Got a Question for Marcia Cross?

03/02/2009 at 02:30 PM ET
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Desperate Housewives’ Marcia Cross is one of our favorite celebrity parents. Mom to twin girls Eden and Savannahwho just turned 2! — the actress manages to squeeze in tons of family time with her daughters, and husband Tom Mahoney.

A fairly open book, Marcia has been vocal about her fertility struggles, motherhood, and most recently, confirmed her husband’s cancer diagnosis. Now, the actress is speaking to CBB, and we want your questions! We’ll be interviewing Marcia next week, and would love reader input.

What do you want to ask Marcia? Leave your questions below!

(Please note that we have limited time; your inquiry may or may not be used or we may use your responses to develop a set of questions.)


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Lis on

Do you see any more children in your future? 🙂 Thanks!

editorjax on

I’d like to ask Marcia: What are some of the little things you do to simplify your life? Having twins and a demanding career can’t be easy to juggle, but you always look so poised!

l on

I don’t have a question, but maybe CBB can send her and her family all my best wishes and her husband a god-speed recovery. You seem to be a wonderful person, Marcia.

annie on

Marcia, how do you manage to stay so beautiful and natural while having 2 year old twins? Twins are GORGEOUS by the way!

Shelby on

Oh, I love Marcia! My questions would be

If you are open and willing to discuss, could you shed some light on Tom’s diagnosis? I admire your willingness to discuss your fertility battles and am interested in knowing how Tom is doing, feeling and how your family to adjusting to his battle?

Also, I want to praise you for always keep the girls in hats! How important is it to you to keep the girls fair complexions safe from the sun?

On a more personal level, what are your future career plans? Do you have any upcoming projects or offers? As always, still loving Desperate Housewives.

Thanks for the interview Marcia! I am SO excited to hear about how you are doing~

Lisa on

I have a question for CBB…. I “asked” a question to Mel B., Melissa Joan Hart etc. when will you post the interviews?????

Anyways Questions for Marcia:

1) You said your twins are very different so I was wondering what was Savannah’s favorite activity and what was Eden’s?

2) How has your husband battling cancer affect raising your twins? I’m praying for a speedy recovery for him.

3) How much help do you have with the twins, and how has this changed as they got older?

Hi Lisa,

The Mel B. interview was already posted last month.

We don’t have an interview lined up with Melissa Joan Hart.

– CBB Staff

Jeannette on

I am a 44 year-old mother of a 19 month-old hoping to have another child this year. I understand you got pregnant with your twins at 44. Were you prepared for twins? Was it a bit overwhelming? Does it get easier as they are getting older?

Laura on

Hello Marcia
I was so sorry to hear that your husband had cancer and i hope he will get better soon.
I am a big fan of desperate housewives. I have 2 questions for you.

How do you juggle being a mother to two beautiful girls and acting on desperate housewives?

How would you feel if Eden and Savannah wanted to follow in your footsteps in acting when they were older?


Katie F. on

Hey Marcia!!!

Would you ever have another baby/babies???


How is Tom doing???

Thanks and God Bless,
Katie F.

Sadie on

I would like to say thanks to Marcia for being so open and honest about IVF – it is a true comfort to other women in the same position when celebs share their personal stories.
As a mum to 4 week old twin girls – and a 14 month old toddler! – I would like to ask Marcia when she got a decent night sleep again after having the twins.
And to add thanks for Desperate Housewives – it’s my one half hour of “time out” each week and I live for it!

Lindsey S on

Yay, much love for Marcia!

I’d like raise another hand for the question:

How is Tom doing? Obviously, we fans want you to have your privacy, and wish your beautiful family all the best. I think we are all wondering about his condition, it’s affect on your family, and we’re all hoping for a speedy recovery.

You were with Richard Jordan during the last years of his life, before he passed from a brain tumor. How did that experience affect what you are going through now with your husband?

Again, much love to you and your family! You are one of the most talented actors working today!

The Cuban cutie on

Oh goodness, I’m only 17,but Marcia Cross is my absolutely my favourite actress.
I’m so excited that we get to ask her a question…that I dont even know what to ask.
By the way, you bloggers came up with some great questions! Kudos.

Question: How does your work schedule work for you? And how has it changed since the twins, is it less hectic. And is your husbands work schedule as or was as hectic as yours?

Christine on

I’d like to know how the girls are different from each other (the obvious twin question) but also in what ways are they alike?

Also I love finding out from celebs what “a day in the life” is like? What does an average day for Marcia look like?

