Teri Austin was born on April 17, 1957 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Teresa Austin. She is an actress, known for Knots Landing (1979), Raising Cain (1992) and Gangland (2001).
Performed on TV, stage, improvisation and radio drama in her native Toronto, Canada. She studied theater in York University in Toronto.
Her labor of love is the Amanda Foundation, her non-profit animal shelter in Beverly Hills, CA.
Personal Quotes (4)
Lucille Ball might have played Lucy, but I live it.
[on how she got into a drama class for much older students] I called the teacher and said, "I'm Teri Austin's mother, and she'd very much like to be in your class. It would be a big asset to her future career."
[on leaving acting to work with animals] When I put my head on the pillow at the end of the day, it's not what fills me with joy. But knowing that I've got an appointment with Captain Crunch the next day and he might go home to a new home, that makes me smile!
[on her work with The Amanda Foundation] It's not work when you love it, you know, and I do. And it fulfills me. I feel spiritually fulfilled. I tell people, I say 'There are very few guarantees in your life,' but when I help someone adopt a dog or a cat, I can guarantee them that that creature is going to put love in their life.