Donna Murphy

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Donna Murphy (born March 7, 1959) is an American stage, film, television actress and singer. Murphy has won two Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Musical for her roles in Passion as Fosca and in The King and I as Anna Leonowens. She received three more Tony Award nominations for Best Actress in a Musical for her performances in Wonderful Town as Ruth Sherwood,Lovemusik as Lotte Lenya and The People in the Picture as Raisel/Bubbie. She is known, most recently, for her role as Mother Gothel in the animated Disney film Tangled (2010), Anij, Captain Jean-Luc Picard's love interest, in Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) and her numerous stage roles in musical theatre. Description above from the Wikipedia article Donna Murphy, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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The Door in the Floor (2004)

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Set in the privileged beach community of East Hampton, New York and chronicles one pivotal summer in the lives of famous children's book author Ted Cole and his wife Marion. Their once-great marriage has been strained by tragedy. Her resulting despondency and his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tod Williams
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Kim Basinger  •  Elle Fanning  •  Jon Foster

Set in the privileged beach community of East Hampton, New York and chronicles one pivotal summer in the lives of famous children's book author Ted Cole and his wife Marion. Their once-great marriage has been strained by tragedy. Her resulting despondency and his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tod Williams
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Kim Basinger  •  Elle Fanning  •  Jon Foster

Center Stage (2000)

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A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Hytner
CAST:  Amanda Schull  •  Zoe Saldana  •  Susan May Pratt  •  Peter Gallagher

A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Hytner
CAST:  Amanda Schull  •  Zoe Saldana  •  Susan May Pratt  •  Peter Gallagher

Jade (1995)

Someone does a nasty hatchet job on a San Francisco big shot and the Assistant D.A. takes charge of the investigation. Through a web of blackmail and prostitution involving the Governor, an old lover of the law man emerges as a prime suspect and he has to deal with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  David Caruso  •  Linda Fiorentino  •  Chazz Palminteri  •  Richard Crenna

Someone does a nasty hatchet job on a San Francisco big shot and the Assistant D.A. takes charge of the investigation. Through a web of blackmail and prostitution involving the Governor, an old lover of the law man emerges as a prime suspect and he has to deal with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  David Caruso  •  Linda Fiorentino  •  Chazz Palminteri  •  Richard Crenna

Tangled (2010)

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When the kingdom's most wanted-and most charming-bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn's curious captor, who's looking for her ticket ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Byron Howard  •  Nathan Greno
CAST:  Mandy Moore  •  Zachary Levi  •  Donna Murphy  •  Ron Perlman

When the kingdom's most wanted-and most charming-bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn's curious captor, who's looking for her ticket ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Byron Howard  •  Nathan Greno
CAST:  Mandy Moore  •  Zachary Levi  •  Donna Murphy  •  Ron Perlman

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

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Peter Parker is going through a major identity crisis. Burned out from being Spider-Man, he decides to shelve his superhero alter ego, which leaves the city suffering in the wake of carnage left by the evil Doc Ock. In the meantime, Parker still can't act on his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Raimi
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  James Franco  •  Alfred Molina

Peter Parker is going through a major identity crisis. Burned out from being Spider-Man, he decides to shelve his superhero alter ego, which leaves the city suffering in the wake of carnage left by the evil Doc Ock. In the meantime, Parker still can't act on his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Raimi
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  James Franco  •  Alfred Molina

Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)

When an alien race and factions within Starfleet attempt to take over a planet that has "regenerative" properties, it falls upon Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise to defend the planet's people as well as the very ideals upon which the Federation itself ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Frakes
CAST:  Patrick Stewart  •  Jonathan Frakes  •  Brent Spiner  •  LeVar Burton

When an alien race and factions within Starfleet attempt to take over a planet that has "regenerative" properties, it falls upon Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise to defend the planet's people as well as the very ideals upon which the Federation itself ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Frakes
CAST:  Patrick Stewart  •  Jonathan Frakes  •  Brent Spiner  •  LeVar Burton

The Astronaut's Wife (1999)

