Parents: Robert Murphy - an aerospace engineer
Jean Murphy - a former singer
Donna is the oldest of 7 children.
She grew up in Hauppauge, Long Island until moving to Topsfield, Massachusetts at the age of 11.
She plays piano, violin, and accordion. She also has an…more
In 1997, Donna won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special playing Armanda Agrelo on Lifestories: Families in Crisis: Someone Had to be Benny.
Her height is 5' 8" (1.73 m).
She is the winner of two Tony Awards for Passion and The King & I. She won the Drama Desk Award for her portrayal of Fosca in Passion. She has been nominated for five Drama Desk Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards.
Her off-Broadway shows include: Song of Singapore - Rose (1991); Hello Again - The Whore (1994); Twelve Dreams - Dorothy Trowbridge (1995)
She is an accomplished Broadway Actress. Her Broadway shows include: They're Playing Our Song (1979); The Human Comedy (1984); The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Edwin Drood (1986); Passion - Fosca (1994); The King & I - Anna Leonowens (1996)
She has been married to actor Shawn Elliot since 1990 and has a stepdaughter, Justine.
Donna: (On working in Star Trek: Insurrection in 1998) I hadn't seen much of Star Trek, so this really was like stepping into a whole new universe. But I feel a sense of honor and responsibility being in it, because I know that the fans of the series and films have such affection for and devotion to all the cast members, and particularly Picard. So I take my seduction of him very seriously.
Donna: I love any kind of transformation. I want to look in the mirror and not see Donna looking back at me.