Katey Sagal
Actress, singer-songwriter
Katey Sagal
Catherine Louise "Katey" Sagal is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She first achieved widespread fame as Peggy Bundy on the long-running Fox comedy series Married... with Children, for which she was nominated for four Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in a Comedy Television Series and two American Comedy Awards during the show's run.
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Watch: Interview with Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart in "Bleed For This"
Huffington Post - 3 months
Miles Teller takes on his first official adult role as real-life boxer Vinnie Pazienza in the feature film Bleed for This. It marks a big step for the 29-year-old actor, who is best known for playing students and youths in films like Whiplash and The Spectacular Now. Bleed follows Vinnie, a world champion boxer who broke his neck in a near-fatal car accident and told he may never walk again. However, Vinnie defied the odds not only to walk, but to make a stunning boxing comeback. The film is directed by Ben Younger and also stars Aaron Eckhart as Vinnie's coach and Katey Sagal as Vinnie's mother. Watch the cast interviews below. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Ed O'Neill Shoots Down 'Married With Children' Reunion Rumors
Huffington Post - 8 months
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How To Use Social Media If You Are A Celebrity
Huffington Post - about 1 year
We all have stumbled upon many celebrity social media profiles. Some are obnoxious while others are brilliant. Why is that? Is it because we dislike the celebrity's character or their online image? Truth is, a great social media page can change our opinion about a celebrity and that's the reason public figures should pay attention to the way their social media pages are run. Are you a celebrity? Do you want to act like one? Adhere to the following rules and I promise you will be crowned a social media champion. Rule no 1: Don't be boring. If you are a celebrity with a strong offline brand power but with a small online following, something's wrong. Most likely your content is dull. I don't know if you or your team run your social media accounts but you need to step up your game. Pictures of your new expensive kitchen table are not going to cut it. We can't relate to that. We need celebrity-y things in our timeline. Show us the inside of your trailer on set. Take us a backstage tour. ...
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Short Redhead Reel Reviews for the week of May 15
Hometown Source - almost 2 years
by Wendy Schadewald Special to Sun Thisweek-Dakota County Tribune Rating system:  (4=Don’t miss, 3=Good, 2=Worth a look, 1=Forget it) www.shortredheadreelreviews.com For more reviews, click here. “Far from the Madding Crowd” (PG-13) (3.5) [Some sexuality and violence.] — Gorgeous cinematography highlights this captivating, well-acted, romantic, 2-hour, remake of the 1967 film based on Thomas Hardy’s 1874 classic novel in which a beautiful, headstrong, fiercely independent British woman (Carey Mulligan) in Dorset, England, is being sought after by three smitten suitors in 1870, including a charismatic sheep farmer (Matthias Schoenaerts), a handsome sergeant (Tom Sturridge), and a wealthy landowner (Michael Sheen). “In Between Days” (NR) (2.5) [DVD only] — When a lonely, confused Korean high school student (Jiseon Kim) moves with her hardworking mom (Bokja Kim) to Canada in the dead of winter in this heartfelt So Yong Kim film, she struggles to fit in with her Toronto classmate ...
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“Pitch Perfect 2″ represents the rare female centric comedy franchise
Hollywood News - almost 2 years
A few years ago, a musical comedy of sorts came almost out of nowhere to become a hit. It was Pitch Perfect, a film that managed to defy minimal expectations and forge not just a hit single (Cups), but also now a movie franchise. Yes, this weekend Pitch Perfect 2 hits theaters, riding high on fan excitement after the last one made over $100 million worldwide on a budget of merely $17 million. This time around, the now franchise has loftier goals, but if the early buzz is to be believed (I see it later on tonight), this one is just as good, if not better. If so, we’ll have the rare female-centric franchise out there to combat the many testosterone laced ones already in the marketplace. In case you didn’t see the first one, this is a music-filled comedy about The Bellas, the all-girls singing group at Barden University. Pitch Perfect centered around the entrance of Becca (played by Anna Kendrick) into the group, which took them up a notch. This time around in Pitch Perfect 2, the Barden ...
