Marcia Cross

Marcia Cross

Highest Rated: 63% Bad Influence (1990)

Lowest Rated: 63% Bad Influence (1990)

Birthday: Mar 25, 1962

Birthplace: Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA

Marcia Cross is one of those classically-trained actors who then find themselves playing delicious, yet hardly Shakespearean, characters on daytime and primetime soap operas, while pursuing more substantial roles on stage. The attractive redhead found herself alternating between repertory work and TV Sturm und Drang almost from the outset of her career. After graduating from Juilliard in the early 1980s, she made her debut on ABC's soap "The Edge of Night" before segueing to the same network's "One Life to Live." She also starred in various stage productions, including work at the prestigious Williamstown Theater Festival. In 1988, Cross moved to Los Angeles where she found work in episodic TV, including memorable turns as Rebecca's sultry sister on "Cheers" and as Garry's girlfriend on "It's Garry Shandling's Show." Her debut in the 1990 feature film "Bad Influence," in which she played James Spader's fiance, was well received. Cross made her primetime series debut on the CBS sudser "Knots Landing" (1991-92) as the obsessive former girlfriend of Pierce Lawton (Bruce Greenwood).

Highest rated movies

Bad Influence




No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret of Karma Goddess (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bringing Up Bobby Mary (Character) $1.6K 2011
No Score Yet 45% Just Peck Cheryl Peck (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 14% Living in Fear Rebecca Hausman (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 73% Dancing in September Lydia Gleason (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 29% Target Earth Karen Mackaphe (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Always Say Goodbye Anne Kidwell (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet All She Ever Wanted Rachel Stockman (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Storm and Sorrow Marty Hoy (Character) - 1990
63% 51% Bad Influence Ruth Fielding (Character) $11.3M 1990
No Score Yet 67% The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James Sarah Hite (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet George Washington: The Forging of a Nation Anne Bingham (Character) - 1986


No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Wheel of Fortune Guest 2022
70% 46% Quantico Claire Haas (Guest Star) 2015-2017
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Charmaine Briggs (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2012
72% 88% Desperate Housewives Bree Hodge (Character) 2004-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nate Berkus Show Guest 2012
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2006
90% 96% Everwood Unknown (Character) 2003-2004
No Score Yet 80% The King of Queens Unknown (Guest Star) 2002-2003
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Julia Fairmont (Guest Star) 2001
61% 75% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
69% No Score Yet Spin City Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Profiler Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 90% Boy Meets World Rhiannon Lawrence (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 100% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1999
89% 92% Seinfeld Dr. Sara Sitarides (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 0% Melrose Place Dr. Kimberly Shaw/Betsy Jones (Character) 1993-1997
43% No Score Yet Burke's Law Leslie Dolan (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Knots Landing Unknown (Guest Star) 1991-1992
No Score Yet 0% Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet 85% Quantum Leap Stephanie Heywood (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet 0% Who's the Boss? Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
87% 93% Cheers Susan Howe (Guest Star) 1989