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Catherine Louise "Katey" Sagal (born January 19, 1954) is an American actress and singer-songwriter.
From 2008-14, Sagal portrayed Gemma Teller Morrow across the entire run of Sons of Anarchy, for which she won a Golden Globe in 2011.
Sagal has been married to Sons creator Kurt Sutter since 2004.
Sagal's mother, Sara Zwilling, was a singer who died of heart disease in 1975; Both Katey and Norman also acknowledged when Norman received the 2016 Achievement in Television e Xcellence award that she was not only his goddaughter, but that he was also the one who had introduced her parents.
In 1998, Matt Groening cast her as the purple-haired mutant spaceship captain, Leela, in his science-fiction animated comedy Futurama.
Sagal attended from California Institute of the Arts and began her acting career in Hollywood, appearing in several made-for-TV movies between 19, including a small role as a receptionist in the Columbo installment "Candidate for Crime" (directed by her father).
Sagal's first major role was as a newspaper columnist in the series Mary (1985–86) starring Mary Tyler Moore. with Children, several more television films followed; she also contributed to the children's cartoon Recess as the voice of Spinelli's mother.
Sagal is also known for voicing the character Leela on the animated science-fiction series Futurama from 1999 to 2003, then from 2008 to 2013, as well as for starring on the show 8 Simple Rules in the role of Cate Hennessy.
In the latter role, she worked with John Ritter until his death, leading to Sagal's taking over as the series lead for the remainder of the show's run.