Marcia Cross is an American actress. She started her Hollywood career in the 1980s. During her early years, she mostly worked on soap operas and other television shows. She starred on The Edge of Night, Another World and became known for her role as Kate Sanders on One Life to Live. In the ’90s, she played Victoria Broyelard on Knots Landing. She then gained mainstream fame for her role as Kimberly Shaw on Melrose Place. In the 2000s, she starred as Dr. Linda Abbott on Everwood. She then rose to greater prominence for her role as Bree Van de Kamp on Desperate Housewives. Her role here got her Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. As of 2015, she stars as Claire Haas on Quantico.