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Tovah Feldshuh is a Actor American born on 27 december 1952 at New York City (USA)

Tovah Feldshuh

Tovah Feldshuh
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Birth name Terri Sue Feldshuh
Nationality USA
Birth 27 december 1952 (71 years) at New York City (USA)

Terri Sue "Tovah" Feldshuh (born December 27, 1953) is an American actress, singer and playwright. She has been a Broadway star for more than four decades, earning four Tony Award nominations. She has also received two Emmy Award nominations for Holocaust and Law & Order, and appeared in such films as A Walk on the Moon, She's Funny That Way and Kissing Jessica Stein. She currently appears as a series regular on The Walking Dead in the role of Deanna Monroe.


Feldshuh married New York attorney Andrew Harris Levy in 1977. Actress Ruth Gordon was her maid of honor. They have a son, Garson, an economist and graduate of Harvard and Oxford universities; and a daughter, Amanda, who graduated from MIT. When Amanda married in 2014, Feldshuh gave her the advice, “You know how to have a successful marriage? Shut one eye, and don't leave. Some of it's fun and some of it isn't. It can be challenging, but you do not leave the field of play.” Her nephew, Noah Feldshuh, is a member of alternative rock band X Ambassadors.

For her charity work, she is the recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanities Award, Hadassah's Myrtle Wreath, and the Israel Peace Medal. The National Foundation for Jewish Culture honored her with the 2002 Jewish Image Award and the Performing Arts award in 2006.

When doing research for her role as Irene Gut Opdyke in the play Irena's Vow, Feldshuh traveled to Borshchiv, Ukraine, and discovered that her own ancestor, Moishe Feldshuh, had lived there in the early 20th century.

In March 2015, Feldshuh hiked Mt. Kilimanjaro with her son. She told Variety she was inspired after the 2014 death of her mother at age 103, and her own athletic role in Pippin, in which she had to swing on a trapeze. "I really do feel we're only in this body once," she said. "I just want enough money to buy experience. I can forego a dress, but the idea of taking a trip and trekking Mt. Kilimanjaro, or going on the Trans-Siberian railroad, or tracking lemurs in Madagascar — these things are very exciting to me. To see the world until I leave my own body. It’s now or not at all."

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Filmography of Tovah Feldshuh (37 films)

