Mar. 25th, 1962
Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA
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Marcia Cross is an incredibly beautiful and talented actress. In the 1980s and 1990s, she did soap operas like "The Edge of Night" (1956), "Knots Landing" (1979) and "One Life to Live" (1968). In 1992, she got her big break when she was picked for the cast of the hit nighttime drama, "Melrose Place" (1992). Her character, Kimberly Shaw, is one of the most memorable characters in television and considered by most the glue of the show.
In 1993, her long-time companion, Richard Jordan (I), died. In 1997, after six years on "Melrose Place" (1992), she left the show to get her Master's Degree. She did several films from 1997 to 2003, when she snapped back into television on the hit drama series "Everwood" (2002).
She left "Everwood" (2002) after one season to take what has proven to be the biggest role in her career: Bree Van De Kamp on the surprise hit "Desperate Housewives" (2004). For her work on "Housewives" she's gotten herself her first award nominations: a Golden Globe, Golden Satelitte, TV Guide Award and SAG Award. The conventional wisdom is that she will be sticking with "Housewives" for awhile, and is likely to be nominated for more awards because of it.
- Cross, along with her _"Desperate Housewives" (2004)_ (qv) cast mates 'Brenda Strong' (qv) and 'Teri Hatcher' (qv), has guest-starred on _"Seinfeld" (1990)_ (qv) unlike the other two, though, Cross only appeared in one episode.
- Missed seven episodes of _"Desperate Housewives" (2004)_ (qv), near the end of the 2006-07 season, due to her maternity leave.
- Has suffered from migraine headaches since the age of 14. She is a paid spokesperson for GlaxoSmithKline's migraine medication. She says she takes the medication when the first signs of the onset of migraine occur. With the medication, the pain is bearable and rarely lasts more than five hours. Without the medication, the pain completely wipes her out for up to a full day.
- Longtime companion of 'Richard Jordan (I)' (qv), until his death in 1993; since then, she did not date anyone seriously, until her engagement in 2005.
- Placed 28 on VH1's List Of "The 40 Hottest People Over 40" In 2005.
- Named one of People Magazines' 100 Most Beautiful in 2008.
- She and her future _"Desperate Housewives" (2004)_ (qv) co-star, 'Brenda Strong' (qv), both starred in _"Everwood" (2002)_ (qv). Strong guest-starred in a few episodes while Cross was a steady cast-member from 2003-2004. They never were in the same episodes. They also both guest-starred in different episodes of _"Ally McBeal" (1997)_ (qv).
- Nominated for her first awards in 2004 - Golden Globe, Golden Satelitte Award, TV Guide Award and SAG Award.