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Marc Cherry Biography

Birth Place:
Long Beach, California, United States
Producer, writer

Fast Facts

  • Family moved frequently during his childhood, living briefly in Hong Kong and Iran
  • Won $15,000 as a contestant on Dick Clark's game show The $100,000 Pyramid during the late 1980s
  • Wrote for The Golden Girls in the 1990s
  • Pays homage to composer Steven Sondheim by using his songs as episode titles for Desperate Housewives
  • Chose the name Wisteria Lane from The Book of Lists because, he told People magazine, "I wanted a beautiful name for the street
  • Later I found out that the vine crushes everything around it
  • " Was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2005


  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated


  • Truman Cherry -- Father
  • Martha Cherry -- Mother