Mar. 25th, 1962
Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA
Marcia Cross' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1990 - Bad Influence
Guest TV Roles
Katherine 'Kate' Woods
Herself - Guest
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.
- Named one of People Magazines' 100 Most Beautiful in 2008.
- Missed seven episodes of _"Desperate Housewives" (2004)_ (qv), near the end of the 2006-07 season, due to her maternity leave.
- Education: Was graduated from the Juilliard School in New York, and Earned master's degree in psychology at LA's Antioch University.
- Placed 91 on People Magazine's List Of "The 100 Most Beautiful People In The World" In 2006.
- 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.
- Was the last of the four main actresses of _"Desperate Housewives" (2004)_ (qv) to get married for the first time in real-life.
- 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).
- Practices yoga with 'Kelly Rutherford' (qv) and 'Lisa Rinna (I)' (qv).