Date of Birth : Mar 7th 1959
After high school, Murphy went on to study at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, majoring in Drama.
Murphy is an accomplished and respected actress who has been building a career of range and diversity. She is perhaps best known for her role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard’s love interest Anij in Star Trek: Insurrection (1998). In 1994, she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Fosca in Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s Passion. In 1996, she appeared as Anna Leonowens in the Broadway revival of The King and I alongside Lou Diamond Philips. The role earned her another Tony for Best Actress in a Musical. She also appeared in a revival of Wonderful Town (from 2003 to 2005) and in Lovemusik (in 2007), as Lotte Lenya, opposite fellow Tony Winner Michael Cerveris, as Kurt Weill. She appears in The Nanny Diaries as Scarlett Johansson’s mother.