Bree Van De Kamp
Marcia CrossMarcia Cross stars in the smash hit television series "Desperate Housewives." In 2005 and 2006 she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the Best Actress category. She was also nominated for an Emmy in the Best Actress in a Comedy Series category in 2005.
Cross just completed filming the independent feature "Bringing Up Bobby," alongside Milla Jovovich and Bill Pullman, written and directed by Famke Janssen. Last year she appeared in the feature film "Just Peck," a comedy starring Adam Arkin, Camryn Manheim, Keir Gilchrist and Brie Larson. Prior to her role on "Desperate Housewives," She starred as Dr. Linda Abbott on The WB's critically-acclaimed series, "Everwood." She is also well known for her role as Dr. Kimberly Shaw on the hit drama "Melrose Place."
Born and raised in Marlborough, Massachusetts, Cross was determined to become an actress from the moment she performed in her first school play, "The Witch of Blackbird Pond," in the sixth grade. At the age of 18 she was accepted at The Juilliard School.
On stage, Cross performed in "The Merchant of Venice" at the Folger Theatre, "La Ronde" at the Williamstown Theater Festival, "Twelfth Night" at the Hartford Stage Company, and in "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego.
Cross' first television job was on the daytime drama, "The Edge of Night." She reluctantly left New York to try her luck in Los Angeles. She was soon landing roles in television movies such as "The Last Days of Frank and Jessie James," co-starring with Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson. Her memorable role on "Melrose Place" began when she was hired for one episode. The producers were so impressed that they kept asking her back for additional appearances, eventually bringing her character back from the dead to continue on the hit show.
Cross also guest-starred on such series as "Seinfeld," where she played Jerry's dermatologist girlfriend, and "Cheers," where she portrayed Susan, the younger sister to Kirstie Alley's "Rebecca." She has also appeared on the comedies "Ally McBeal," "Spin City," "The Garry Shandling Show" and "The King of Queens." Her dramatic roles include appearances on "CSI," "Profiler" and "Touched by an Angel," and her film credits include ""Living in Fear," "Always Say Goodbye," "Dancing in September" and "Bad Influence."
Aside from her successful career as an actress, Cross has also made time to continue her education, earning a Masters Degree in Psychology. She makes her home in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters.
HOMETOWN Marlborough, MA
BIRTHDATE March 25