Cross, Marcia 1962–

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CROSS, Marcia 1962–


Born March 25, 1962, in Marlborough, MA; daughter of Mark (a personnel manager) and Janet (a teacher) Cross. Education: The Juilliard School, graduated; Antioch University, Los Angeles, M.A., 2002. Avocational Interests: Hiking.

Addresses: Agent—Leanne Coronel, Endeavor, 9601 Wilshire Blvd., Sixth Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Howard Green, Framework Entertainment, 9057 Nemo St., Suite C, West Hollywood, CA 90069. Publicist—Heidi Lopata Slan, PMK/HBH Public Relations, 700 San Vicente Blvd., Suite G910, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (some sources cite 8500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Beverly Hills, CA 90211).

Career: Actress. Appeared in advertisements and public service announcements. Affiliated with the Women's Cancer Research Fund of the Entertainment Industry Foundation and with Children United Nations. Maple Counseling Center, Beverly Hills, CA, therapist, c. 2002. Worked in a factory and in retail.

Awards, Honors: Screen Actors Guild Award (with others), outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series, Emmy Award nomination, outstanding lead actress in a comedy series, Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a television series—musical or comedy, Golden Satellite Award nomination, International Press Academy, best actress in a musical or comedy television series, and Television Critics Association Award nomination, individual achievement in comedy, all 2005, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a television series—musical or comedy, 2006, all for Desperate Housewives.


Television Appearances; Series:

Liz Correll, The Edge of Night, ABC, 1984.

Tanya, Another World (also known as Another World: Bay City), NBC, 1986.

Katheryn "Kate" Sanders Roberts, One Life to Live, ABC, 1986–87.

Victoria Broyard (some sources say Broyelard), Knots Landing, CBS, 1991–92.

Dr. Kimberly Shaw Mancini, Melrose Place, Fox, 1992–93, 1994–97.

Dr. Linda Abbott, Everwood, The WB, 2003–2004.

Bree Van De Kamp, Desperate Housewives, ABC, 2004—.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Anne Bingham, George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation, CBS, 1986.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Victoria Willis, Brass (also known as Police Brass), CBS, 1985.

Sarah Hite, The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James, ABC, 1986.

Marty Hoy, Storm and Sorrow, Lifetime, 1990.

Carla, M.A.N.T.I.S., Fox, 1994.

Rachel (some sources cite Denise) Stockman, All She Ever Wanted (also known as Mother's Day and The Ties That Bind), ABC, 1996.

Karen MacKaphe, Target Earth, ABC, 1998.

Lydia Gleason, Dancing in September, HBO, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

A Day in the Life of Melrose Place, Fox, 1994.

The Road to Fame on "Melrose Place" and "90210," Fox, 1995.

(In archive footage) Dr. Kimberly Shaw Mancini, 50 Most Wicked Women of Primetime, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Herself, When Melrose Place Ruled the World, VH1, 2004.

Red Carpet Confidential, CBS, 2005.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 59th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 2005.

Presenter, The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2005.

11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2005.

The 31st Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Marie Alcott, "Strange Love," Tales from the Darkside, syndicated, 1986.

Kelly, "Mother and Child," Who's the Boss?, ABC, 1989.

Lesley North, "Bachelor Doctor," Doctor, Doctor, CBS, 1989.

Sherrie Binford, "Raising Arrizola," Booker, Fox, 1989.

Susan Howe, "Sisterly Love," Cheers, NBC, 1989.

Stephanie Heywood, "Good Night, Dear Heart—November 9, 1957," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1990.

March Terrell, "You Don't Know Me," Jake and the Fatman, CBS, 1991.

Marci Bowman, "Ever After," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1992.

Princess Gillian, "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," Herman's Head, Fox, 1992.

Carla Dellatory, "Death Games," Raven, CBS, 1993.

Leslie Dolan, "Who Killed the Highest Bidder?," Burke's Law, CBS, 1995.

Diana Huntley, "The Errand Girl," Ned and Stacey, Fox, 1997.

Diana Huntley, "Love Burns Night," Ned and Stacey, Fox, 1997.

Diana Huntley, "Scenes from a Muffin Shop," Ned and Stacey, Fox, 1997.

Diana Huntley, "Sex, Lies, and Commercials," Ned and Stacey, Fox, 1997.

Dr. Sarah Sitarides, "The Slicer," Seinfeld, NBC, 1997.

Herself, Intimate Portrait: Heather Locklear, Lifetime, 1997.

(In archive footage) Dr. Kimberly Shaw, "Asses to Ashes," Melrose Place, Fox, 1999.

