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Donna Murphy is an accomplished and respected actress who has been building a career of striking range and diversity. She won the first of two Tony Awards for Best Actress, along with the Drama Desk and Drama League Awards for her portrayal of Fosca in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's "Passion" and dazzled television viewers and critics alike ... See full bio »

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 2016 Mercy Street (TV Mini-Series) (post-production)
Jane Green (2016)
 2015 No Pay, Nudity (completed)
 2015 Hindsight (TV Series)
- Auld Lang Syne (2015) ... Georgie
- The Cranberries (2015) ... Georgie
- Square One (2015) ... Georgie
- Pilot (2015) ... Georgie
 2014-2015 Resurrection (TV Series)
The Elegant Woman / Angela
- Steal Away (2015) ... Angela / The Elegant Woman
- Aftermath (2014) ... The Elegant Woman
- Miracles (2014) ... The Elegant Woman
- Afflictions (2014) ... The Elegant Woman
- Will (2014) ... The Elegant Woman
 2014 Royal Pains (TV Series)
- Steaks on a Plane (2014) ... Berta
 2014 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Judge Alice Adelson
- A Material World (2014) ... Judge Alice Adelson
 2013 House of Versace (TV Movie)
 2013 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Diandra Sunderland
- Behind the Red Curtain (2013) ... Diandra Sunderland
 2011 Dark Horse
 2011 Higher Ground
Kathleen Walker
 2010 Tangled
Mother Gothel (voice)
 2010 Ugly Betty (TV Series)
- Million Dollar Smile (2010) ... Eve
 2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Dr. Raye Massey
- Retro (2008) ... Dr. Raye Massey
 2008 Sherman's Way
Evelyn Black
 2007 Damages (TV Series)
- Do You Regret What We Did? (2007) ... Nancy
 2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Maureen Pagolis
- Albatross (2007) ... Maureen Pagolis
 2006 The Edison Death Machine (Video)
Police Officer
 2006 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (TV Series)
- Pilot (2006) ... Blair
 2006 World Trade Center
Judy Jonas
 2006 Ira & Abby
Dr. Betsy Goldman
 2006 The Book of Daniel (TV Series)
Dr. Libby Webster
- God's Will (2006) ... Dr. Libby Webster
 2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Captain Annie Kramer, LAPD
- Hollywood Brass (2005) ... Captain Annie Kramer, LAPD
 2004 The Door in the Floor
Frame Shop Owner
 2002 The Education of Max Bickford (TV Series)
Esther Weber
- The Good, the Bad, and the Lawyers (2002) ... Esther Weber
 2000-2001 What About Joan (TV Series)
Dr. Ruby Stern
- The Curse of the Sweater (2001) ... Dr. Ruby Stern
- Mr. Roboto (2001) ... Dr. Ruby Stern
- Joan Sets Up Alice (2001) ... Dr. Ruby Stern
- Jack's Dilemma (2001) ... Dr. Ruby Stern
- It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Joan (2001) ... Dr. Ruby Stern
 2000 The Last Debate (TV Movie)
Joan Naylor
 2000 Center Stage
 1993-2000 Law & Order (TV Series)
Carla Tyrell / Karen Unger
- Thrill (1997) ... Carla Tyrell
- Right to Counsel (1993) ... Karen Unger
 1998 October 22
 1998 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Marie Hanson
- The Inmates (1998) ... Marie Hanson
 1998 The Practice (TV Series)
Marie Hanson
- Axe Murderer (1998) ... Marie Hanson
 1997 Nothing Sacred (TV Series)
- Spirit and Substance (1997) ... Camille
 1996 Remember WENN (TV Series)
Ruth Geddy
- Behind Every Great Woman (1996) ... Ruth Geddy
 1996 Passion (TV Movie)
 1995-1996 Murder One (TV Series)
Francesca Cross
- Chapter Twenty-One (1996) ... Francesca Cross
- Chapter Nineteen (1996) ... Francesca Cross
- Chapter Fifteen (1996) ... Francesca Cross
- Chapter Ten (1996) ... Francesca Cross
- Chapter Four (1995) ... Francesca Cross
 1996 Lifestories: Families in Crisis (TV Series)
Armanda Agrelo
- Someone Had to Be Benny (1996) ... Armanda Agrelo
 1995 Jade
Karen Heller
 1991 Another World (TV Series)
D.A. Morgan Graves
- Episode #1.6752 (1991) ... D.A. Morgan Graves
- Episode #1.6751 (1991) ... D.A. Morgan Graves
- Episode #1.6747 (1991) ... D.A. Morgan Graves
- Episode #1.6744 (1991) ... D.A. Morgan Graves
- Episode #1.6743 (1991) ... D.A. Morgan Graves
 1987 Tales from the Hollywood Hills: A Table at Ciro's (TV Movie)
June the Vocalist
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She starred on Broadway in the Comden-Green musical "Wonderful Town". Orchestrations by Leonard Bernstein, directed by Kathleen Marshall. See more »

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5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Personal Quote:

[on Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)]: I'm not objective about these projects. Once I'm in it, I'm in it, you know? It'd be interesting for me to see the film again now, in its entirety, because it's been a long time. I've seen pieces of it because, for example, there's a piece on my reel. I'm also highly critical of myself in everything. But I'm trying to remember my response to the film outside ... See more »


Had two miscarriages during her marriage to Shawn Elliott, and in 2005, they adopted a baby girl named Darmia Hope Elliott. See more »

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