Actress Marcia Cross became famous in the early ’90s in the soap opera “Melrose Place,” and younger viewers remember her for her role as Bree Van de Kamp from the series “Desperate Housewives.”
The 58-year-old actress was seen riding a bike in Santa Monica. The actress rented an electric bicycle, and she had so many layers on her that she was unrecognizable. Marcia put on a protective face mask, sunglasses, and a hat, so only her ears were visible.
She also had gloves on, so she seems to have taken coronavirus safety measures very seriously. Cross was in a black-and-gray sports edition, and while she was driving, she had headphones in her ears.
Marcia Cross started her career back in 1984 in the soap opera “The Edge of Night. ” She then moved from New York to Los Angeles and landed roles in films like “The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James,” where her colleague was legendary singer Johnny Cash.
In 1986, Cross joined the cast in the soap opera “One Life to Live.” But in 1992, she landed the role that brought her fame, that of Dr. Kimberly Shaw in the series “Melrose Place.” The actress has created a career predominantly concentrated on television, and has also appeared in the popular sitcoms “Seinfeld” and “King of Queens.”
In 2004, Marcia regained her old popularity by embodying Bree Van de Kamp in the series “Desperate Housewives.” She was nominated for Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild awards for this role. Cross entertained viewers by playing Bree for eight seasons until the series ended in 2012.
The actress leads a quiet family life, and in 2006, she married broker Tom Mahoney (62). Shortly after they were married, Marcia went for artificial insemination. The couple had daughters, twins Eden and Savannah in 2007, shortly before the actress’s 45th birthday.
By the way, before she met Tom, Cross was in a relationship with 25 years older actor Richard Jordan for eight years. He died in 1993 of a brain tumor, and it took Marcia a long time to get over his death.
In June last year, the actress revealed to the public that she was battling anal cancer, one of the most aggressive types of cancer. She pointed out that her illness was in remission.
“I know that there are people who are ashamed. You have cancer. Should you then also feel like ashamed like you did something bad because it took up residence in your anus?”, she said.
Her husband Tom was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2009, and doctors suspected it was linked to the same type of HPV as her cancer. The actress pointed out that she values her life even more since she and her husband faced a serious illness.
Marcia said she is “grateful to be alive” so she can experience great moments in her children’s lives. “As “I sat at my twin daughters’ graduation yesterday, I was so grateful to be alive and well and thought that if I could give that gift to another person, it would all be worth it”, she told CNN.