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Katey Sagal lets loose on her new album, 'Covered'
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
Katey Sagal lets loose on her new album, 'Covered' Katey Sagal, star of the television show "Sons of Anarchy," sneaked into the studio earlier this year to record "Covered," her first new album in nine years. On it, Sagal - who started her musical career singing backup for everyone from Bette Midler to Bob Dylan - takes on a handful of songs by Ryan Adams, Joni Mitchell, Tom Petty and others. Tell me about your first time performing at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. Were the songs you picked for "Covered" significant to you at different points in your life or just songs you liked? A lot of the songs are by male artists who write from a really personal space. Aidin Vaziri is The San Francisco Chronicle's pop music critic.
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Katey Sagal, often heard singing on 'Sons of Anarchy,' records album
LATimes - over 3 years
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Jersey Strong: SOA's Kurt Sutter, Katey Sagal, Kim Coates raise money for Sandy victims
Monsters and Critics - over 3 years
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Conversations with Gary Numan, Katey Sagal and Los Lobos' Steve Berlin, Plus a Shelby Lynne Exclusive
Huffington Post - over 3 years
A Conversation with Gary Numan Mike Ragogna: Gary, when you look at what's going on in dance and industrial music, it seems like you're having the last laugh here. Gary Numan: [laughs] There is a lot of electronic music around and it seems to be having some kind of--I'm not sure if "renaissance" is quite the right word, but it does seem to be everywhere at the moment, which is a very good thing. But in a strange way, I don't feel that electronic music is "my thing." I know it's what I've done all my life, but I still feel slightly removed from it somehow. But I think it's good for music in general. The one thing that I have noticed, which I wouldn't say I'm "disappointed" by, but I am surprised by, one of the reasons I got into electronic music and why I've stayed a part of it for so long is that I've always seen it as the most forward-looking of all the genres. Its reason for being is to come up with new sounds and use technology to keep pushing forward. That's what makes it exciti ...
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Paying Tribute to Lost Stars
Yahoo News - over 3 years
The producers of “Glee” were recently faced with a very difficult decision: how to pay tribute to a fallen cast member after the passing of actor Cory Monteith. Unfortunately, this dilemma has happened before. In 1982 Will Lee, who played Mr. Hooper on “Sesame Street,” died of a heart attack. The situation was particularly sensitive because of the show’s young audience. The producers decided to make Lee’s death into a learning moment and aired an episode called “Farewell, Mr. Hooper,” where the characters talk about Mr. Hooper dying. Death is also a challenging subject for comedy shows. John Ritter’s passing was addressed onscreen in the show “8 Simple Rules,” when the character of Cate, played by Katey Sagal, gets a phone call about the death of Ritter’s character, Paul Hennessy, and must deal with the loss as part of the show’s plot. Sometimes, a show is unable to survive after an actor’s death. In the fall of 1991, Redd Foxx was starring in a new CBS sitcom called, “The Royal Family ...
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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: huge crowds, mellow vibe
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
The 13th edition of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival might break attendance records over the weekend, as hundreds of thousands of people pour into Golden Gate Park for the free three-day concert that stretches over three meadows along John F. Kennedy Drive and features almost 100 musical acts. The late billionaire investment banker Warren Hellman - who created an endowment to ensure that Hardly Strictly would continue as a free event for the city of San Francisco after his death in 2011 - approached Holliday to put the festival on in its first year and since then has cultivated it into an annual highlight of the San Francisco cultural calendar. The Banjo Stage is largely devoted to traditional country acts, with sets by Laurie Lewis, Steve Earle and the Dukes and the veteran Maryland bluegrass act Seldom Scene, who dedicated a song Friday to the late Hazel Dickens, the coal miner's daughter who inspired Hellman to put on the festival in the first place. There was an all-star t ...
