Katey Sagal (born Catherine Louise Sagal on January 19, 1954) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actress and singer-songwriter, best known for her roles in Futurama, 8 Simple Rules, Married… with Children and Sons of Anarchy.
Born in California to a Jewish show business family; she is the daughter of director Boris Sagal, best known for his work on 1960s television dramas, including The Twilight Zone. Her mother, Sara Zwilling, was a producer. Katey grew up in the Mandeville Canyon section of Brentwood, Los Angeles, California. She studied at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California.
Katey began her career working the Hollywood circuit. She appeared in several made for TV movies between 1971 and 1975, she also worked as a backing vocalist for various singers, including Bob Dylan and Tanya Tucker.
Katey had her first real taste of fame in 1977, when KISS’ Gene Simmons asked her to sing background vocals on the band’s song “Calling Dr. Love” from the album Rock and Roll Over. During this time she was also a member of the rock group The Group With No Name. She also sang back-up for Bette Midler, who hired her as one of The Harlettes for her 1979 tour.
Katey is also an accomplished songwriter; in 1976, while a member of The Group With No Name, she contributed to the album “Moon over Brooklyn”. She also performed background vocals on Olivia Newton-John’s 1985 single "Soul Kiss". On April 19, 1994, she released her first solo album, Well.... Ten years later, on June 1, 2004, she released her second album, Room.