Katey Sagal is an actress and also a singer, whose real name is Catherine Louise Sagal, although she started her career as a singer in a band, she is more famous for starring in the sitcom Married with Children. She has also played major roles in Futurama and Sons of Anarchy, which were produced and directed by her actor husband Kurt Sutter whom she married in 2004. Keep reading to know more about Katey Sagal’s net worth in 2018.
Sagal was born on January 19, 1954, in Los Angeles. She belonged to a family which was already in the movie business. Her father Boris Sagal was a director and while her mother Sara Zwilling was a singer. Out of her four siblings, three are actors – her younger sisters, Jean and Liz, who are twins; and her brother Joe. Her other brother David is an attorney.
Katey and her brother and sisters grew up in the locality of Brentwood which is in Los Angeles. Her godfather is Norman Lear, the well-known producer and writer of sitcoms became her godfather. Norman is a long time family friend of both her parents. Sagal is known to be an atheist although her family has Jew affiliations.
Sagal has tied the knots three times; first in 1978 with musician Freddie Beckmeier, and the marriage lasted till 1981. In 1993 she married drummer Jack White till 2000. She married Kurt Sutter in 2004.
She has two children from White, daughter Sarah Grace; and son Jackson James. With Kurt Sutter, they have a daughter through surrogacy, Esmé Louise.
Sagal studied singing and acting at the Institute of the Arts in California; and started her career in acting with “Candidate for Crime” in 1971 which was directed by Boris Sagal, her father. She then starred in the Mary (1985–86). Thereafter she worked in several TV series that made her a household name.
Her career as a singer and songwriter began in 1973. She worked as a backing vocalist for several top singers including in Olivia Newton John’s 1985 single Soul Kiss. She also gave the vocals for the theme song for the movies such as Loose Cannons which starred Dan Aykroyd, and a Chuck Norris movie, Silent Rage. In 1994 her first solo album Well… was released, the second album in 2004, called Room. She has also given vocals for her sitcom Sons of Anarchy.
Her most famous role was of Peggy Bundy on the sitcom Married with Children which ran for more than ten years from 1987 to 1997. In 1988, she gave voice to the mutant character Leela, in the sci-fi Futurama, which was an animated film. The series becomes a cult and its sixth season was aired from June 2010 and ran for almost three years.
From 2008 to 2014, Sagal starred as Gemma Teller Morrow on the TV show Sons of Anarchy, which was created by her husband, Kurt Sutter. In 2009, she starred with Danny DeVito in the film House Broken. In September 2016, Sagal appeared on The Big Bang Theory as Susan.
Awards & Achievements
Katey Sagal won one Golden Globe award in 2011 for Best Actress – Television Series Drama; and has received four Golden Globe nominations. She has also won the Prism Awards twice, in 2005 and 2013. She has been nominated for American Comedy Awards twice, besides several more awards and nominations. She was honored with the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 9, 2014.
Net Worth of Katey Sagal
The net worth of Katey Sagal is estimated to be $30 million which seems to be an understatement. Her earnings come from her work in films, TV series, dubbing and singing for films.
She has earned from working in sixteen films and given her voice to quite a few. Starting with the 1987 film Maid to Order, she has also acted in the 2010 film Jack and the Beanstalk, playing the role of Jack’s mother.
Her major earnings come from the television films, in which she had been working since 1971. Her latest film is Dirty Dancing telecast in 2017. In all, she has worked in a stupendous 52 TV series, many of which ran for years together.
It is astonishing that Katey Sagal at the age of 63, can command such respect and premium in the world of TV sitcoms. It comes from the sheer hard work and dedication with which she performed her acts. Her passion and professionalism is an inspiration for the new generation of singers and actors.