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Katey Sagal, born January 19, 1954 in Hollywood, California, is an American actress who played the role of Gemma Teller Morrow on the FX original series Sons of Anarchy. Making her debut in the series' premiere episode, "Pilot", in the series' first season, Katey plays the role of the mother of Jackson 'Jax' Teller, widow of John Teller and Clarence 'Clay' Morrow, and grandmother of Abel Teller and Thomas Teller II. Playing the role of the strongest supporter of SAMCRO, Katey personally involved herself with club matters to secure the club's future, and prioritized her family over everything else. Though she often used unscrupulous methods, her intentions were usually for the best, or at least the betterment of the club or her family, which she usually viewed as one. Playing a recurring role through the series' first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh seasons, due to her actions causing most of the problems throughout the series, she is the main antagonist of the show, and specifically, the primary antagonist of Season 7. She meets her demise in the Season 7 episode "Red Rose", and appears once more, as a corpse, on the subsequent episode, the series' finale, "Papa's Goods", in the series' seventh, and final, season.

BiographyEdit

Sagal was born in Los Angeles, California, to a show business family of five children, including younger twin sisters, Jean and Liz Sagal, and brother, Joe Sagal, all three of whom are actors, and David Sagal, an attorney married to actor McNally Sagal. Sagal's mother, Sara Zwilling, was a writer and producer who died of heart disease; her father, Boris Sagal, was a Ukrainian-born director who died in 1981 in an accident on the set of the television movie World War III. Sagal and her siblings grew up in Brentwood, Los Angeles; her godfather is Norman Lear. Sagal's father was Jewish, and Sagal has described herself as "culturally Jewish" but with no "formal religious experience".

Selected FilmographyEdit

  • Married with Children as Peggy Bundy
  • Futurama as Turanga Leela
  • 8 Simple Rules as Cate Hennessy / Bridget Hennessy
  • Mary as Jo Tucker
  • Dropping Out as Wendy
  • I'm Reed Fish as Maureen
  • Chance of a Lifetime as Irene Dunbar
  • Three Wise Guys as Shirley Crown
  • Lost as Helen Norwood
  • The Good Mother as Ursula

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TriviaEdit

  • Katey's younger sister, Liz Sagal, is a writer who has written several episodes of the series' second, third, fourth, and fifth seasons.

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AppearancesEdit

Appearances-Logo-SOA Season 1 appearances
"Pilot" "Seeds" "Fun Town" "Patch Over" "Giving Back"
"AK-51" "Old Bones" "The Pull" "Hell Followed" "Better Half"
"Capybara" "The Sleep of Babies" "The Revelator"
Appearances-Logo-SOA Season 2 appearances
"Albification" "Small Tears" "Fix" "Eureka" "Smite"
"Falx Cerebri" "Gilead" "Potlatch" "Fa Guan" "Balm"
"Service" "The Culling" "Na Trioblóidí"
Appearances-Logo-SOA Season 3 appearances
"SO" "Oiled" "Caregiver" "Home" "Turning and Turning"
"The Push" "Widening Gyre" "Lochán Mór" "Turas" "Fírinne"
"Bainne" "June Wedding" "NS"
Appearances-Logo-SOA Season 4 appearances
"Out" "Booster" "Dorylus" "Una Venta" "Brick"
"With An X" "Fruit For The Crows" "Family Recipe" "Kiss" "Hands"
"Call of Duty" "Burnt and Purged Away" "To Be, Act 1" "To Be, Act 2"
Appearances-Logo-SOA Season 5 appearances
"Sovereign" "Authority Vested" "Laying Pipe" "Stolen Huffy" "Orca Shrugged"
"Small World" "Toad's Wild Ride" "Ablation" "Andare Pescare" "Crucifixed"
"To Thine Own Self" "Darthy" "J'ai Obtenu Cette"
Appearances-Logo-SOA Season 6 appearances
"Straw" "One One Six" "Poenitentia" "Wolfsangel" "The Mad King"
"Salvage" "Sweet and Vaded" "Los Fantasmas" "John 8:32" "Huang Wu"
"Aon Rud Persanta" "You Are My Sunshine" "A Mother's Work"
Appearances-Logo-SOA Season 7 appearances
"Black Widower" "Toil and Till" "Playing with Monsters" "Poor Little Lambs" "Some Strange Eruption"
"Smoke 'em if You Got 'em" "Greensleeves" "The Separation of Crows" "What a Piece of Work is Man" "Faith and Despondency"
"Suits of Woe" "Red Rose" "Papa's Goods"