Teri Hatcher

by ethnic on December 27, 2007

Birth Name: Teri Lynn Hatcher

Place of Birth: Palo Alto, Santa Clara, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 8, 1964

*25% Syrian
*12.5% Bohemian/Czech
*62.5% British Isles (English, Irish)

Teri Hatcher is an American actress, writer, presenter, singer, and NFL cheerleader. She earned her fame on the television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and Desperate Housewives.

Teri is the daughter of Esther (Beshur) and Owen Walker Hatcher. Her father was a many-generations American, and had English, and some Irish, ancestry. Her maternal grandfather was Syrian. Her maternal grandmother was of half Bohemian (Czech) and half Irish ancestry.

Teri is sometimes said to have some degree of Choctaw Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this Choctaw ancestry has been documented/verified.

Teri has a daughter with her former husband, actor Jon Tenney.

Teri’s paternal grandfather was Owen Walker Hatcher (the son of James Hutson Hatcher and Anna Bell Pratt). James was the son of Owen Walker Hatcher and Permelia J. Hawkins. Anna was the daughter of James Pratt and Sarah “Sally” Sego/Seago.

Teri’s paternal grandmother was Mittie Mae Graham (the daughter of James Duncan Graham and Samantha Clercy Rogers). James was the son of Ozias Denton Graham and Martha Matilda Thornton. Samantha was the daughter of Geogre Washington Lafayette Rogers and Sarah Ann Emaline Dean Lamb.

Teri’s maternal grandfather was Isbir Khalil Beshur (the son of Khalil Beshur and Rahme). Isbir was a dentist, who was born in Syria.

Teri’s maternal grandmother was Sarah Ann Kolar (the daughter of John P. Kolar and Mary O’Rourke). John was born in Michigan, the son of Bohemian (Czech) parents, Albert Kolar and Catherine “Kate” Becemack. Mary was of Irish origin, and was the daughter of John O’Rourke and Elizabeth Murray.

Sources: Genealogies of Teri Hatcher – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Teri Hatcher (focusing on her father’s side) – http://gw.geneanet.org

Genealogy of Teri’s father (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Teri’s paternal grandmother, Mittie Mae Graham – https://www.wikitree.com

Teri’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Teri’s maternal grandparents, Isbir Khalil Beshur and Sarah Ann Kolar – https://familysearch.org

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andrew November 18, 2017 at 8:15 am

genealogy of Teri’s paternal grandmother, Mittie Mae Graham – https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Graham-Family-Tree-1436

andrew August 15, 2017 at 6:13 am


Teri’s mother on Census: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KWBZ-FXC

Isbir Khalil Beshur, a dentist, was the son of Khalil Beshur and Rahme

andrew October 26, 2016 at 4:15 pm
andrew June 29, 2016 at 5:20 am

can you note that she’s sometimes described as having Choctaw ancestry?

neiltennant June 29, 2016 at 3:48 am

my sister saw her 2005 and knew that she has some arab or syrian roots

then 2005 on wikipedia there were zero informations about her roots.

Plus she looks like WENDIE MALICK

they could be sisters

phaedra April 24, 2016 at 11:52 pm

She is very Semitic looking. That Syrian gene must be very strong her – She can easily pass a full Levantine.

Sandra Bullock also has that “Semitic look”, and I’m surprised that she doesn’t have “Syrian”, “Lebanese” or at least “Jewish” on one side of her family.

neiltennant June 29, 2016 at 3:46 am

agree with you

i had a small fight with my sister in 2005 when we watched the serial and she knew that she must have some syrian or arab

and i said NO SHE HAS A BRITISH NAME and on wikipedia nothing on infomrtaions

now we know she was right

ashash November 24, 2014 at 12:44 am

Could have sworn she claimed to be part Choctaw.

ashash September 15, 2014 at 11:50 pm

Susan Mayer . . .

neiltennant August 15, 2017 at 12:56 pm

Jewish name

Europa May 21, 2014 at 6:14 pm

If she really has some Syrian, that syrian ancestor was probably 100% caucasian. Before they all started mixing, syrians, lebanese, north africans were all mediterranean caucasians. Nowadays they all look like gypsys because they mixed with arab scum

shobohunter November 24, 2014 at 7:04 pm

stick to Europe.

shobohunter November 24, 2014 at 7:10 pm

so your eurocentric dark pagan cult dont allow race mixing? north African were never 100% Nordick whites..

theropod June 24, 2013 at 3:12 am

She does look very Syrian.