Love this family and am thrilled for CBB that she is talking to you/us!

heather lynn on

Marcia is an amazing actress and appears to also be an amazing mother! I would like to ask her how she and Tom decided on the names Eden and Savannah for their twins. I always love to hear how names come to be and seeing as though I LOVE both of those, I would love to hear. Also, please pass on my prayers for Tom’s speedy recovery! Thanks so much CBB.

Lucy on

I don’t really have a question, since all my questions have already been asked.

Just wanted to say that I’m a big Marcia fan, her little girls are adorable and that I wish Tom a good, speedy recovery.

Go Marcia!

(Oh, and I’ve been watching DH since it first aired when I was 13 and my mom didn’t allow me to watch it! I had to go watch it secretly! Now she’s a fan, too!)

Jane on

I would like to know with being a celebrity how hard has it been to work to give your girls a “normal” childhood? We often see you guys out and about with the girls, do they have many friends who are not in the industry, do they get to have play-dates often? And have you been able to connect with many other moms or has being a celebrity made that difficult?
And most importantly, have they shown interest in boys yet?? HAHA My 2 year old girl already has! 🙂
You haven’t talked much about Tom’s illness and I respect that and won’t ask anything about it, just want you to know we are hoping you are all well and Tom has a speedy recovery!

callie on

Hi Marcia.

As a regular of CBB, there has been so many occasions where we’ve been treated to such wonderful candids of you and your girls. You seem to be one of these parents, in the public eye, who is having too much fun with your children to care that some photogs are around snapping away. How do you find the ‘intrusion’ since having the girls.

maria on

I have two questions for marcia

the first one is
your life must be very stressfull with your demanding job, your twin girls and with your husband’s illnes how do you relax and handle everything everyday?

and my next question
do you ever take eden and savannah to the set of desperate housewives? and if you do, do they seem to be entertained by all the cameras and crew around?

I hope your husband gets better 🙂

JM on

I’m a proud Aunt of two fraternal twin boys both of whom happen to have completely opposite personalities. I was wondering if Savannah and Eden’s personalities are more the same or completely different?

(btw they’re absolutely adorable and I love watching them grow)!

Tasha on


You are a wonderful actress and it is because of you that I continue to watch Desperate Housewives.

I have a few questions:

1) Do you have any upcoming work projects aside from “Desperate Housewives”? I know that last hiatus you filmed “Just Peck”. When will that be coming out?

2) When you are not working on set, what is a typical day in your life like?

3) When you take Eden and Savannah to work, are they in awe of the set and everyone around them?

Anyway, I just wanted to say that I think that you have a lovely family and it is so great to see the joy and happiness that Eden and Savannah bring to you. I also wish Tom a speedy recovery.

All the best for 2009.


Kristina on

Hi Marcia! I have been such a fan of yours for the longest time and (by living in Brentwood) I have had the pleasure of seeing you in person on more than one occasion (though I never introduced myself, as you were with your darling family both times).

I’m a home-health nurse who works with a 22 month-old boy with an overwhelming amount of disabilities. He’s only recently mastered crawling and we’re working on getting him to walk, but each milestone takes so much longer to achieve as he has so much working against him. Despite it all though, he’s my hero and he never ceases to amaze me.

I was just wondering, what is the latest milestone that your girls have reached? Do they arrive at these events at the same time or does one seem to get the hang of things sooner than the other?

My love to you and your family, especially through these difficult times.

Katerina on


I have a question for Marcia.
I recently overcame cancer myself and I found it not only was taxing on myself but severely on those around me. I also have twin brothers and they took it especially hard. I only bring up the twins because it seems like they knew things without saying and did things without reason. They became different people. I can only imagine how it was for your twins considering Tom is not their brother but their father. I know that they are young–but I think children are smarter than we give them credit for. Anyway, do you think it is wearing on them? Are they any different now then they were before?

dynnie on

Dear Marcia,

Has your role as Bree on Desperate Housewives influenced your parenting? (i.e. taught you what to do, and what not to do?)

Bree’s character seems to have softened up after the introduction of Orson. How will you wish for this character to further develop, and how have you also seen yourself change after you got married and had the beautiful twins?

Last but not least (CBB, it’d mean so much to me if you could relay this message to Marcia!), I’d like you to know that I’m a fan of Desperate Housewives and I come all the way from Singapore. Although I don’t know you personally at all, but your story of strength and beauty have inspired me in so many ways. You are loved by many, and do continue to seize each and every moment you have. Everyone who cares for you (even if you don’t know them) will surely be cheering you on. I wish your husband a speedy recovery, and will be keeping you and your family in my prayers.



