Biography

This one-time professional cheerleader began her acting career as a "mermaid" on the final season of The Love Boat. Over the next few years, Hatcher played a host of femme fatales before reinventing Superman's girlfriend for the neurotic '90s on Lois & Clark. Although she subsequently starred in a number of features, she had difficulty maintaining her career momentum. It wasn't until 2004 that the self-proclaimed "has-been" landed a lead role on Desperate Housewives, once again becoming a star and sex symbol.

Fast Facts

  • Father is a nuclear physicist and mother is a computer programmer.
  • Was the captain of the cheerleading/dance team in high school.
  • Was a member of the Gold Rush, the cheerleading squad for the San Francisco 49ers, in 1984.
  • Appeared in a series of popular RadioShack commercials with the NFL's Howie Long beginning in 1999.
  • Won a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series in 2004 (Desperate Housewives), and shared in the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series with the rest of the cast.

Awards

  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2005, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2006, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner

Relationships

  • Esther Hatcher — Mother
  • Marcus Leithold — Ex-husband
  • Owen Hatcher — Father
  • Emerson Rose Tenney — Daughter
  • Jon Tenney — Ex-husband
  • Richard Dean Anderson — Ex-significant Other
  • Stephen Kay — Ex-significant Other

College

  • Attended De Anza College, Cupertino, CA

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Details

  • Birth Name: Teri Lynn Hatcher
  • Birth Place: Sunnyvale, CA
  • Birthday: December 8, 1964, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor
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