Fast Facts

  • Appeared in The Dream Makers, a TV-movie directed by her father, Boris Sagal, but disliked the experience and decided to spend the rest of the 1970s focusing on her singing.
  • Performed backup for a variety of singers, including Gene Simmons, Olivia Newton-John, Etta James and Tanya Tucker.
  • Longest-running singing gig was with Bette Midler, as one of her Harlettes, for five years in the late 1970s.
  • Garnered much attention from TV producers for an appearance in a Los Angeles stage production of The Beautiful Lady. That catapulted her acting career, beginning with the short-lived '80s sitcom Mary.
  • Younger brother, Joey Sagal, appeared in a couple of episodes of Married...With Children.
  • Appeared in the choir for the music video of "Voices that Care."
  • Released her first album, Well, in 1995, writing or helping to write nearly all of the album's tracks; and her second album, Room, in 2004.
  • Husband Kurt Sutter wrote the role of Gemma in Sons of Anarchy especially for her. 
  • Got her first tattoo at age 50.
  • Performed four tracks on the soundtrack album Songs of Anarchy: Music from Sons of Anarchy Seasons 1-4, which was released in November 2011.

Awards

  • 1992, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1991, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1994, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1993, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2011, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Winner

Relationships

  • Jackson James White — Son
  • Sara Zwilling — Mother
  • Sarah Grace White — Daughter
  • Norman Lear — Godparent
  • Jack White — Ex-husband
  • Joe Sagal — Brother
  • Liz Sagal — Sister
  • Boris Sagal — Father
  • Marge Champion — Stepmother
  • David Sagal — Brother
  • Jean Sagal — Sister
  • Esmé Louise Sutter — Daughter
  • Freddie Beckmeyer — Ex-husband
  • Kurt Sutter — Husband

College

  • Attended the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

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  • Birth Name: Catherine Louise Sagal
  • Birth Place: Hollywood, CA
  • Birthday: January 19, 1954, Capricorn
  • Profession: Actor, Singer, Musician, Lyricist
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