From: Star Trek: The Next Generation
Caption: Hatcher in 2009
One of TNG’s early casting “gets,” the relatively unknown Teri Hatcher’s role as transporter officer B.G. Robinson left so much on the "cutting room floor" in TNG’s “The Outrageous Okona” that she asked for her name not to be listed in the episode’s credits. Word still got out to fans, of course, but little did anyone realize how Hatcher would be a household name five years later, thanks to her four seasons as none other than Lois Lane in ABC’s popular Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman—much less again since 2004 as Susan Mayer in the groundbreaking hit ABC dramedy Desperate Housewives.
A native of Palo Alto, Calif., Hatcher's other career highlights include playing Paris Carver in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies and appearing as Lois Lane’s mother Ella in 2010 on Smallville. In 2005, Hatcher won both the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her Desperate Housewives role.