Teri Hatcher

Teri Hatcher Biography

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Teri Hatcher, born on December 8, 1964, in Palo Alto, California, is a multi-talented American actress, singer, and author. Hatcher began her journey as a ballet dancer and pursued her studies in mathematics and engineering at De Anza College.

However, her true calling was acting, and she studied at the American Conservatory Theater. Teri Hatcher’s early roles included NFL cheerleading for the San Francisco 49ers and a role on the TV series The Love Boat.

She also appeared in MacGyver, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Quantum Leap, and L.A. Law, where she played a nude beauty pageant winner. In 1993, Hatcher landed the role of Lois Lane on the hit series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, which aired until 1997.


1997 was a significant year for Teri Hatcher, as she also starred in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies as Bond girl Paris Carver, despite being three months pregnant during filming. She was voted the world’s sexiest woman by readers of popular men’s magazine FHM that year.

Teri Hatcher continued to appear in films such as Spy Kids, 2 Days in the Valley, and Heaven’s Prisoners. She also starred in a series of RadioShack commercials alongside NFL player Howie Long.

However, Hatcher’s most significant success came from her role as Susan Mayer on ABC’s Desperate Housewives. She won a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) award for her portrayal of the character, and in 2006, she was one of the highest-paid television actresses in the United States. She also released her first book, Burnt Toast: And Other Philosophies of Life, in 2006.

In recent years, Teri Hatcher has lent her voice to the Planes films and had a recurring role on The Odd Couple. She also appeared as Queen Rhea of Daxam on The CW series Supergirl. In 2018, she launched her YouTube channel, Hatching Change, which features segments like “Van Therapy” and “Don’t Eat ‘It’ Out Of a Box.”

Teri Hatcher is also an accomplished baker and cooking enthusiast, having won season 17 of Chopped and The Great British Bake Off. She has been married twice, first to Marcus Leithold and then to actor Jon Tenney, with whom she has a daughter named Emerson.