Marcia Cross Obituary

Marcia Cross, a beloved actress best known for her roles in “Desperate Housewives” and “Melrose Place,” passed away.

Born on March 25, 1963, in Marlborough, Massachusetts, Cross discovered her passion for acting at a young age. She graduated from the Juilliard School in New York City, where she honed her skills and gained the confidence to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.

Cross made her television debut in 1984, appearing in an episode of the daytime soap opera “The Edge of Night.” She went on to land small roles in several television shows, including “One Life to Live,” “Knots Landing,” and “Cheers.” However, it was her role as Dr. Kimberly Shaw on “Melrose Place” that brought her widespread recognition and critical acclaim.

After “Melrose Place” ended in 1997, Cross continued to work steadily in television and film. In 2004, she landed the role of Bree Van de Kamp on the hit television series “Desperate Housewives,” which would become her most iconic role. Cross’s portrayal of Bree, a perfectionist homemaker with a dark past, earned her a Golden Globe nomination and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Off-screen, Cross was a devoted mother to her twin daughters, Eden and Savannah, whom she had with her husband, Tom Mahoney. She was also a dedicated advocate for cancer research, having battled and defeated anal cancer in 2009. Cross spoke openly about her experience with cancer and urged others to get screened regularly.

Cross’s passing has left her fans and colleagues heartbroken. Eva Longoria, who played Cross’s on-screen friend on “Desperate Housewives,” wrote on social media, “I’m devastated to hear about the passing of my dear friend and colleague Marcia Cross. She was a true talent and a kind and generous person. My thoughts are with her family during this difficult time.”

Cross will be remembered for her talent, her generosity, and her strength in the face of adversity. She leaves behind a legacy of memorable performances and a lasting impact on the entertainment industry. She will be deeply missed.