Donna Lynne Champlin

Donna Lynne Champlin

Highest Rated: 93% Yes, God, Yes (2019)

Lowest Rated: 50% Feel the Beat (2020)

Birthday: Jan 21, 1971

Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States

A veteran of both stage and screen, Donna Lynne Champlin began taking voice, acting, and dance classes as a young child. By the time the Rochester, New York native enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University to study musical theater, she already played the piano, flute, and accordion. Champlin even won an Advanced Acting scholarship to study Shakespeare and Chekhov at Oxford University and starred as Dorothy in a Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera production of "The Wizard of Oz" before she graduated with her BFA in 1993. She made her New York stage debut in a concert version of "Very Warm for May" at Carnegie Hall in 1994, though her Broadway debut wouldn't come until 2000, when she appeared in James Joyce's "The Dead." The following year would find her appearing in the TV movie "By Jeeves" (CBC, 2001). Champlin continued to alternate between theater and screen acting for the following years, notably appearing in a Broadway revival of "Sweeney Todd" in 2005. Champlin also released her debut album, Old Friends in 2009. In 2014, she appeared in the Oscar-winning film "Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)." The following year, she joined the cast of the comedy series "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (CW, 2015- ).

Highest rated movies

Yes, God, Yes Feel the Beat




50% 56% Feel the Beat Barb (Character) - 2020
93% 66% Yes, God, Yes Mrs. Veda (Character) - 2019


No Score Yet 67% The Good Doctor Brenna (Guest Star) 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poetry in America Guest 2022
91% 80% The Blacklist Guinevere Claflin (Guest Star) 2021
98% 84% Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Paula Proctor (Character) 2015-2019
93% 91% The Good Wife Myra Weymouth (Guest Star) 2014