Golden Globe® Award-winning actress Katey Sagal has entertained audiences in a variety of dramatic and comedic roles throughout her notable career.
In the fall of 2014, 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 an 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 Association as Best Actress in a Drama Series.
Sagal was seen in the 2015 sequel Pitch Perfect 2, produced and directed by Elizabeth Banks. She plays the mother of newest cast member Hailee Steinfeld’s character.
Following Pitch Perfect 2, Sagal appeared 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 and also stars Miles Teller.
Prior to her success on Sons of Anarchy, Sagal starred on the ABC series 8 Simple Rules... alongside the late John Ritter and was the voice of Leela, a beautiful one-eyed alien, on the animated series Futurama. Sagal has had roles in the independent film I’m Reed Fish and the telefilm 3 Wise Guys. She also recurred as Helen on the ABC television phenomenon Lost, and as 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 a 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'" released 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 is 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 on the record.
Sagal gained national attention for her role as the outrageous Peg Bundy on the groundbreaking, highly-rated and 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 on the television series Mary, and has starred in the television movies Smart House and Mr. Headmistress (both for The 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 films Love Stinks, Mail Order, The Good Mother and the 2000 Sundance Film Festival favorite, Dropping Out.