Gemma Teller Morrow is a fictional character on the FX television series Sons of Anarchy, played by Katey Sagal.
Catherine Louise “Katey” Sagal (born January 19, 1954) is an American actress, voice actress and singer-songwriter. She is best known for her role as Peggy Bundy, Al's sarcastic, lazy, bon-bon-eating wife, on Married with Children and for her role as Gemma Teller Morrow on the FX series Sons of Anarchy. She is also known for voicing the character Leela on the animated science fiction series Futurama since 1999, as well as for starring on the show 8 Simple Rules in the role of Cate Hennessy. In the latter role, she worked with John Ritter until his death, leading to Sagal taking over as the series lead for the remainder of the show's run.
Since 2008, she has portrayed Gemma Teller Morrow in the FX drama series Sons of Anarchy, for which she won a Golden Globe in 2011. She has been married to Sons of Anarchy creator, Kurt Sutter, since 2004.
Gemma Teller is the widow of Clay Morrow, widow of John Teller, and mother of Jax Teller. She is unapologetic in the lengths she'll go to in order to protect the club, and beloved by all of its members.
Gemma was born November 18th, 1957 to Nate and Rose and is a native of Charming, California; her maiden name is Madock. According to Sheriff Wayne Unser, she left Charming when she was sixteen and returned “ten years later with a baby and a motorcycle club”. She married John Teller, a Vietnam War veteran and founder of the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, with whom she had two children: Jackson in 1978 and Thomas Teller in 1984. Gemma has a scar on her chest which is explained when her grandson Abel has surgery. Gemma has a genetic heart disorder from her mother's side which she passed on to her children – Thomas died in 1990 from complications of the disorder, and Abel nearly died from heart complications after his premature birth. After John was hit by a semi-truck and died in 1993, she eventually married John's friend Clay Morrow.