Facts of Donna Murphy
|Date of Birth :|
|Age :||59 years old|
|Family Name :||Murphy|
|Birth Place :||United States|
|Birth Sign :||Aries|
|Height :||5 Feet 8 Inch|
|Birth Place/City||Corona, New York City, New York|
|Weight in KG||58 KG|
|Famous for||Actress, singer|
|Married to||Shawn Elliott (m. 1990)|
|Children||Darmia Hope Elliott|
|Education||Masconomet Regional High School 1977, New York University|
|Awards||Drama Desk Award|
|Albums||Wonderful Town (2003 Broadway Revival Cast)|
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 Parade, Into 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.