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Also Known As: Teri Lynn Hatcher Died:
Born: December 8, 1964 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Sunnyvale, California, USA Profession: actress, dancer

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After seasoning herself in a number of guest starring roles on television, actress Teri Hatcher gained widespread attention and good notices for her portrayal of a very modern Lois Lane on the popular reimagining "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" (ABC, 1993-97). Prior to her breakthrough performance on that show, Hatcher had a recurring role on "MacGyver" (ABC, 1985-1992) while logging episodes on shows like "Quantum Leap" (NBC, 1989-1993) and "Murphy Brown" (CBS, 1988-1998) while also making a memorable impression as a woman whose breasts may or may not be real on a notable episode of "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1989-1998). She also starred in a number of features, though often in forgettable big screen offerings like "Brain Smasher: A Love Story" (1993) and "All Tied Up" (1994). Following a villainous turn in the James Bond flick "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997), Hatcher was without a show when "Lois & Clark" left the air after only four seasons. She bounced around with more guest starring appearances and roles in films like "Fever" (1999) and "Spy Kids" (2001) before making a triumphant return to series television as one of five "Desperate Housewives" (ABC, 2004- ). Though she won a Golden Globe...

After seasoning herself in a number of guest starring roles on television, actress Teri Hatcher gained widespread attention and good notices for her portrayal of a very modern Lois Lane on the popular reimagining "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" (ABC, 1993-97). Prior to her breakthrough performance on that show, Hatcher had a recurring role on "MacGyver" (ABC, 1985-1992) while logging episodes on shows like "Quantum Leap" (NBC, 1989-1993) and "Murphy Brown" (CBS, 1988-1998) while also making a memorable impression as a woman whose breasts may or may not be real on a notable episode of "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1989-1998). She also starred in a number of features, though often in forgettable big screen offerings like "Brain Smasher: A Love Story" (1993) and "All Tied Up" (1994). Following a villainous turn in the James Bond flick "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997), Hatcher was without a show when "Lois & Clark" left the air after only four seasons. She bounced around with more guest starring appearances and roles in films like "Fever" (1999) and "Spy Kids" (2001) before making a triumphant return to series television as one of five "Desperate Housewives" (ABC, 2004- ). Though she won a Golden Globe after the first season, beating out three other housewives also nominated, Hatcher saw her role on the show diminishing in value until a revamp following season four helped give the series a boost and maintained Hatcher as a formidable leading presence.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Coraline (2009)
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 Momentum (2003) Jordan Ripps
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 Spy Kids (2001) Miss Gradenko
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 Jane Doe (2001) Jane Doe
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 Running Mates (2000) Shawna Morgan
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 Fever (1999) Charlotte
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Worked as a dancer in San Francisco
1985:
TV debut as a Love Boat mermaid on "The Love Boat" (ABC)
1986:
Had a recurring role on "MacGyver" (ABC) as Penny Parker
1986:
Played Anjelica Clegg on the CBS daytime soap "Capitol"
1989:
Feature acting debut, "The Big Picture"
1991:
Co-starred in Norman Lear's failed sitcom, "Sunday Dinner" (CBS)
1993:
Played Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane in the TV series, "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" (ABC)
1993:
Made a memorable guest appearance on an episode of "Seinfeld" (NBC)
1996:
Joined an ensemble cast for "2 Days in the Valley"
1997:
Cast as Paris Carver for the James Bond film, "Tomorrow Never Dies"
1999:
Toured as Sally Bowles in the environmental revival of the stage musical "Cabaret"
2000:
Cast as Ms. Gradenko in the Robert Rodriguez directed, "Spy Kids"
2003:
Co-starred with Louis Gossett Jr. in the TV-movie, "Momentum" (Sci Fi Channel)
2004:
Cast as Susan Mayer, the divorcee and single mom in the ABC series, "Desperate Housewives"; earned Emmy (2005) and Golden Globe (2006) nominations for Best Actress in a Comedy series
2007:
Co-starred in the boxing film "Resurrecting the Champ"
2009:
Voiced the title character's mother in the animated feature, "Coraline"
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Education

De Anza College: Cupertino , California -
De Anza College: Cupertino , California -
American Conservatory Theatre: San Francisco , California -
Fremont High School: Sunnyvale , California - 1982

Notes

"Despite the fact that I have a good-size pair of breasts... in 'Lois & Clark' I have the opportunity to show the world they're not my only attribute." --Teri Hatcher quoted in US, October 1993.

"The only way to get anything wonderful out of life is to risk big and jump off the cliff. It makes you incredibly vulnerable, but you know that on the other side, that's where all the goodies are." --Teri Hatcher quoted in ESQUIRE, December 1993

Photographs of Hatcher were among the most popular downloaded from the Internet.

"The character's lost, but so is Hatcher. A stage newcomer, with vocal and movement abilities best described as "eh," she delivers an overeager illustration of an overeager personality. She's giving it the old junior-college try, but the role requires more than this performer can muster at this point." --From "In the Dark Shadows of a Bawdy 'Cabaret'" by Michael Phillips in LOS ANGLES TIMES, March 5, 1999

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husband:
Markus Leithold. Personal trainer. Married in 1988; divorced after 10 months.
husband:
Jon Tenney. Actor. Born 1961; married May 1994; Hatcher filed for a divorce in on February 28, 2003 citing irreconcilable differences.

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daughter:
Emerson Rose Tenney. Born November 10, 1997.

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