Stage Actor and SEX AND THE CITY Star Lynn Cohen Passes Away

Brenda Watkins
February 15, 2020

According to her Broadway IBDB page, Cohen studied acting at Michael Howard Studios in New York City and appeared on shows like Orpheus Descending and Ivanov.

Actress Lynn Cohen, best known for playing the wise and maternal Magda on iconic HBO series Sex And The City, died on Friday from undisclosed causes. No further details are being revealed at this time.

Magda was Miranda Hobbe's (Cynthia Nixon) housekeeper and eventually her nanny, and Cohen also appeared in both film adaptations of the show.

She also performed as a voice actor, most notably in the hit video game "Red Dead Redemption". Though largely silent, Mags ends up playing a crucial role alongside Finnick in the 75th annual Hunger Games, also known as the Quarter Quell.

She rose to greater prominence with Sex and the City, but had steadily worked in film and television, including over 20 years on various iterations of Law and Order.

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Her other notable film roles include Steven Spielberg's Munich, in which she played Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, and the 2008 action thriller Eagle Eye as Mrs. Wierzbowski.

A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Cohen had a long and diverse career as a stage, film and television performer. Additional TV credits included a recurring role on Showtime's The Affair, on which she played Joan, grandmother to Ruth Wilson's Alison Bailey.

She also played competitor Mags in the Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire.

Cohen is survived by her husband, Ronald Theodore Cohen; the two had been married since 1964.

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