She’s hot! She’s intelligent! She used to be Lois Lane! (And did we mention she’s hot?) For five seasons, Teri Hatcher's wildly successful portrayal of comically-klutzy Susan Mayer in the ABC Comedy Desperate Housewives has kept us coming back week after week. After all, watching her trip and fall makes us feel better about our own spilled milk in life. Hatcher’s role of the single mom searching for love in the sometimes sordid, always intriguing world of Wisteria Lane has vaulted her to the pinnacle of today's hottest comic actresses.
Hatcher's international success has continued to grow since her days starring as the unforgettable Lois Lane in the 1994-97 series Lois & Clark. She also became a New York Times best-selling author with her 2006 book, Burnt Toast and other Philosophies of Life. In the critically acclaimed bestseller, she offers 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.
Of all her film credits, Hatcher still considers the first film she ever made—The Big Picture, directed by Christopher Guest—to be her favorite. Other movies that followed were Soapdish, with Kevin Kline, Two Days in the Valley, Spy Kids, directed by Roberto Rodriguez, and as "Bond" girl Paris Carver in Tomorrow Never Dies, opposite Pierce Brosnan. Nor will anyone ever forget the line she made famous in Seinfeld, which was, of course, "They're real -- and they're spectacular."
For her role as Susan Mayer, Hatcher earned a 2005 Golden Globe Award (Best Actress in a Leading Role, Musical or Comedy, Television), a 2005 Screen Actors Guild Award (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.
Hatcher is also well known for her involvement in worthy causes, helping to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities such as The Starlight Starbright Foundation, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Aviva Center in Los Angeles, CARE Humanitarian Relief Organization and the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance. She has also been a strong advocate of both AIDS Walk Los Angeles and AIDS Walk New York, and an active participant in the battle against breast cancer.
Among her pop culture honors, Hatcher 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!