Marcia Anne Cross was born on 25th March, 1962 in Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA. She is an actress well known for her roles in popular television series such as “Melrose Place” (1992–1997) and “Desperate Housewives” (2004-12). Marcia Cross has been active in the industry since 1984.
Wonder, how rich is she? It has been reported that currently Marcia Cross’ estimated net worth is as much as $45 million. Acting is the main source of her wealth.
Marcia Cross Net Worth $45 Million
She was born into a family of a teacher, Janet Cross, and a personnel manager, Mark Cross. Marcia has two sisters. In 1984 Marcia graduated from Juilliard having a bachelor degree in acting. In 2003 she graduated from Antioch University Los Angeles with a master’s degree in psychology.
Firstly, Marcia Cross debuted on television in the daytime soap opera “The Edge of Night” (1984). Later, she appeared in other soap operas as “Another World” (1986), “One Life to Live” (1986–1987) and others. More, she appeared in several television films including “Brass” (1985), “George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation” (1986), “The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James” (1986) and “Storm and Sorrow” (1990). Marcia really rose to prominence when appearing in the soap opera “Melrose Place” (1992–1997) in the role of Kimberly Shaw. Even though the series received mixed reviews from critics, TV addicts loved that one and it owned high ratings. More, it increased the net worth and popularity of the actress very much. Afterwards, Marcia appeared in episodes of various television series including “Ned & Stacey” (1997), “Touched by an Angel” (1999), “Boy Meets World” (1999), “The Outer Limits” (1999), “Hello Charlie” (2000), “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2001), “The King of Queens” (2002–2003). However, the best role Marcia has landed so far is the role of Bree Van de Kamp in the series “Desperate Housewives” (2004–2012) created by Marc Cherry. Cross won a Satellite Award as the Best Actress in Television Series Musical or Comedy and shared two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series with the rest of the cast. To add more, she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Satellite Award, Prism Award and TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy.
Furthermore, Marcia Cross landed a few roles on the big screen. She was cast in supporting roles in the films “Bad Influence” (1990) directed by Curtis Hanson, “Just Peck” (2009) directed by Michael A. Nickles and “Bringing Up Bobby” (2011) directed, written and produced by Famke Janssen. In 1996, she starred in the lead role in the film “Always Say Goodbye” (1996) directed and written by Joshua Beckett.
In her personal life, Marcia Cross was in a long-term relationship with the actor Richard Jordan. They were together until his death though he was 25 years senior. In 2006, she married Tom Mahoney, who worked as a stockbroker. In 2007, at the age of 45 she gave birth to twin girls after a successful in vitro fertilization program.
Gave birth to twin daughters (her first and second child) at age 44, Savannah Rose Mahoney and Eden Geneva Mahoney on February 20, 2007 about two months prematurely after she was on a rest bed since January. They were conceived via IFV. Children's father is her husband, Tom Mahoney.
Her friend, Dana Delany, was the original choice for the role of Bree Van de Kamp on Desperate Housewives (2004). Delany was later cast as Katherine Mayfair.
Was 7 months pregnant with her twins Savannah and Eden when she completed filming the third series of Desperate Housewives (2004).
Missed seven episodes of Desperate Housewives (2004), near the end of the 2006-2007 season, due to her maternity leave.
During a 2005 interview with the Desperate Housewives (2004) stars, she was visibly delighted when Jamie Theakston pronounced her name as "Mar-see-ah". Cross turned to her co-star, Eva Longoria, and stated that she loves the way British people pronounce her name. It was revealed that although most Americans called her "Marsha", her co-star Longoria calls her "Mar-see-ah".
Her sister Susan was maid of honor at her wedding to Mahoney and her nephew Jared the ring bearer. Her other sister Ellen sang the song "Only Love Remains" for Marcia and her husband.
Was named the Most Beautiful Person at the 2005 Emmy Awards.
Ranked #91 on People magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People in the World (2006).
Has suffered from migraine headaches since the age of 14. She is a paid spokesperson for GlaxoSmithKline's migraine medication. She says she takes the medication when the first signs of the onset of migraine occur. With the medication, the pain is bearable and rarely lasts more than five hours. Without the medication, the pain completely wipes her out for up to a full day.
Placed 20 on E! Television's list of "The 50 Most Wicked Women of Primetime" for playing Kimberly Shaw on Melrose Place (1992).
Placed 28 on VH1's list of "The 40 Hottest People Over 40" in 2005.
She and her future Desperate Housewives (2004) co-star, Brenda Strong, both starred in Everwood (2002). Strong guest-starred in a few episodes while Cross was a steady cast-member from 2003-2004. They never were in the same episodes. They also both guest-starred in different episodes of Ally McBeal (1997).
Was the last of the four main actresses of Desperate Housewives (2004) to get married for the first time in real-life.
Nominated for her first awards in 2004 - Golden Globe, Golden Satelitte Award, TV Guide Award and SAG Award.
Longtime companion of Richard Jordan, until his death in 1993; since then, she did not date anyone seriously, until her engagement in 2005.