Terry studied Drama at UCT and graduated in 1979. In 1980 she headed to Joburg and was lucky enough to have Moonyeen Lee as her agent. Her first professional job was given to her by the divine Pieter Dirk Uys and premiered at the Market Theatre.
Over the years Terry has worked in the medium of film, TV, theatre and radio. She has been nominated and won several theatre awards and has worked in theatre in NY, London, Edinburgh, Washington DC and Boston. Now based at the seaside in Cape Town and specialising mostly in voice work.