Marcia Cross

Marcia Cross

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Mar. 25th, 1962
Born in
Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA
5' 8"

Marcia Cross' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Desperate Housewives TV Show
Desperate Housewives
Everwood TV Show
Melrose Place TV Show
Melrose Place
Booker TV Show
Almost Grown TV Show
Almost Grown
Life & Style TV Show
Life & Style

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


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.

  • Wore a wedding dress by Reem Acra
  • Was once considered for the role of Madeleine White in _Inside Man (2006)_ (qv), but was not able to due to her commitment to the TV series _"Desperate Housewives" (2004)_ (qv). 'Jodie Foster' (qv) got the part.
  • She and her husband, Tom Mahoney, are expecting their first child in Spring 2007
  • Engaged to stockbroker, Tom Mahoney (b. 1958), in August, 2005.
  • She and _"Desperate Housewives" (2004)_ (qv) co-star 'Teri Hatcher' (qv) both made guest appearances on _"Seinfeld" (1990)_ (qv) as prospective girlfriends of 'Jerry Seinfeld' (qv).
  • Missed seven episodes of _"Desperate Housewives" (2004)_ (qv), near the end of the 2006-07 season, due to her maternity leave.
  • Among the 220 guests at her wedding were 'Eva Longoria Parker' (qv), 'Felicity Huffman' (qv), 'Brenda Strong' (qv) and 'William H. Macy' (qv).
  • Practices yoga with 'Kelly Rutherford' (qv) and 'Lisa Rinna (I)' (qv).

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