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Katey Sagal, Holding Court On 'Sons Of Anarchy'
NPR - over 3 years
The actress plays Gemma, the fierce matriarch of the biker gang in the FX series. She's best-known for playing the acerbic Peg Bundy on the long-running show Married With Children. » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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WATCH: Explosive New 'SOA' Promo Promises Mayhem
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"Sons of Anarchy" returns for Season 6 on Tues., Sept. 10 (airing 10 p.m. ET on FX), and the latest trailer is explosive, to say the least. The trailer shows Jax and the rest of the club riding past spray-painted images of Gemma (Katey Sagal), Clay (Ron Perlman), and Tara (Maggie Siff) before the building blows up, perhaps implying that Jax's (Charlie Hunnam) core relationships are about to self-destruct. The show stirred up some controversy at the recent Television Critics Association summer press tour after reporters saw the Season 6 premiere, which contains a scene that's shocking even by "SoA" standards. As well as addressing the violent premiere at TCA, show creator Kurt Sutter told critics that each episode of the hour-long show will be 15-30 minutes longer this season, so adjust your DVRs accordingly. Are you excited for the return of "Sons of Anarchy"?
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Kurt Sutter Says Sons of Anarchy Prequel Series is a Few Years Off
Boom Tron - over 3 years
Can I get some honest opinions from Sons of Anarchy fans on whether a prequel series is something you would want? Creator Kurt Sutter has been talking about the potential for such a thing, but so far it is just talk and hasn’t moved forward in any capacity, but if it were would it be necessary? Do fans want to see what SAMCRO was like when John Teller was alive and running the club? I’ve only watched the first three seasons of the show and I already know I wouldn’t be interested in a prequel series and can only hope Sutter doesn’t waste his time trying to get it off the ground. Thankfully, if a prequel series were to happen it wouldn’t be for a few years. Sutter told Deadline he wants to wait for Sons of Anarchy to finish its run and let it rest for a year or so before trying the prequel idea. Season 6 of Sons is premiering this fall with Season 7 expected to be the last, so the prequel wouldn’t really get moving until 2016 at the earliest. Whose to say anyone involved in the show ...
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Jessica Zaleski: Somebody Wants To Get Married
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Season 4, Episode 21 of Fox's "Glee," titled "Wonder-ful." Last week's episode of "Glee" set up a lot of plotlines for the end of the season, and next week's episode is the big finale. So what was this week's episode? Fluff. It starts with Rachel on the phone with Mr. Schue telling him she got a callback for "Funny Girl." He is very proud and tells her she's a Schue-in. She starts thanking him for everything he's done. And then what is that on your face, William? Is that a tear? Oh no, it's just allergies. It is pollen season after all. After hearing this fab news, Schue runs to tell the glee club. He tells them Rachel's news along with many more wonderful tidbits, like Brittany going on an MIT tour and Emma re-accepting his new proposal. Then he reveals this week's theme: Stevie Wonder-ful. Does that bother anyone else? I get that Stevie is a musical genius, and his songs are iconic, but I m so sick of these older ...
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Neil Zevnik: A Yard Sale With Celebrities and Heart
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Everybody loves a good yard sale. And when it involves a bunch of celebrities cleaning out their closets and cupboards to benefit a children's charity, it becomes a great yard sale! And thus we have Teri Hatcher's Third Annual Celebrity Yard Sale on Saturday April 27, to benefit the Juvenile Arthritis Association. Of course, this being Hollywood and all, it's not just a bunch of stuff on someone's front lawn, but rather a festive event on The Green at the posh and trendy Americana at Brand in Glendale, California. While folks browse through endless treasures donated by a long roster of familiar names, they'll be serenaded by local indie bands, refreshed by treats and beverages, entertained by children's activities and tempted by the offerings of a few high-end vendors. "Everyone loves going through other people's things, even me!" notes host and organizer Teri Hatcher, of Desperate Housewives fame. "I've been having so much fun going through the items that my celebr ...
