Marcia Cross

Highest Rated: 71% Bad Influence (1990)
Lowest Rated: 17% Bringing Up Bobby (2012)
Birthday: Mar 25, 1962
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.


Highest Rated Movies



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
70% 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


70% Quantico
Claire Haas Vice President Haas President Claire Haas President Claire Haas.
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No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Charmaine Guest
  • 2015
66% Desperate Housewives
Bree Van de Kamp Bree Van De Kamp
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No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
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92% Everwood
Dr. Linda Abbott Linda Abbott
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No Score Yet The King of Queens
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No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Julia Fairmont
  • 2001
61% Ally McBeal
Myra Robbins
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66% Spin City
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No Score Yet Boy Meets World
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No Score Yet The Outer Limits
  • 1999
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
Lauren Bradley
  • 1999
88% Seinfeld
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No Score Yet Melrose Place
Kimberly Shaw
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No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Marci Bowman
  • 1992
No Score Yet Quantum Leap
  • 1990
No Score Yet Cheers
Susan Howe Guest
  • 1989
No Score Yet Who's the Boss?
  • 1989


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