Marcia Cross filmography

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Marcia Cross
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Cross in 2014
Years active1984–present

The filmography of American actress Marcia Cross, known for her performances on prime time and daytime television. During her career, she was regular cast member on the daytime soap operas The Edge of Night and One Life to Live in 1980s, had recurring roles on primetime soaps Knots Landing and Melrose Place in 1990s, and in 2000s starred in the ABC soapy comedy-drama, Desperate Housewives.[1] She also starred in the ABC thriller Quantico as President Claire Haas.[2]


Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1984 The Edge of Night Liz Correll Daytime soap opera
1986 Tales from the Darkside Marie Alcott Episode: "Strange Love"
1986 Another World Tanya Daytime soap opera
1986–1987 One Life to Live Kate Sanders Daytime soap opera, series regular
1988 Almost Grown Lesley Foley Episode: "Pilot"
1989 Cheers Susan Howe Episode: "Sisterly Love"
1989 It's Garry Shandling's Show Christine Episode: "Ruth's Place"
1989 Booker Sherrie Binford Episode: "Razing Arrizola"
1990 Quantum Leap Stephanie Heywood Episode: "Good Night, Dear Heart"
1991–1992 Knots Landing Victoria Broyelard 7 episodes
1992 Murder, She Wrote Marci Bowman Episode: "Ever After"
1992–1997 Melrose Place Kimberly Shaw Recurring in seasons 1-3, series regular in 4 and 5, 114 episodes
1993 Raven Carla Dellatory Episode: Death Games
1997 Seinfeld Dr. Sara Sitarides Episode: "The Slicer"
1997 Ned & Stacey Diana Huntley 3 episodes
1999 Touched by an Angel Lauren Episode: "The Whole Truth and Nothing But"
1999 Boy Meets World Rhiannon Lawrence 3 episodes
1999 The Outer Limits Kate Woods Episode: "Summit"
2000 Profiler Pamela Martin Episode: "Proteus"
2000 Spin City Joan Episode: "Hello Charlie"
2001 Strong Medicine Linda Loren Episode: "Impaired"
2001 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Julia Fairmont Episode: "Organ Grinder"
2002-2003 The King of Queens Debi Episodes: "Window Pain" and "Golden Moldy"
2003–2004 Everwood Dr. Linda Abbott Regular role, 18 episodes
2004–2012 Desperate Housewives Bree Van de Kamp Lead Role, series regular, 173 episodes
Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy (2006)
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2005, 2006)
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (2005)
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy (2005–2007)
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2007–2009)
Nominated – TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy (2005)
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy (2005)
Nominated – Prism Award for Best Performance in a Comedy Series (2005, 2007, 2009)
2015 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Charmaine Briggs Episode "December Solstice"
2015–2018 Quantico Claire Haas Recurring role
2019 Jane the Novela Renata Unaired television series

Television films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1985 Brass Victoria Willis CBS television movie
1986 George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation Anne Bingham CBS television movie
1986 The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James[3] Sarah Hite NBC television movie
1990 Storm and Sorrow Marty Hoey Lifetime television movie
1994 M.A.N.T.I.S. Lila McEwan Fox television movie
1996 All She Ever Wanted Rachel Stockman ABC television movie
1998 Target Earth Karen Mackaphe ABC television movie
2000 Dancing in September Lydia Gleason HBO television movie
2001 Living in Fear Rebecca Hausman Lifetime television movie

Feature films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Bad Influence Ruth Fielding Supporting role
1996 Ripple Ali Short film
1996 Always Say Goodbye Anne Kidwell Lead role, Direct-to-video
1996 Female Perversions Beth Stephens Small role
2009 Just Peck Cheryl Peck Supporting role, Direct-to-video
2011 Bringing Up Bobby Mary Supporting role
2016 All the Way to the Ocean Narrator Supporting role, Short film


  • "Marcia Cross filmography". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
  • "Marcia Cross". All Movie Guide. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
  1. ^ "Marcia Cross". Retrieved 4 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Marcia Cross Tapped For 'Quantico' Role". Deadline. November 6, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  3. ^ ""Desperate housewives" – så gick det". Expressen (in Northern Sami). 23 September 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2019.

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