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Donna Murphy is a Actor American born on 7 march 1959 at New York City (USA)

Donna Murphy

Donna Murphy
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Nationality USA
Birth 7 march 1959 (63 years) at New York City (USA)

Donna Murphy (born March 7, 1959) is an American actress and singer, known for her work in musical theater. A five-time Tony Award nominee, she has twice won the Tony for Best Actress in a Musical; for her role as Fosca in Passion (1994–95) and as Anna Leonowens in The King and I (1996–97). She was also nominated for her roles as Ruth Sherwood in Wonderful Town (2003), Lotte Lenya in LoveMusik (2007) and Bubble/Raisel in The People in the Picture (2011).

Murphy made her Broadway debut as a replacement in the 1979 musical They're Playing Our Song. Her other stage credits include the original Off-Broadway productions of Song of Singapore (1991) and Hello Again (1993). In 1997, she won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special for her role in Someone Had to be Benny, an episode of the HBO series Lifestories: Families in Crisis. Her film roles include Anij in Star Trek: Insurrection (1998); Rosalie Octavius in Spider-Man 2 (2004); Mother Gothel in the animated film Tangled (2010), and as one of the government secretaries in The Bourne Legacy (2012).

Biography

Murphy, the eldest of seven children, was born in Corona, Queens, New York, the daughter of Jeanne (née Fink) and Robert Murphy, an aerospace engineer. Murphy is of Irish, French, German, and Czech ancestry. Her family moved to Hauppauge, Long Island, New York. At age three, she asked for voice lessons, and she put on shows as a child in Hauppauge. She later moved to Topsfield, Massachusetts and graduated from Masconomet Regional High School in 1977.

Murphy has been married to actor and singer Shawn Elliott since 1990. She is the stepmother of Elliott's two daughters. In 2005, they adopted a daughter from Guatemala, Darmia Hope.

Best films

Spider-Man 2 (2004)
(Actress)
Tangled (2010)
(Actress)

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Ilana Levine
Ilana Levine
(2 films)
Glen Keane
Glen Keane
(1 films)
Stan Lee
Stan Lee
(1 films)
Tim Metcalfe
Tim Metcalfe
(2 films)
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Filmography of Donna Murphy (19 films)

