Why did Drea de Matteo leave Desperate Housewives?

Why did Drea de Matteo leave Desperate Housewives?

Drea de Matteo starred as Angie in the 6th season of the hit comedy/mystery drama called “Desperate Housewives”.

After being on the main cast and bringing a new plot twist to the series, fans wondered why she left the show after the Season 6 finale.


The Real Reason Drea Left Desperate Housewives

Drea de Matteo joined the cast of the hit show “Desperate Housewives” as a new family on the block.

Her character Angie and her husband immediately give off suspicious vibes to their neighbors.

Spoiler alert: The end of the sixth season is now being revealed a bit.

Angie and her husband are hired to make a bomb that will explode in someone else’s car, so after completing this task, the family fled the city.

Now let’s look at the reason for such a season finale.

Creator and director Marc Cherry shut down the rumors stating that Matteo didn’t get along with the rest of the cast, so she was kicked out of the show.

The truth was that Drea de Matteo made it clear that she would only be joining the cast for one season, as she had started a family of her own and wanted to be a devoted mother.

Who is Drea de Matteo?

Beautiful 50-year-old actress Drea de Matteo (full name Andrea Donna de Matteo) continued her career as a film director when she landed her first TV role in the 1996 series “Swift Justice”.

Over the next decade, Drea was cast in several films such as “Sleepwalk”, “Swordfish”, “The Perfect You” and “Meet Prince Charming”.

In addition to these movie appearances, the Matteo was part of the main cast of the hit TV series “The Sopranos” for 48 episodes, as well as for 46 episodes of “Joey”.

She began the next chapter of her acting career in 2010, with appearances on such series as “Desperate Housewives”, “Running Wilde”, “Sons of Anarchy” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”.

Some of Drea’s most recent major roles include her portrayals in the 2016 TV series “Shades of Blue”, 2019 “A Million Little Things” and the 2021 series called “Paradise City”.

She will be featured in the upcoming movies “Safe Space” and “One Way”.

Who are the Desperate Housewives?

The popular ABC series “Desperate Housewives”, which aired from 2004 to 2012, shows us a collection of different women dealing with a range of problems (some everyday problems, some a little … criminal).

This epic show has a total of 180 episodes, starring Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross and many other great actors.

At first glance, “Desperate Housewives” tells the story of a group of girlfriends in a small suburban area, each with their own love problems.

Despite much of the series being iconic for its funny moments, the show has numerous dark plot twists, including murders, robberies, and seemingly “normal” housewives hiding secrets even worse than this one.

Arun Agarwal
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