At a Glance
Birth Name: Teri Lynn Hatcher
Teri Lynn Hatcher was born in Sunnyvale, California, USA on December 8, 1964 as the only child of Owen and Esther Hatcher. Her father is a nuclear physicist and her mother is a computer programmer. She spent her childhood dancing and fishing with her father. While at Fremont High School, she was captain of the Featherettes, a dance team which had the look of regular cheerleaders, with the exception of the large head dresses they would wear. She was voted "Most Likely to Become a Solid Gold Dancer" by her graduating class in 1982. Hatcher studied acting at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, while taking a degree course in mathematics and engineering at De Anza College in Cupertino, California. She became a member of the 1984 Gold Rush, the name of the professional cheerleading squad of the American football San Francisco 49ers. Hatcher went to Hollywood to lend moral support to a friend during a open casting call. She, however auditoned and won the role of the singing and dancing mermaid for the televison series, "The Love Boat." She married actor Jon Tenney in May 1994.She gave birth to daughter Emerson Rose Tenney on November 10, 1997. Later, Teri Hatcher signed to play Sally Bowles in the road tour of Cabaret. The tour debut
ed in Los Angeles on March 2, 1999. Her final show was on September 4, 1999.