Golden Globe® Award winning actress Katey Sagal has entertained audiences in a variety of dramatic and comedic roles throughout her notable career.
This past fall, Sagal completed the seventh and final season of FX's hit drama Sons of Anarchy, in which she portrayed "Gemma Teller." Sagal won her first Golden Globe, "Best Performance by Actress in a Television Series – Drama," for her portrayal of the maternal matriarch in 2010. She has also been nominated two years in a row by the Broadcast Television Critics as "Best Actress in a Drama Series."
Most recently, Sagal was seen in the sequel to Pitch Perfect 2, produced and directed by Elizabeth Banks. She played the mother of newest cast member, Hailee Steinfeld's character. The film was released on May 15, 2015.
Following Pitch Perfect 2, Sagal will appear in the biopic Bleed for This about the incredible comeback of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza after a near fatal car crash. The film is directed by Ben Younger as stars Miles Teller. Bleed for This is set to be released later this year.
Prior to her success on Sons of Anarchy, Sagal starred in the ABC series 8 Simple Rules..., alongside the late John Ritter and was the featured voice of "Leela," a beautiful one-eyed alien, in the Comedy Central animated series Futurama. Sagal has had roles in the independent films I'm Reed Fish and the tele-film 3 Wise Guys. She also recurred as "Helen" on the ABC television phenomenon Lost and "Nancy Gilroy" on FX's The Shield.
In addition to her acting, Sagal is a critically acclaimed singer and songwriter. Sagal was a "Harlette" with Bette Midler for three years as well as background singer for Bob Dylan, Olivia Newton-John, Etta James and Tanya Tucker. Her album, Covered, was released on November 11, 2013 with her cover of the Tom Petty song, "Free Fallin," as the first single.
With the support of record label Valley Entertainment, Sagal released her album, Room, in 2004. Room was the first record for Sagal since her 1994 debut, Well. Room was a combination of original songs penned by Sagal including "Life Goes Round," "Daddy's Girl" and "Wish I Were a Kid" and memorable classics like "Feel a Whole Lot Better" and "(For the Love of) Money." The first single was "Daddy's Girl," a touching song about the long-lasting relationship between a daughter and her father. She debuted the song on the March 2, 2004 episode of 8 Simple Rules... Room was produced by Bob Thiele (Bonnie Raitt) and mixed by Ray Kennedy (Twangtrust/Steve Earle). Ivan Neville, Don Was and Shane Fontayne make appearances throughout the disc.
Sagal gained national attention for her role as the outrageous "Peg Bundy" in the ground-breaking, highly-rated long-running series Married with Children, for which she earned three Golden Globe and two American Comedy Award nominations.
In her first job on television, Sagal joined Mary Tyler Moore in the television series Mary and has starred in the television movies Smart House and Mr. Headmistress (both for "Wonderful World of Disney"), as well as Chance of a Lifetime, Trail of Tears and She Says She's Innocent.
She has also starred in the feature film Love Stinks, Mail Order, The Good Mother, and the 2000 Sundance Film Festival favorite Dropping Out.
Sagal currently resides in Los Angeles, California with her husband, Kurt Sutter, who counts executive producer and writer of Sons of Anarchy and The Shield among his many credits, and her three amazing children, Sarah, Jackson, and Esmé.