Eva Longoria - Role: Gabrielle SolisBirthplace: Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
The youngest of four sisters, Eva attended Texas A&M, Kingsville where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. Later, she was Miss Corpus Christi USA 1998. Longoria entered a talent contest that brought her to Los Angeles, where she was spotted and subsequently signed by a theatrical agent.
Teri Hatcher - Role: Susan MayerCurrent TV Role: Penny Parker On MacGyver
Birthplace: Sunnyvale, California USA
Teri Hatcher grew up in Sunnyvale, California. In high school she participated on a dance team called The Featherettes. She studied acting at San Francisco's famed American Conservatory Theater, and more importantly was a cheerleader for the San Francisco 49'ers.
Marcia Cross - Role: Bree Van De KampBirthplace: Marlborough, Massachussetts
Marcia as had a varied career in many colorful television series, including "The Edge of Night," "Knots Landing," "One Life to Live." In 1992, she joined the cast of "Melrose Place." Her mentally unbalanced character assured her a memorable place in the pop-culture pantheon. She left "Melrose Place" after six seasons to get her Master's Degree. In 2002,
Felicity Huffman - Role: Lynette ScavoBirthplace: USA
Felicity Huffman is the youngest of eight children. She graduated high school from the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan. She majored in theater. She studied drama at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. She also studied at NYU's Circle in the Square and the Tisch School of the Arts.
Brenda Strong - Role: Mary Alice YoungBirthplace: Brightwood, Oregon, USA
A native of Portland, OR, Brenda Strong left home to attend Arizona State University, where she earned a bachelors degree in Musical Theater. After graduation she moved to Los Angeles, where she soon began appearing in television and film. A familiar face on television, she has guest starred on C.S.I. and had recurring roles on the popular series Nip/Tuck, Everwood
Alfre Woodard - Role: Betty ApplewhiteBirthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Alfre Woodard is the youngest of three children born to her parents in Oklahoma. She was named by her godmother, who claimed she saw a vision of Alfre's name in written out in gold letters. A former high school cheerleader and track star, she got the acting bug after being pursuaded to audition for a school play by a nun at her school.