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Catherine Louise "Katey" Sagal (born January 19, 1954) is a American actress and singer-songwriter who is known for playing Peggy Bundy in Married... with Children, Turanga Leela in Futurama, Gemma Teller Morrow in Sons of Anarchy, Randy DeLuca in Superiors Donuts, and Dr. Ingrid Jones in Shameless. She is currently appearing as Dan's girlfriend Louise Goldufski in the ABC series The Conners.

Early life[]

Sagal was born on January 19, 1954 in Los Angeles, California to a show business family with five children. Her father, Boris Sagal, was a Ukrainian-Jewish immigrant who worked as a director, and died in 1981 in an accident on the set of the miniseries World War III. Sagal's mother, Sara Zwilling, was a singer (stage name Sara Macon) producer, and television writer who died of heart disease in 1975; After Sara died, Sagal's father married dancer/actress Marge Champion in 1977. Three of Sagal's four siblings are actors: her younger twin sisters, Jean and Liz Sagal and brother Joe Sagal; her other brother David Sagal is an attorney married to actress McNally Sagal. Sagal and her siblings grew up in Brentwood, Los Angeles.

Her godfather is prominent sitcom producer and writer Norman Lear. In 2016 both Katey and Norman acknowledged that she was not only his goddaughter, but that he also introduced her parents to each other.

Sagal has described herself as "culturally Jewish" but with no "formal religious experience."


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