Donna Murphy (born March 7, 1959) is an American film, stage, and television actress and singer who is well known for her voice role as Mother Gothel, in the highly successful 2010Disney animated film, Tangled.
Murphy was praised for her abilities to give a sweet and seemingly innocent voice to such a vile and sinister villain, which is seldom found in other actors and actresses. She was also praised for her vocal work in "Mother Knows Best." So far, this is one of Murphy's largest and most critically acclaimed roles.
She also played Angela Forrester in the ABC TV show Resurrection and Rebecca Sherman in Quantico.