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Nationally syndicated columnist and author Tracy Beckerman is \x34Lost in Suburbia\x34 ­ managing the chaos with a healthy dose of humor. Her next book, a \x34momoir,\x34 will be published in spring 2013. She contributes to many online mom sites, ...
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Nationally syndicated columnist and author Tracy Beckerman is \x34Lost in Suburbia\x34 ­ managing the chaos with a healthy dose of humor. Her next book, a \x34momoir,\x34 will be published in spring 2013. She contributes to many online mom sites, including www.todaysmama.com, www.rolemommy.com and www.newjerseymomsblog.com and is an official blogger for Lifetime Television's hit show, \x34The Balancing Act.\x34 She also does stand-up comedy and has appeared at venues including The Comic Strip Live in NYC and The Erma Bombeck Workshop in Dayton, Ohio. Before she became a columnist, Beckerman was a writer and producer in the television industry for 10 years, managing the advertising & promotion department at WCBS-TV New York. Tracy is married to a very understanding guy. They have two children and live in New Jersey where she writes, does battle with woodchucks and avoids, at all costs, driving a minivan.
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By TV Guide
Dec. 4, 2012 8:55 a.m.



Katey Sagal | Photo Credits: Frey + Martin at Kim's Video & Music

Hell hath no fury like a biker chick scorned. On Season 5 of FX's hit Shakespearean motorcycle drama Sons of Anarchy - skidding to its high-octane finale tonight - that betrayal has been brought to vivid life by Katey Sagal as SAMCRO matriarch Gemma. We made tracks to Kim's Video & Music in NYC to catch up with Sagal.



TV Guide Magazine: It's appropriate we're meeting at a record store today, since you started out in show business as a singer...
Sagal:
I had bands and record deals, some pretty good shots - then I started feeling tired of the struggle and decided I'd better open up my venues. But music is my first love.



TV Guide Magazine: This season, Gemma went off the rails with drugs and alcohol. You've been sober for decades. Was that tough to play?
Sagal:
I have a lot of history with some of it, though I certainly never had a car crash like Gemma where I hurt somebody. It's not a scary place for me to go back to because it only strengthens my gratitude that I'm not there.



TV Guide Magazine: SOA has a history of major cliff-hangers. What's in store?
Sagal:
The ending is pretty shocking - fans will not be disappointed. This season's theme has been secrets and lies, and there will be more. I can tell you nobody's gonna die.



TV Guide Magazine: You're married to creator Kurt Sutter, who also plays inmate Otto. Are you two as fiery as Gemma and Clay in real life?
Sagal:
We're so not them! He's a very sweet man. I know he writes a dark and violent show, but he's really smart and wonderful. It's definitely a balancing act being married to the boss. I am straddling both worlds.



TV Guide Magazine: Ever sass him about show-related issues?
Sagal:
Well, I have to do it very carefully, because I've done it all the wrong ways. So I ask questions much more sparingly now than I did at the beginning. It's like with anything in marriage: You gotta say it at the right time.



TV Guide Magazine: Gemma's hair is practically a character of its own. Are those actual highlights?
Sagal:
This is the first year they're clipped in, because my hair was starting to fall out. I had bald spots on the top of my head. This season, because she's kind of a mess, the streaks look like a mess. As we've evolved toward the end, we've worked on the hair so it starts to look better.



TV Guide Magazine: Season 7 will likely be SOA's last. Where do you think these characters will end up?
Sagal:
Ha! Well, I haven't thought much about it. In Hamlet, they all die. It's an option.



Sons of Anarchy airs Tuesday at 10/9c on FX.



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