Birth Date: March 25, 1962 / Age: 51
Birth Place: Marlborough, Massachusetts
Lives Today: California
Biography: Marcia Cross (born March 25, 1962 in Marlborough, Massachusetts) is an American actress. She graduated from Juilliard and earned a master's degree in psychology at Antioch University in Los Angeles.
She spent much of her early career on both daytime and nighttime soap operas, such as Edge of Night, One Life to Live, Another World and Knots Landing.
Her most famous role was that of the mentally unbalanced Dr. Kimberly Shaw on Melrose Place, which she played from 1992 to 1997. Kimberly was, and remains, a firm fan favorite - providing many of the show's most memorable moments, in her plans to kill many of the characters on the show.
In 2003, Cross joined the cast of Everwood playing the HIV-positive Dr. Linda Abbott. She played this role for one season before taking her current role, that of the all-too-perfect Bree Van De Kamp on Desperate Housewives. In 2005, she was nominated for both the Golden Globe and Emmy Awards for Best Leading Actress in a Comedy Series, for her work on Desperate Housewives.
In August 2005, Cross's publicist told the American celebrity newsmagazine Us Weekly that Cross had accepted the proposal of Tom Mahoney, a stockbroker whom she had been dating for six months, and that the couple were engaged to be married. No date has been set for their wedding and it will be the first marriage for both.