Marcia Cross stars as Bree Hodge on ABC's Desperate Housewives. Bree was changed forever when her husband, Rex, was killed by their pharmacist Roger, who was obsessed with Bree. She has a rough relationship with her son, Andrew, who blames her for her father's death.
Bree eventually found a new mate, dentist Orson Hodge. However, Hodge committed a hit-and-run and she demanded he atone for his crime Orson then lost his practice and his life as he went to jail.
While there, Bree authored a best-selling cookbook as Bree Van de Kamp, and when Orson came out of jail he was stuck living in her shadow.