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Catherine Louise Sagal
January 19, 1954
|Alma mater||California Institute of the Arts|
|Occupation||Actress • singer • songwriter|
(m. 1977; div. 1981)
(m. 1986; div. 1989)
(m. 1993; div. 2000)
Catherine Louise Sagal (born January 19, 1954) is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She is known for playing Peggy Bundy on Married... with Children, Leela on Futurama, and Cate Hennesy on 8 Simple Rules. In the latter role, Sagal worked with John Ritter until his death, leading to Sagal's taking over as the series lead for the remainder of the show's run.
She is also widely known for her role as Gemma Teller Morrow on the FX series Sons of Anarchy, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama in 2011.
Sagal was born in California to a show business family of five children. Her younger sisters Jean and Liz Sagal. They are a pair of twins who also act. Her brother is actor Joe Sagal. Her mother, Sara Zwilling was a writer and producer. Sagal's father, Boris Sagal was a director. Sagal grew up in Brentwood, Los Angeles.
Sagal began her career in Hollywood. She was in many made for TV movies between 1971 and 1975. These included a small role as a receptionist in the Columbo episode Candidate for Crime which was directed by her father. In 1973, she also worked as a backing vocalist for different singers, including Bob Dylan and Tanya Tucker.
In 1978, Kiss bassist Gene Simmons asked her to sing background vocals on his solo album. During this time she was also a member of the rock group The Group With No Name. She also sang backup for Bette Midler. Midler hired her for her 1979 tour as one of The Harlettes. In 1981, Sagal was a backup singer on the Molly Hatchet album Take No Prisoners.
Sagal returned to television in 1985. She was in the series Mary starring Mary Tyler Moore. This led to her being cast as Peggy Bundy on the sitcom Married... with Children (1987–1997). The series was broadcast for eleven years.
After the end of Married... with Children, Sagal did many more television movies. She also did some acting on children's cartoon Recess. She played the voice of Spinelli's mother. In 1999, Matt Groening cast her as the cyclopian spaceship captain, Leela, in his science fiction cartoon comedy Futurama. The show had a cult following but was ended after five years.
|1971||The Failing of Raymond||Girl patient||as "Catherine Louise Sagal"
|1972||The Bold Ones: The New Doctors||Young nurse||as "Katie Sagal"|
|1973||Columbo||Secretary||episode: "Candidate for Crime"|
|1975||The Dream Makers||Unemployment manager||television film|
|1987||Maid to Order||Louise|
|1987–1997||Married... with Children||Peggy Bundy||Series Regular: 250 Episodes|
|1988||The Good Mother||Ursula|
|1990||Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme||Mary Quite Contrary||television movie|
|Tales from the Crypt||Ms. Kilbasser||episode: "For Cryin' Out Loud"|
|1991||She Says She's Innocent||Susan Essex||television movie|
|1995||Trail of Tears||Annie Cook||television movie|
|Nachtshow||episode: "February 10th, 1995"|
|Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man||Duckman's mother||animated series
episode: "The Germ Turns"
|1996||Space Cases||Ma (voice only)||episode: "Mother Knows Best"|
|1997–2001||Recess||Flo Spinelli||animated series
episodes: "Parents' Night"
"Weekend at Muriel's"
|1998||Chance of a Lifetime||Irene Dunbar||television movie|
|Mr. Headmistress||Harriet Magnum||television movie|
|1999||No Higher Love||Ellen Young|
|Smart House||Pat||television movie|
|That 70s Show||Edna Hyde||episodes: "Career Day"
|Tucker||Claire Wennick||episodes: "Pilot"
"Seth Green with Envy"
"Everybody Dance Now"
|2001||The Geena Davis Show||Ashley||episode: "Girls' Night Out"|
|Recess: School's Out||Mrs. Flo Spinelli||voice only
|2002||Following Tildy||Connie St. John|
|Imagine That||Barb Thompson|
|2002–2005||8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter||Cate S. Hennessy||Series Regular: 76 Episodes|
|2004||When Angels Come to Town||Jo||television movie|
|2004–2006||Higglytown Heroes||Monica the Police Officer||episodes: "Great Un-Expectations/Snow Dazed"
"Smells Like a Myster/Ship Ahoy!"
"Wayne's Day Out"
|2005||Campus Confidential||Naomi Jacobs||television movie|
|Three Wise Guys||Shirley Crown|
|2005||Ghost Whisperer||Francie Lewis||episode: "Undead Comic"|
|2005–2007||The Shield||Nancy Gilroy||episodes: "Grave"
|2005–2010||Lost||Helen Norwood||episodes: "Orientation"
|2006||I'm Reed Fish||Maureen|
|Boston Legal||Barbara Little||episodes: "New Kids on the Block"
"Desperately Seeking Shirley"
"Fine Young Cannibal"
"Whose God Is It Anyway?"
|The Search for the Funniest Mom in America||Host||reality series|
|2007||Futurama: Bender's Big Score||Turanga Leela||voice only
|The Winner||Lydia Berko||episode: "Hot for Teacher"|
|2008||Eli Stone||Marci Klein||episodes: "Patience"
"Waiting For That day"
|'||Annabelle Bundt/Natasha Steele||episode: "Two and a Half Deaths"|
|Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs||Turanga Leela||voice only
|Futurama: Bender's Game||Turanga Leela/Leegola||voice only
|2008–present||Sons of Anarchy||Gemma Teller Morrow|
|Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder||Turanga Leela||voice only
animated web series
|Jack and the Beanstalk||Jack's mum|
|Harps & Angels|
Images for kids
Sagal's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
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