Marcia Cross is an incredibly beautiful & talented actress. In the 80s & 90s she did soap operas like: The Edge of the Night, Knot's Landing, and One Life to Live. She has done various little film projects. In 1992, Marcia got her big break joining the ensemble of the hit nighttime drama, "Melrose Place". Her character, Kimberly Shaw, is one of the most memorable characters in television and considered by most the glue of the show. In 1993, her long-time companion, Richard Jordan, died. In 1997, after six years on "Melrose", she left the show to get her Master's Degree. Marcia did various films from 1997 to 2003, when she snapped back into television on the hit drama series, "Everwood". She left "Everwood" after one season to go onto her biggest and best role in her career, one of the title roles, Bree Van De Kamp, on the biggest surprise hit ever, "Desperate Housewives". Desperate Housewives has re-launched Ms. Cross's career and is all over magazine covers. From her work on "Housewives", she's gotten herself a Golden Globe Nomination (her first award nomination ever!!!), Golden Satelitte Award Nomination, TV Guide Award Nomination, and SAG Award Nomination. The status is that Cross will be sticking with "Housewives" for awhile, and is likely to be nominated/to win some more awards for it.