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A Tony and Emmy Award winner, Donna Murphy has forged a career of exceptional diversity, impressing both audiences and critics with her depth and skill. This "seductive actress of major transformative powers" (NY Times) was named one of three "Legit Luminaries," alongside Joan Didion and Christine Ebersole, in Variety's Women's Impact Issue. She ... See full bio »

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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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The Gilded Age Mrs. Astor
(2022)
Tangled Mother Gothel
(2010)
The Nanny Diaries Judy Braddock
(2007)

Filmography

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 2022 The Gilded Age (TV Series)
Mrs. Astor
- Let the Tournament Begin (2022) ... Mrs. Astor
- Tucked Up in Newport (2022) ... Mrs. Astor
- Face the Music (2022) ... Mrs. Astor
- Money Isn't Everything (2022) ... Mrs. Astor
- Never the New (2022) ... Mrs. Astor
 2022 Inventing Anna (TV Mini Series)
Donna Zaveri
- Two Birds, One Throne (2022) ... Donna Zaveri
 2021 Gossip Girl (TV Series)
Headmistress Burton
- Final Cancellation (2021) ... Headmistress Burton
- Lies Wide Shut (2021) ... Headmistress Burton
- She's Having a Maybe (2021) ... Headmistress Burton
 2020 Anastasia
Yara the Enchantress
 2017-2020 Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure (TV Series)
Gothel / Mother Gothel / Additional Voices
- Once a Handmaiden... (2020) ... Gothel (voice)
- A Tale of Two Sisters (2020) ... Gothel (voice)
- Rapunzel's Return (2019) ... Gothel (voice)
- Rapunzeltopia (2019) ... Mother Gothel (voice)
- Lost and Found (2019) ... Additional Voices (voice)
 2019-2020 Power (TV Series)
Lorette Walsh
- Reversal of Fortune (2020) ... Lorette Walsh
- It's All Your Fault (2020) ... Lorette Walsh
- No One Can Stop Me (2019) ... Lorette Walsh
- Scorched Earth (2019) ... Lorette Walsh
- Deal with the Devil (2019) ... Lorette Walsh
 2019 The Bravest Knight (TV Series)
Trulla
- Cedric & the Troll (2019) ... Trulla (voice)
 2019 Kingdom Hearts III (Video Game)
Mother Gothel (English version, voice)
 2019 The Blacklist (TV Series)
Sophia Quayle
- The Pawnbrokers (No. 146/147) (2019) ... Sophia Quayle
 2017 Doubt (TV Series)
DA Grace Russo
- I'm In If You Are (2017) ... DA Grace Russo
- Pilot (2017) ... DA Grace Russo
 2017 Quantico (TV Series)
Rebecca Sherman
- MKTOPAZ (2017) ... Rebecca Sherman
 2016-2017 Mercy Street (TV Series)
Jane Green
- House of Bondage (2017) ... Jane Green
- Unknown Soldier (2017) ... Jane Green
- Southern Mercy (2017) ... Jane Green
- One Equal Temper (2017) ... Jane Green
- The House Guest (2017) ... Jane Green
 2016 No Pay, Nudity
Pearl
 2015 Hindsight (TV Series)
Georgie
- 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)
Berta
- 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)
Maria
 2013 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Diandra Sunderland
- Behind the Red Curtain (2013) ... Diandra Sunderland
 2012 Made in Jersey (TV Series)
Darlene Garretti
- The Farm (2012) ... Darlene Garretti
- Ridgewell (2012) ... Darlene Garretti
- Ancient History (2012) ... Darlene Garretti
- Payday (2012) ... Darlene Garretti
- Camelot (2012) ... Darlene Garretti
 2012 The Bourne Legacy
Dita Mandy
 2011 The People in the Picture (Video)
Bubbie
 2011 Dark Horse
Marie
 2011 Higher Ground
Kathleen Walker
 2010 Tangled
Mother Gothel (voice)
 2010 Disney Tangled (Video Game)
Mother Gothel (voice)
 2010 Ugly Betty (TV Series)
Eve
- Million Dollar Smile (2010) ... Eve
 2009 Trust Me (TV Series)
Denise Goodman
- The More Things Change (2009) ... Denise Goodman
- Thanks, I Needed That (2009) ... Denise Goodman
