If you have seen Married…with Children, you are familiar with actress Katey Sagal. She played Peggy Bundy, the big personality with big red hair, married to Al Bundy.
Her performance led her to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award. When the show ended, she partook in several sitcoms and had many guest appearances. But, her most notorious appearance is in FX’s TV show Sons of Anarchy.
There she played the tough matriarch, Gemma Teller Morrow, to a biker gang. The role eventually won her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series.
She also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, along with co-workers from the Married…with Children cast members Ed O’Neill, Christina Applegate, and David Faustino.
But what about Sagal’s own family life all along? And how about Jackson White, her son who is also an up-and-coming actor?
Katey Sagal’s Family Life
Katey Sagal has had multiple marriages. The first was to musician Freddie Beckmeier in 1978-1981. Next, she was married to Jack White (no relation to the White Stripes) from 1993-2000. Sagal had two children, Sarah and Jackson, with White.
The couple divorced, and Sagal went on to marry her third husband in 2004, Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Shutter. He is a screenwriter, producer, and actor known for Southpaw, Sons of Anarchy, and The Shield. Esme Louise Sutter is their first and only child together.
Since Sagal was already in her early 50s when she and Kurt Sutter started discussing the option of having kids. Ultimately, they decided to use a surrogate.
Meet Jackson White
While Sagal’s career is in its last stages, her son Jackson White is just getting his career started. His first roles were as Brendan Fletcher on Mrs. Fletcher, Ash Baker in the 2017 film SPF-18, and a police officer in the 2022 film Ambulance.
White co-starred along with Kathryn Hahn in the HBO comedy miniseries Mrs. Fletcher.
He also had a starring role in the first season of the Hulu drama Tell Me Lies, which also featured Sagal and was recently picked up for a second season.
White is also a musician, who is particularly well-versed in percussion.
“I was a drum major and I hated it,” he told People. “I was so distracted and all over the place, I was barely taking any regular classes.”
He added: “I was so ready to get out even before I even started.”