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Teri Hatcher

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Teri Lynn Hatcher was born in Palo Alto, California, the only child of Esther (Beshur), a computer programmer, and Owen Walker Hatcher, Jr., a nuclear physicist and electrical engineer. She has Syrian (from her immigrant maternal grandfather), Irish, English, and Czech ancestry. Teri grew up in Sunnyvale, California, and spent her childhood dancing, and fishing with her father. While at Fremont High School, she was captain of the Featherettes, a dance team that had the look of regular cheerleaders, with the exception of the large headdresses they wore. 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. She went on to play "Penny Parker," a ditsy but sweet-hearted struggling actress on MacGyver. When that show ended, she auditioned for and won the role of smart and savvy "Lois Lane" on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, saying that she didn't want to be stuck with the pretty airhead image she had acquired as "Penny Parker."She married actor Jon Tenney in May 1994. She gave birth to daughter Emerson Tenney on November 10, 1997. Later, she signed to play "Sally Bowles" in a 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, 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.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Teri Hatcher -- Ear Piercing Moment with Daughter

Teri Hatcher
Ear Piercing Moment with Daughter

Teri Hatcher scored major cool points with daughter Emerson Tenney when they hit up a tattoo parlor. Teri, who's 51 by the way, and her 18-year-old stopped short of getting new ink,… READ MORE >

Teri Hatcher -- Someone Stole My Super Expensive Racing Bike!!

Teri Hatcher
Someone Stole My Super Expensive Racing Bike!!

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Teri Hatcher -- She's Real and She's Spectacular (VIDEO)

Teri Hatcher
She's Real And She's Spectacular

It's hard to watch this video of Teri Hatcher in New York City -- shooting the breeze with our photog about marathons, her NFL cheerleader days, and Tom Brady -- and not think she's… READ MORE >

- 376 days ago
Teri Hatcher -- I HAVE A REAL SUPER BOWL RING ... Here's How I Got It

Teri Hatcher
I HAVE A REAL SUPER BOWL RING Here's How I Got It ...

Steve Young ... Jerry Rice ... Teri Hatcher -- they ALL have rings from Super Bowl XXIX -- even though one of them wasn't actually on the team.The former "Lois & Clark" star WAS a cheerleader… READ MORE >

- 638 days ago
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Teri Hatcher's Never-Ending Divorce

Teri Hatcher's Never-Ending Divorce

Teri Hatcher and Jon Tenney are legally divorced, but the conflict goes on ... because they showed up to court today to hash out a plan on who gets to spend time with their daughter over the… READ MORE >

- 2115 days ago
Teri Hatcher's Friend -- Desperately Seeking Justice

Teri Hatcher's Friend -- Desperately Seeking Justice

Teri Hatcher is more deceitful than a housewife on Wisteria Lane -- this according to a new lawsuit filed by a former good friend.Jennifer Glassman claims Hatcher convinced her to quit her PR job… READ MORE >

- 2206 days ago
Video of Conan Going Down Hard

Video of Conan Going Down Hard

The Conan O'Brien slip and fall video is out, and it's all Teri Hatcher's fault!Last night -- his first night back since Friday's accident -- Conan played a clip from the taping -- which shows him… READ MORE >

- 2522 days ago
Teri Hatcher -- They're Still Real, Still Spectacular

Teri Hatcher -- They're Still Real, Still Spectacular

Teri Hatcher showed off her God-given talents on the beach in Miami this week.The 44-year-old turned the shore into her own personal catwalk. Walk! See Also Teri Hatcher: Don't Cry for Me… READ MORE >

- 2644 days ago
Teri Hatcher: Don't Cry for Me Argentina

Teri Hatcher: Don't Cry for Me Argentina

Here's "Desperate Housewives" star Teri Hatcher (left) at an awards gala in Santa Monica last week -- and the President of Argentina Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (right) in Buenos Aires on… READ MORE >

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