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Lynn Cohen

 
Bio:
An inspiration for women seeking a second act, Ms. Cohen, born in Kansas City, Missouri, arrived in New York, with dreams of success on the stage like many others. The plot twist was that the tiny dynamo with striking, unconventional looks was in her mid-40s. Her stage career included appearing ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
An inspiration for women seeking a second act, Ms. Cohen, born in Kansas City, Missouri, arrived in New York, with dreams of success on the stage like many others. The plot twist was that the tiny dynamo with striking, unconventional looks was in her mid-40s. Her stage career included appearing ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
All-Female Staged Reading, 2018
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival at Cherry Lane Theatre, 2017
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway, 2015
Bella [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Barefoot Theatre Company Production, 2012
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2009
Rennie Waltzer
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Porter/Weird Sister 3
  [Off-Broadway]
2002
The Rebbetsin
  [Off-Broadway]
2001
Performer
  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 1999
Signora Fioria
  [Off-Broadway]
1998
Performer
  [Broadway]
1997
Avdotya Nazarovna
  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Lola
  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Gerry
  [Broadway]
1989
Townsperson
Sister Temple (Understudy)
Nurse Porter (Understudy)
Eva Temple (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
1986
Player Queen/Lady-in-Waiting
  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Eugenie Krantz
  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Tasha Blumberg [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1979
Woman
  [New York]
Workshop, 2001
Mrs. Schumacher

Lynn Cohen Biography

An inspiration for women seeking a second act, Ms. Cohen, born in Kansas City, Missouri, arrived in New York, with dreams of success on the stage like many others. The plot twist was that the tiny dynamo with striking, unconventional looks was in her mid-40s.

Her stage career included appearing opposite Vanessa Redgrave in Peter Hall's Orpheus Descending in 1989. She helped develop the legendary Vanya on 42nd Street, which grew from a workshop led by Andre Gregory, including Julianne Moore and Wallace Shawn - the project eventually was adapted by David Mamet and filmed in 1994 with director Louis Malle. Appearing in many Off-Broadway shows, she received the Lucille Lortel Best Featured actress award for her gender reversal performance in the all-women production of I Remember Mama directed by Jack Cummings III.


Ms. Cohen appeared for ten years as Judge Elizabeth Mizener in Law and Order but became a household name with her memorable performance as Magda in Sex and the City. Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) was terrified by the tiny maid who discovered her sex toys, but ultimately, they forged a loving bond. She appeared in dozens of television shows, among them The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Blue Bloods, The Affair, Chicago Med, Damages and Nurse Jackie.

Movie directors eventually discovered her quirky persona when Woody Allen cast her as the victim in "Manhattan Murder Mystery". Steven Spielberg saw her strength as Golda Meier in Munich. A new generation discovered her as Mags in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, a role she said she took upon the recommendation of her granddaughter. She appeared in movies opposite Liev Schreiber, Daniel Craig, Kevin Kline, Peter Dinklage, Helen Hunt, Paul Dano among many others. Ms. Cohen appeared in 121 movies, 13 in 2019 alone. She departed with four productions in development.


Ms. Cohen studied with Alvina Kraus at Northwestern University and in New York with Michael Howard and took acting classes throughout her life and was known for her generosity in mentoring and encouraging other actors.

Lynn Cohen Awards and Nominations

 
The Lortels - 2014 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Lynn Cohen, I Remember Mama

Lynn Cohen News

Berkshire Theatre Group Announces 2021/22 Fall and Winter Season Photo Berkshire Theatre Group Announces 2021/22 Fall and Winter Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 30, 2021

Berkshire Theatre Group has announced the 2021/22 fall and winter season at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield and The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge. Berkshire Theatre Group carefully monitors CDC guidelines for COVID-19 on a regular basis. They will continue to update procedures as needed. 

THE WORLD WITHOUT YOU Will Screen at 16th LA Femme Film Festival Photo THE WORLD WITHOUT YOU Will Screen at 16th LA Femme Film Festival
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 12, 2020

The 16th Annual LA Femme International Film Festival will hold a special screening of the feature film drama The World Without You

TogetherLAFestival Returns with Playwright Meet and Greets Photo TogetherLAFestival Returns with Playwright Meet and Greets
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 8, 2020

Meet the playwrights from the 2nd week of LA's first TogetherLAFestival. Presented by Alternative Theatre Los Angeles (ATLA) in association with LA Stage Alliance (LASA), a?oeTogether LA: A Virtual Stage Festivala?? is celebrating the vibrant and diverse intimate theatre scene of the greater Los Angeles area.

Berkshire Theatre Group Announces BOBBIE'S FALL SERIES Outside Under a Tent at The Un Photo Berkshire Theatre Group Announces BOBBIE'S FALL SERIES Outside Under a Tent at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2020

Following the success of Bobbie's Summer Series, Berkshire Theatre Group has announced Bobbie's Fall Series, introducing outdoor afternoon entertainment on weekends, including jazz Sundays, in September and October.