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Mama's Home On 'Glee'
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
"Glee" is bringing in Artie's mom into the picture and she's played by none other than Katey Sagal. The "Sons of Anarchy" star and "Married ... With Children" veteran tweeted a photo of herself with her new TV son Artie (Kevin McHale) and "Glee" co-star Becca Tobin, who plays Kitty on the Fox series. Gleefully being Artie's mom!!Sooo sweet!!Hangin with beautiful Becca and Awesome Kevin...Lovin it. twitter.com/Kateylous/stat… — Katey Sagal (@Kateylous) April 10, 2013 Both Sagal and her "Glee" son have been tweeting about the upcoming episode. Fox hasn't said when Sagal's episode will air, but the "Glee" season finale airs on May 9. "Glee" airs Thursdays, 9 p.m. ET on Fox.
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Katey Sagal is set to play Artie's mother on 'Glee'
Monsters and Critics - almost 4 years
The matriarch of FX's award winning ratings monster "Sons Of Anarchy" wil skip over to FOX and work eith Ryan
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Katey Sagal
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 62
    September 20, 2016 Sagal appeared as Susan, Penny's mother on "The Big Bang Theory"
    More Details Hide Details Sagal started her career in show business as a singer and songwriter. In 1973, she worked as a backing vocalist for various singers, including Bob Dylan and Tanya Tucker. In 1976, while a member of The Group With No Name, she contributed to the album Moon over Brooklyn (on which she was credited as "Katie Sagal"). She was a member of Bette Midler's backup group The Harlettes in 1978, and again from 1982–83. She performed backing vocals on the self-titled Gene Simmons solo album, the Molly Hatchet album Take No Prisoners and on Olivia Newton-John's 1985 single "Soul Kiss." Sagal performed the song "It's the Time for Love" that appears in the movie Silent Rage (1982 film) featuring Chuck Norris, music and lyrics by Morgan Stoddard. Sagal also provided the vocals for "Loose Cannons", the theme song for the movie featuring Gene Hackman and Dan Aykroyd in 1990. The song featured her singing most of the song, while Aykroyd sang the chorus and did some background impersonations from the movie.
    In June 2016, the Human Rights Campaign released a video in tribute to the victims of the 2016 Orlando gay nightclub shooting; in the video, Sagal and others told the stories of the people killed there.
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    Both Katey and Norman also acknowledged when Norman received the 2016 Achievement in Television eXcellence award that she was not only his goddaughter, but that he was also the one who had introduced her parents.
    More Details Hide Details Sagal's father was Jewish, and Sagal has described herself as "culturally Jewish" but with no "formal religious experience".
  • FIFTIES
  • 2014
    Age 60
    On September 9, 2014, Sagal received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on which most of the Married with Children cast - including Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate and David Faustino - were present to celebrate the actor's recognition.
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  • 2013
    Age 59
    In 2013, Sagal had a cameo on Glee as Nancy Abrams, Artie Abrams' mother.
    More Details Hide Details She co-starred in Pitch Perfect 2 (2015), as Hailee Steinfeld's character's mother. She will next appear in the biography drama film Bleed for This, as mother of Vinny Pazienza.
  • 2010
    Age 56
    In 2010, she returned to the stage in Randy Newman's musical Harps & Angels.
    More Details Hide Details From 2008 to 2014, Sagal starred as Gemma Teller Morrow on the TV show Sons of Anarchy, created by her husband, Kurt Sutter.
  • 2009
    Age 55
    In 2009, she starred in the film House Broken with Danny DeVito.
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    In January 2009, Sagal reunited with her TV son David Faustino (Bud Bundy from Married... with Children) for an episode of Faustino's show Star-ving.
    More Details Hide Details In 2010, she appeared twice more on Lost.
  • 2008
    Age 54
    In 2008, she appeared in four episodes of the short-lived series Eli Stone.
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  • 2007
    Age 53
    In 2007, she had a role in the season finale of The Winner as Glen Abbot's former, and Josh's current, teacher, with whom Glen has his first sexual experience.