Alana on

Thank you for this opportunity CBB.

I’d like to ask following question:

What do your girls like to do when you are spending time with them the most?

amy on

Hi Marcia
I’d first just like to say how much of a fan I am of Desperate Housewives. It’s what I live for every Wednesday night (UK here!)

My question is: How do you manage to balance your life so well, in your line of work?
i.e. you do Desperate Housewives, but that’s seperate from your family life, and you manage to keep most of your family life private
I don’t know how you do it, you just inspire and amaze me so much…I cannot wait to read this interview 🙂

Also, I’d like to wish Tom a speedy recovery. Mine, and I’m sure evryone else’s prayers, are with him and your family.

All my love


Brittany Sellons on

Twins run in my family, and there is a strong possibility when I have children that I will be a mother of twins. So, I was wondering what are your favorite parts of being a mother of twins?

marciafan on

Hi Marcia
I am a huge fan of the show and of yours, and I must say the girls are just precious!
I have two questions. My mum is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer, and I was anxious to know how Tom is doing, because I know what it’s like to watch someone you love so much go through that…I hope he’s doing well and my prayers are with your family.

Secondly, I am currently studying Psychology, and I was curious to know, has that helped you at all with the whole motherhood thing? Is that part of how you can handle two 2yr olds and does it help knowing about certain aspects of their development like that? I’m just interesting, I find child Psychology fascinating.

All my love and best wishes,
Jo xxx

Cathy Carey on

Hello Marcia, first I’d like to tell you how very much I enjoy your protrayl of Bree! Next your absolutely darling daughters are absolutely darling and you and Tom look like such happy, caring and loving parents.

As a cancer survivor myself (breast cancer 2 1/2 years) and my husband a liver/colon cancer survivor (15 years) I’d like to know how Tom is doing and how you are coping. It’s difficult being on either side of the picture but I think being the well partner is more difficult. You want to do any thing you can for the person you love with all your heart but all you can do is be there to hold his hand.

Best of luck to Tom, you and the girls. I’ll keep you in my prayers

cristina on

First, thank you CBB for this opportunity to post a question to Marcia.

My question for Marcia is, Will you stay w/ DH if it goes on for four more years or more interested in movies and stage work? Please stay w/ DH because you are the main reason I watch that show.

Just want to let you know that it truly is amazing how you and Tom remain normal and down to earth in raising the kids despite of everything that’s happening around you. I’m sure the paparazzi annoys you however I must admit that seeing pictures of your family give me so much pleasure and a smile on my face after a hectic day at work. Sorry for this guilty pleasure. Please continue to bring that smile on my face.

Of course, my prayers to Tom for a full recovery and good health for the rest of your loved ones. Keep the faith!!

Dianina Eveline on

Do you ever think what would life be for you when you’re a Grandmother? Do you hope to be a granny someday or is it something you refuse to even think about? 🙂
I wish you, your show and your beautiful family all the best!

Nadia on

Marcia you are a wonderful actress and it was your performance as Bree on “Desperate Housewives” that initially drew me into the show and has kept me watching ever since. I would quit watching the show in a heartbeat if you ever left.

I still don’t think that you have been given enough credit award wise for your work on “Desperate Housewives”, but I just wanted to let you know that even without an arm full of Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG awards, you are a first-rate actress. Your work prior to “Desperate Housewives” is evidence of that. You did a wonderful job on “Everwood” and who can forget Kimberly Shaw!

On another note, I must say that it has been so lovely to see how you and Tom fell in love, married and then had your beautiful twin girls Eden and Savannah.

I just have a few questions. At this age, do the twins repeat each other? I just think that it must sound so cute. Also, do Eden and Savannah reach certain milestones at roughly the same time? For example, it looked as if Savannah got the hang of walking first. Was Eden walking shortly thereafter after seeing her sister?

Anyway I am keeping Tom in my prayers for a full recovery and wish you and your beautiful family all the best for the future.

Take care,

p.s. I hope you steer clear of the “Melrose Place” remake. In my opinion you were the best part of the show, but you’ve been there and done that and now it’s on to bigger and better things. :):):)

Kelly on


You really seem in your element as a Mom. Do Eden and Savannah have similar mannerisms and phrases that they say? That must be so cute to watch as their vocabularies develop.

I wish Tom a speedy recovery.

Love you on DH.

🙂 Kelly

Katie on

Do the girls get to have normal play time with other kids there age?
Is there another mom you admire or has given you good advice? If so, what was it?
I wish Tom a speedy recovery and love getting to see your family grow up.