Monday April 17, 2017

Katey Sagal chronicles her turn from musician to actor in her new memoir

Actress Katey Sagal's new memoir, Grace Notes: My Recollections, came out on March 21, 2017.

Actress Katey Sagal's new memoir, Grace Notes: My Recollections, came out on March 21, 2017. (James Minchin/couresty of FX)

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Most of us know Katey Sagal as one of television's most beloved actresses, from her days as Peggy Bundy on Married... with Children to her notable run on Sons of Anarchy. But, well before her acting career took off, she was making music. 

In her latest memoir, Grace Notes: My Recollections (out now), Sagal details her turn from being a musician to stumbling her way into the world of acting. "It was time to say 'yes' to things that I thought I'd never do," she says, explaining her decision to try out acting when she was asked to join a rock musical in Los Angeles. Little did she know, that small role would draw the attention of TV network executives and land her the first of many roles on television. 

Today on the show, Sagal looks back at some of her biggest achievements, including a minor stint singing for Bob Dylan, what she has learned from her years of acting and why it was important to write this book for her children. 

Katey Sagal

Katey Sagal's new memoir, Grace Notes: My Recollections, came out on March 21, 2017. (Simon and Shuster Canada)

— Produced by Cora Nijhawan