- Damage Control (2009) ... Denise Goodman
- Way Beyond the Call (2009) ... Denise Goodman
- But Wait, There's More (2009) ... Denise Goodman
 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)
Nancy
- Do You Regret What We Did? (2007) ... Nancy
 2007 The Nanny Diaries
Judy Braddock
 2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Maureen Pagolis
- Albatross (2007) ... Maureen Pagolis
 2006 The Book of Daniel (TV Series)
Dr. Libby Webster
- God's Will (2006) ... Dr. Libby Webster
 2006 The Edison Death Machine (Video)
Police Officer
 2006 The Fountain
Betty
 2006 World Trade Center
Judy Jonas
 2006 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Blair
- Pilot (2006) ... Blair
 2006 Ira & Abby
Dr. Betsy Goldman
 2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Captain Annie Kramer, LAPD
- Hollywood Brass (2005) ... Captain Annie Kramer, LAPD
 2004 Spider-Man 2
Rosalie Octavius
 2004 The Door in the Floor
Frame Shop Owner
 2002-2003 Hack (TV Series)
Heather Olshansky
- The Squeeze (2003) ... Heather Olshansky
- True Lies (2003) ... Heather Olshansky
- All Others Pay Cash (2003) ... Heather Olshansky
- Signature (2003) ... Heather Olshansky
- Sinners and Saints (2003) ... Heather Olshansky
 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
- Jake'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
Juliette
 1993-2000 Law & Order (TV Series)
Carla Tyrell / Karen Unger
- Mother's Milk (2000) ... Carla Tyrell
- Thrill (1997) ... Carla Tyrell
- Right to Counsel (1993) ... Karen Unger
 1999 The Astronaut's Wife
Natalie Streck
 1998 October 22
Carole
 1998 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Marie Hanson
- The Inmates (1998) ... Marie Hanson
 1998 The Practice (TV Series)
Marie Hanson
- Axe Murderer (1998) ... Marie Hanson
 1998 The Day Lincoln Was Shot (TV Movie)
Mary Todd Lincoln
 1997 Liberty! The American Revolution (TV Mini Series)
Abigail Adams
- The World Turned Upside Down: 1778-1783 (1997) ... Abigail Adams
- Are We to Be a Nation? 1783-1788 (1997) ... Abigail Adams
- The Times That Try Men's Souls: 1776-1777 (1997) ... Abigail Adams
- Oh, Fatal Ambition: 1777-1778 (1997) ... Abigail Adams
- The Reluctant Revolutionaries: 1763-1774 (1997) ... Abigail Adams
 1997 Nothing Sacred (TV Series)
Camille
- Spirit and Substance (1997) ... Camille
 1996 Remember WENN (TV Series)
Ruth Geddy
- Behind Every Great Woman (1996) ... Ruth Geddy
 1996 Passion (TV Movie)
Fosca
 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 short)
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
 1988 All My Children (TV Series)
Jean Flynn
- Episode #1.4888 (1988) ... Jean Flynn
 1987 Tales from the Hollywood Hills: A Table at Ciro's (TV Movie)
June the Vocalist
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She starred as Lotte Lenya on Broadway in Alfred Uhry's musical "LoveMusik", at the Biltmore Theatre in New York City. Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, directed by Michael Cerveris. See more »

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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)

Spouse:

Shawn Elliott  (his death)  (1 child)

Children:

Darmia Hope Elliott

Parents:

Robert Murphy | Jeanne Murphy
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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 of... See more »

Trivia:

Donna and fellow Tony winner Michael Cerveris were Tony nominees for playing Tony winners in the 2007 musical "LoveMusik". Michael portrayed Kurt Weill (Best Score for "Street Scene", 1947) and Donna portrayed Weill's wife, Lotte Lenya (Featured Actress in a Musical for "Threepenny Opera", 1956). See more »

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