Biography of Teri Lynn Hatcher
Teri Lynn Hatcher (born December 8, 1964) is an American actress who is best
known for her roles as Lois Lane in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of
Superman, as Susan Mayer in Desperate Housewives and as Paris Carver in the
James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies. She won the Golden Globe Award for Best
Actress for her role as Susan Mayer on the television series Desperate Housewives
in 2005. In the same year she won the Screen Actor's Guild Award for Outstanding
Performance by a female actress in a comedy series and was also nominated for
the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, but
lost out to fellow cast member and close friend, Felicity Huffman.
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 with their indictment of
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. Stone died of colon cancer on August 19, 2008, having served six years
of his sentence.
Full name: Teri Lynn Hatcher
Born: December 8, 1964
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, USA