Teri Lynn Hatcher (born
Hatcher began her performing career as a young girl taking ballet lessons at the San Juan girls ballet studio in downtown Los Altos before studying acting at the American Conservatory Theatre. One of her early jobs was as a San Francisco 49ers cheerleader/dancer in 1984.
While probably most noted for playing Lois Lane in the TV series Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, she was also in Spy Kids, the
In 1997, Hatcher was voted "S--iest Woman in the World" by the readers of FHM.
She now stars as the single mother Susan Mayer on ABC's Desperate Housewives, a role for which she won the Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Golden Globe Award in January 2005. In July 2005, she was nominated for an Emmy Award in the Best Actress in a Comedy Series category for the same role, along with co-stars Felicity Huffman and Marcia Cross, with Huffman the eventual winner.
Hatcher's father was a nuclear physicist and her mother was a computer scientist. She attended Fremont High School in Sunnyvale. In 1994, she married actor Jon Tenney. They had a daughter, Emerson Rose, and later divorced.
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A star of television and feature films, Teri Hatcher also holds the distinction of being the woman whose photographs were most frequently downloaded from the Internet in the late '90s. With her brunette hair, beautiful brown eyes, mischievous smile, and petite but curvaceous figure, it isn't difficult to imagine why. While Hatcher could probably thrive for years as a virtual pinup, there is more to her than drop-dead gorgeous looks. The daughter of a physicist and a computer programmer, she initially studied math and engineering at a San Francisco area community college before the acting bug bit. She later enrolled at the American Conservatory Theatre. At age 20, she was a cheerleader for the San Francisco 49ers. Hatcher made her television debut in 1985, playing Amy, one of the singing/dancing Mermaids on the revived anthology series Love Boat. Shortly thereafter, she became a regular on the action-adventure series MacGyver and more guest-starring roles on other shows followed. She made her feature film debut co-starring in the Hollywood satire The Big Picture (1989). Subsequent film appearances include a small but memorable turn as Sylvester Stallone's kid sister in Tango and Cash (1989). However, while Hatcher's career as a supporting actress was puttering along nicely, she did not become a bona fide star until 1993, after she was selected to star opposite Dean Cain in the television series Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, an attempt at a more sophisticated look at Superman and Lois Lane. The show developed a loyal following and remained popular until Lois and Superman married in early
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