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  • 2005
    Age 51
    In 2005, she made four appearances on Lost as Helen Norwood.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2004
    Age 50
    Sagal married writer-producer Kurt Sutter in a private ceremony on October 2, 2004, at their home in the Los Angeles, California neighborhood of Los Feliz.
    More Details Hide Details They have a daughter, Esmé Louise, born in 2007 through a surrogate mother. Notes
    In 2004, she married Kurt Sutter.
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  • 2002
    Age 48
    She was cast as the wife of John Ritter in the sitcom 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details Ritter had completed only three episodes of the second season before his death, and the show was cancelled in 2005 after its third season.
  • 2000
    Age 46
    Sagal and White divorced in 2000.
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    She starred in the short-lived NBC sitcom Tucker in 2000.
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  • 1998
    Age 44
    After the end of Married... with Children, several more television films followed; she also contributed to the children's cartoon Recess as the voice of Spinelli's mother. In 1998, Matt Groening cast her as the purple-haired, cyclopian spaceship captain, Leela, in his science fiction animated comedy Futurama.
    More Details Hide Details The show developed a cult following but was cancelled after four seasons. However, airings in syndication on Adult Swim and Comedy Central increased the show's popularity and led Comedy Central to commission a season of Futurama direct-to-DVD films, which the network later rebroadcast as 16 episodes, season five. She reprised her role as Leela in these films, and in the sixth season that began airing June 24, 2010. The series ended in 2013. Sagal guest starred as Edna Hyde, Steven Hyde's mother, in three episodes of That '70s Show.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1994
    Age 40
    One after-effect of Sagal's having lost her stillborn daughter was that the tragedy inspired her to write the lyrics for "(You) Can't Hurry the Harvest". She recorded this selection on her debut album, Well, which was released in April 1994.
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  • 1991
    Age 37
    In October 1991, however, she had to have an emergency Caesarean section in her seventh month of pregnancy, ending in the stillbirth of a daughter.
    More Details Hide Details The pregnancy on the show was then regarded as a "dream", which was mentioned only briefly at the end of the episode "Al Bundy, Shoe Dick". Sagal and White eventually had two children — a daughter, Sarah Grace, in 1994 and a son, Jackson James, in 1996. The writers of Married... with Children deliberately did not write Sagal's two later pregnancies into the show due to the earlier stillbirth, opting instead to write off her absences in a subplot in which Peg is traveling the world to reunite her redneck parents. In scenes where Peg was shown, Sagal had her midsection obscured, such as in a taxicab or at a craps table in Las Vegas, and was often seen or heard talking to family members over the phone.
    In 1991, while working on Married... with Children, Sagal learned that she was pregnant.
    More Details Hide Details This was unexpected, so the pregnancy was written into the storyline of the show.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1978
    Age 24
    Sagal was married to musician Freddie Beckmeier from 1978 to 1981 and drummer Jack White from 1993 to 2000.
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  • 1975
    Age 21
    Sagal's mother, Sara Zwilling, was a singer who died of heart disease in 1975; her father, Boris Sagal, was a Ukrainian-born director who died in 1981 in an accident on the set of the television movie World War III.
    More Details Hide Details Sagal and her siblings grew up in Brentwood, Los Angeles. Her godfather is prominent sitcom producer Norman Lear.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1971
    Age 17
    Sagal attended from California Institute of the Arts and began her acting career in Hollywood, appearing in several made for TV movies between 1971 and 1975, including a small role as a receptionist in the Columbo installment "Candidate for Crime" (directed by her father).
    More Details Hide Details Sagal's first major role was as a newspaper columnist in the series Mary (1985-86) starring Mary Tyler Moore. This led to her being cast as Peggy Bundy on the sitcom Married... with Children (1987–1997); she portrayed the lower-class, sex-starved, free spending wife of shoe salesman Al Bundy. The series ran for ten years. Sagal brought her own red bouffant wig to audition for the role, and with the producers' approval, the look transitioned into the show.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1954
    Age 0
    Born on January 19, 1954.
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