When astronaut Spencer Armacost returns to Earth after a mission that nearly cost him his life, he decides to take a desk job in order to see his beautiful wife, Jillian, more often. Gradually, Jillian notices that Spencer's personality seems to have changed, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rand Ravich
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Joe Morton  •  Nick Cassavetes  •  Clea DuVall

When astronaut Spencer Armacost returns to Earth after a mission that nearly cost him his life, he decides to take a desk job in order to see his beautiful wife, Jillian, more often. Gradually, Jillian notices that Spencer's personality seems to have changed, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rand Ravich
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Joe Morton  •  Nick Cassavetes  •  Clea DuVall

The Fountain (2006)

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Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darren Aronofsky
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Mark Margolis

Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darren Aronofsky
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Mark Margolis

The Nanny Diaries (2007)

A college graduate goes to work as a nanny for a rich New York family. Ensconced in their home, she has to juggle their dysfunction, a new romance, and the spoiled brat in her charge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shari Springer Berman  •  Robert Pulcini
CAST:  Scarlett Johansson  •  Laura Linney  •  Chris Evans  •  Paul Giamatti

A college graduate goes to work as a nanny for a rich New York family. Ensconced in their home, she has to juggle their dysfunction, a new romance, and the spoiled brat in her charge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shari Springer Berman  •  Robert Pulcini
CAST:  Scarlett Johansson  •  Laura Linney  •  Chris Evans  •  Paul Giamatti

World Trade Center (2006)

Two police officers struggle to survive when they become trapped beneath the rubble of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Maria Bello  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Michael Peña

Two police officers struggle to survive when they become trapped beneath the rubble of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Maria Bello  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Michael Peña

Sondheim! The Birthday Concert (2010)

Join us for a rousing celebration of the life and works of one of Broadway's greatest legends — the one and only Stephen Sondheim. For the master composer and lyricist's 80th birthday, many of musical theater's brightest stars gathered in March of 2010 to perform ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lonny Price
CAST:  David Hyde Pierce  •  Laura Benanti  •  Matt Cavenaugh  •  Michael Cerveris

Join us for a rousing celebration of the life and works of one of Broadway's greatest legends — the one and only Stephen Sondheim. For the master composer and lyricist's 80th birthday, many of musical theater's brightest stars gathered in March of 2010 to perform ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lonny Price
CAST:  David Hyde Pierce  •  Laura Benanti  •  Matt Cavenaugh  •  Michael Cerveris

Higher Ground (2011)

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Vera Farmiga's directorial debut, HIGHER GROUND, depicts the landscape of a tight-knit spiritual community thrown off-kilter when one of their own begins to question her faith. Inspired by screenwriter Carolyn S. Briggs' memoir This Dark World, the film tells the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vera Farmiga
CAST:  Vera Farmiga  •  Donna Murphy  •  Dagmara Domińczyk  •  John Hawkes

Vera Farmiga's directorial debut, HIGHER GROUND, depicts the landscape of a tight-knit spiritual community thrown off-kilter when one of their own begins to question her faith. Inspired by screenwriter Carolyn S. Briggs' memoir This Dark World, the film tells the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vera Farmiga
CAST:  Vera Farmiga  •  Donna Murphy  •  Dagmara Domińczyk  •  John Hawkes

Dark Horse (2011)

Abe is a man who is in his thirties and who lives with his parents. He works regretfully for his father while pursuing his hobby of collecting toys. Aware that his family doesn't think highly of him, he tries to spark a relationship with Miranda, who recently moved ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Solondz
CAST:  Jordan Gelber  •  Selma Blair  •  Mia Farrow  •  Christopher Walken

Abe is a man who is in his thirties and who lives with his parents. He works regretfully for his father while pursuing his hobby of collecting toys. Aware that his family doesn't think highly of him, he tries to spark a relationship with Miranda, who recently moved ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Solondz
CAST:  Jordan Gelber  •  Selma Blair  •  Mia Farrow  •  Christopher Walken

Passion (1996)

