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Donna Murphy Biography

Updated On 25 Jul, 2018 Published On 05 Feb, 2017
Donna Murphy

Facts of Donna Murphy

Date of Birth :
Age : 65 years old
Family Name : Murphy
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Pisces
Height : 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Donna Murphy
Mother Jeanne Fink
Father Robert Murphy
Birth Place/City Corona, New York City, New York
Profession Actress
Ethnicity White
Nationality Ameriacn
Net Worth $3,000,000
Body Measurements 30B-23-33
Hair Color Brown-Dark
Eye Color Brown-Dark
Weight in KG 58 KG
Famous for Actress, singer
Married Yes
Married to Shawn Elliott (m. 1990)
Children Darmia Hope Elliott
Education Masconomet Regional High School 1977, New York University
Awards Drama Desk Award
Movies Tangled 2010
TV Show Hindsight
Albums Wonderful Town (2003 Broadway Revival Cast)

Relationship short Statistics of Donna Murphy

What is Donna Murphy marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Married
How many children does Donna Murphy have ? (name): 1 Children
Is Donna Murphy having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Donna Murphy Lesbian ? No

American actress and singer, Donna Murphy is the daughter of Jeanne (née Fink) and Robert Murphy, an aerospace engineer. She graduated from Masconomet Regional High School in 1977. Murphy appeared in the NBC soap opera 'Another World' from 1989 through 1991 as District Attorney Morgan Graves. She won an Emmy in 1997, for 'Armando Agrelo in Someone Had to be Benny' (1996), an episode of the HBO series 'Lifestories: Families in Crisis'.

Donna has appeared on Broadway in "Wonderful Town" (Tony-nominated, Best Actress) at the time, Spider-Man 2 (2004) was on post-production. She recently starred in "Helen", directed by Tony Kushner. She appeared in the Roundabout Theatre production of a new musical, 'The People in the Picture', which was opened on 28th April 2011 and closed on 19th June 2011.

Early Life of Donna Murphy

Donna Murphy was born on March 7, 1959, in Corona, Queens, New York, U.S. She is the eldest son of seven children to Jeanne (née) (Fink) and Robert Murphy, an aerospace engineer. She has Irish, French, German, and Czech ancestry. 

Her family moved to Hauppauge, Long Island, New York. where she asked for voice lessons, and she put on shows as a child. Later, she moved to  Topsfield, Massachusetts and graduated from Masconomet Regional High School in 1977. She attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.

Donna Murphy's Career

Donna Murphy dropped the New York University drama program in her second year when she was cast to understudy the three backup singers in the Broadway musical They're Playing Our Song in 1979. Then she has appeared in many Off-Broadway productions such as The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Birds of Paradise, Privates on ParadeInto the Woods and others.

In April 1984, Murphy was an understudy in the musical/opera The Human Comedy. She earned  Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her appearance in  Passion. She debuted in television in 1987 in Tales from the Holywood Hills: A Table at Ciro's and first appeared in movies in 1995 film, Jade.

Some of her screen credit includes Star Trek: Insurrection, Spider-Man 2,  The Fountain,  Tangled, Another World,  Higher Ground, Law & Order,  Hack, Quantico and many more. In 1997, she won an Emmy for Someone Had to be Benny (1996). 

Donna Murphy's Personal Life

Donna Murphy was previously married to Shawn Elliott, an actor, and singer from 1990 until his death on 11th March 2016. In 2005, they adopted a daughter from Guatemala, Darmia Hope.



Donna Murphy Married

First Marriage with Shawn Elliott

Donna Murphy was previously married to Shawn Elliott, an actor, and singer from 1990 until his death on 11th March 2016.

Donna Murphy Children

DAUGHTER : Darmia Hope

Father: Shawn Elliott

In 2005, Donna Murphy adopted a daughter, Darmia Hope from Guatemala.

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