Teri Hatcher

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Teri Hatcher

Born

12/8/1964, Sunnyvale, California USA

Birth Name

Teri Lynn Hatcher

Gender

Female
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8.7
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Teri Hatcher grew up in Sunnyvale, California. In high school she participated on a dance team called The Featherettes. She studied acting at San Francisco's famed American Conservatory Theater, and more importantly was a cheerleader for the San Francisco 49'ers. Her first acting gig came when she was…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Teri sings in Band From Tv. Her co-star James Denton plays the guitar with Adrian Pasdar, from Heroes.

    • Teri donated one of her dresses to Clothes off our Backs. She had worn this dress at the American Idol finale. This dress is now up for a bid and the high bid is $600. The auction closes on July 8th 2008.

    • Teri's ATM card was stolen by a thief, on May 21st 2007. Teri thought she had lost her card; when she denounced the missing of her credit card to her bank, they informed Teri that there was a happy thief who had been using it for several purchases.

    • Teri recently went to Nairobi on vacation. While she was there with her daughter she donated 35.000 $ to "America Share". This is an association who helps kids giving them an education, food, and housing.

    • Teri is very insecure about her body. In fact she refuses to wear a bikini.

    • Teri suffered a fashion disaster right before she was set to appear at the 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards. She spilled champagne all over her gown after the limousine in which she traveling took a sharp turn.

    • In, February of 2008, at the 12th annual Keep Memory Alive's 'Power of Love' gala at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Convention Center, Teri brought in 50,000 to raise money for those with Alzheimer's disease. The winning bidder got to have a dinner date with Teri.

    • Teri is often involved in charities. She is active especially in the ones that benefit children and their battle against AIDS. In October 2005, she was among the celebrities who put their own artistic touch on the Lacoste polo shirt to raise funds for the fight against pediatric AIDS.

    • Teri and her co-star in Desperate Housewives Marcia Cross made guest appearances on Seinfeld as possible girlfriends of Jerry Seinfeld.

    • Teri beat Monica Bellucci for the role of Paris Carver in Tomorrow Never Dies.

    • In April of 2008, Teri performed on Idol Gives Back. She sang Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats".

    • In June 2007, Teri admitted on the Paul O'Grady show that she writes a column in FHM magazine.

    • Teri was sued by the cosmetic company, Hydroderm, in February 2008 for breach of contract. They claimed that she had promoted beauty products of other companies. The case was moved out of court and into arbitration.

    • Teri had a relationship with her MacGyver costar Richard Dean Anderson. It lasted three years from 1985 and 1988.

    • Teri said she is devastated by the fact that her TV daughter (Andrea Bowen) is leaving Desperate Housewives.

    • Teri's Desperate Housewives co-star, Nicolette Sheridan, taught her how to horseback ride.

    • Teri was nominated in 2008 for a SAG Award along with her Desperate Housewives castmates for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

    • Teri's Accomplishments:

      2009

      Named #77 on AIM's "100 Hottest Brunettes"

      2008

      Named #6 on Wizard magazine's "Sexiest Women of TV"

      2007
      Named #73 in FHM magazine's 100 Sexiest Women in the World
      Named #20 on Entertainment Tonight's "Hot List of 2007"

      2006
      Named #10 in FHM magazine's 100 Sexiest Women in the World

      2005
      Named #7 in FHM magazine's 100 Sexiest Women in the World
      Named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People magazine
      Was honored by the U.K. edition of Glamour magazine as one of its Women of the Year (Sir Elton John presented the award to her.)
      Won the World Actress Award in 2005.
      1997
      Named #3 on Sci-Fi's Sexy 50, by Femme Fatales magazine

      Teri has also been placed in 10th position in a leaderboard for "World's Worst Legs".

    • In October 2007 it was revealed that Teri had split with boyfriend Stephen Kaye. Stephen had also dated Teri's Desperate Housewaves co-star Eva Longoria in the past.

    • During April of 2007, Teri threw a bridal shower for Desperate Housewives co-star, Eva Longoria, who is set to marry Tony Parker on July 7, 2007.

