Teri Hatcher

Actress, Dancer
After seasoning herself in a number of guest starring roles on television, actress Teri Hatcher gained widespread attention and good notices for her portrayal of a very modern Lois Lane on the popular reimagining "Lois ... Read more »
Born: 12/07/1964 in Sunnyvale, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (68)

I Brake for Gringos 2014 (Movie)

Janice (Actor)

Planes: Fire and Rescue 2014 (Movie)

Dottie (Voice)

Planes 2013 (Movie)

Dottie (Voice)

Desperate Housewives 2004 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Jane by Design 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Smallville 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Guest

Coraline 2009 (Movie)

Coraline's Mother/Other Mother (Voice)

TV Land Awards 2009 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 35th Annual People's Choice Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Fashion Rocks 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Idol Gives Back 2 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards 2008 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Idol Gives Back 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Resurrecting the Champ 2007 (Movie)

Andrea Flak (Actor)

The 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Debut 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside the Actors Studio 2006 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barbara Walters Special (02/27/05) 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Two and a Half Men 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Touch of Fate 2003 (Movie)

Megan Margulius (Actor)

Jane Doe 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Fever 2001 (Movie)

Charlotte (Actor)

Spy Kids 2001 (Movie)

Miss Gradenko (Actor)

Frasier 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Seinfeld 1993, 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Since You've Been Gone 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Secrets of 007: The James Bond Files 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Girl 1997 (Movie)

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L.A. Law 1988 - 1991, 1993 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1988 - 1991, 1993 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Quantum Leap 1988 - 1991, 1993 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sunday Dinner 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Tomorrow Never Dies 1997 (Movie)

Paris Carver (Actor)

2 Days in the Valley 1996 (Movie)

Becky Foxx (Actor)

47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Heaven's Prisoners 1996 (Movie)

Claudette Rocque (Actor)

The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Exile 1990 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

All Tied Up 1993 (Movie)

Linda Alissio (Actor)

Brain Smasher... A Love Story 1993 (Movie)

Samantha Crain (Actor)

The Cool Surface 1993 (Movie)

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Straight Talk 1992 (Movie)

Janice (Actor)

Soapdish 1991 (Movie)

Ariel Maloney (Actor)

The Brotherhood 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Thing From the Grave 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Tango & Cash 1989 (Movie)

Kiki (Actor)

The Big Picture 1989 (Movie)

Gretchen (Actor)

Baby on Board 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Karen's Song 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Capitol (TV Show)

Actor

Dead in the Water (TV Show)

Actor

Momentum (TV Show)

Actor

Running Mates (TV Show)

Actor

The Love Boat (TV Show)

Actor
Director (1)

Twisted 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

After seasoning herself in a number of guest starring roles on television, actress Teri Hatcher gained widespread attention and good notices for her portrayal of a very modern Lois Lane on the popular reimagining "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" (ABC, 1993-97). Prior to her breakthrough performance on that show, Hatcher had a recurring role on "MacGyver" (ABC, 1985-1992) while logging episodes on shows like "Quantum Leap" (NBC, 1989-1993) and "Murphy Brown" (CBS, 1988-1998) while also making a memorable impression as a woman whose breasts may or may not be real on a notable episode of "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1989-1998). She also starred in a number of features, though often in forgettable big screen offerings like "Brain Smasher: A Love Story" (1993) and "All Tied Up" (1994). Following a villainous turn in the James Bond flick "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997), Hatcher was without a show when "Lois & Clark" left the air after only four seasons. She bounced around with more guest starring appearances and roles in films like "Fever" (1999) and "Spy Kids" (2001) before making a triumphant return to series television as one of five "Desperate Housewives" (ABC, 2004- ). Though she won a Golden Globe after the first season, beating out three other housewives also nominated, Hatcher saw her role on the show diminishing in value until a revamp following season four helped give the series a boost and maintained Hatcher as a formidable leading presence.

Relationships

Richard Dean Anderson Actor

Companion
Co-starred together on "MacGyver" (ABC) Dated from 1985-88

Owen Hatcher

Father
Was of Welsh and Native American descent

Esther Hatcher

Mother
Was of Lebanese and French/German decent

Stephen Kay Director

Companion
Briefly dated in 2006; Kay previously dated Hatcher's "Desperate Housewives" costar Eva Longoria No longer together

Markus Leithold

Husband
June 4, 1988 Divorced June 2, 1989

John Salley Actor

Companion
Reportedly had a brief relationship in 2005 No longer together

Ryan Seacrest Executive Producer

Companion
Briefly linked in March 2005 after they were photographed kissing No longer together

Jon Tenney Actor

Husband
Married May 27, 1994 Divorced March 5, 2003

Emerson Tenney

Daughter
Born Nov. 10, 1997; father, Jon Tenney

EDUCATION

De Anza College

Cupertino , California

Fremont High School

Sunnyvale , California 1982
Was head cheerleader

De Anza College

Cupertino , California

American Conservatory Theatre

San Francisco , California

Milestones

2009

Voiced the title character's mother in the animated feature, "Coraline"

2007

Co-starred in the boxing film "Resurrecting the Champ"

2004

Cast as Susan Mayer, the divorcee and single mom in the ABC series, "Desperate Housewives"; earned Emmy (2005) and Golden Globe (2006) nominations for Best Actress in a Comedy series

2003

Co-starred with Louis Gossett Jr. in the TV-movie, "Momentum" (Sci Fi Channel)

2000

Cast as Ms. Gradenko in the Robert Rodriguez directed, "Spy Kids"

1999

Toured as Sally Bowles in the environmental revival of the stage musical "Cabaret"

1997

Cast as Paris Carver for the James Bond film, "Tomorrow Never Dies"

1996

Joined an ensemble cast for "2 Days in the Valley"

1993

Played Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane in the TV series, "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" (ABC)

1993

Made a memorable guest appearance on an episode of "Seinfeld" (NBC)

1991

Co-starred in Norman Lear's failed sitcom, "Sunday Dinner" (CBS)

1989

Feature acting debut, "The Big Picture"

1986

Played Anjelica Clegg on the CBS daytime soap "Capitol"

1986

Had a recurring role on "MacGyver" (ABC) as Penny Parker

1985

TV debut as a Love Boat mermaid on "The Love Boat" (ABC)

Worked as a dancer in San Francisco

Bonus Trivia

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"The only way to get anything wonderful out of life is to risk big and jump off the cliff. It makes you incredibly vulnerable, but you know that on the other side, that's where all the goodies are." - Hatcher quoted in Esquire magazine, December 1993

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Hatcher revealed to Vanity Fair in April 2006, that her uncle sexually molested her 35 years ago. The Desperate Housewives star says she first told authorities about the alleged molestation four years ago, after a 14-year-old victim of her uncle committed suicide.

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"I'm a survivor and a hard worker and I'm not afraid of getting out there and trying to make something happen. I don't expect anything to just come to me." - Hatcher to Hollywood Life magazine, September/October 2006

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