American actress Marcia Cross got recognition from her role in the television series Desperate Housewives for which she was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards and Primetime Emmy Awards. She also appeared in the recurring role in the television series Quantico. She has not appeared in much feature film but she appeared with a supporting role in feature films including Bad Influence, Jest Peck, and Bringing Up Bobby.
Graduated From Antioch University With A Master's Degree
Marcia Cross was born as Marcia Anne Cross on 25th March 1962, in Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States. She belongs to white ethnicity and holds the American nationality.
She is one of three children of teacher mother Janet and personnel manager father Mark Cross. She grew along with her two sisters an elder sister Susan and younger sister Ellen in Marlborough.
She went to Marlborough High School and completed her studies in 1980. Then she completed her bachelor's degree in Acting from the Juilliard in 1984. She got her master's degree from Antioch University in 2003.
Nominated Three Times For Golden Globes For Desperate Housewives
Marcia Cross got her first acting role in the television series The Edge of Night in 1984. Two years later she got the main role in TV soap opera One Life to Live. The actress got her first role in the 1990 movie Bad Influence sharing her screen with Rob Lowe and James Spader.
She appeared in many television series as a guest artist and got her recurring role in 1992 from the series Melrose Place along with Linden Ashby, Josie Bissett, and Davide Charvet. However, her acting skill was appreciated from the series Desperate Housewives, for which she was nominated for three Golden Globes Awards and a Primetime Emmy Awards. She won the Gold Derby TV Award for Comedy Lead Actress and Performer of the Year in 2006.
The actress also appeared in thriller drama series Quantico along with Josh Hopkins, Jake McLaughlin, and Tate Ellington from 2015 to 2018.
How Much Money Does She Make From Her Career?
Marcia Cross has been working for more than three decades. From her long career, she has gathered $30 million, as of 2020.
The major portion of her income is from her career as an actress. She has appeared in TV series Desperate Housewives and she earned $250,000 per episode in season 2 and $400,000 per episode from 2009 to 2011.
The 58-year-old actress owns a 1,515 sq ft home in Los Angeles which she bought for $850,000 in August 1999. The house includes 2 bedrooms and a bathroom.
What Is Maria Cross' Relationship History?
Maria Cross first dated Hugh O'Connor in 1984. The couple dated for a year and went on to their separate Journey in 1985.
After that, she started her relationship with actor Richard Jordan in 1988. The actress and her boyfriend were in a relationship for five years and ended just like her previous relationship in 1993.
Then the actress tied the knot with Tom Mahoney on 24th June 2006. The couple is together ever since. They are blessed with two twins daughters Savannah Mahoney and Eden Mahoney on 20th February 2007.
Both Wife And Husband Were Diagnosed With Cancer
Maria Cross' husband was diagnosed with cancer in 2010 and was recovered soon. But her husband's cancer was linked to her cancer. Then in November 2017, she was diagnosed with anal cancer while she was going on regular checkups with her gynecologist.
The actress shared her story after three months of her cancer to her fans from her Instagram and posted many pictures and asked advice for hair loss.
However, she is not totally fine and has a low chance of getting her cancer back.