Teri Hatcher’s career has spanned memorable performances in movies, television and on stage. Over the course of the groundbreaking show’s eight season run, her wildly successful portrayal of Susan Mayer on ABC’s award-winning “Desperate Housewives” earned her a 2005 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Musical or Comedy, Television; a 2005 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series; a 2006 Golden Globe Award nomination; a 2005 Television Critics Award nomination and a 2005 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. The role of the single mom searching for love in the sometimes sordid, always intriguing world of Wisteria Lane vaulted Hatcher to the pinnacle of today’s hottest comedic actresses.
Having also starred as Lois in the ABC series “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” Hatcher often finds herself a role model to young women in journalism and carries a Superman fan base that is nothing short of global. Most recently, Hatcher played the villainous Rhea in The CW’s “Supergirl.” Hatcher’s career on the small screen spans some of the most iconic shows in television history, including “Seinfeld,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Frasier,” “MacGyver,” “Two and a Half Men” and “Smallville.” Her comedic expertise was noted when she hosted “Saturday Night Live” in 1995, landing at least two of her sketches in the “Best of SNL” highlights series. Hatcher made her Hallmark debut last year in “A Kiss Before Christmas” for Hallmark Channel, which reunited her on screen with her former “Desperate Housewives” co-star James Denton for the first time since the series concluded in 2012.
Hatcher’s first feature film role in Christopher Guest’s The Big Picture remains one of her career highlights, along with movie roles in Soapdish, Spy Kids, Tomorrow Never Dies and voicing all three mothers in Henry Selick’s Oscar-nominated animated film, Coraline, as well as voicing the character of Dottie in Disney’s “Planes” franchise. Her fearless desire to challenge herself and experience the world led her to star as Sally Bowles in the National Touring Company of Sam Mendes’ Tony-winning revival of Cabaret in 1999, directed by Rob Marshall, for which she received critical acclaim and standing ovations from Los Angeles to Boston. This Halloween season, Hatcher will star as Morticia Addams in the regional Los Angeles premiere of the hilarious musical comedy, The Addams Family, book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. The Addams Family opens on October 14 and runs through October 23 at the Kavli Theatre at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center in Thousand Oaks, California.
In 2006, Hatcher wrote her first book, a funny and inspiring look at a woman finding balance between family, career and self, entitled Burnt Toast and Other Philosophies of Life. The book showcased Hatcher’s ability to connect with and know her audience. Leslie Bennetts of Vanity Fair said, “Reading [Hatcher’s] book is like gabbing with a funny, appealing girlfriend who is completely aware of her own neuroses.” It remained on the New York Times Bestseller list for four weeks.
In addition to a widely successful acting career, Hatcher is a health advocate and an avid cook, having studied at the world-famous Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, and having won “The Great Celebrity Bake Off” for Stand Up To Cancer, as well as the popular television show “Chopped.” Embarking on a new journey, Hatcher launched her successful YouTube channel, Hatching Change – the story of her quest to unite and inspire people from all walks of life to learn to be healthy, conquer life’s toughest questions and once and for all stop eating food out of a box with her shows “Van Therapy” and “Don’t Eat ‘It’ Out of a Box.” “Van Therapy” follows Hatcher as she has conversations and connects with everyday people out and about in Los Angeles. In “Don’t Eat ‘It’ Out of a Box,” she gives tutorials on alternatives to boxed meals and snacks. Her easy-to-follow tutorials are as funny as they are informative and educational.
Hatcher has been named #1 on FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women” list and featured on Maxim’s annual “Hot 100 List.” Among her pop culture honors, she has had the distinction of being the most downloaded image on the internet the year she posed wrapped in Superman’s cape – and nothing else!