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Marcia Cross Joins ‘Quantico’ in Recurring Role

”Desperate Housewives“ star returns to ABC as vice presidential candidate

Marcia Cross has joined the cast of ABC’s “Quantico.”

The actress will play Claire, the mother of FBI analyst Caleb Haas, played by Graham Norton, and wife of FBI Deputy Director Clayton Haas, played by Mark Pellegrino.

Claire, the ruling force of the Haas family, has transitioned from decorated FBI agent to high-ranking Senator and now Vice Presidential candidate. The public sees a skilled politician, a passionate advocate for her causes, a force for good, but her family sees a different woman: one whose ambition comes before all else.

The role will mark a return to ABC’s Sunday nights for the actress, who starred on the network’s “Desperate Housewives” for eight seasons before it wrapped its run in 2012.

“Quantico,” starring Priyanka Chopra as an FBI recruit suspected of a terrorist attack, was recently given a full-season order by ABC.