Premise

Following her suicide, Mary Alice Young keeps tabs on friends and family she left behind on bucolic suburban Wisteria Lane. But this being a prime-time soap (if a tongue-in-cheek one), they all harbor a sordid secret or two. Created by writer-producer Marc Cherry (a 'Golden Girls' alum), 'Housewives' was an instant hit and a frequent contender on Emmy night .

Active Cast

Marcia Cross Bree Van De Kamp
Teri Hatcher Susan Mayer
Felicity Huffman Lynette Scavo
Eva Longoria Gabrielle Solis
Doug Savant Tom Scavo
James Denton Mike Delfino
Kathryn Joosten Karen McCluskey
Max Carver Preston Scavo
Charlie Carver Porter Scavo
Joshua Moore Parker Scavo
Mason Cotton MJ Delfino
Madison De La Garza Juanita Solis
Vanessa Williams Renee Perry
Jonathan Cake Det. Chuck Vance
Brenda Strong Mary Alice Young

Former Cast

Richard Burgi Karl Mayer
Shawn Pyfrom Andrew Van De Kamp
Mark Moses Paul Young
Cody Kasch Zach Young
Andrea Bowen Julie Mayer
Steven Culp Rex Van De Kamp
Jesse Metcalfe John Rowland
Zane Huett Parker Scavo
Brent Kinsman Preston Scavo
Shane Kinsman Porter Scavo
Christine Estabrook Martha Huber
Roger Bart George Williams
Pat Crawford Brown Ida Greenberg
Sharon Lawrence Maisy Gibbons
Joy Lauren Danielle Van De Kamp
Dakin Matthews Rev. Sykes
Bob Newhart Morty Flickman
Lesley Ann Warren Sophie Bremmer
Joely Fisher Nina Fletcher
Paul Dooley Addison Prudy
Lupe Ontiveros Juanita Solis
Sam Lloyd Dr. Albert Goldfine
Alfre Woodard Betty Applewhite
Mehcad Brooks Matthew Applewhite
Nashawn Kearse Caleb Applewhite
Ryan Carnes Justin
Melinda Page Hamilton Sister Mary Bernard
Harriet Sansom Harris Felicia Tillman
Shirley Knight Phyllis Van De Kamp
Kyle MacLachlan Orson Hodge
Bob Gunton Noah Taylor
Kiersten Warren Nora Huntington
Jay Harrington Dr. Ron McCreadie
Laurie Metcalf Carolyn Bigsby
Lee Tergesen Peter McMillan
Gwendoline Yeo Xiao-Mei
Josh Henderson Austin Britt
Valerie Mahaffey Alma Hodge
Dougray Scott Ian Hainsworth
Dixie Carter Gloria Hodge
Jason Gedrick Rick Coletti
Kathleen York Moniqie Polier
Ernie Hudson Det. Ridley
Rachel Fox Kayla Huntington
Dana Delany Katherine Mayfair
Nathan Fillion Dr. Adam Mayfair
Lyndsy Fonseca Dylan Mayfair
John Slattery Victor Lang
Mike Farrell Milton Lang
Polly Bergen Stella Wingfield
Tuc Watkins Bob Hunter
Kevin Rahm Lee McDermott
Jake Cherry Travers McLain
Gary Cole Wayne Davis
Kendall Applegate Penny Scavo
Gale Harold Jackson Braddock
Lily Tomlin Roberta Simmons
Todd Grinnell Dr. Alex Cominis
Gail O'Grady Anne Schilling
Justine Bateman Ellie Leonard
Drea de Matteo Angie Bolen
Jeffrey Nordling Nick Bolen
Beau Mirchoff Danny Bolen