For her portrayal of Peg, Ms. Sagal was nominated as best lead
actress in a comedy series for both a Golden Globe (1990) and an American
Comedy Award (1990 and 1992). Viewers also know her for her critically
acclaimed portrayal of Mary Tyler Moore's hard-bitten co-worker in the
series "Mary." She also starred in the motion pictures-for-television
"Trail of Tears" and "She Says She's Innocent."
In feature films,
Ms. Sagal has appeared in Vista Films' "Maid to Order," and with Diane
Keaton in the Touchstone feature "The Good Mother."
Ms. Sagal was
born into a show business family and grew up in Los Angeles and New York.
Her father was the noted director Boris Sagal and her younger twin
sisters, Liz and Jean Sagal, starred in the television series "Double
A versatile performer, Ms. Sagal is a critically
acclaimed singer/songwriter who began singing at age five. She worked as a
back-up singer for Bob Dylan, Etta James and Olivia Newton-John and
performed with Bette Midler as one of the flamboyant "Harlettes," a group
she describes as "nasty, flashy and trashy."
Ms. Sagal released her
first CD, "Well" on Virgin Records in 1995. The powerfully constructed
album, which she co-wrote, derives inspiration from her own passionate
experiences. She continues to perform in nightclubs throughout the Los
Ms. Sagal and her husband, Jack White, reside in Los
Angeles with their daughter and new baby boy.