Marcia Cross

Marcia Cross

About Marcia Cross

Marcia Anne Cross (born March 25, 1962) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as disturbed Dr. Kimberly Shaw on Melrose Place (1992-1997), and neurotic perfectionist Bree Van de Kamp on the satirical series Desperate Housewives (2004-2012), for which she has earned multiple accolades, including a Satellite Award, as well as nominations at the Emmys and the Golden Globes, amongst others. Cross was born in Marlborough, Massachusetts. She is one of three daughters of Janet, a teacher, and Mark Cross, a personnel manager. Cross was raised Catholic, and attended Marlborough High School, from where she graduated in 1980. Upon graduating high school, Cross received a half-scholarship to Juilliard, and graduated in 1984 with a B.F.A. in Acting.