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10 Things You Didn't Know About The Real "Desperate Housewives" Moms

Desperate Housewives (season 7 cast)

Since Desperate Housewives premiered on ABC on October 3, 2004, it has been a hit with viewers and critics alike.  The show has won a ton of awards including Emmys, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild awards.

The show was renewed for an eighth season but sadly, the show is ending its run.  It will be its last season.  The season premiere episode will be broadcast on Sunday, September 25th.

What has made the show such a success?  The real moms who play the housewives!

Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman these are real moms who have played the roles on the show.

Here are some things you may not have known about them!

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  • Marcia Cross 1 of 10
    Marcia Cross
    Marcia Cross graduated from the Juilliard School in New York, and earned a master's degree in psychology at Antioch University Los Angeles. She began her television career in 1984 on the soap opera The Edge of Night.
  • Marcia Cross 2 of 10
    Marcia Cross
    Marcia guest-starred on series such as Seinfeld, where she played Jerry's dermatologist girlfriend Dr. Sitarides (whom he mocked as "Pimple Popper M.D."), and Cheers, where she portrayed Susan Howe, the younger sister to Kirstie Alley's character, Rebecca Howe. She has fraternal twin daughters, Eden and Savannah, who she gave birth to before her 45th birthday.
  • Felicity Huffman 3 of 10
    Felicity Huffman
    Felicity Huffman is married to actor William H. Macy, with whom she has two daughters, Sophie Grace and Georgia Grace. The couple have become the subject of a running gag on the satirical news show The Colbert Report, in which the couple are regularly referenced as representing the greatest of today's celebrity couples in a culture obsessed with celebs. Stephen Colbert refers to the couple as "Filliam H. Muffman", a play on the current trend by media types to combine the names of major celebrity couples, like "Bennifer" "Brangelina", and "TomKat."
  • Felicity Huffman 4 of 10
    Felicity Huffman
    In 2005, Huffman revealed that she had suffered from both anorexia and bulimia in her late teens and twenties. At the height of her bulimia she would purge up to six times a day. Her weight dropped to 98 lbs, her periods stopped, and she was too weak to go jogging. With therapy and upon meeting Macy she managed to overcome those conditions. She is still known for her self-deprecating humor and her belief that she is "not pretty".
  • Teri Hatcher 5 of 10
    Teri Hatcher
    In March 2006 Teri Hatcher revealed to Vanity Fair that she was sexually abused from the age of five by Richard Hayes Stone, an uncle by marriage who was later divorced by Hatcher's aunt. She said her parents were unaware of the abuse at the time. In 2002 she prosecutors with their indictment of Stone for a more recent molestation that led his female victim to commit suicide at the age of 14. Stone plead guilty to four counts of child molestation and was sentenced to 14 years in prison.
  • Alfre Woodard, 6 of 10
    Alfre Woodard,
    Alfre Ette Woodard has been nominated 17 times for Emmy Awards (winning four), and has also won a Golden Globe and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.
  • Drea De Matteo 7 of 10
    Drea De Matteo
    Drea De Matteo's fiancé Shooter Jennings, the son of late country legend Waylon Jennings, proposed onstage at the Stanley Center during a show in Utica, New York, on June 11, 2009, and confirmed the news on Twitter. They have two children together.
  • Drea De Matteo 8 of 10
    Drea De Matteo
    After graduating from the Loyola School, Drea De Matteo studied at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, originally hoping to become a director, not an actress!
  • Vanessa Williams 9 of 10
    Vanessa Williams
    Vanessa Lynn Williams became the first woman of African-American descent to be crowned Miss America in 1983 but a scandal caused her to relinquish her title early. Williams rebounded by launching a career as an entertainer, earning multiple Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award nominations.
  • Vanessa Williams 10 of 10
    Vanessa Williams
    She was married to former NBA basketball player Rick Fox and they have a daughter, Sasha, born in May 2000. After The National Enquirer published pictures of Fox kissing and hugging another woman in mid-2004, Fox's representative announced that the couple had been "headed toward divorce" for over a year. A few months later in August 2004, Fox filed for divorce.

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