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Marcia Cross (born March 25, 1962 in Marlborough, Massachusetts) is an American actress. She graduated from Juilliard and earned a master's degree in psychology at Antioch University in Los Angeles, California|Los Angeles. In 2005 she was nominated for her first Emmy for her work on ''Desperate Housewives''. In December of 2005, Cross garnered her second consecutive nomination for the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy Series.
Prior to her role on ''Desperate Housewives'', Cross starred as Dr. Linda Abbott on WB Television Network|Warner Bros.' critically-acclaimed series, ''Everwood''. She is also well known for her portrayal of the mentally unbalanced Dr. Kimberly Shaw on ''Melrose Place'', whom she played from 1992 to 1997. Kimberly was, and remains, a firm fan favorite - providing many of the show's most memorable moments, in her plans to kill many of the characters on the show. One Melrose website's poll on most popular characters on the show listed Cross' Kimberly Shaw second only to Heather Locklear's Amanda Woodard but the series' producers were curiously slow in promoting Cross to full-fledged cast member status in the opening credits, an honor she did not receive until her third season in the role despite having as much screen time as any series regular.
On stage Cross performed in ''La Ronde'' at the Williamstown Theater Festival, in ''Twelfth Night, or What You Will'' at the Hartford Stage Company, and in ''The Two Gentlemen of Verona'' at the Old Globe in San Diego.
Her first television job was on the daytime drama ''The Edge of Night''. Leaving New York to try her luck in Los Angeles, Cross was soon landing roles in television movies such as ''The Last Days of Frank and Jessie James'', co-starring with Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson. Later, in 1986, she went on to portray Kate Sanders on the ABC daytime drama, ''One Life to Live''. She played the role until 1987.
Her most notable soap role on ''Melrose Place'' began when she was hired for one episode. The producers were so impressed, they kept asking her back for additional appearances, eventually bringing her character back from the dead to continue on the hit show.
Image:Marcia_psychologies.jpg|left|thumb|250px|Cross on the cover of Psychologies MagazineCross also guest-starred on such series as ''Seinfeld'', where she played Jerry's dermatologist girlfriend (or as Jerry preferred, "Dr. Sitarides: Pimple Popper M.D."), and ''Cheers'', where she portrayed Susan Howe, the younger sister to Kirstie Alley's character, Rebecca Howe. She has also appeared on the comedies ''Bo