Teri is a Northern California hative, has lived in Houston, Texas, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Santa Barbara, San Diego, and now resides in Los Angeles, California. She is a certified personal trainer and a sucker for black coffee and early morning weight lifting. Teri holds a fourth degree brown belt in brazilian jiu jitsu from Professor Romulo Barral.
She studied to be an actress in the BFA theater program at UC Santa Barbara and the MFA theater program at UC San Diego.
Teri will recur as Marlena in Ssn 2 of Netflix's The Punisher, as Dorothy in ABC's Once Upon a Time, was series regular Dr. Hallie Casey opposite Jesse Spencer in the NBC's Chicago Fire, and starred as KJ Jameson in Hulu's first original scripted show Battleground. She has numerous recurring and guest star credits and has also appeared in several independent films.
Teri is a producing member of Ovation Award winning Chalk Repertory Theatre where she frequently appears in stage productions.