the Innovator Award for Best Cast in a Comedy Series for Married, Two Children (1987-1997) shared with Christina Applegate, David Faustino, Ted McGinley and Ed O’Neill.
  • 2005: Prism Awards for best actress in a comedy television series for Touche pas à mes filles (2002-2005).
  • 2011: Online Film & Television Association Awards for Best Actress in a Dramatic Television Series for Sons of Anarchy (2008-2015).
  • 2012: BTVA People’s Choice Voice Acting Award for Best Vocal Performance for the entire cast in a Fantasy TV Series for Futurama (2008-2015) shared with Billy West, John DiMaggio, Lauren Tom, Phil LaMarr, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille AND David Herman.
  • 2012: BTVA Television Voice Acting Award for Best Vocal Performance for the entire cast in a Fantasy TV Series for Futurama (2008-2015) shared with Billy West, John DiMaggio, Lauren Tom, Phil LaMarr, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille AND David Herman.
  • 2013: BTVA People’s Choice Voice Acting Award for Best Vocal Performance for the entire cast in a Fantasy TV Series for Futurama (2008-2015) shared with Billy West, John DiMaggio, Lauren Tom, Phil LaMarr, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille AND David Herman.
  • 2013: BTVA Television Voice Acting Award for Best Vocal Performance for the entire cast in a Fantasy TV Series for Futurama (2008-2015) shared with Billy West, John DiMaggio, Lauren Tom, Phil LaMarr, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille AND David Herman.
  • 2013: Prism Awards for Best Female Performance in a Dramatic Television Series for Sons of Anarchy (2008-2015).
  • 2014: BTVA Television Voice Acting Award for Best Vocal Performance for the entire cast in a Fantasy TV Series for Futurama (2008-2015) shared with Billy West, John DiMaggio, Lauren Tom, Phil LaMarr, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille AND David Herman.

Appointments

  • 48th Golden Globes 1991: Best actress in a musical or comedy series for Married, two children (1987-1997).
  • 49th Golden Globe Awards 1992: Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Series for Married, Two Children (1987-1997).
  • 50th Golden Globes 1993: Best actress in a musical or comedy series for Married, two children (1987-1997).
  • 51st Golden Globes 1994: Best actress in a musical or comedy series for Married, two children (1987-1997).
  • 2002: Online Film & Television Association Awards for Best Vocal Performance in a Fantasy Television Series for Futurama (1999-2013).
  • 2010: Gold Derby Awards for Best Leading Actress in a Dramatic Television Series for Sons of Anarchy (2008-2015).
  • 1st Critics’ Choice Television Awards 2011: Best Actress in a Drama Series for Sons of Anarchy (2008-2015).
  • 2011: Gold Derby Awards for Best Leading Actress in a Dramatic Television Series for Sons of Anarchy (2008-2015).
  • 2nd Critics’ Choice Television Awards 2012: Best Actress in a Drama Series for Sons of Anarchy (2008-2015).
  • 2012: Online Film & Television Association Awards for Best Leading Actress in a Dramatic Television Series for Sons of Anarchy (2008-2015).
  • 2013: BTVA Television Voice Acting Award for Best Female Vocal Performance in a Fantasy Television Series for Futurama (1999-2013).
  • 2014: BTVA Television Voice Acting Award for Best Female Vocal Performance in a Fantasy Television Series for Futurama (1999-2013).
  • 2014: Online Film & Television Association Awards for Best Vocal Performance in a Fantasy Television Series for Futurama (1999-2013).
  • 41st People’s Choice Awards 2015: Favorite TV Icon.

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