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Name: Teri Lynn Hatcher                                                                   
Born: 8 December 1964 Palo Alto, California, USA                                           
Teri Lynn Hatcher (born December 8, 1964) is an American actress. She portrayed           
Lois Lane in the television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman           
and Susan Mayer in Desperate Housewives. She is also a "Bond Girl", having                 
played Paris Carver in Tomorrow Never Dies in 1997.                                       
Hatcher was born in Palo Alto, California, the daughter of Esther (nee Beshur),           
a computer programmer who worked for Lockheed Martin, and Owen W. Hatcher, a               
nuclear physicist and electrical engineer. Hatcher's father was of Welsh and               
distant Choctaw Native American descent, and her mother had French, German, and           
lebanese ancestry. Hatcher grew up in Sunnyvale, California. An only child,               
she 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. Her parents, she said, were unaware of the abuse at           
the time. In 2002, she assisted Santa Clara County prosecutors in indicting               
Stone for a more recent molestation that led his female victim to commit suicide           
at the age of fourteen. Stone pleaded guilty to four counts of child                       
molestation and was sentenced to 14 years in prison. In an interview                       
appearing in Vanity Fair, 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.                                         
Hatcher began her performing career as a young girl taking ballet lessons at the           
San Juan Girls' Ballet Studio in downtown Los Altos, California. She later                 
studied acting at the American Conservatory Theater. One of her early jobs (in             
1984) was as a cheerleader with the San Francisco 49ers. During this time, she             
also appeared as one of the mermaids on the show The Love Boat in its final               
Hatcher with her Lois & Clark co-star Dean Cain rehearsing for the 45th Emmy               
Awards on September 19, 1993                                                               
Hatcher landed a co-starring role in 1993, opposite Dean Cain in Lois and Clark.           
Her role proved to be the best move to gain the attention of audiences, and the           
one role she had most fallen in love with. She portrayed Lois Lane in the                 
television series Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman from 1993 to             
1997. At the height of the show's success in 1996, a picture of Hatcher in a               
Superman cape was downloaded on the Internet 20,000 times. "It's a great shot,"           
She told Entertainment Weekly. "Not so much because it's me. It's just cool-looking."     
Hatcher beat Monica Bellucci for the role of Paris Carver in the 1997 James Bond           
film Tomorrow Never Dies. Hatcher was three months pregnant at the shooting               
start, by her then-husband, Jon Tenney; her publicist stated the pregnancy did             
not affect the production schedule. Hatcher later regretted playing Paris                 
Carver, saying "It's such an artificial kind of character to be playing that you           
don't get any special satisfaction from it." Hatcher also appeared in films               
such as Spy Kids (2001),, Dead in the Water (1991), 2 Days in the Valley (1996).           
The Cool Surface (1994) and Heaven's Prisoners (1996) featured Hatcher's only on-screen   
nude scenes but failed at the box office. ABC cancelled Lois & Clark in 1997.             
She has made a guest appearance in Star Trek: The Next Generation and had a               
recurring role on MacGyver as Penny Parker, a high-strung, young woman who                 
always seemed to get into trouble.                                                         
Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher at the 1993 Emmy Awards.                                       
Hatcher had a guest appearance in an episode of Seinfeld, in which her character,         
Sidra, broke up with Jerry because she found out Jerry was trying to have Elaine           
surreptitiously determine whether Sidra had breast implants. Hatcher appeared in           
a series of Radio Shack television commercials alongside NFL player Howie Long.           
They remain close friends, and together have bought farm land on the outside of           
Los Angeles, with the intent of eventually raising endangered species.                     
Hatcher hosted Saturday Night Live in 1996. She beat out four other actresses             
for one of the lead role on ABC's Desperate Housewives, on which she stars as             
Susan Mayer, a role for which she won the Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy             
Golden Globe Award in January 2005. In 2005, Hatcher won the Screen Actors                 
Guild (SAG) award in the same category. In July 2005, she was nominated for an             
Emmy Award as Best Actress in a Comedy Series for the role, along with co-stars           
Marcia Cross and Felicity Huffman.                                                         
As of April 2006, Hatcher is one of the highest paid television actresses in the           
United States. She reportedly earns $285,000 per episode of Desperate Housewives.         
In May 2006, she released her first book, Burnt Toast: And Other Philosophies of           
Life. In conjunction with the book, she has also launched a line of apparel               
and merchandise. Furthermore she is prominently featured in an                             
international campaign for Repeat Cashmere.