    • Teri is the second youngest actress of the core main cast in Desperate Housewives.

    • Teri was the bridesmaid at her best friends wedding to Kevin Lyon. Teri also dated Kevin for 4 years before leaving to make a name for herself in Hollywood.

    • Teri accidentally forgot to mention her parents in her acceptance speech at the 2005 "Golden Globes".

    • Teri preferres the role of Susan Mayer on Desperate Housewives, as apposed to the other characters.

    • Teri and her daughter were nearly crushed by elephants while on safari in Africa.

    • Teri's all-time favorite movie is Tootsie.

    • In early 2006, Teri swore off marriage after two failed marriages.

    • Teri sang on the album, Unexpected Dreams: Songs From The Stars, to benefit the 'Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra'.

    • Teri's childhood heroines were Lucille Ball, Mary Tyler Moore and her mother.

    • Despite admitting in March 2006 she had had Botox injections, Teri denied she had ever had them in February 2007.

    • Teri was nominated, in July of 2005 for the Best Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy Award, for her role on Desperate Housewives. She lost out to co-star Felicity Huffman.

    • Teri and NFL Hall of Famer Howie Long are very good friends. They have bought farm land together on the outside of Los Angeles. Eventually they want to raise endangered species on this land.

    • Teri hosted Saturday Night Live in 1996.

    • Teri wears a belly button ring.

    • Teri did many Radio Shack commercials with sportscaster Huey Long.

    • In 1989, Teri got her first big feature film role in The Big Picture.

    • Teri said herself that she has trouble with men in real life and the she relates to her character Susan very well.

    • Teri is five foot six inches (1.68 meters) tall.

    • Teri did not attend the wedding of Marcia Cross, but all of the other "Housewives" were there. Teri was filming a movie.

    • Lesley Ann Warren auditioned for the role of Lois Lane in Superman (The movie, 1978), and recently plays the role of Teri Hatcher's mother in Desperate Housewives.

    • Teri collects salt and pepper shakers and received a very large pair of shakers as a gift from Ellen when she appeared on her show in June 2006.

    • Teri released her first book, Burnt Toast: And Other Philosophies of Life in May of 2006.

    • Teri has suffered two injuries on the set of Desperate Housewives. She suffered an eye injury when a light bulb exploded: her cornea was scratched and she had to wear an eye patch for a few days. She also broke 2 ribs while filming the scene in which she stumbles into a wedding cake.

    • Teri admits to having a crush on her future co-star Dean Cain (Superman) at the first auditions.

    • Despite popular belief Teri gets on well with all her Desperate Housewives co-stars.

    • Teri won the 2005 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series Award for Desperate Housewives. She became the first person ever to win this award for a show that had not yet completed it's first season.

    • Teri appeared on the cover of the April 2006 issue of Vanity Fair. She did an interview in this issue in which she admitted that her uncle, Richard Hayes Stone, sexually molested her 35 years earlier. When he was six years into a 14-year jail sentence, he passed away from colon cancer at the age of 70.

    • Teri received a 2006 Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, for her role in Desperate Housewives. This is the same award that she won in 2005.

    • Teri signed a multi-year contract with Clairol to be the Nice 'n Easy haircolor spokesperson.(2005)

    • Teri earned $70,000 per episode for the first season of Desperate Housewives and $285,000 per episode in the second season. Teri is the highest paid star on Desperate Housewives.

    • In 1995 a picture of Teri wrapped in nothing but a Superman cape became the most downloaded image on America Online. It was reported to be downloaded on the Internet 20,000 times.

    • Teri enjoys playing golf. She once played golf with Tiger Woods.

    • Teri was featured on the cover of the October 1996 issue of Movieline. Originally she was wearing nothing but a rope wrapped around her. This was proven to be too controversial and a second cover picture of her in a dress was substituted.

    • Teri baked Felicity Huffman a sweet potato pie with glazed pecans for her daughter's school Thanksgiving, since Felicity didn't have the time.