Giorgio, a young soldier, is in love with the married Clara and becomes her lover. But they are separated when Giorgio is posted far away, where he meets the unhappy, unhealthy, and unattractive Fosca, who develops a passionate love for Giorgio and tries to make ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Lapine
CAST:  Jere Shea  •  Marin Mazzie  •  Donna Murphy  •  Tom Aldredge

Giorgio, a young soldier, is in love with the married Clara and becomes her lover. But they are separated when Giorgio is posted far away, where he meets the unhappy, unhealthy, and unattractive Fosca, who develops a passionate love for Giorgio and tries to make ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Lapine
CAST:  Jere Shea  •  Marin Mazzie  •  Donna Murphy  •  Tom Aldredge

October 22 (1998)

A wounded man makes a desperate call, reporting that a gunman is holding a coffee shop hostage and shooting anyone he pleases -- but when the SWAT team shows up, the madman opens fire. Through flashbacks, a waitress serves an array of customers, all of whom are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Schenkman
CAST:  Mark Boone Junior  •  Michael Paré  •  Ernie Hudson  •  Amanda Plummer

A wounded man makes a desperate call, reporting that a gunman is holding a coffee shop hostage and shooting anyone he pleases -- but when the SWAT team shows up, the madman opens fire. Through flashbacks, a waitress serves an array of customers, all of whom are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Schenkman
CAST:  Mark Boone Junior  •  Michael Paré  •  Ernie Hudson  •  Amanda Plummer

The Last Debate (2000)

A presidential debate, unconfirmed rumors and four reporters who take the political process into their own hands. With the election only a week away, the two candidates square off in a final debate. The televised event takes a dramatic turn when the moderator and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  James Garner  •  Peter Gallagher  •  Audra McDonald  •  Donna Murphy

A presidential debate, unconfirmed rumors and four reporters who take the political process into their own hands. With the election only a week away, the two candidates square off in a final debate. The televised event takes a dramatic turn when the moderator and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  James Garner  •  Peter Gallagher  •  Audra McDonald  •  Donna Murphy

The Bourne Legacy (2012)

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New CIA operative Aaron Cross experiences life-or-death stakes that have been triggered by the previous actions of Jason Bourne.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Gilroy
CAST:  Jeremy Renner  •  Scott Glenn  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Edward Norton

New CIA operative Aaron Cross experiences life-or-death stakes that have been triggered by the previous actions of Jason Bourne.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Gilroy
CAST:  Jeremy Renner  •  Scott Glenn  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Edward Norton

Ira & Abby (2006)

A neurotic, young psychology student, with low self-esteem, has a chance encounter with a free-spirited, extremely gregarious woman who works at the Paris Health Club in New York City, and who suggests that they immediately get married to see how it will work out. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Cary
CAST:  Chris Messina  •  Jennifer Westfeldt  •  David Margulies  •  Kali Rocha

A neurotic, young psychology student, with low self-esteem, has a chance encounter with a free-spirited, extremely gregarious woman who works at the Paris Health Club in New York City, and who suggests that they immediately get married to see how it will work out. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Cary
CAST:  Chris Messina  •  Jennifer Westfeldt  •  David Margulies  •  Kali Rocha

The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1998)

A dramatization of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Based on the book by Jim Bishop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Gray
CAST:  Rob Morrow  •  Lance Henriksen  •  Donna Murphy  •  Jean Louisa Kelly

A dramatization of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Based on the book by Jim Bishop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Gray
CAST:  Rob Morrow  •  Lance Henriksen  •  Donna Murphy  •  Jean Louisa Kelly

Six by Sondheim (2013)

This intimate documentary explores the life and career of the stage legend Stephen Sondheim through six of his best-known songs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Lapine  •  Autumn de Wilde  •  Todd Haynes
CAST:  Audra McDonald  •  Darren Criss  •  Jeremy Jordan  •  America Ferrera

This intimate documentary explores the life and career of the stage legend Stephen Sondheim through six of his best-known songs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Lapine  •  Autumn de Wilde  •  Todd Haynes
CAST:  Audra McDonald  •  Darren Criss  •  Jeremy Jordan  •  America Ferrera
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