Teri Lynn Hatcher (born 1964) is an American actress, writer, presenter, and former NFL cheerleader. She is known for her television roles as Susan Mayer on the ABC comedy-drama series Desperate Housewives, and Lois Lane on the ABC comedy-drama series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. For her work on Desperate Housewives, she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and three Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as a Primetime Emmy nomination.
Hatcher was born in Palo Alto, California, the daughter of Esther (née Beshur), a computer programmer who worked for Lockheed Martin, and Owen Walker Hatcher, Jr., a nuclear physicist and electrical engineer. Her father is of British (English and Welsh) and Irish descent (Hatcher has said that he also has Choctaw ancestry) and her mother is of half Syrian and also Czech and Irish ancestry. Hatcher took ballet lessons at the San Juan School of Dance in Los Altos. She grew up in Sunnyvale, California. and attended Mango Junior High (now Sunnyvale Middle School), Fremont High School in Sunnyvale and De Anza College in Cupertino.
In March 2006, Hatcher revealed to Vanity Fair that she was sexually abused from the age of five by Richard Hayes Stone, an uncle by marriage who was later divorced by Hatcher's aunt. She said her parents were unaware of the abuse at the time. In 2002, she assisted Santa Clara County prosecutors with their indictment of Stone for a more recent molestation that led his female victim to commit suicide at the age of 14. Stone pleaded guilty to four counts of child molestation and was sentenced to 14 years in prison. In the Vanity Fair interview, Hatcher said she told the prosecutors about her own abuse because she was haunted by thoughts of the 14-year-old girl who shot herself, and feared Stone might escape conviction. Stone died of colon cancer on August 19, 2008, having served six years of his sentence.
Personal Life: Hatcher married Marcus Leithold on June 4, 1988; they divorced the following year. On May 27, 1994, she married actor Jon Tenney; they had a daughter, Emerson Rose, on November 10, 1997, and divorced in March 2003.
In June 2007, Hatcher appeared on UK chat show The Paul O'Grady Show, where she revealed she writes a column in Glamour.
In February 2008, Hydroderm sued Hatcher for breach of contract, claiming she had promoted the beauty products of other companies. She insisted her promotion of CityLips' lip plumper did not affect the Hydroderm deal. Her attorney Alan Wertheimer called the lawsuit an "unjustified and public assault" on her "good name, reputation and celebrity." Her lawyer persuaded a judge in Los Angeles to move the case to arbitration.
On September 13, 2009, she finished the Malibu Triathlon (0.5 mi or 0.80 km ocean swim, 18 mi or 29 km out-and-back bike course, and 4 mi or 6.4 km out-and-back run course) in 2 h 6 min 50.7 s. She returned to the event in 2010 to complete only the swim portion as a fundraiser.
Full Name at Birth Teri Lynn Hatcher
Other Names Hatch
Date of Birth December 8, 1964
Birthplace Palo Alto, CA
Height 5' 6" (168 cm)
Eye Color Brown - Light
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Star Sign Sagittarius
High School Mango Junior High (now Sunnyvale Middle School)
Fremont High School
University De Anza College
Occupation Category Actress
Claim to Fame Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Measurements (inches) 34C-23-34
Dress Size 6
Shoe Size 10
Official Website facebook.com
Favorite TV Shows Desperate Housewives
Favorite Colors Pink, Blue, Green, Red, Yellow
Net worth: $50 million USD (2015)
Fan Mail Address:
United Talent Agency
9336 Civic Center Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210-3604