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 with her doggie Willow. She is a certified personal trainer, sucker for black coffee, yoga, and early morning weight lifting. Teri also holds a brown belt in brazilian jiu jitsu from Professor Romulo Barral for which she trains almost every day.
Inspired to be an actress as a young girl watching Katherine Hepburn in 'The Philadelphia Story', she was shy about pursuing a career in the field. Teri started as a math major at UC Santa Barbara but on a whim auditioned for the acting program. She got in. Her fate was forever changed.
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 recurs as Dorothy in ABC's "Once Upon a Time", was series regular Dr. Hallie Casey opposite Jesse Spencer in the first season of NBC's 'Chicago Fire', and starred as KJ Jameson in Hulu's first original scripted show 'Battleground'. Recurring, guest, and co-star credits also include Grey's Anatomy, Castle, Scandal, NCIS, NCIS:Los Angeles, Undercovers, Medium, Rules Of Engagement, Three Rivers, The Forgotten, Numbers, and General Hospital. She has also appeared in several independent films.
Teri is proud to be a producing member of the Ovation Award winning Chalk Repertory Theatre where she frequently appears in stage productions.