    • According to The Associated Press on Novemeber 23, 2005, Teri is suing a Bristish tabloid newspaper for claiming that she had "sex romps" with men in a Volkswagen van. Teri won substantial libel damages.

    • Teri's first marriage was to Marcus Leithold, on June 4, 1998. They divorced in 1999, after only 10 months of marriage. Marcus said that their marriage was over even before they got the wedding photos developed.

    • Teri married actor Jon Tenney in NYC at Fao Schwarz, on May 27, 1994. They spent their honeymoon night at the Four Seasons hotel. Teri and Jon had their first and only child on November 10, 1997, and named her Emerson Rose. They divorced in March of 2003.

    • According to Celebrity Sleuth magazine, Teri's measurements are 34b-23-34.

    • Teri auditioned for the role of Lois in Lois in Clark, because she didn't want to be stuck with the pretty airhead image that she had acquired as Penny on MacGyver.

    • Teri's first role was the singing and dancing mermaid for The Love Boat.

    • Teri first went to Hollywood only to lend moral support to a friend during an open casting call.

    • Teri was a member of the 1984 Gold Rush, which is the name of the San Francisco 49ers cheerleading squad.

    • Teri also took a course in mathematics and engineering at De Anza College in Cupertino, CA. She dropped out after only one semester.

    • Teri studied acting at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. She and actor Steven Schub were fellow classmates and Annette Bening was their teacher.

    • Teri attended Fremont High School. She graduated in 1982. While in highschool, she was caption of the Featherettes, the schools dance team. Her senior year she was voted "Most Likely to Become a Solid Gold Dancer."

    • As a child Teri liked to dance and fish with her father.

    • Teri's father, Owen, is a nuclear physicist, and her mother, Esther, is a computer programmer.

    • Teri's nickname is Hatch.

    • Teri auditioned for the role of Jamie Buchman on Mad About You but lost out to Helen Hunt.

    • In March of 1999, Teri played Sally Bowles in a theatre production of Cabaret.

  • Quotes

    • Teri Hatcher: (about turning 40) I feel more comfortable with myself now. I don't know if I feel sexier. I feel more whole.

    • Teri Hatcher: I'm a woman who carries around all these layers of fear and vulnerability.

    • Teri Hatcher: I feel like I'm too old to just have sex. I mean, I want to have sex, but with somebody who really loves me.

    • Teri Hatcher: (Talking about her life before "Desperate Housewives") I couldn't have been a bigger has-been. Two years ago I was crying on my kitchen floor thinking I'll never be able to pay my mortgage.

    • Teri Hatcher: I'd like to change my butt. It hangs a little too long. God forbid what it will look like when I'm older. It will probably be dragging along on the ground behind me.

    • Teri Hatcher: I'm a firm believer in putting your money where your mouth is.

    • Teri Hatcher: All I know is that I'm on that show every week and I'm, like, a big deal on the Internet. What more could I want?

    • Teri Hatcher: I am all about health... and to me, size is not what defines your health.

    • Teri Hatcher: I love clothes that when you put them on, you feel like you. I don't care whether anyone else likes them.

    • Teri Hatcher: I can't stand going to the gym. It freaks me out with all the germs.

    • Teri Hatcher: I haven't tried to kill myself, but I've certainly thought about it, and then I feel guilty about thinking about it, because what's so terrible about my life?

    • Teri Hatcher: I have no hang-ups about nudity, if there is an integral, honest reason for the nudity, I'll do it. But I'm not so free about nudity that I want to run around in the buff all the time, especially on film.

    • Teri Hatcher: I'll be forever grateful for Lois Lane, I have fond memories of that show and I made a lot of friends. I still get asked about it by fans now. There's even been talk of going back and doing some more – like TV movies - but I don't want to revisit her. I don't mind that people still think of me as Lois. I take it as a compliment. It just means I have to work harder to prove I can do much more than Lois, which I think I have.