Katherine "Kate" Woods, "Summit," The Outer Limits, Showtime, Sci–Fi Channel, and syndicated, 1999.

Lauren Bradley, "The Whole Truth and Nothing but …," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1999.

Rhiannon Lawrence, "For Love and Apartments," Boy Meets World, ABC, 1999.

Rhiannon Lawrence, "It's about Time," Boy Meets World, ABC, 1999.

Rhiannon Lawrence, "No Such Thing as a Sure Thing," Boy Meets World, ABC, 1999.

Rhiannon Lawrence, "Show Me the Love," Boy Meets World, ABC, 1999.

Joan Calvin, "Hello Charlie," Spin City (also known as Spin), ABC, 2000.

Myra Robbins, "Girls' Night Out," Ally McBeal, Fox, 2000.

Pamela Martin, "Proteus," Profiler, NBC, 2000.

Cheers: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

Julia Fairmont, "Organ Grinder," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as CSI), CBS, 2001.

Linda Loren, "Impaired," Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2001.

Debi Ross, "Window Pained," The King of Queens, CBS, 2002.

Herself, Intimate Portrait: Melissa Sue Anderson, Lifetime, 2002.

Debi Ross, "Golden Moldy," The King of Queens, CBS, 2003.

Herself, Intimate Portrait: Josie Bissett, Lifetime, 2003.

Melrose Place: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Appeared in It's Gary Shandling's Show, Showtime and Fox.

Television Guest Appearances; Episodic:

The Dr. Phil Show (also known as Dr. Phil), syndicated, 2004.

Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2004.

Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2004.

Life & Style, syndicated, 2004.

Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (also known as Ellen and The Ellen DeGeneres Show), syndicated, 2004, 2005.

Good Morning America (also known as GMA), ABC, 2004, 2005.

Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2004, 2005.

The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah), syndicated, 2004, 2005.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2004, 2005.

The Tony Danza Show, syndicated, 2004, 2005.

Corazon de …, Television Espanola (Spain), multiple episodes in 2005.

Entertainment Tonight (also known as Entertainment This Week, ET, E.T., ET Weekend, and This Week in Entertainment), syndicated, 2005.

Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, Bravo, 2005.

The Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show), CBS, 2005.

Primetime Live, ABC, 2005.

Richard & Judy, Channel 4 (England), 2005.

Soap Talk, SoapNet, 2005.

The View, ABC, 2005.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Lynn Erskine, Pros & Cons, 1986.

Lesley Foley, Almost Grown, CBS, 1988.

Amy, Just Temporary (also known as Temporarily Yours), NBC, 1989.

Jane Spofford, Eastwick, Fox, 2002.

Bree Van De Kamp, Desperate Housewives, ABC, 2004.

Guest, Martha, syndicated, 2005.

Film Appearances:

Ruth Fielding, Bad Influence, Triumph Releasing, 1990.

Ali, Ripple (short film), 1995.

Anne Kidwell, Always Say Goodbye, 1996.

Beth Stephens, Female Perversions (also known as Phantasien einer Frau), October Films, 1996.

Rebecca Hausman, Living in Fear, World International Network, 2002.

Molly, The Wind Effect (short film), 2003.

Stage Appearances:

Servant, The Learned Ladies, Roundabout Theatre Company, Raft Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Olivia, Twelfth Night; or, What You Will (also known as Twelfth Night), Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT, 1985–86.

Bonnye, Emerald City, Colonnades Theatre, New York City, 1986.

Understudy for Sophie, Artist Descending a Staircase, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1989.

Silvia, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, 1992–93.

Viola, Twelfth Night; or, What You Will (also known as Twelfth Night), Old Globe Theatre, 1994–95.

Appeared in The Merchant of Venice, Folger Shakespeare Library Theatre, Washington, DC; and My Daddy's Serious American Gift, Tiffany Theater, Los Angeles. Appeared in other productions, including productions at the Williamstown Theatre, Williamstown, MA.



(In archive footage) Katheryn "Kate" Sanders Roberts, Daytime's Greatest Weddings, Buena Vista Home Video, 2004.



Entertainment Weekly, June 24, 1994, pp. 50-51; April 18, 1997, p. 58; October 3, 2003, p. 60; March 25, 2005; September 2, 2005, p. 24.

Movieline's Hollywood Life, September, 2005, pp. 74-81.

Parade, November 13, 2005, p. 28.

People Weekly, February 3, 1997, p. 39; December 15, 2003, p. 91; September 5, 2005, p. 24; October 17, 2005, p. 117; October 26, 2005, p. 32.

TV Guide, September 27, 2003, p. 12; August 29, 2004, pp. 40-41.

USA Today, July 15, 2005.