Himself - Judge on Miss America Pageant
3/23/1962, Long Beach, California, U.S.
Guest Star (6)
Executive Producer (4)
He began his career at Designing Women as Dixie Carter's personal assistant. In 1990 he became a writer and producer for the longrunning hit sitcom, The Golden Girls.
Afterwards he created a short-lived sitcom also centering around four strong, diverse women, The Five Mrs. Buchanans (1994)) and other series such as The Crew (1995) and Some of My Best Friends (2001). In 2004, after tirelessly shopping around another show about the fractured lives of four women, Cherry got his big break when ABC decided to pick it up (HBO, FOX, CBS and NBC all passed on the show). The series, Desperate Housewives, was an immediate ratings smash and generated enormous national (and subsequently, international) debate. Cherry received several lucrative offers from various parties, but chose to sign a long-term deal with Touchstone, since their network had shown faith in Desperate Housewives when no one else would.
Cherry is a self-described "conservative gay Republican." When Jerry Falwell was asked how he felt about that, he suggested Cherry become a Democrat as soon as possible.moreless
Long Beach, California, U.S.
- Trivia & Quotes
Marc Cherry: It's a satire!
Marc Cherry: My hope is it's a universe, and people drift out and sometimes they drift back in again. Just because someone leaves doesn't mean they can't show up in some other way.
Marc Cherry: We had a different actress in mind, a white actress, and that deal fell through. Alfre is a little bit older than our gals, but she just has a stunning face.
Marc: (on the “Desperate Housewives” cast) I spend, like US$100,000 a week taking nipples out of my show, because I’ve got a couple of actresses who refuse to war bras!
Marc Cherry: (on casting Lucille Soon in “Desperate Housewives”) I had seen Lucille Soong in Freaky Friday, and I thought she would be an interesting addition to our world. I was also trying to bring as many ethnic faces as possible. At first I want a white maid, so that the Hispanic couple had a white maid. But we were going over the budget in those first few episodes, and if you cast a person of color, the diversity fund pays for it. So it was also a budgetary decision.
Marc once worked as a personal assistant to Dixie Carter, who played Gloria Hodge on Desperate Housewives.
Marc was present at Desperate Housewife's Marcia Cross's wedding.
Marc Cherry is known to have a very good singing voice.
Has a lovely tenor voice - performed a song ("Beautiful Girls") and dance for journalists when ABC announced its 2005-2006 schedule, which, of course, included the renewal of "Desperate Housewives."