Teri Hatcher

Biography

Date of Birth 8 December 1964, Palo Alto, California, USA Birth Name Teri Lynn Hatcher Height 5' 6" (1.68 m) Mini Biography Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Teri Hatcher began studying acting at the American Conservatory Theater while pursuing an undergraduate degree in mathematics and engineering. Although she was planning to transfer to California Polytechnic Institute, she attended an open casting call -- as a favor to a friend who needed moral support -- and ended up in Hollywood. IMDb Mini Biography By: Gustaf Molin Mini Biography Teri Lynn Hatcher was born in Palo Alto, California, USA on December 8, 1964, as the only child of Owen and Esther Hatcher, and grew up in nearby Sunnyvale, California. Her father is a nuclear physicist and her mother is a computer programmer. She spent her childhood dancing and fishing with her father. While at Fremont High School, she was captain of the Featherettes, a dance team which had the look of regular cheerleaders, with the exception of the large head dresses they would wear. She was voted "Most Likely to Become a Solid Gold Dancer" by her graduating class in 1982. Hatcher studied acting at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco while taking a degree course in mathematics and engineering at De Anza College in Cupertino, California. She became a member of the 1984 Gold Rush, the name of the professional cheer leading squad of the American football San Francisco 49ers. Hatcher went to Hollywood to lend moral support to a friend during a open casting call. She, however, auditioned and won the role of the singing and dancing mermaid for the television series, "The Love Boat" (1977). She went on to play Penny Parker, a ditsy but sweet-hearted struggling actress in "MacGyver" (1985). When that show ended, she auditioned for and won the role of smart and savvy Lois in "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" (1993), saying that she didn't want to be stuck with the pretty airhead image she had acquired as Penny. She married actor Jon Tenney in May 1994. She gave birth to daughter Emerson Rose Tenney on November 10, 1997. Later, she signed to play Sally Bowles in the road tour of Cabaret. The tour debuted in Los Angeles on March 2, 1999. Her final show was on September 4, 1999. She stayed out of the industry for a little bit before nabbing a role on the darkly, comedic soap opera "Desperate Housewives" (2004), which could have been a huge mistake. The show turned out to be a mega hit, which skyrocketed Hatcher to the A-list. Her portrayal of a divorced mother, Susan Mayer, was consistently named as America's favorite Desperate Housewife. Hatcher won both a Golden Globe for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and the SAG Award for Female Actor in a Comedy Series before the show's first season was even over.

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Birth Name

Teri Lynn Hatcher

Birth Place

Palo Alto, Californie, États-Unis

Birth Date

12/8/1964
Known For
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Coraline

Mel Jones / Other Mother / Beldam (voice)

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Soapdish

Ariel Maloney

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Jane Doe

Jane Doe

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2 Days in the Valley

Becky Foxx

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Momentum

Jordan Ripps

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Brain Smasher... A Love Story

Samantha Crain

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All Tied Up

Linda Alissio

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The Cool Surface

Dani Payson

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Fever

Charlotte Parker

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A Touch of Fate

Megan Marguilas

Starring In
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How to Fall in Love by Christmas

Nora Winters

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Christmas at the Chalet

Lex Riley

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A Kiss Before Christmas

Joyce Holt

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Madness in the Method

Gina Williams

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Sundown

Mom

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Planes: Fire & Rescue

Dottie (voice)

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Vitaminamulch: Air Spectacular

Dottie (voice)

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Planes

Dottie (voice)

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Coraline

Mel Jones / Other Mother / Beldam (voice)

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Resurrecting the Champ

Andrea Flak

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Saturday Night Live - The Best of David Spade

David Spade (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Momentum

Jordan Ripps

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A Touch of Fate

Megan Marguilas

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Best Ever Bond

Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Jane Doe

Jane Doe

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Spy Kids

Ms. Gradenko

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Running Mates

Shawna Morgan

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Fever

Charlotte Parker

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VH-1 Divas Live

Herself/presenter

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Tomorrow Never Dies

Paris Carver

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Heaven's Prisoners

Claudette Rocque

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2 Days in the Valley

Becky Foxx

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Dead Girl

Passer-by

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All Tied Up

Linda Alissio

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The Cool Surface

Dani Payson

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Brain Smasher... A Love Story

Samantha Crain

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Straight Talk

Janice

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Soapdish

Ariel Maloney

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Dead in the Water

Laura Stewart

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Tango & Cash

Katherine 'Kiki' Tango

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The Big Picture

Gretchen

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The Oprah Winfrey Show

Herself (3 episodes, 2004-2006)

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Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary

Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)

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