    • Teri Hatcher: I feel like I'm a stay-at-home mom, which I was for the five years before this. She's absolutely been my focus. That's the choice I made. Desperate Housewives is perfect for me. I get to go back to work and still be able to take my daughter to school and pick her up.

    • Teri Hatcher (on her Desperate Housewives' character, Susan): We are similar in some ways, but I think where we most relate is that I can be incredibly well intended, try very hard to get something right, and it just goes wrong. You know? I'm unlucky that way and I think she's very unlucky.

    • Teri Hatcher: I've just sold my first TV show to a network. It's a comedy and it may never make it to air but it's exciting to be behind the camera. I'm writing a book too. I'm trying to build a business that will allow me not to be in front of the camera, because, you know, I'm old!

    • Teri Hatcher (Denying using Botox): I don't use Botox or Restylane and I've never had any surgery. A male friend in the fashion industry once asked me, 'Why is make-up any different to getting Botox?' I said I didn't think it was a fair comparison, make-up is removable, it's not permanent. But changing the natural chemical state of who you are? I'm not sure.

    • Teri Hatcher: People expect that if you're pretty, successful, the boyfriend mission should be easy.

    • Teri Hatcher (recently forced to wear an eye patch, Teri compares herself to pirates): Now I understand why pirates get so grumpy… it's kind of uncomfortable.

    • Teri Hatcher: I like to hike and work out at the gym, but I get bored easily. That's when I started doing the stripping classes. It's very much about empowerment and women of all sizes do it.

    • (about her molestation)
      James Lipton: Will it ever be gone from your life?
      Teri Hatcher: I don't think so... I don't think so. I think that whoever ends up in my life — my girlfriends, a man who I might be intimate with — I think they'll have to want to embrace it as part of me. I think it's better to embrace your experiences as a part of you, than try to compartmentalize them, and pretend that they don't exist... But it doesn't dominate me.

    • Teri Hatcher: I will never pay for dinner again. I will never pull out my credit card on a date again.

    • Teri Hatcher: I never thought I'd be over 40 and have no-one to go for dinner with, nor someone who loves me and who I trust, but here I am. Sad but true.

    • Teri Hatcher (About her adoption plan): Emerson and I have talked about it, she wants it to be a girl, and I think she'd be a great big sister.

    • Teri Hatcher: We are back at filming Desperate Housewives and a cute thing happened yesterday on the set. Marcia told me she bought my book and wanted me to sign it. And I was so touched and I said , "I would have given you one silly" but it was really sweet that she actually bought it. So much for the rumors that non of us women get along. Well, I thought that might give ya a little giggle.

    • Teri Hatcher: My advice, be healthy, reach your own goals and don't be afraid to impersonate a SNL star...

    • Teri Hatcher: Let me just say that every cover of every magazine I've done has been airbrushed to death. No woman should walk around thinking that's what they should be. You shouldn't be beating yourself up.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Susan Mayer Delfino!

    8.9
    I rememer I used to watch and I used to like Lois and Clark a lot when I was a little girl.. When I first started to watch Desperate Houesewives I didn't recognize Teri Hatcher as the actress who played Lois.. I swear.. That's probably because I was very young when I was watching Lois and Clark.. anyway.. Teri rules is her role.. She is my fave housewives of the show.. She's so clumsy and funny.. I think Teri is doing an amazing job.. She is a perfect Susan.. I remeber thet scene where Susan is crying in her mum's wedding dress.. WOW.. a very intense scene.. I really like her a lot and I really think she is very talented.. She can easly pass from a dramatic scene (like the wedding dress one) to a funny one with no problem at all.moreless
  • She is a beautiful actress and I love her acting. She is just such an amazing actress :D

    8.5
    She is always stunning in her role as a mother to two different children by two different fathers. She plays an amazing mother. She will always love Mike Delfeno. Thats what I love about her character, is that she is so devoted and such a good woman at heart. She also can not say no to her friends on the show. She is a great person and I'm sure in real life she is the same amazing lady with just a different life. I couldn't imagine her with a different role in life other then being a mother to children, but I hope she isn't a single mom because she deserves happiness.moreless
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