Marcia Anne Cross (born March 25, 1962 in Marlborough, Massachusetts) is an American actress who plays mostly in TV series.
She started her career in daytime soap operas such as The Edge of Night and One Life to Live. Her most famous roles are Dr. Kimberly Shaw in Melrose Place and Bree Van de Kamp/Hodge in Desperate Housewives. The latter earned her a number of nominations at the Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Her most recent prominent role is President Claire Haas in Quantico.
Tropes in her works:
- Fiery Redhead: She certainly has a knack for playing these. Even Bree reveals herself as one at times in Desperate Housewives.