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Angelica (2015)
, 1h35
Directed by Mitchell Lichtenstein
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Jena Malone, Janet McTeer, Ed Stoppard, Tovah Feldshuh, Daniel Gerroll, Glynnis O'Connor
Roles Nora
Rating49% 2.4614952.4614952.4614952.4614952.461495
À l'époque victorienne, un jeune couple, Constance et Joseph Barton, vivent dans une immense demeure au cœur de Londres. A l’origine complices et fusionnels, leurs relations, notamment sexuelles, se sont ternies depuis l’arrivée de leur fille Angelica, née dans des circonstances traumatisantes. Depuis, suivant le conseil de son médecin, elle pratique l'abstinence sexuelle pour ne plus souffrir. Au détriment de son époux, Constance s'est mise à surprotéger leur enfant, s'éloignant progressivement de Joseph. Un matin, la petite fille fait une confidence inquiétante à ses parents : chaque nuit, une mystérieuse présence prédatrice vient lui rendre visite dans sa chambre. Si son père ne prête guère attention aux dires de sa fille, Constance, troublée, tente d’en savoir plus. Terrorisée qu’il puisse arriver malheur à son enfant, elle se met en tête de sonder les recoins obscurs de la maison afin de percer à jour la terrifiante menace. D'autant plus qu'elle commence elle aussi à voir ce spectre comme sa fille, une forme humaine qui laisse un ectoplasme ressemblant à du sperme sur son passage... Une manifestation surnaturelle qui intensifie ses peurs sexuelles et son anxiété liée à son enfant.
She's Funny That Way, 1h33
Directed by Peter Bogdanovich
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Brie Larson, Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Imogen Poots, Will Forte, Kathryn Hahn
Roles Miriam Pendergast
Rating60% 3.0483153.0483153.0483153.0483153.048315
The film centers on a call girl/escort-turned-Broadway-thespian Isabella/Izzy/Glowstick (Imogen Poots) and follows the “recurring intersection between these two facets of her life”.
Cheaper to Keep Her, 1h32
Directed by Ken Annakin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Vivica A. Fox, Mac Davis, Brian McKnight, Tovah Feldshuh, Ian McShane, Gwen Humble
Roles K. D. Locke
Rating49% 2.4859052.4859052.4859052.4859052.485905
Davis's character, William "Bill" Dekker, is a newly divorced swinger who goes to work for an attorney (Feldshuh) as an investigator. His assignments have him tracking down divorced men who have reneged on their alimony and child-support payments, a twist of irony considering not only his chauvinistic tendencies but also the fact that he is himself relying on the money he receives from his assignments to cover his own alimony payments. The film takes its title from the song of the same name, which can be heard over the opening credits.
A Buddy Story, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Elisabeth Moss, Lee Garlington, Annabelle Gurwitch, Tovah Feldshuh, Tim Guinee, Dick Latessa
Roles Buddy's Mom
Rating60% 3.0491053.0491053.0491053.0491053.049105
Buddy Gilbert (Gavin Bellour) is a struggling musician living in NYC. He spends his days touring the northeast with his pet turtle, playing community centers, dive bars and coffee shops because, he says, it beats a 9-to-5.
Goyband (2009)
, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Romantic comedy
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Adam Pascal, Amy Davidson, Natasha Lyonne, Tovah Feldshuh, Cris Judd
Rating51% 2.5862552.5862552.5862552.5862552.586255
Fading from the spotlight of his late 90's mega-fame, boy-band icon Bobby Starr (Adam Pascal) is clinging to days gone by and begging his agent Murray to land him a decent gig. What Murray does land for Bobby is a full week headlining the grand opening of the world's first Glatt Kosher hotel-casino, Mazel Hotel.
Eavesdrop (2008)
, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Chris Parnell, Tovah Feldshuh, Viola Lynn Collins, Alan Ruck, Anna Chlumsky, Stephanie Szostak
Roles Susie
Rating54% 2.723962.723962.723962.723962.72396
The film is centered on an old world Manhattan cafe during a busy brunch shift. A number of patrons populate the cafe, with patrons at each table representing a different genre of film, such as romantic comedy and tragedy. The storylines then begin to overlap and converge as the characters eavesdrop on each other.
Love Comes Lately, 1h26
Directed by Jan Schütte
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Otto Tausig, Rhea Perlman, Barbara Hershey, Olivia Thirlby, Tovah Feldshuh, Elizabeth Peña
Roles Ethel
Rating55% 2.759972.759972.759972.759972.75997
Elderly Jewish writer Max Kohn (Otto Tausig) is an Austrian émigré whose mind is constantly working causing a state of perpetual confusion. He's a successful author of short stories who lives in New York City and is so stuck in his old ways that he believes that the only proper way to write is by using a typewriter. Max has several women interested in seducing him, but he spends most of his time with fellow worrier Reisel (Rhea Perlman). During a trip to speak in nearby Hanover Max begins editing his latest story—a wild tale of a Miami retiree who gets himself into various kinds of trouble. It doesn't take Max long to lose himself in his own writings, and pretty soon, he's mixed up in two sexy romances and an unsolved murder.
Just My Luck, 1h52
Directed by Donald Petrie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Lindsay Lohan, Chris Pine, Samaire Armstrong, Bree Turner, Faizon Love, Missi Pyle
Roles Madame Z
Rating54% 2.7105752.7105752.7105752.7105752.710575
The film follows the life of lucky and popular Ashley Albright (Lindsay Lohan) who has an extremely fortunate life and is always experiencing remarkable strokes of luck in contrast to Jake Hardin (Chris Pine), manager of McFly, who is followed by bad luck wherever he goes
O Jerusalem, 2h8
Directed by Élie Chouraqui
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films
Actors JJ Feild, Saïd Taghmaoui, Patrick Bruel, Ian Holm, Tovah Feldshuh, Mel Raido
Roles Golda Meir
Rating60% 3.048143.048143.048143.048143.04814
Two Americans, one Jewish, the other Arab, are friends. As the United Nations votes for the creation of the state of Israel, both are pulled into conflict, their involvement taking them from New York City to Jerusalem, where they risk their lives for what they each believe in. It depicts the Israeli War of Independence and the end of the British mandate of Palestine.
Lady in the Water, 1h49
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Crime
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Paul Giamatti, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bob Balaban, Jeffrey Wright, Sarita Choudhury, Cindy Cheung
Roles Mrs. Bubchik
Rating55% 2.7506752.7506752.7506752.7506752.750675
One evening, Cleveland Heep (Paul Giamatti), who became a handyman at a Philadelphia apartment complex after his family was murdered, discovers Story (Bryce Dallas Howard), a naiad-like character (called a Narf) from the Blue World, in his building's pool, immediately rescuing her from an attack by a "Scrunt", a grass-covered lupine that lies preternaturally flat.
Alchemy (2005)
, 1h26
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Tom Cavanagh, Sarah Chalke, James Barbour, Michael Ian Black, Illeana Douglas, Nadia Dajani
Roles Senior Editor
Rating53% 2.6583852.6583852.6583852.6583852.658385
A university computer scientist tries to make a woman fall in love with his interactive computer before she succumbs to a well-known lothario professor.
Kissing Jessica Stein, 1h37
Directed by Charles Herman-Wurmfeld
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Films about Jews and Judaism, Films based on plays, Children's films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Scott Cohen, Jennifer Westfeldt, Jackie Hoffman, Heather Juergensen, Tovah Feldshuh, Brian Stepanek
Roles Judy Stein
Rating65% 3.2963253.2963253.2963253.2963253.296325
Twenty-eight-year-old Jessica Stein, a copyeditor living and working in New York City, is plagued by failed blind dates with men, and decides to answer a newspaper's personal advertisement containing a quote from Rilke that she had read and admired earlier. The advertisement has been placed by Helen Cooper, a thirtysomething bisexual art gallerist who is seeking a lesbian relationship to replace her unsatisfying and meaningless sex with men.
The Believer, 1h42
Directed by Henry Bean
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about racism, Films about religion, Skinheads, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Ryan Gosling, Billy Zane, Theresa Russell, Glenn Fitzgerald, Summer Phoenix, Garret Dillahunt
Roles Woman in Shul
Rating70% 3.5482253.5482253.5482253.5482253.548225
Daniel Balint is a former Jewish yeshiva student, brilliant but troubled, who is now a fanatically violent Neo-Nazi in New York in his early 20s. As a child, he often challenged his teachers with unorthodox interpretations of scripture. He once argued that the Binding of Isaac was not about Abraham's faith but God's power: that God did not want Abraham to accomplish a particular task but instead asks unquestioning obedience, which Abraham refuses to give. He concluded that God is a bully.