Tovah Feldshuh

Tovah Feldshuh

  • Highest Rated: 89% The Idolmaker (1980)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% The Blue Iguana (1988)
  • Birthday: Dec 27, 1952
  • Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
  • After attending Sarah Lawrence College and the University of Michigan, Tovah Feldshuh studied acting with Uta Hagen and Jacques LeCoq. Feldshuh made her professional debut at the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre in Cyrano de Bergerac; it was in this selfsame play that she made her Broadway bow in 1973. The following year, she was honored with the Theatre World Award for her starring appearance in Yentl. She later worked with the American Shakespeare Festival, starred in such Broadway productions as Sarava (1978) and Lend Me a Tenor (1989), and toured in her own one-woman show. Feldshuh inaugurated her film career in 1973 on a less-than-prestigious note with Scream, Pretty Peggy. Though the quality of her films improved over the next 20 years, she is held in higher esteem for her TV appearances. Feldshuh has been seen as Katharine Hepburn in the made-for-TV biopic The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977) and as Helena Slomova in the blockbuster miniseries Holocaust (1978); she also appeared as a regular on the ABC daytimer Ryan's Hope and as prison psychiatrist Dr. Deena Hertz in the prime-time weekly Mariah (1987). In addition to her acting accomplishments, Tovah Feldshuh has been active in numerous Jewish civic and charitable causes; for these and other selfless efforts, she has been honored with the Israeli Government Friendship Award and the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Remember Amnesia Dr. Paula Smith 2019
70% Angelica Nora 2017
No Score Yet Hugs and Knishes: A Celebration of Our Jewish Foods and Traditions Actor 2016
No Score Yet Baked in Brooklyn David's Mom 2016
44% She's Funny That Way Miriam Pendergast 2015
20% Club Life Ester Dadon 2015
40% A Little Game Blackstone Head of School 2014
No Score Yet Falling Star Leah 2014
No Score Yet Triangle: Remembering The Fire Actor 2011
No Score Yet Ten Stories Tall Actor 2010
No Score Yet A Buddy Story Actor 2010
No Score Yet Acts of Mercy Actor 2009
71% Love Comes Lately Ethel 2008
No Score Yet Eavesdrop Actor 2008
No Score Yet Liebesleben (Love Life) Actor 2007
35% O Jerusalem Golda Meir $0.3M 2007
25% Lady in the Water Mrs. Bubchik $42.3M 2006
14% Just My Luck Madame Z $17.3M 2006
13% The Tollbooth Ruthie Cohen 2006
No Score Yet Alchemy Margaret 2005
No Score Yet The Journey to Golda's Balcony Actor 2004
No Score Yet The End of the Bar Actor 2002
83% Kissing Jessica Stein Judy Stein $7M 2002
No Score Yet Noon Blue Apples Actor 2002
72% Happy Accidents Lillian 2001
44% Friends and Family Alma Jennings 2001
72% A Walk on the Moon Lilian 1999
No Score Yet Alexander Calder Narrator 1998
No Score Yet A Will of Their Own Mrs. Rubenstein 1998
No Score Yet Montana Greta 1998
48% The Corruptor U.S. Attorney Margaret Wheeler 1998
No Score Yet Die Schelme von Schelm (Aaron's Magic Village) Actor 1997
No Score Yet Citizen Cohn Iva Schlesinger 1992
No Score Yet A Day in October Emma 1991
No Score Yet Dosvedanya Means Goodbye Actor 1991
0% The Blue Iguana Detective Vera Quinn 1988
47% Stephen King's 'Silver Bullet' Older Jane 1985
36% Brewster's Millions Marilyn 1985
43% Daniel Linda Mindish 1983
89% The Idolmaker Brenda Roberts 1980
No Score Yet Cheaper to Keep Her K. D. Locke 1980
No Score Yet The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal Actor 1979
No Score Yet Terror Out of the Sky (The Revenge of the Savage Bees) Jeannie Devereux 1978
No Score Yet The Amazing Howard Hughes Katharine Hepburn 1977

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Elena of Avalor
2016
Voice
  • 2019
44% Salvation
2017-2018
President Mackenzie President Pauline Mackenzie
  • 2018
  • 2017
98% Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
2015
Naomi Rebecca's Mom
  • 2018
  • 2015
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
Sylvia Hayden
  • 2015
61% Flesh and Bone
2015
Ivana
  • 2015
No Score Yet Talking Dead
2011
Guest
  • 2015
81% The Walking Dead
2010
Deanna
  • 2015
93% Covert Affairs
2010-2014
Rivka Singer
  • 2012
  • 2011
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Lena
  • 2010
97% Ugly Betty
2006-2010
Mrs. Varner
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Danielle Melnick
  • 2007
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1998
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1992
  • 1991
No Score Yet Crossing Jordan
2001-2007
Elaine Brandau
  • 2006
No Score Yet Airwolf
1984-1987
Sarah
  • 1984
No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show
1972-1978
Veronica "Ronnie" Kidd
  • 1977

QUOTES FROM Tovah Feldshuh CHARACTERS

Judy Stein
And you came home after the first day of rehearsal and said to me, "Mommy, I'm not gonna do it. I quit." And I said, "Jessie, my love, why?" And you said, "Because my co-star isn't good enough. And if my co-star isn't good enough, then the play won't be good enough. And I don't want to be part of any play that isn't good enough." And I thought to myself, oy. This child will suffer.
Judy Stein
And you came home after the first day of rehearsal and said to me, 'Mommy, I'm not gonna do it. I quit.' And I said, 'Jessie, my love, why?' And you said, 'Because my co-star isn't good enough. And if my co-star isn't good enough, then the play won't be good enough. And I don't want to be part of any play that isn't good enough.' And I thought to myself, oy. This child will suffer.
Lilian Kantrowitz
You think you're the only one who's dream didn't come true?