Daytime Emmy Award winner Donna Murphy is an accomplished American actress & singer. Best known for her musical works on stage, she is garnering attention of the public. Her much anticipated Broadway debut came in the year 1979. A popular face in the industry, she has taken roles in numerous TV series, films and musicals.
Name: Donna Murphy
Birthday: March 7, 1959
Address: New York, US
Profession: Actress and Singer
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 58 kg
Body Measurements: 36-27-32
Children: Darmia Hope Elliott
Husband: Shawn Elliott
College/University: New York University
Net worth: USD 3 million
Broadway’s shining actress Murphy was born in Corona, New York and raised in Long Island. Born to parents Jeanne Fink and aerospace engineer Robert Murphy, Murphy has mixed ancestry; Czech, German, Irish and French. Eldest of the seven children in the family, she was interested in vocal lessons since childhood. Her family moved to Hauppauge, New York where she was raised. Regarding her education, she is an arts graduate from New York University. In the year 1990, she married actor Shawn Elliott. The pair has adopted a child from Guatemala named Darmia Hope Elliott. Unfortunately Elliott died on March 11, 2016. Furthermore, she has two children from Elliott’s first marriage.
Charming actress Murphy likes spending time with her daughter. They currently live in New York City. After her husband’s death she was quite depressed but with time she has coped up with her loss.
New York native Murphy entered the entertainment industry at a young age, dropping her university education after studying for one year. She honed her acting skills at the Lee Strasburg Theatre Institute. While working on Broadway she was picked by Stephen Sondheim James to act in his 1993 stage musical ‘Passion’. Her dramatic character Fosca captivated heart of many musical lovers which gave her more exposure. Trying various characters from lead roles to side roles, she has established herself as a versatile actress. In 1995, she made her feature debut as a tough police officer in movie ‘Jade’ by William Friedkin. She starred in 1996 musical ‘The King and I’ alongside Lou Diamond Philips which led her to nab a second Tony Award. Her lead role in the musicals ‘Song of Singapore’ and ‘Drood’ was notable. Showcasing her talent in both small and big screens since her debut, Murphy has done voiceovers for Mother Gothel in 2010 animated movie ‘Tangled’. She has done role of a government secretary in 2012’s ‘Bourne Legacy’. Even more, she has starred in the 1998 series ‘Star Trek: Insurrection’. Several of her works include the 2007 movie ‘The Nanny Diaries’, 2004 movie ‘Spiderman 2’, 2000’s film ‘Center Stage’ and many more. Her appearance in TV series includes ‘Law and Order’, ‘Murder One’ and ‘Liberty: The American Revolution’. She has even done voice-overs for several TV commercials.
Multitalented Performer Murphy has earned credits from her acting career. Her net worth is estimated to be USD 3 million. Annual salary of Murphy amounts to USD 3 thousand 75 hundred. She has amassed wealth of about USD 2 million and more from her movie projects.
Known for her flawless talents, Murphy is the recipient of numerous awards. She has been recognized for her talents and contributions in the movie industry. Five times Tony award nominee, she won the Tony Award in the years 1994 for ‘Passion’ and 1996 for the musical ‘The King and I’. She received a CableACE Award for her acting in one episode of the TV series ‘Lifestories’. Winner of 1997 Emmy Award, Murphy received nominations for starring in various musicals and movies. ‘Drama Desk Award’, ‘Drama League Award’ are some of the awards for which she was nominated.
On-demand actress Murphy has provided a huge contribution in the industry. An active user in social networking sites, she has a large number of fans in Twitter and Instagram. More information on her can be found in Wiki and IMDb.