She was nominated for an Annie Award for voice acting in the King of the Hill episode "Movin' On Up".
From the age of four, she trained in singing, dancing, and acting until her move to California at thirteen.I said, 'I can sing,' and I asked him to give me a shot.I don't think he took me very seriously, because most actors say they can do most things." On February 4, 2010, the Los Angeles County coroner stated that the primary cause of Murphy's death was pneumonia, with secondary factors of iron-deficiency anemia and multiple drug intoxication.In 2009, she was cast in the Lifetime TV movie Tribute, as the main character, Cilla.Murphy completed the thriller/drama Abandoned in June 2009 and it was released in 2010, after her death.
I've just always kept it a secret and never taken credit because I wanted to learn how to work behind the microphone in a recording studio, and some of the singers don't even know it was me recording on their albums." She was in a band called Blessed Soul with fellow actor Eric Balfour in the early 1990s.