Catherine Louis Sagal, simply known as Katey Sagal, is a famous American actress, singer, songwriter, as well as a voice actress. To the audience, Katey Sagal is perhaps best known as Peggy Bundy, Al Bundy’s wife on a famous American sitcom “Married… with Children”. The show started its run in 1987 and was on air for eleven seasons until 1997. Consisting of the cast of Ed O’Neill, Christina Applegate, David Faustino, Amanda Bearse and David Garrison, the show soon became a hit with the audience. “Married… with Children” aired a total of 259 episodes, which made it the longest-running sitcom on the FOX network.
Katey Sagal Net Worth $30 Million
The show brought out an iconic portrayal of its characters, especially the main protagonist of the show Al Bundy who together with his on-screen wife played by Katey Sagal were ranked at #59 of the best characters on television. Even though Katey Sagal has portrayed and voiced a number of characters during her career, it was Peggy Bundy that brought her national success and fame. A famous actress, how rich is Katey Sagal? According to sources, Katey Sagal’s net worth is estimated to be $30 million. Needless to say that the majority of Katey Sagal’s net worth and wealth comes from her acting career.
Katey Sagal was born in 1954, in Los Angeles, California, to a family largely involved in the show business. Her mother McNally Sagal was an actress, while her sisters Liz and Jean, as well her brother Joe are all actors too. Right after finishing California Institute of Arts, Katey Sagal moved to Hollywood, where she launched her acting career by appearing in minor roles in several movies. Sagal appeared in the mystery television series “Columbo” and starred in a sitcom called “Mary”, as a result of which she received an offer to appear in “Married…with Children”. After the show finished its last season in 1997, Katey Sagal went on to star in other movies and television series, including an adventure television series “Lost” with Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly and Josh Holloway, “That ‘70s Show”, a web series “Star-ving”, and is currently one of the main stars in a drama series created by her husband Kurt Sutter “Sons of Anarchy”. It has also been revealed that Sagal will be starring alongside Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Skylar Astin in an upcoming musical film “Pitch Perfect 2”.
However, Katey Sagal is not only a famous actress, but a talented singer as well. Sagal’s singing career began as far back as 1973 when she used to work as a backing singer for various artists, some of whom included Tina Turner and Bob Dylan. During her singing career, Sagal has been a part of a rock group “The Group with No Name” and a trio called “The Harlettes”. In 1994, Sagal came out with her first solo work titled “Well…”, and a decade later released her second studio album “Room”. Sagal has also been actively contributing to the soundtrack of the “Sons of Anarchy” series. A famous actress and a singer, Katey Sagal has a net worth of $30 million.
Her first marriage, to bass player Freddie Beckmeyer, ended in divorce after three years. A second to Jack White, who was involved in the "Mighty Ducks" hockey film series as both actor and adviser, also ended in divorce. She has two children from her second marriage, Sarah and Jackson.
One of her "Peg Bundy" bras is located in the Frederick's of Hollywood Lingerie Museum in Hollywood. It was stolen during the 1993 riots, but was returned by the thieves after they discovered its value.
Was hired to sing back-up for Bob Dylan during his 1978 tour but was fired (along with half the band) a week before it started up.
[on the sitcom Mary (1985)] That was awesome. I was the last one to know that that show was not doing well. I thought it was fantastic. It was my first job on television, really, and I was with Mary Tyler Moore. And Danny DeVito was the director; he cast me. And I literally had never been on a sitcom, or even near a sitcom. I had not a clue as to what I was doing. And Mary was very loving and supportive; I just followed her lead, because she's, you know, the queen. So for my first experience on a sitcom, it was awesome.
[on 8 Simple Rules (2002)] After John Ritter died, we collectively wanted to go on. It was a rock-and-a-hard-place position, where it felt really wrong to just leave and end it, but it also felt uncomfortable to continue. There was just no really obvious right thing to do. And the people who make the decisions made that decision to move forward. I thought it was the most honest thing to do, and a way of honoring John as well. I was happy that they decided to let the story unfold as the family loses the father. I did feel like they tried to get back to the funny a little quick. I understand that's the major thing on sitcoms--you want to get people laughing, but I thought that organically, it could have taken a little more time in telling that real story of the family getting through it. I think we did the best we could. It was just heartbreaking.
I'd been looking for a more dramatic role. I've done comedy most of my career, which I love, but I wanted to expand. And Sons of Anarchy (2008) came along, and is sort of a dream job, really, a dream character to play. It's so different from other roles I've played, and it's been challenging, which is just what I wanted.
[on being an older mother] My thing about having another child was, time's-a-wasting! I thought about being an older parent and what that means for another child, but I was somewhat of an older parent when I had Sarah and Jackson in my late 30s. I have an enormous family with many cousins, and Esmé has an older brother and sister. So, I felt it was okay to do this.
It isn't often that an actress gets to spend so much time on ONE job. In the acting business, you usually go from one thing to another.
It was never about sort of being famous. I just wanted to be good at what I did.