Not sure about the rest.

J.J. April 12, 2013 at 1:31 am

syrians are white, middle easterns (arabs & persians) come under the white caucasian category, but technically speaking they have heavy admixture of negroid hence why their skin is coloured and majority have dark hair and eyes but they are still predominantly caucasian.

andrew April 12, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Don’t get in confusion. There’s no such thing as a division between Syrians and Middle Easterns coz most of Syrians are Arabs and Syria is in Middle East.
Also there’s no relation with Negroid people.
Then Persians have not much to share with Arabs, who are Semitic (as the Jews), Persians are not Semitic.
However they’re all Caucasian, “white” race doesn’t exist in antropology, it’s only a racist concept.

rickyflo April 14, 2013 at 9:31 am

Semitic is Jewish and Arabs I believe are far from that, and the Caucasian race is a related social construct of genetic pools of people with similar chromosomes, cultures, region of Europe, appearance, skull structure, and gene history of Europe. Of course, some of that stuff was not strengthened until measurements and certain DNA tests. That is why scientists say people of one dominant race is that race and Extremists make too much of a hassle of purifying into a race, but it is already purified.

gurl April 10, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Didn’t know she was part syrian

Christian March 23, 2012 at 9:47 am

terri hatcher is a type of person which can be only found in america

although she has european as well as native american and arabian blood in her veins, she looks white

ectag June 3, 2012 at 7:10 pm

What are you, some sort of Nazi that thinks Syrians aren’t white or you have to look German to be white? Then again, you could be a lefty; I find that the far left and the far right often have very similar, restricted ideas out who is ‘white’, usually equating white with Nordic. In any case, Syrians for the most part look the same as southern Europeans and are caucasian. Have you had a glimpse of Syria’s evil dictator lately? He’s whiter than many Welshmen.

But forget that. Even if you thought of Syrians as ‘non-white’ , thinking Teri Hatcher isn’t white because she’s 25% Syrian and may have some remote Choctaw ancestry (unverified and doubtful) sounds like a very pure race, Nazi Nuremberg Law/one drop rule way of looking at the world.

Jo June 24, 2011 at 3:32 pm

i love this woman xxx marry me teri???


Mike June 24, 2011 at 3:33 pm

not if i get to her first haha
you can have eva :)

Mike June 24, 2011 at 3:26 pm

exoticly beautiful woman(:

rafael June 24, 2011 at 3:28 pm

hottest lois lane

Jo June 24, 2011 at 3:31 pm

agreed she was… but this is like the 6th time you’ve replied to me :S

ethnicity May 16, 2010 at 3:45 pm

She’s not Lebanese. She’s Syrian but not Lebanese. Or at least I just didn’t know that

ethnic May 16, 2010 at 6:39 pm

Yep thats right she is Syrian. Typo…

Bombpants May 6, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Its ridiculous isnt it.

Anonymous May 6, 2010 at 1:47 pm

it s funny how ppl dont realise its always so obvious white people all seem to think everyone is white…

DR. right August 31, 2011 at 5:46 pm

She still would be considered caucasian (white). Dummy.

Native Pride October 20, 2011 at 2:07 pm

both my grandmas are half ottawa, potawatomi and cherokke and im considered white because I have green and sometimes silver eyes and ligght hair.But theres full blooded native americans with those traits !! and stop steriotyping not all aka white ppl think that.And whites not a race neither is black

Native Pride October 20, 2011 at 2:08 pm


Native Pride October 20, 2011 at 2:10 pm

And she is considered white all europeana ARE…

ethnic February 18, 2010 at 11:21 pm

Thats where she gets her beautiful dark features.

Chief_Mulatto_Native February 18, 2010 at 2:09 pm

I had no idea that she was part Native and part Arabic. I’m with Choctaw as well.

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