Donna Murphy Net Worth

Donna Murphy Biography

A world known Celebrity,Singer Donna Murphy born on Saturday, March 07, 1959

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameDonna Murphy
Height1.73 m
ProfessionSinger, Voice Actor
EducationMasconomet Regional High School, New York University, Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
SpouseShawn Elliott
ChildrenDarmia Hope Elliott
ParentsJeanne Fink, Robert Murphy
AwardsTony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer In A Children/Youth/Family Special, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical
NominationsDrama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
MoviesTangled, Spider-Man 2, Star Trek: Insurrection, The Bourne Legacy, The Fountain, The Nanny Diaries, The Astronaut's Wife, Center Stage, Dark Horse, The Day Lincoln Was Shot, Higher Ground, Ira & Abby, Sherman's Way, The Door in the Floor, Jade, The Last Debate, World Trade Center, October 22, House of Versace, No Pay, Nudity, Passion
TV ShowsMade in Jersey, What About Joan?, Another World, Nothing Sacred, Liberty!

Interesting Facts

1 Resides with her husband Shawn Elliott in New York City.
2 Is the eldest of seven children of Robert and Jeanne Murphy.
3 She has English, German, Irish and Czech ancestry.
4 Received her Bachelor's degree in Drama from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University (1980).
5 Attended and graduated from Masconomet Regional High School in Topsfield, Massachusetts (1977).
6 Had two miscarriages during her marriage to Shawn Elliott, and in 2005, they adopted a baby girl named Darmia Hope Elliott.
7 Donna was appearing on Broadway in "Wonderful Town" (Tony nominated, Best Actress) at the time Spider-Man 2 (2004) was in post-production. She had been having some severe vocal difficulties during the run of the show and she missed a few performances early on. Spidey 2 Production brought her into a recording studio to do some looping for the big out-of-control explosive scene where her character is killed. One of the things they needed Donna to do was a 10-15 second scream. You can imagine her horror over having to do this with her voice already in poor condition. So she called her stepdaughter (also an actress) and said, "Come down here and do my screaming for me." So when you watch the film and see her screaming her head off, it isn't her.
8 Has won two Tony Awards as Best Actress (Musical) in 1994 for "Passion", a performance she recreated in the television version of the same title, Passion (1996); and in 1996 for playing one of the title characters (the "I", or Anna Lenowens) in a revival of "The King and I". She was also nominated in the same category in 2004 for a revival of "Wonderful Town" and in 2007 for "LoveMusik".


1 [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 seeing myself. As I'm talking about it, I'm remembering that I was quite pleased with it. I hadn't seen every Star Trek movie. I'd watched several before auditioning and then before filming because I really wanted to understand more about the stories they'd told and the way they told them, and about the characters and the characters' history. I'd also watched some additional episodes from the series. I think Insurrection did what it set out what it was trying to do. There was action, but this one had more, as you said, of a Zen-like quality to it. But that was in keeping with a big piece of the story, so I felt that it served what they set out to do. Now that it was a turnoff to some portion of their fanbase was unfortunate, but I give them credit for trying something different.
2 [on working in Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)] I hadn't seen much of [Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)], so this really was like stepping into a whole new universe. But I feel a sense of honor and responsibility being in it, because I know that the fans of the series and films have such affection for and devotion to all the cast members, and particularly Picard. So I take my seduction of him very seriously.
3 I love any kind of transformation. I want to look in the mirror and not see Donna looking back at me.


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special Lifestories: Families in Crisis (1992)
1996 CableACE CableACE Awards Actress in a Dramatic Special/Series Lifestories: Families in Crisis (1992)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 EDA Female Focus Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Animated Female Tangled (2010)



