Know About Marcia Cross; Age, Twins, Net Worth, Height, TV Shows

Published Date: 07 Jun, 2019 Updated date: 07 Jun, 2019 By Celebs Podium

Marcia Cross, the 57-years-of-age actress, is widely known for her extensive work on the small screen. She amasses maintaining recognition for her part in numerous TV shows including Desperate Housewives.

Behind the camera lenses, Marcia Cross has had a troublesome family life. From losing her partner to a brain tumor to getting diagnosed with anal cancer, she has been through pretty rough times.

Marcia Cross’ Bio: Age, Height

The 57-years-of-age actress was born as Marcia Anne Cross on 25 March 1962 in Marlborough, Massachusetts, the United States. She is one of three daughters of her personnel manager father, Mark Cross, and a school teacher mother, Janet Cross. Marcia has an elder sister named Susan and a younger sister, Ellen.

The gorgeous actress stands tall at the height of 5 feet and 8 inches (1.74 m). She received her high school degree from the Marlborough High School in 1980. Later on, she graduated from the Juilliard School, New York City with a B.F.A. in acting in 1984. She also bagged a master’s degree in psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles in 2003.

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Career, Net Worth

Marcia Cross bags a riveting net worth of $30 Million from her long-her showbiz career. She solely earned $375K per episode while starring as Bree Van de Kamp in mystery comedy-drama Desperate Housewives from 2004 to 2012.


Marcia Cross as Bree Van de Kamp in Desperate Housewives (Picture: Buzz)

The veteran actress commenced her TV career with the soap opera, The Edge of Night in 1984. Later on, she landed roles in some television movies, including The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (1986).

Some of Marcia Cross’ famous small and big screen works include One Life to Live (1986-87), Bad Influence (1990), Melrose Place (1992-97), Just Peck (2009), and Quantico (2015-18).

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Marcia Cross’ Married Life

Marcia Cross’ first relationship was with a famed American stage and TV actor, Richard Jordan. Though Richard was 25 years senior to Marcia, the pair’s romance was going quite strong until the former passed away in 1993 after a failed battle with a brain tumor.


Marcia Cross with husband Tom Mahoney on 29 October 2018 (Picture: Marcia’s Instagram)

Thankfully, Marcia found love again after starting her romance with stockbroker Tom Mahoney in 2006. The couple dated for six months and decided to walk down the aisle together on 24 June 2006. They had a special wedding ceremony at San Gabriel’s Church of Our Episcopal Parish in Pasadena, California.

Parenting Twins; Cancer Scare

After the marriage, Marcia underwent in vitro fertilization. A few months later on 20 February 2007, she welcomed fraternal twin daughters, Eden Mahoney and Savannah Mahoney.

Marcia Cross shares her twin daughters enjoying each other’s company on 28 May 2019 (Video: Marcia’s Instagram)

Unfortunately, Marcia’s husband, Tom, was diagnosed with cancer in early 2009. However, he defeated the scare after one year of an intense chemotherapy regimen. In November 2017, Marcia herself was diagnosed with anal cancer. She revealed about her battle with the disease to the public in September 2018. As of now, she is in remission and has a low chance of a recurrence.

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Some Interesting Facts About Marcia Cross

  • Marcia is of English and Irish descent.
  • For her role in Desperate Housewives, Marcia bagged three Golden Globe, and an Emmy nomination. 
  • She claimed the Most Beautiful Person title at the 2005 Emmy Awards.
  • Marcia actively supports a charity named Revlon Run/Walk that raises fund to support breast cancer research. 
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