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Actress

The Bourne Legacy, 2h15
Directed by Tony Gilroy
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Sports films, Transport films, Aviation films, Martial arts films, Road movies, Robot films
Actors Jeremy Lee Renner, Edward Norton, Rachel Weisz, Joan Allen, David Strathairn, Albert Finney
Roles Dita Mandy
Rating65% 3.296683.296683.296683.296683.29668
The CIA lost trace of Jason Bourne's whereabouts in Moscow six weeks ago. Meanwhile, Aaron Cross is a government operative assigned to Operation Outcome, a Department of Defense black operation program using experimental pills known as "chems" to enhance the physical and mental abilities of their users. Aaron is assigned to Alaska for a training exercise, where he must survive weather extremes and traverse rugged terrain in order to arrive at a remote cabin. The cabin is operated by an exiled Outcome operative, Number Three, who informs Aaron that he has broken the mission record by two days.
Dark Horse
Dark Horse (2011)
, 1h26
Directed by Todd Solondz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Actors Jordan Gelber, Selma Blair, Christopher Walken, Mia Farrow, Justin Bartha, Aasif Mandvi
Roles Marie
Rating58% 2.949192.949192.949192.949192.94919
Abe (Jordan Gelber), a man in his thirties who suffers from arrested development, meets suicidal Miranda (Selma Blair) who recently moved back home after a failed literary/academic career and a divorce. While waiting outside Miranda's house for their first date Marie (his secretary) runs up and tells him to give up the girl, he has no shot but then he wakes with a start revealing it was a dream.
Higher Ground, 1h54
Directed by Vera Farmiga
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography
Themes Films about religion
Actors Vera Farmiga, Joshua Leonard, Norbert Leo Butz, Dagmara Domińczyk, John Hawkes, Nina Arianda
Roles Kathleen Walker
Rating61% 3.0997953.0997953.0997953.0997953.099795
1961–72 Corinne Walker is a young girl who is skeptical about God. After the stillbirth of her brother, her parent's marriage disintegrates over the course of several years. As a teenager (Taissa Farmiga), she meets Ethan (Boyd Holbrook), a budding musician in local rock band The Renegades. They get married after Corinne becomes pregnant, and have their daughter Abigail. While touring with Ethan's band, their bus crashes into a river. Ethan rushes to save Abby, and Corinne pleads with God to save her. Abby is pulled out of the bus before it sinks into the water, and Ethan believes that God wanted them to live. Ethan and Corinne grow more and more interested in Jesus, eventually giving themselves over to a radical New Testament church.
Tangled
Tangled (2010)
, 1h40
Directed by Byron Howard, Nathan Greno
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Brad Garrett, Ron Perlman, John DiMaggio
Roles Mother Gothel (voice)
Rating76% 3.848723.848723.848723.848723.84872
Long ago, a drop of sunlight became a golden flower capable of healing illness, decay and injury. For hundreds of years the flower is used by Mother Gothel to retain her youth until it is discovered by soldiers of a nearby kingdom. They use the flower to heal their ailing queen, who soon after gives birth to Princess Rapunzel. Gothel discovers that Rapunzel's hair has the flower's healing properties but that attempting to take just the hair by cutting it destroys its power, so she kidnaps Rapunzel and raises her as her own daughter in an isolated tower. Once a year, the King and Queen release sky lanterns on Rapunzel's birthday, hoping for their daughter's return.
Sherman's Way
Directed by Craig Saavedra
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Documentary
Actors James LeGros, Enrico Colantoni, Michael Shulman, Lacey Chabert, Brooke Nevin, Tad Hilgenbrink
Rating53% 2.657442.657442.657442.657442.65744
The life of Yale law student Sherman (Michael Shulman, Party of Five) takes an unexpected turn when he decides to follow his girlfriend’s (Lacey Chabert, Not Another Teen Movie) advice and take more chances in life. She meant their relationship. But Sherman’s new spontaneity lands him in the car seat next to Palmer (James LeGros, Sleeper Cell, Ally McBeal), a washed-up, cheerfully eccentric former Olympic athlete.
The Nanny Diaries, 1h45
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Laura Linney, Paul Giamatti, Nicholas Art, Alicia Keys
Roles Judy Braddock
Rating62% 3.1007253.1007253.1007253.1007253.100725
21-year-old Annie Braddock (Scarlett Johansson), has just graduated from Montclair State University. She has no idea what or who she wants to be. One day, while sitting in the park, Annie sees a young boy about to be hit by a vehicle. Annie saves him and meets the boy's mother, who we meet as Mrs. X (Laura Linney). When she introduces herself as "Annie", Mrs. X mistakes her words for "Nanny" and hires her to look after Grayer (Nicholas Art), the boy she saved (Mrs. X also continues to call her "Nanny" instead of "Annie" throughout the film). Annie lies to her mother about taking a job at a bank and, in reality, moves in with the X's to be the nanny for Grayer.
The Fountain, 1h36
Directed by Darren Aronofsky, Arnon Milchan, Iain Smith
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Adventure, Romance
Themes Space adventure films, Films set in the future, Space opera, Mise en scène d'une plante