October 22 1998 Carole
Ally McBeal 1998 TV Series Marie Hanson
The Practice 1998 TV Series Marie Hanson
The Day Lincoln Was Shot 1998 TV Movie Mary Todd Lincoln
Liberty! The American Revolution 1997 TV Mini-Series Abigail Adams
Nothing Sacred 1997 TV Series Camille
Remember WENN 1996 TV Series Ruth Geddy
Passion 1996 TV Movie Fosca
Murder One 1995-1996 TV Series Francesca Cross
Lifestories: Families in Crisis 1996 TV Series Armanda Agrelo
Jade 1995 Karen Heller
Another World 1991 TV Series D.A. Morgan Graves
Tales from the Hollywood Hills: A Table at Ciro's 1987 TV Movie June the Vocalist
Doubt 2017 TV Series filming DA Grace Russo
No Pay, Nudity 2016 Pearl
Mercy Street 2016 TV Series Jane Green
Hindsight 2015 TV Series Georgie
Resurrection 2014-2015 TV Series The Elegant Woman / Angela
Royal Pains 2014 TV Series Berta
The Good Wife 2014 TV Series Judge Alice Adelson
House of Versace 2013 TV Movie Maria
The Mentalist 2013 TV Series Diandra Sunderland
Made in Jersey 2012 TV Series Darlene Garretti
The Bourne Legacy 2012 Dita Mandy
Dark Horse 2011 Marie
Higher Ground 2011 Kathleen Walker
Tangled 2010 Mother Gothel (voice)
Ugly Betty 2010 TV Series Eve
Trust Me 2009 TV Series Denise Goodman
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2008 TV Series Dr. Raye Massey
Sherman's Way 2008 Evelyn Black
Damages 2007 TV Series Nancy
The Nanny Diaries 2007 Judy Braddock
Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2007 TV Series Maureen Pagolis
The Edison Death Machine 2006 Video Police Officer
The Fountain 2006 Betty
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip 2006 TV Series Blair
World Trade Center 2006 Judy Jonas
Ira & Abby 2006 Dr. Betsy Goldman
The Book of Daniel 2006 TV Series Dr. Libby Webster
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2005 TV Series Captain Annie Kramer, LAPD
Spider-Man 2 2004 Rosalie Octavius
The Door in the Floor 2004 Frame Shop Owner
Hack 2002-2003 TV Series Heather Olshansky
The Education of Max Bickford 2002 TV Series Esther Weber
What About Joan 2000-2001 TV Series Dr. Ruby Stern
The Last Debate 2000 TV Movie Joan Naylor
Center Stage 2000 Juliette
Law & Order 1993-2000 TV Series Carla Tyrell / Karen Unger
The Astronaut's Wife 1999 Natalie Streck
Star Trek: Insurrection 1998 Anij


Six by Sondheim 2013 TV Movie documentary performer: "No One Has Ever Loved Me"
The Mentalist 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tangled 2010 performer: "Incantation Song", "Mother Knows Best", "Mother Knows Best Reprise", "Prologue"
Great Performances 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 58th Annual Tony Awards 2004 TV Special performer: "Swing!"
Passion 1996 TV Movie performer: "Fourth Letter", "I Read", "Garden Sequence", "Trio", "I Wish I Could Forget You", "Loving You", "No One Has Ever Loved Me", "Finale"
The 50th Annual Tony Awards 1996 TV Special performer: "Shall We Dance?"
The 48th Annual Tony Awards 1994 TV Special performer: "Drums and Music", "Finale"


Kings of Bushwick 2011 Short special thanks
Making the Amazing 2004 Video documentary special thanks


Broadway: The Next Generation 2018 Documentary filming Herself
The Bourne Legacy: Inside the Crisis Suite 2012 Video short Herself
A Broadway Lullaby 2012 Documentary short Herself
The 78th Annual Drama League Awards 2012 TV Special Herself
The Substance of Things Hoped For: Making Higher Ground 2011 Documentary short Herself
The 65th Annual Tony Awards 2011 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Leading Actress in a Musical
The 77th Annual Drama League Awards 2011 TV Special Herself
Made in Hollywood 2010 TV Series Herself
Great Performances 2010 TV Series Herself - Performer
The 61st Annual Tony Awards 2007 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Leading Actress in a Musical
Interwoven: the Women of Spider-Man 2004 Video documentary short Herself
The 58th Annual Tony Awards 2004 TV Special Herself - Performer & Nominee: Best Leading Actress in a Musical
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2002 TV Movie Herself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2000 TV Special documentary Herself
Leonard Bernstein's New York 1997 TV Movie documentary
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1996 TV Movie Herself
The 50th Annual Tony Awards 1996 TV Special Herself - Performer & Winner: Best Leading Actress in a Musical
Working in the Theatre 1996 TV Series documentary Herself
The 48th Annual Tony Awards 1994 TV Special Herself - Performer & Winner: Best Leading Actress in a Musical

Archive Footage

Six by Sondheim 2013 TV Movie documentary Fosca

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