“As a mother of two young girls, I strongly believe everyone has the right to a good education – and that means girls too. Empower a girl, keep her safe from harm, and watch her grow. And then watch her help transform her family and her community.” - Marcia Cross
Marcia Cross is best known for her television characters of Bree Van De Kamp on the popular series “Desperate Housewives” and Kimberley Shaw on “Melrose Place.” She has been featured on additional television shows including “The Edge of Night,” “One Life to Live,” “Knots Landing,” “Seinfeld,” and “Everwood,” as well as in a number of films. Marcia has been nominated for multiple awards for her television work, including a Golden Globe.
In addition to her acting career, Marcia has been a Plan International USA supporter for the past eight years. She has given her time and talent to film multiple public service announcements for the organization, and she also sponsors five children. More recently, Marcia has been an integral part of Plan’s Because I am a Girl campaign. She traveled with Plan to India to personally witness the transformative power of education in the lives of girls and their families. In 2011, Marcia participated in many Plan-sponsored events to celebrate the first International Day of the Girl, such as the lighting of the Empire State Building.