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Born: Mar. 25, 1962 Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA
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Marci Cross was born Marlborough, Massachusetts on March 25th, 1962. After graduating from the Julliard School in New York, Cross’ early career was filled with roles on soap operas like The Edge of Night, Another World and One Life to Live.
Marcia also appeared in TV movies like Brass with Carroll O’Connor, The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James with Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson, George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation with Barry Bostwick and Patty Duke and Almost Grown with Tim Daly.
In 1990, she appeared in the TV movie Storm and Sorrow and had guest-starring roles in Tales from the Darkside, Cheers, Booker, Who’s the Boss, Doctor Doctor, Quantum Leap, and Jake and the Fatman.
Marcia made her feature film debut in 1990’s Bad Influence with Rob Lowe and James Spader. She was a series regular on Knots Landing, playing Victoria Broyelard from 1991 to 1992. More guest-starring roles followed on shows like Murder, She Wrote, Herman’s Head, Raven, Burke’s Law, Ned and Stacey and Seinfeld. One of her guest-starring roles turned into a series regular when she played the demented Dr. Kimberly Shaw on 115 episodes of Melrose Place.
After her run on Melrose, she earned her Master’s Degree in psychology at LA’s Antioch University. In 1998, Cross starred with Christopher Meloni and John C. McGinley in the TV movie Target Earth. She had a recurring role on Boy Meets World in 1999 and the next year she stared in Dancing in September with Isaiah Washington. She followed that with 2001’s Living in Fear with William R. Moses.
Cross joined the cast of Everwood with Treat Williams in 2003. She left that show after 18 episodes when she landed the role of Bree Van De Kamp in the hit Desperate Housewives, which also featured Felicity Huffman, Nicollette Sheridan, Eva Longoria and Teri Hatcher.
Marcia married Tom Mahoney in 2006. The couple have two children.
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