Berkshire Theatre Group Announces BOBBIE'S SUMMER SERIES Featuring Wanda L. Houston,  Photo Berkshire Theatre Group Announces BOBBIE'S SUMMER SERIES Featuring Wanda L. Houston, Billy Keane and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2020

Berkshire Theatre Group has announced another event for the community, Bobbie's Summer Series, where on select weekends in August, Berkshire County's talented musicians and dancers will provide diverse entertainment for adults and children alike.

Frameline44 Reveals Frameline44 Pride Showcase Lineup Photo Frameline44 Reveals Frameline44 Pride Showcase Lineup
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jun 10, 2020

Frameline, the world's longest-running and largest showcase of queer cinema, is proud to announce the full program for the Frameline44 Pride Showcase taking place Thursday, June 25 through Sunday, June 28, 2020 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of San Francisco Pride.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Lynn Cohen Photo Photo Coverage: Remembering Lynn Cohen
by Walter McBride - Feb 19, 2020

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, actress Lynn Cohen who gained fame in 'Sex and the City' and 'The Hunger Games' died on February 14th. Cohen has appeared in over 120 movies as well as a string of Broadway and Off-Broadway plays and television appearances. She was 86. Today, BroadwayWorld remembers Cohen with a look back at some photos from our archives...

Stage Actor and SEX AND THE CITY Star Lynn Cohen Passes Away Photo Stage Actor and SEX AND THE CITY Star Lynn Cohen Passes Away
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 14, 2020

Screen and stage actor Lynn Cohen has passed away.

New Yiddish Rep Will Present THE WHORE FROM OHIO by Hanoch Levin Photo New Yiddish Rep Will Present THE WHORE FROM OHIO by Hanoch Levin
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 17, 2020

New Yiddish Rep will present 'The Whore from Ohio' by Hanoch Levin, Israel's foremost playwright, at Theater for the New City February 19 to 23, performed in Yiddish with projected surtitles. This black comedy, which deals memorably with ultimate questions of fantasy, lust and mortality, is one Levin's most famous plays. It is translated into Yiddish from the original Hebrew by Eli Rosen. Gara Sandler directs.

Cast Chosen For Planet Connections Rep Of Plays Photo Cast Chosen For Planet Connections Rep Of Plays
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 4, 2019

Planet Connections' starts out 2020 with 'DARK PLANET: Not Your Mother's Valentine's Day,' short plays unapologetically looking at life through a clever a?" albeit caustic a?" lens. Frank, Funny, Engaging, Engrossing, and Enlightening, Performing Thursdays & Fridays, February 6 a?" 21, at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E 14th St, NYC. This event a?" celebrating the diversity of the performing arts & artists of NYC a?" will be accompanied by an opening night party and special Valentine's Day event.

Lynn Cohen Videos

VIDEO: First Look at La Femme Theatre Productions A LOVELY SUNDAY FOR CREVE COEUR Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at La Femme Theatre Productions A LOVELY SUNDAY FOR CREVE COEUR

by Stage Tube - Oct 11, 2018

La Femme Theatre Productions presents Tennessee William'sA Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, directed by Austin Pendleton.

BWW TV: First Look- Rebecca Naomi Jones, Bobby Steggert, and More in Signature Theatre's BIG LOVE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 21, 2015

Signature Theatre presents Charles Mee's BIG LOVE, directed by Tina Landau, which is now in previews ahead of an opening night on Monday, February 23, 2015 at the The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production below!

VIDEO: CATCHING FIRE Director Francis Lawrence on Hunger Games Conclusion
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 19, 2013

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE director Francis Lawrence appeared on the red carpet at the film's LA Premiere last night and spoke to MTV News Josh Horowitz about the upcoming two 'Mockingjay' films that will close up the successful movie franchise.

VIDEO: Sesame Street Spoofs HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FORE
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 18, 2013

Below, check out Sesame Street's version of the highly anticipated film HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE.

VIDEO: The Tributes Train in New HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Clip
by Tyler Peterson - Nov 14, 2013

Below, check out a new clip for THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE, showing off the updated training center. The film hits theaters on November 22nd!

VIDEO: First Look - HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE 'Cornucopia' TV Spot
by - Nov 12, 2013

Below, check out the new TV Spot for THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE titled 'Cornucopia'. The film hits theaters on November 22nd!

VIDEO: First Look - Behind-the-Scenes of HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 11, 2013

Lionsgate has released over four minutes of behind-the-scenes footage from the highly anticipated action adventure HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE, hitting theaters on November 22. Get a first look below!

VIDEO: Watch Second Clip from THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE!
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 7, 2013

Today, Lionsgate has released a second clip from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, hitting theaters on November 22nd. Get a first look below!

VIDEO: Watch First Official Clip from HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 6, 2013

Lionsgate has released the first clip from THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE hitting theaters on November 22, 2013 (2D theaters and IMAX). Check it out below!

VIDEO: Christina Aguilera's 'We Remain' Featured in New HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE TV Spot
by Tyler Peterson - Nov 4, 2013

Subway has shared a new TV spot for the highly anticipated film THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE, featuring Christina Aguilera's 'We Remain'. Check it out below!


Lynn Cohen Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Lynn Cohen been in?
Lynn Cohen has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Lynn Cohen been in?
Lynn Cohen has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Lynn Cohen been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (The Lortels) for I Remember Mama .