Actors Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn, Cliff Curtis, Mark Margolis, Sean Patrick Thomas
Roles Betty
Rating71% 3.598563.598563.598563.598563.59856
At its core, The Fountain is the story of a 21st-century doctor, Tom Creo (Hugh Jackman), losing his wife Izzi (Rachel Weisz) to cancer in 2005. As she is dying, Izzi begs Tom to share what time they have left together, but he is focused on his quest to find a cure for her.
World Trade Center, 2h9
Directed by Oliver Stone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Documentary, Action, Historical
Themes Films based on the September 11 attacks, La fin du monde, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Films about the labor movement, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents, Films about hijackings
Actors Nicolas Cage, Maria Bello, Michael Peña, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Stephen Dorff, Jude Ciccolella
Roles Judy Jonas
Rating60% 3.0008253.0008253.0008253.0008253.000825
On September 11, 2001, Port Authority Police officers John McLoughlin and Will Jimeno are patrolling the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan when they see a plane fly dangerously low overhead. As all of the police officers return to the station, they see on TV that the North Tower of the World Trade Center has been hit by the plane. Sergeant McLoughlin assigns many of the officers to assist in a precautionary evacuation attempt of the North Tower and they board a Metropolitan Transit Authority bus. On the bus, they hear reports that the South Tower is also hit by another plane. When they arrive at the World Trade Center, they realize the extent of the disaster, and see one of the victims jump out of the towers to certain death. The men proceed to get safety equipment from Building 5 and enter the concourse between the towers.
Spider-Man 2, 2h8
Directed by Sam Raimi
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about computing, Films about spiders, Spider-Man films, Superhero films, Cyberpunk films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films
Actors Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, J. K. Simmons, Rosemary Harris
Roles Rosalie Octavius
Rating73% 3.6981653.6981653.6981653.6981653.698165
Peter Parker struggles to balance his crime-fighting duties as Spider-Man with the demands of his normal life. He loses a job, faces financial difficulties, and struggles to attend his physics lectures at Columbia University on time. Estranged from both love interest Mary Jane Watson and best friend Harry Osborn, who intends to seek revenge on Spider-Man for his father Norman's death, Peter additionally discovers his Aunt May is facing foreclosure.
The Door in the Floor, 1h51
Directed by Tod Williams
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Horror, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality
Actors Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Jon Foster, Bijou Phillips, Larry Pine, Elle Fanning
Roles Frame Shop Owner
Rating65% 3.297423.297423.297423.297423.29742
The film is set in an exclusive beach community on Long Island, where children's book author and artist Ted Cole (Jeff Bridges) lives with his wife Marion (Kim Basinger) and their young daughter Ruth (Elle Fanning), who usually is supervised by her nanny Alice. Their home is filled with photographs of the couple's teenaged sons, who were killed in an automobile accident; the tragedy left Marion deeply depressed and her marriage in shambles. The one shared experience that holds the family together is a ritualistic daily viewing of a home gallery of family photographs of the deceased sons.
The Last Debate
Directed by John Badham
Genres Drama
Actors James Garner, Peter Gallagher, Audra McDonald, Marco Sanchez, Donna Murphy, Dorian Harewood
Roles Joan Naylor
Rating59% 2.954792.954792.954792.954792.95479
A televised presidential debate has a conspiracy behind it.
Center Stage, 1h55
Directed by Nicholas Hytner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Amanda Schull, Zoe Saldana, Susan May Pratt, Peter Gallagher, Scottie Thompson, Debra Monk
Roles Juliette
Rating66% 3.301673.301673.301673.301673.30167
After a series of country-wide auditions, 12 young dancers gain entry to the American Ballet Academy (which is loosely based on the School of American Ballet). They work hard, attending classes every day for weeks to make them the best dancers they can possibly be, and in preparations for a final dance workshop which will determine the three boys and three girls who will be asked to join the American Ballet Company (which appears to be based on either the American Ballet Theatre or the New York City Ballet). The workshop will also provide an opportunity for the students to showcase their talent to other ballet companies across the country. Gaining a leading part in the workshop is therefore essential.
The Astronaut's Wife, 1h49
Directed by Rand Ravich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Johnny Depp, Charlize Theron, Joe Morton, Clea DuVall, Donna Murphy, Nick Cassavetes
Roles Natalie Streck
Rating53% 2.652142.652142.652142.652142.65214
While on a space-walking mission, Spencer Armacost, a NASA astronaut, and fellow astronaut Alex Streck, experience an explosion from a satellite which results in a communication loss for two minutes between the astronauts and Earth.