Tovah Feldshuh

Highest Rated: 88% 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.


Highest Rated Movies



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
43% 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
88% 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


44% Salvation
President Mackenzie President Pauline Mackenzie
  • 2018
  • 2017
98% Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Naomi Rebecca's Mom
  • 2018
  • 2015
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
Sylvia Hayden
  • 2015
61% Flesh and Bone
  • 2015
No Score Yet Talking Dead
  • 2015
80% The Walking Dead
  • 2015
93% Covert Affairs
Rivka Singer
  • 2012
  • 2011
96% The Good Wife
  • 2010
96% Ugly Betty
Mrs. Varner
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order
Danielle Melnick
  • 2007
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1998
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1992
  • 1991
No Score Yet Crossing Jordan
Elaine Brandau
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show
Veronica "Ronnie" Kidd
  • 1977