Lynn Cohen, ‘Sex and the City’ Actress and Veteran Broadway Performer, Dies at 86

Cohen also appeared in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” among many other credits

Last Updated: February 15, 2020 @ 6:30 AM

Lynn Cohen, the veteran Broadway actress also known to millions for her role as Magda on the HBO series “Sex and the City” and its subsequent movies, died Friday, her representative told TheWrap. She was 86.

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1933, Cohen had a wide-ranging career with dozens of credits in film and television and the stage. Among her most well known roles, she portrayed Golda Meir in Steven Spielberg’s “Munich,” Mags in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” and also appeared in the films “Across the Universe,” “Eagle Eye,” the 2014 comedy “They Came Together,” and Charlie Kauffman’s “Synecdoche, New York,” among many others.

Her numerous television credits include appearances on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Nurse Jackie,” “God Friended Me,” “Master of None,” Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “The Affair” and “Chicago Med.”

On Broadway, she appeared in a 1989 revival of “Orpheus Descending” and 1997’s”Ivanov,” and was an integral part of New York’s theater community. During her career she was honored with Lucille Lortel and Drama League Award nominations, and received the New Dramatists’ Bowden Award, Fox Fellow, Lilly Award and the Richard Seff Award from Actor’s Equity Association.

She also performed as a voice actor, most notably in the hit video game “Red Dead Redemption.”

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