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Melrose Place, Desperate Housewives
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An actress whose face seems to capture everything glamorous about old Hollywood and whose fire-red mane sets the screen ablaze, Marcia Cross has carved out an impressive television career thanks to winning roles on such shows as Melrose Place and Desperate Housewives. With a resumé that reads like a "television`s greatest hits" list from the mid-`80s through the new millennium, small-screen veteran Cross is hardly a new face to devoted TV viewers, and thanks to her role as über-perfectionist suburban homemaker Bree Van De Kamp on ABC`s surprise hit Desperate Housewives, chances are she`ll be sticking around for some time.
A native of Marlborough, MA, who first discovered her love for acting while taking the stage for a sixth-grade production of +The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Cross was soon setting her sites on New York`s world-renowned Juilliard Drama School, where she would major in drama. In the years following her graduation, Cross made a name for herself in and around the New York stage, with performances in the Williamstown Theater Festival`s production of +La Ronde and the Hartford Stage Company`s production of +Twelfth Night serving as early career highlights. A bit part on the long-running soap opera The Edge of Night helped to ignite a screen career for Cross, with subsequent appearances on Cheers, Who`s the Boss?, Quantum Leap, and Murder, She Wrote both increasing her visibility and expanding her oeuvre. By the 1990s, Cross had gained notable exposure thanks to parts on both One Life to Live and Another World, and though a brief appearance on Knots Landing brought the daytime drama to the evening hours, it was her role as Dr. Kimberly Shaw on 1992`s Melrose Place that truly put her on the map with television viewers. A direct descendent of Beverly Hills 90210 that lit the small-screen ablaze for much of the 1990s, Melrose Place occupied most of Cross` time, save for the occasional television guest appearance or feature role. Though she had only been slated to appear in one episode of Melrose Place, Cross` character proved so popular that producers went to great lengths to keep her on board, eventually going so far as to reach beyond the grave to keep the character alive.
If it seemed like Cross` career was floundering somewhat in the wake of her Melrose Place success, a role in the WB`s 2002 drama Everwood served well to bring her back into the collective conscience of television viewers. Though she would only remain with the series for one season, her furlough from the small screen proved to be short-lived when Cross returned stronger than ever in 2004 in the hugely popular dark comedy drama Desperate Housewives. Cast as a Martha Stewart-worshipping suburbanite whose obsession with perfection is slowly tearing her family apart at the seams, Cross used her keen skills in front of the camera to hold her own in an ensemble cast that included the likes of Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, and Nicollette Sheridan.
Juilliard School of Acting, MA Psychology, Antioch University, Los Angeles (1997)
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Marcia Anne Cross
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Marcia Anne Cross (born March 25, 1962) is an American television actress known for her roles as Dr. Kimberly Shaw on Fox soap opera Melrose Place (1992–97) and Bree Van de Kamp on the ABC comedy-drama series Desperate Housewives (2004–12).
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Married||Tom Mahoney and Marcia Cross
have been married since 24th Jun 2006. |||
Tom Mahoney and Marcia Cross have been married for 10 years. They were dating for 9 months after getting together in Nov 2004. After 10 months of engagement they married on 24th Jun 2006.
Marcia Cross has been in relationships with Mark Harelik (1999) and Richard Jordan (1988 - 1993).
She is rumoured to have hooked up with Hugh O'Connor (1984 - 1985).
Marcia Cross has 4 children, Eden (9), Savannah (9), Eden (9) and Savannah (9).
Marcia Cross is a 54 year old American Actress. Born Marcia Anne Cross on 25th March, 1962 in Marlborough, MA, she is famous for Melrose Place, Desperate Housewives in a career that spans 1984–present. Her zodiac sign is Aries.
Marcia Cross has been in 10 on-screen matchups, notably with Hugh O'Connor in Brass (1985), Jack Wagner in Melrose Place (1992), Harsh Nayyar in Tales from the Darkside (1983), John Bradley in Desperate Housewives (2004) and Kyle MacLachlan in Desperate Housewives (2004).
Marcia Cross is a member of the following lists:
Actresses from Massachusetts,
21st-century American actresses and
20th-century American actresses.
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