April 17, 1957
Teresa "Teri" Austin (born April 17, 1957) is a Canadian film and television actress. She had her greatest success in the 1980s and 1990s, and is best known for her role as Jill Bennett in the CBS primetime soap opera Knots Landing, and as co-host of the Canadian reality series Thrill of a Lifetime.
Austin began her acting career in Canada where she worked in television, film radio and theatre and co-hosted the show Thrill of a Lifetime before moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career there.
Austin is best known for her performance as Jill Bennett on CBS series Knots Landing. She played the role from 1985 to 1989, and in 1990 won Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Villain: Prime Time. She also appeared in Quantum Leap, Seinfeld, Matlock, Murder, She Wrote, L.A. Law, and returned to soap roles in Beverly Hills, 90210 and Models Inc.. In film, she appeared in The Vindicator (1986) and Raising Cain (1992).
In 2001, Austin left acting and began working as animal activist in Los Angeles.
|1985–1989||Knots Landing||Jill Bennett||Recurring role, 96 episodes|
|1985||The Fall Guy||Annie Benton||1 episode|
|Terminal Choice||Lylah Crane||Feature film role|
|1986||The Vindicator||Lauren Lehman||Feature film role|
|1988||Dangerous Love||Dominique||Feature film|
|1989||False Witness||Sandralee Dawson|
|Street Legal (TV series)||Alex Roper||Guest role, 1 episode|
|1990||Quantum Leap||Dana Barrenger||1 episode, "Her Charm" (Season 2)|
|Cop Rock||Trish Vaughn||Film role|
|1990–1992||Matlock||Beth||Guest role, 2 episodes|
|1991||Seinfeld||Ava||Guest star, 2 episodes|
|1992||Wings (TV series)||Shannon Moss||Guest star, 1 episode|
|Raising Cain||Karen||Supporting film role|
|1993||In The Heat Of The Night||Alice||Guest Star, 1 Episode, "Deadly Affection"|
|Murder, She Wrote||Louise Walton||Guest star, 1 episode|
|L.A. Law (TV series)||Morgan Farrell||Guest star, 1 episode|
|1994||Beverly Hills, 90210||Ingrid||Guest star, 2 episodes|
|Models Inc.||Dinah||Guest star, 2 episodes|
|1996||The Dark Mist||Diamond||Feature film role|
|1997||Diagnosis Murder (TV series)||Claire Reed||Guest star, 1 episode|
|2000||An American Daughter||Greta||Feature film role|
|2001||Gangland||Mary Anne Adams||Feature film role|
- "Teri Austin". NNDB. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
- Hoogenboom, Lynn (13 February 1987). "Teri Austin is doing what she always wanted to do". Huntingdon Daily News. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
- "Live Wire Teri Austin Turns a Knots Plot into a Real-Life Romance – Vol. 27 No. 18". PEOPLE.com. 4 May 1987. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
- Pennacchio, George (2006-05-21). "Actress Teri Austin Now Known as Animal Activist 5/21/06 | abc7.com". Abclocal.go.com. Retrieved 2013-10-20.
- "The Soap Opera Digest Awards: 1990". Soap Opera Digest. soapoperadigest.com. Archived from the original on March 3, 2009. Retrieved March 15, 2013.