Katey Sagal is one of the most talented stars making the waves in the American movie industry. The amazing lady is equally a singer and songwriter who came into the limelight through her brilliant performance on the American TV sitcom titled Married…with Children. The actress has equally appeared in a handful of movies including Sons of Anarchy which earned her the Golden Globe Award for excellent performance in 2011. She is also popular for playing Cale Hennessy on 8 Simple Rules. In addition to her acting prowess, Sagal has equally launched two musical albums. Learn more about the multi-talented celebrity below.
Katey Sagal Bio
Born Catherine Louise Sagal on the 19th of January 1954 in Los Angeles, California; Katey was born to Ukranian-Jewish father Boris Sagal and his wife Sara Zwilling. Interestingly, her mother was a singer but she died in 1975 after suffering from heart disease; while her father who worked as a film director passed on six years later in 1981. He was said to have died while filming the series titled World War III. The young Katey Sagal was raised in Brentwood, Los Angeles along with her four siblings. There she completed her basic education, after which she enrolled at the California Institute of the Arts where she studied singing and acting.
Upon graduation, Katey made her acting debut in 1971 when she played the role of a patient in The Failing of Raymond. She went on to play minor roles in other films such as Larry, The Dream Makers, Columbo, and The Bold Ones: The New Doctors until 1975. Sagal got her first big role in the series titled Mary. The young actress featured as a newspaper columnist alongside Mary Tyler Moore from 1985 to 1986. Subsequently, she joined the cast of the 1985 sitcom titled Married…with Children, where she played the recurring role of Peggy Bundy until 1997.
During the ‘90s, Katey Sagal starred in television series such as Tales From the Crypt, The Earth Day Special, Trial of Tears, Space Cases, Recess, and Chance of a Lifetime. In the 2000s, she appeared in Tucker, Imaging That, 8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter, Sons of Anarchy, Glee, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and many others.
Additionally, she has appeared in dozens of movies including The Good Mother where she portrayed Ursula alongside Diane Keaton and Liam Neeson. Others are Dropping Out, I’m Reed Fish, House Broken, Jack, and the Woodstock, and Pitch Perfect, just to mention a few. The amazing star is also gifted in singing; she launched her first music album titled Well… in 1994 and her second titled Room in 2004. Her other songs include, Moon Over Brooklyn (1976), Sons of Anarchy Shelter – EP (2009), and Covered (2013).
Net Worth: How Much is Katey Sagal Worth?
The amazing actress has recorded tremendous success since the inception of her career. She has made huge wealth for herself and has been living a lavish lifestyle. Katey Sagal currently has an estimated net worth of $30 million. She earns her net worth from her appearance in television series, movies, and other investments. Also, Katey has earned wide recognition and has received several awards. She equally got a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Katey Sagal’s Spouse and Children
While Katey has been so successful in her career, the same can’t be said of her love life, at least she didn’t have it rosy at a stretch. The gorgeous actress has been married three times and divorced twice. Her first marriage was with a man named Freddie Beckmeier who is an American musician. Their marriage lasted for three years from 1978 to 1981. The pair didn’t have any kids from their union.
Subsequently, Katey fell in love with a drummer named Jack White. The duo got hitched in 1993 after being in a relationship for a few years. After their wedding, the couple welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Sarah Grace in 1993, and about three years later; their son Jackson James was born. Meanwhile, Katey lost her first pregnancy in 1991 while she was on the set of Married…with Child. As she suddenly took in, her pregnancy was written in the episode of the series, and during a cesarean session, she had a stillbirth.
Furthermore, Katey and White separated having been married for about a decade due to irreconcilable differences, and later got divorced in 2010. Following their divorce, Katey Sagal married Kurt Sutter in a secret wedding ceremony held in 2004. They welcomed a daughter Esme Louise from a surrogate mother in 2007. Since their marriage, the couple has been living happily ever after and there is no sign of marital issues between them.
1. Katey Sagal’s mother passed on in 1975 as she had a long battle with heart disease.
2. Sagal’s stepmother Marge Champion is also a renowned American actress cum dancer
3. Her late father died while filming the TV series World War III in 1981.
4. Katey’s father directed the 1973 television film titled Columbo which she also featured in.
5. The star actress’ godfather is Norman Lear who is a well-known writer as well as a film producer.
6. Three of her younger siblings – Jean Sagal, Liz Sagal, and Joe Sagal are well-established actors in the American movie industry.
7. Katey’s brother named David Sagal pursued a career in law and is currently married to an actress named McNally Sagal.