Marcia Cross - Rotten Tomatoes

Marcia Cross

Highest Rated:   71% Bad Influence (1990)
Lowest Rated:   17% Bringing Up Bobby (2012)
Birthday:  
Birthplace:   Malborough, Massachusetts
An actress 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. Appearances on shows like Cheers and Who's the Boss? got the actress started on screen, preparing her for the career landmark of being cast as Dr. Kimberly Shaw on 1992's Melrose Place. 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.

Photos

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
17% Bringing Up Bobby
  • Mary
$5.5k 2012
No Score Yet Just Peck
  • Cheryl Peck
2009
No Score Yet Little Romance
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Celebrity News Reels - America's Favorite Housewives
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet The Wind Effect
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Living in Fear
  • Rebecca Hausman
2001
No Score Yet Dancing in September
  • Lydia
2000
No Score Yet Target Earth
  • Karen
1998
No Score Yet Taken Away
  • Karen
1998
64% Female Perversions
  • Eve's Mother
1997
No Score Yet All She Ever Wanted
  • Rachel Stockman
1996
No Score Yet Always Say Goodbye
  • Anne Kidwell
1996
No Score Yet Storm and Sorrow
  • Marty Hoy
1990
71% Bad Influence
  • Ruth
1990
No Score Yet The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Brass
  • Victoria Willis
1985

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
82% Quantico
2015
  • Claire Haas Vice President Haas President Claire Haas President Claire Haas.
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Charmaine
  • 2015
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Bree Van de Kamp Bree Van De Kamp
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Everwood
2002-2006
  • Dr. Linda Abbott Linda Abbott
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Julia Fairmont
  • 2001
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Myra Robbins
  • 2000
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Sara
  • 1997
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
  • Guest
  • Susan Howe
  • 1989

Quotes from Marcia Cross' Characters

No quotes approved yet.