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February 27: Marcia Cross
Marcia Cross, Actress and Breast Cancer Awareness Advocate Hometown: Marlborough, Massachusetts Education: The Juilliard School Family: Husband Tom Mahoney and twin daughters, Eden and Savannah Shows she's been on: "One Life to Live," "Melrose Place," "Everwood" and "Desperate Housewives" (among others)
Marcia Cross is a passionate advocate for breast cancer awareness, as she has several friends who are survivors. Cross was upset to learn that women have had to endure "drive-through" mastectomies, and was eager to travel to Washington, D.C., to meet with Members of Congress to bring attention to this issue.
Cross can currently be seen starring on television's hottest dramedy, "Desperate Housewives," on ABC. As Bree Van De Kamp, the ultimate perfectionist, Cross brings to life Wisteria Lane's most complex character. She has been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. For three straight years, Cross received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series Comedy. The critically acclaimed show won a Golden Globe for Best Television Series Comedy, a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series and a People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama.
Aside from her successful career as an actress, Cross has also made time to continue her education. She recently completed her clinical training to earn a Masters Degree in Psychology. Cross makes her home in Los Angeles with her husband and twin daughters.