Teri Hatcher is an actress, presenter, writer, and singer who began her career in 1984. She is best known for her roles in ‘Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman’ and ‘Desperate Housewives.’ As her successful career spans five decades, the actress has become a wealthy woman, and Teri Hatcher’s net worth is now $50 million. Here is how the actress became rich.
Teri Hatcher was born in California on December 8, 1964, and she was an only child. The actress showed an interest in performing from a young age and took ballet lessons at a local dance school. However, when she attended De Anza College, she chose a more academic route and decided to study mathematics and engineering.
Teri Hatcher’s Early Career in the 1980s
After leaving college, Ter Hatcher studied acting at the American Conservatory Theater. While she was still a student, one of her jobs was as a San Francisco 49ers cheerleader. Hatcher’s first television job was a role in the television series ‘The Love Boat,’ which she played from September 1985 to May 1986. When this role ended, she appeared in six episodes of ‘MacGyver’ between 1986 and 1989. In 1987, Hatcher landed the role of the lead character’s daughter in the comedy series ‘Karen’s Song.’ She also had a guest-star role in a single episode of ‘Night Court’ in the same year. The following year, she appeared in an episode of ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation. For the remainder of the 1990s, Hatcher continued to land only small roles in television series and films. Some of the television series in which the actress appeared included ‘Quantum Leap’ and ‘L.A. Law.’ Hatcher made her film debut with a small role in ‘The Big Picture’ and then had another small acting role in ‘Tango & Cash.’
Her Career in the 1990s
Although she made a guest appearance in ‘Murphy Brown’ in 1990, Teri Hatcher did not have another role in a television series until she co-starred as a lawyer in ‘Sunday Dinner’ in 1991. In the same year, Hatcher had a role in the TV crime movie ‘Dead in the Water.’ Hatcher also filmed an erotic thriller called ‘The Cool Surface,’ although this was not released until 1994. In 1992, Hatcher was pipped at the post by Helen Hunt for the lead role in the film ‘Mad About You.’ A year later, she made three guest appearances on ‘Seinfeld.’ It wasn’t until 1994 that Hatcher got her breakthrough when she landed the role of Lois Lane in ‘Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.’ The actress played this role until the series ended in 1997. While playing this role, Hatcher also had roles in several movies, including ‘2 Days in the Valley’ and ‘Heaven’s Prisoner.’ After Hatcher’s time playing Lois Lane came to an end, she landed her most significant movie role, as she played Paris Carver in the 1997 James Bond movie ‘Tomorrow Never Dies.’ When Hatcher filmed her scenes for this movie, she was three months pregnant with her daughter. Hatcher’s next movie role was playing Charlotte Parker in the 1999 film ‘Fever.’
Hatcher’s Career from 2000 Onwards
In the early 2000s, Teri Hatcher had roles in several television movies, and she also appeared in the 2001 feature film ‘Spy Kids.’ It wasn’t until 2004 that Teri Hatcher landed her next big television role when she was cast in one of the lead roles in ‘Desperate Housewives’. She played the role of Susan Mayer until 2012. During her time on ‘Desperate Housewives,’ Hatcher continued to work on other projects. Some of the television series in which she appeared included ‘Two and a Half Men,’ ‘Smallville,’ and ‘Jane by Design,’ plus a voice role in ‘Jake and the Never Land Pirates.’ Hatcher also had a role in the film ‘Resurrecting the Champ’ and provided a voice for the animated film ‘Coraline.’
After ‘Desperate Housewives ended, she has had roles in several films, including voice roles in ‘Planes’ and ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue,’ and a role in the 2019 film ‘Madness in the Method.’ The actress also had roles in television series such as ‘The Odd Couple’ and Supergirl.’ Most recently, Teri Hatcher has appeared on television as herself rather than in acting roles. In 2018, she took part in ‘The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer.’ She wanted to take part in the series because she loves cooking at home, and she wanted to raise money for cancer. Her love for cooking also inspired her to take part in and win the holiday celebrity episode of ‘Chopped’ on the Food Network. In 2018, Hatcher took part in the comedy panel quiz show ‘QI.’ In the same year, she was one of the guests interviewed on the comedy talk show, ‘All Round to Mrs. Brown’s.’ At the moment, Teri Hatcher has not revealed any upcoming projects. In addition to her acting career, Teri Hatcher has written columns for Glamour magazine since 2007. She also has a YouTube channel that she launched in 2018.
Teri Hatcher’s Net Worth
According to The Richest, Teri Hatcher’s net worth is $50 million. She has made most of her money from her acting career in both film and television. However, she has also made from other projects, including her YouTube channel and writing magazine columns. Hatcher continues to work as an actress, so she has the potential to increase her net worth further. However, she has no projects in the pipeline at this time.
Her Personal Life and Relationships
Teri Hatcher has been married twice. Her first husband was Marcus Leithold, who she married in 1988. However, the marriage only lasted a year before ending in divorce. She then married actor Jon Tenney in 1994, and they had one daughter together. Unfortunately, the marriage ended in divorce in 2003.