Donna Murphy is an actress, best known for her roles in Mercy Street (2016), Resurrection (2014) and What About Joan (2000).


Donna Murphy is an accomplished and respected actress who has been building a career of striking range and diversity. She won the first of two Tony Awards for Best Actress, along with the Drama Desk and Drama League Awards for her portrayal of Fosca in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's "Passion" and dazzled television viewers and critics alike when Passion (1996) was televised on PBS' American Playhouse. She was awarded her second Tony and Drama League Awards, as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for her performance as Anna Leonowans in the highly acclaimed revival of "The King and I". Her feature film work includes Center Stage (2000), directed by Nicholas Hytner, co-starring with Patrick Stewart in Star Trek: Insurrection (1998), The Astronaut's Wife (1999) with Johnny Depp, and Jade (1995), directed by William Friedkin.

For her performance in HBO's "Someone Had to Be Benny", she received a Cable Ace Award as Best Actress in a Drama Special or Series, as well as a Daytime Emmy. She co-starred with Joan Cusack on the ABC comedy series What About Joan (2000), and played David Morse's wife on the CBS crime drama series Hack (2002). Other television credits include Showtime's The Last Debate (2000) with James Garner, Mary Todd Lincoln in The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1998) (TNT), Steven Bochco's Murder One (1995), Liberty! The American Revolution (1997) (PBS), and guest appearances on Law & Order (1990), Ally McBeal (1997), The Education of Max Bickford (2001), Remember WENN (1996), Nothing Sacred (1997) and The Practice (1997).

In 2017, Murphy was cast in the recurring role of Rebecca Sherman on the ABC thriller Quantico.