Marcia Anne Cross (Marlborough, Massachusetts, 25 March 1962) is an American actress who is best known for her role as Dr. Kimberley Shaw Mancini in Melrose Place and as Bree in the television series Desperate Housewives.
After her studies she began her career on the boards. So she was, among other things, in The Two Gentlemen of Verona and William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night . She got her first television role in the daytime soap opera The Edge of Night. She then moved to Los Angeles, where she got a role in another soap: One Life to Live.
They only became famous a few years later, thanks to her rendition of (the hugely popular) Dr. Kimberley Shaw in Melrose Place. Originally she was only hired for a guest role of 1 episode, but thanks to a strong performance, she was soon reclaimed for that role. They, however, continued to guest star to her third season: when she became a full member of the cast (she was the second most popular cast member, after Heather Locklears Amanda).
After her role in Melrose Place she still a number of other smaller roles, such as in Boy Meets World, Ally McBeal, Spin City, Cheers and Seinfeld (as girlfriend of Jerry Seinfeld, who referred to her as "Dr. Sitarides: Pimple Popper M.D.").
In 2004 born perfectionist she requires perfection landed the role of Bree Van De Kamp on Desperate Housewives. As a result, her career has really taken off: she is often requested and often become an acclaimed actress in the meantime. Since 2005 she is (for her role as Bree) been nominated every year for one or other price or price.
Long did rumours that Marcia lesbian would be. This denied them with clamp, but she does have a lot of sympathy for the LGBT community.
On June 24, 2006 , she married Tom Mahoney, a stockbroker. Soon she became (via artificial insemination) pregnant with twins, and therefore had to leave Desperate Housewives for a while. On 20 February 2007 , she gave birth to two daughters, Eden and Savannah.
- 2007 Golden Globe Award (Best Actress in a TV Series-Comedy or Musical)
- 2006 Golden Globe Award (Best Actress in a TV Series-Comedy or Musical)
- 2005 Golden Globe Award (Best Actress in a TV Series-Comedy or Musical)
- 2006 SAG Award (Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series) (won)
- 2005 SAG Award (Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series) (won)
- 2005 Television Critics Association Award (Individual Achievement in Comedy)
- 2005 Satellite Award (Best Actress in a Television Series-Musical or Comedy)
- 2006 Satellite Award (Best Actress in a Television Series-Musical or Comedy) (won)
- 2005 Prism Award (Performance in a Comedy Series)
- The Edge of Night (1984) (TV), Liz Correll
- Brass (1985), Victoria Willis
- One Life to Live (1985-86) (TV), Kate Sanders
- The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (1986) (TV), Sarah Hite
- Almost Grown (1988) (TV), Lesley Foley
- Bad Influence (1990), Ruth Fielding
- Storm and Sorrow (1990) (TV), Marty Hoy
- Knots Landing (1991-1992), Victoria Broyelard
- Murder, She Wrote(1992), Marci Bowman
- Ripple (1995), Ali
- Melrose Place (1992-1997), Dr. Kimberly Shaw Mancini
- Always Say Goodbye (1996), Anne Kidwell (re-release in 2006 under the name Desperate Housewives: The Early Years)
- Female Perversions (1996), Beth Stephens
- All She Ever Wanted (1996) (TV), Rachel Stockman
- Seinfeld (1997), (TV), Dr. Sara Sitarides
- Target Earth (1998) aka Tasks Away, Karen Mackaphe
- Boy Meets World (1999) (TV), Rhiannon Lawrence, Topanga's mother-4 episodes
- Dancing in September (2000), Lydia Gleason
- Profiler (2000),
- Living in Fear (2001), Rebecca Hausman
- Eastwick (2002) (TV), Jane Spofford
- King of Queens (2002), Debi-cameo appearance
- Everwood (2003), Dr. Linda Abbott
- The Wind Effect (2003), Molly
- Desperate Housewives (2004-2012), Bree Hodge
- Peck (2009), TBD