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Teri Hatcher

Teri Hatcher is renowned for her deliciously deadpan delivery, which America tunes in to see every Sunday night on the award-winning television show, Desperate Housewives. Now in her third season on the ABC hit series, Hatcher plays Susan Mayer, a single mom searching for love amid the sometimes sordid, always intriguing goings-on of her suburban neighborhood. In 2005 Hatcher's performance in the much talked about show earned her a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Television Critics Award and an Emmy Award Nomination, followed in 2006 by a Golden Globe Nomination and a Screen Actors Guild Nomination for Best Ensemble.

Having achieved household-name status in the U.S., Hatcher has also become an international star as Desperate Housewives continues to prove itself a ratings blockbuster in Europe and Australia. The U.K. edition of Glamour magazine honored Hatcher as one of its 2005 Women of the Year with an award presented by Sir Elton John. In addition, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev presented Hatcher with the Actress of the Year Award, from the Women's World Awards in November 2005 and Hatcher continues to work with the organization to help support it and women's issues around the world.

Most recently Hatcher became a NY Times Bestselling Author with her first book, Burnt Toast and Other Philosophies of Life, published in May 2006. In her critically acclaimed best-seller, she delivers a personal, heartfelt and often very funny manifesto on life, love and the lessons we all need to learn -- and unlearn -- on the road to happiness.

Hatcher first made a splash on TV as Lois Lane in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and her present visibility in the media and on television follows years of success in feature films, including Spy Kids directed by Robert Rodriguez, Tomorrow Never Dies, as Bond girl Paris Carver, Soapdish with Kevin Kline, Two Days in the Valley with Charlize Theron and James Spader and The Big Picture, her feature film debut directed by Christopher Guest.

The many highlights of Hatcher's career include her portrayal of Sally Bowles in the national tour of the Tony Award-winning musical Cabaret, her performance in Eve Ensler's wildly popular The Vagina Monologues and a turn hosting Saturday Night Live.

Hatcher is also well known for her involvement in worthy causes, including the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, The Starlight Starbright Foundation and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. She was honored in 1996 with the Aviva Center's Spirit of Compassion Award, and she is a generous, longtime supporter of the organization, which provides services to adolescent victims of abuse. Likewise, Hatcher has been a strong advocate of both AIDS Walk Los Angeles and AIDS Walk New York, and she is an active participant in the battle against breast cancer.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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Teri Hatcher Facts

Birth NameTeri Lynn Hatcher
BirthdayDecember 8, 1964 (59)
BirthplaceSunnyvale, California, USA
Height5' 6" (1m68)  How tall is Teri Hatcher compared to you?
Awards2005 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy (for Desperate Housewives)
2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Female Actor in a Comedy Series (for Desperate Housewives)

Selected Filmography

Planes: Fire & Rescue
Tango & Cash
Planes Fire and Rescue
Spy Kids
Every Time She Smiles
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