Thursday, April 23, 2009

TheTVObserver: Teri Hatcher

TheTVObserver's StarSpread presents Teri Hatcher. Sometimes people call her "Hatch." But I prefer Lynn. Her story is a good example for any women who needs inspiration, a very good Lifetime Original Movie.

Having been the most frequently downloaded female artist from the Internet in the late '90s, Teri Lynn Hatcher certainly has scored one thing that distinguishes her from other television and movie stars. Nevertheless, this stunning actress had undergone a long and winding road to embrace what she has finally achieved. Born on December 8, 1964 in Palo Alto, California, she used to make public performances as a student of San Juan Girls' Ballet Studio in Los Altos.

During her study at Fremont High School, she joined Featherettes, her school dance team which looked like a cheerleader squad, and quickly was appointed to be its captain. This only child of Owen and Esther Hatcher then smoothly took a higher step in 1984 when she was included in Gold Rush, the professional cheerleading squad of the American football San Francisco 49ers.

Had a cover picture of her wearing nothing but rope wrapped around her, which appeared on October 1996 issue of "Movieline," replaced with her in a dress.

Chosen as the "Most Likely to Become a Solid Gold Dancer" by her graduating class in 1982.

Her love to entertain people brought her to take acting class at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater after her high school graduation in 1982 while she also entered De Anza College in Cupertino, California to pursue a degree in mathematics and engineering. In 1985, however, her course of life slightly changed when she accompanied a nervous friend to an open casting call of Aaron Spelling's "The Love Boat" (1977-1986). Instead of her friend, Teri surprisingly earned a role as Amy of The Mermaids, leading her to postpone plan to transfer to California Polytechnic Institute. As the series came to its end, she then appeared in two other TV shows of "Capitol" and "Mac Gyver", the latter consequently gave her a chance to be in the same scenes with male lead Richard Dean Anderson, who later became her sweetheart. Sadly, this love relationship only went for a few years.

No long after the split, Teri shockingly decided to marry a personal trainer named Markus Leithold in June 1988. To her dismal, their marriage did not last long for they quickly separated less than a year ten. Despite this miserable condition, Teri kept working on her acting career, landing her big screen debut in "The Big Picture" (1989) alongside Kevin Bacon and Jennifer Jason Leigh. She afterwards took roles in both television and movie projects, among others "Tango & Cash" (1989), "Soapdish" (1991), "Dead in the Water" (1991), and "Straight Talk" (1992).

Becoming a rising star, it was easy for Teri to make many performances either in TV or films throughout the first half of the 1990s. She showed up as a guest star in "Seinfeld" and took roles in the movies, like "The Cool Surface" (1994) and "Heaven's Prisoners" (1996) as well as appearing in "Late Show with David Letterman" and "The Rosie O'Donnell Show." During this time, she tried to explore another potentiality within her by writing an episode of "Lois & Clark" entitled "It's a Small World After All" which was aired in 1996.

On November 10, 1997, she happily welcomed her daughter, Emerson Rose Tenney, the same year "Lois & Clark" came to its last episode. By the early 2000s, the beauty had already established herself as a Hollywood renowned actress through several box-office movies like "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997) and "Spy Kids" (2001), in the meantime made her first venture in stage production by playing Sally Bowles in the road tour of "Cabaret."

2003 proved to be a cloudy year for Teri since she had to face another marriage break-up as well as a lack of career prospect. "I was in some deeply, deeply sad places," she recalled. "I wanted something to be solid for Emerson. When I was crying there, I was feeling I wouldn't be able to pay my mortgage for much longer - there was a lot of money that I'd had that I didn't have anymore. That was a low point." Nevertheless, things gradually were able to run smoothly by the following year when she was cast as a leading role in ABC's "Desperate Housewives."

The series received wonderful response, striving to be a mega hit program with million enthusiastic audiences. It also brought Teri's name up to the surface again, ultimately leading her to achieve a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy in 2005 plus the SAG Award for Female Actor in a Comedy Series. Once faintly gleamed, her star indeed glowed brightly for that time.

She also was named US TV Actress of the Year for her portrayal in "Desperate Housewives." Handed both awards in London on June 7, 2005, the actress commented "I flew in today from California. I'm red-eyed, tired and drunk...I hope I inspire women to believe just how much can change in just one year." The more success she achieved, the more hectic her schedule was as she's been chosen as the new spokeswoman for Clairol's Nice 'n Easy hair color, that will have her stars in both print and TV ads for the at-home product.

Everything really turned out good for Teri as she once again was able to find a new love in Stephen Kay, a director who once dated her "Desperate Housewives" co-star Eva Longoria, and happily proclaimed their relationship in "Extra" aired on November 24, 2006. Sad to say, the pair later on split up.

She also briefly dated radio host Ryan Seacrest, which was proven by widely-circulated photos of them kissing in 2006.

In June 2007, Hatcher appeared on The Paul O'Grady Show, where she revealed that she writes a column in Glamour.

In February 2008, Hydroderm sued Hatcher for breach of contract, claiming that she had promoted the beauty products of other companies. She insisted that her promotion of CityLips' lip plumper did not affect the Hydroderm deal. Her attorney Alan Wertheimer called the lawsuit an "unjustified and public assault" on her "good name, reputation and celebrity."

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Emilio said...

Good Bloog my friend!! Congratulations!!

good luck!! See you!

TheTVObserver said...

Hi Emilio

Thank you very much.

Loved the picture on your article -