March 25, 1962
59 years old
5 ft 8½ in | 174 cm
36-25-35 in | 91.5-63.5-89 cm
60 kg | 132 lbs
6 US | 36.5 EU
Marcia Anne Cross was born in Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States, on March 25, 1962, is an American actress.
Young Marcia Cross first started performing in school play "The Witch of Blackbird Pond".
She made her big screen debut in horror film Stephen King's Golden Tales (1985) in segment "Strange Love", in role as Marie Alcott.
She got her television debut in CBS soap opera The Edge of Night (1984) in role as Liz Correll.
Her breakthrough performance came as Kimberly Shaw in Fox soap opera Melrose Place (1992-1997).
Behind the Curtain of Night (2021) sci-fi romance in role as The Boss, opposite Brendan Fraser and Dawn Olivieri
The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (1986) biography Western opposite Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash
Bad Influence (1990) psychological thriller with Rob Lowe and James Spader
Dancing in September (2000) romantic drama opposite Isaiah Washington and Nicole Ari Parker
Just Peck (2009) comedy with Keir Gilchrist, Brie Larson and Adam Arkin
Bringing Up Bobby (2011) comedy drama opposite Milla Jovovich and Bill Pullman
The Secret of Karma (2020) romance with Petra Buckova, Mahulena Bocanová and Brendan Fraser
She was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Bree Van de Kamp-Hodge in ABC comedy drama and mystery television series Desperate Housewives (2004-2012), also won the Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
Another World (1986) NBC soap opera in role as Tanya
One Life to Live (1986-1987) ABC soap opera in role as Kate Sanders
Knots Landing (1991-1992) CBS soap opera in role as Victoria Broyelard
She played Kimberly Shaw in Fox soap opera Melrose Place (1992-1997) in 114 episodes.
Ned & Stacey (1997) Fox sitcom in role as Diana Huntley
Boy Meets World (1999) ABC sitcom in role as Rhiannon Lawrence
Everwood (2003-2004) The WB drama series in role as Dr. Linda Abbott
She had recurring role as Claire Haas in ABC thriller drama television series Quantico (2015-2017).
She had recurring role as Principal Cowher in YouTube Red comedy drama miniseries Youth & Consequences (2018-2021).
The Edge of Sleep (2019) mystery series in role as Tracy
Graduated from Marlborough High School in 1980.
Graduated from Juilliard School (1984) with a BFA in acting.
Graduated from Antioch University Los Angeles (1997) with a master’s degree in psychology.
She is also trained in piano and dance, at the Ceil Sharon School of Dance.
Has two sisters, Susan and Ellen.
Has Irish and English ancestry.
Good friends with actress Dana Delany.
Supports the Revlon Run/Walk.
She dated Richard Jordan (1988-1993) and Hugh O'Connor (1984-1985).
She married stockbroker Tom Mahoney in 2006, they have twin daughters, Savannah and Eden.