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.

Bree Hodge Quotes

Rex: Since when do you make mistakes?
Bree: What's that supposed to mean?
Rex: It means I'm sick of you being so damn perfect all the time. I'm sick of the bizarre way your hair doesn't move. I'm sick of you making our bed in the morning before I've even used the bathroom. You're this plastic suburban housewife with her pearls and her spatula who says things like "we owe the Hendersons a dinner." Where's the woman I fell in love with? Who used to burn the toast and drink milk out of the carton? And laugh? I need her. Not this cold perfect thing you've become

Rex: Are we gonna talk about what I said?
Bree: If you think I'm gonna discuss the dissolution of my marriage in a place where the restrooms are labeled "Chicks" and "Dudes", you are out of your mind

Desperate Housewives Quotes

I love you once. I love you twice. I love you more than beans and rice.


(after Andrew tells her he hates her) The opposite of love isn't hate. It's indifference. And if you hate me, that means you still care, and we're still connected and I still have a chance to set you right.