Marcia Cross


  1. Crystal Bernard, Wings, TV, 1990-1997.    Lisa Darr, Gina Gershon, Peri Gilpin, Marcia Gay Harden, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Megan Mullally, Julianne Moore, Rita Wilson also auditioned for Helen… who finally wed  Tim Daly’s Joe  at the end of the sixth season and 172 episodes.
  2. Brenda Strong, Desperate Housewives, TV, 2004-2008.   Tried out for the role of Mary Alice Young. Instead, creator Marc Cherry chose her Bree Van De Kamp -based on his own mother who supplied the title when saying how desperate she hadbeen, raising the family with an absent husband. Marcia and Brenda had co-starred in Everwood, TV, 2002-06.
  3. Jodie Foster, Inside Man, 2005.   Had to reject Spike Lee’s offer to becomeMadeleinedue to her TV schedule as Bree in DesperateHousewives. As Chicago critic Roger Ebert suggested, she didn’t miss much. “Who or what is Madeleine White? I’ve seen the movie, and I don’t know. She is never convincingly explained, and what she does is not well-defined. She’s one of those characters who is all buildup and no delivery.”

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