Marcia Cross Biography

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Marcia Cross

Quick Facts Of Marcia Cross

Celebrated Name Marcia Cross
Age 57 Years
Nick Name
Birth Name
Birth Date 1962-03-25
Gender Female
Profession Footballer

Marcia Anne Cross, popularly known as Marcia Cross is an American actress. She began her acting career on daytime soap operas such as The Edge of Night, Another World, and One Life to Live. She is known for her television roles on Knots Landing, Melrose Place, Desperate Housewives, and Quantico. 

Famous For

  • Her role as conservative housewife Bree Van de Kamp on television series, Desperate Housewives. 

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Education, Ethnicity, Horoscope

Marcia Cross was born was 25 March 1962. Her birth name is Marcia Anne Cross. She was born to a father, Mark Cross, and a mother, Jane Cross. She is of English and Irish descent. She belongs to White ethnicity. Her birthplace is in Marlborough, Massachusetts in the United States. She holds American nationality. Her zodiac sign is Aries. She has two sisters, Susan Cross, and Ellen Cross.

She attended Marlborough High School. She graduated from high school in 1980. She received a half-scholarship to Juilliard. She graduated with a B.F.A in Acting from Juilliard in 1984. She returned to school in 1997 to earn a master's degree in psychology. She later received her degree from Antioch Unversity of Los Angeles in 2003. 

Career, Television, Films

She began her acting career on the soap opera The Edge of Night in 1984. She appeared on the soap opera in the recurring role of Liz Correll. 

She relocated from New York to Los Angeles. 

She then landed the roles in television movies such as The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James. 

She joined the cast of the ABC daytime soap opera, One Life to Live in 1986. She played the role of Kate Sanders. 

She guest appeared on primetime shows including Who's the Boss?, Quantum Leap, Knots Landing, and Cheers.

She landed the role of Dr. Kimberly Shaw in the Fox primetime soap opera, Melrose Place. She left the show in the fifth season. 

She has also appeared on the episodes of sitcoms such as Boy  Meets World, Seinfeld, Ally McBeal, Spin City, and The King of Queens.

She appeared on CSI, Strong Medicine, Profiler, and Touched by an Angel in dramatic roles.

She has appeared in independent films including Bad Influence, Always Say Goodbye, Just Peck, and Bringing Up Boby. 

She co-starred as Linda Abbott on WB series, Everwood in 2003. 

She landed the role of Bree Van de Kamp in Desperate Housewives in 2004. She was nominated for several awards for her role including an Emmy Award, 3 Golden Globe Awards, and 5 Satellite Awards. 

Desperate Housewives ended after 8 seasons in 2012. 

She took a break from acting for two years from 2012 to 2014.

She co-starred as the lead character's mother in the Fox comedy pilot, Fatrick in 2014.

She played the recurring role of President Claire Haas, a former Democratic vice presidential nominee on the ABC thriller series, Quantico. 

Is Marcia Cross married?

Marcia Cross is a married woman. She is married to stockbroker Tom Mahoney. The couple tied a knot to each other in 2006. Soon after her marriage with Tom, she underwent in vitro fertilization. She gave birth to fraternal twin daughters Eden and Savannah in February 2007. She was 44 years old when she gave birth to her twin daughters. 

She revealed in September 2018 via a series of Instagram posts that she had been battling anal cancer. 

What are Marcia Cross's Body Measurements?

Marcia Cross stands at a height of 1.74 m i.e. 5 feet and 8 and a half inches tall. She has a body weight of 132 lbs i.e. 60 kg. She has a slim body build. Her body measurements are 36-25-35 inches. She wears a bra of size 34B. She has green eyes and her hair color is red. She wears a dress of size 4 (US) and a shoe of size 6 (US).

How much is Marcia Cross worth?

Her major income comes from her acting career. She has appeared in numerous television shows and films. She has also appeared in TV commercials for 7Up Plus, Mott's Apple Juice, Mott's Medley Juice, Albert Bartlett's Frozen Rooster Potatoes, among others. She has also modeled for print adverts for QVC Shopping Channel and Olay. Working in the entertainment industry is her main source of income. As of 2019, her net worth is estimated at $30 million. 

Did You Know?

  • Her father was a personnel manager, whereas her mother was a teacher.

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