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‘Sex and the City’ Actress Lynn Cohen Dies At 86

Lynn Cohen | Image: Pop Culture

American actress Lynn Cohen, best known for her role as Magda on HBO’s Sex and the City, died Friday morning, according to PEOPLE. She was 86.

Cohen began her acting career in regional theater, appearing on New York stages since the late 1970s. She made her screen debut in the 1983 film Without a Trace, which starred Kate Nelligan and Judd Hirsch, and went on to appear on TV shows such as NYPD Blue, Law and Order, Damages and Nurse Jackie.


She joined the cast of Sex and the City as Miranda’s housekeeper in 2000 and reprised her role in both the follow-up films.

On screen, Cohen’s notable film credits include Louis Malle’s Vanya on 42nd Street, Woody Allen’s Manhattan Murder Mystery and Deconstructing Harry, Nicole Holofcener’s Walking and Talking, Tim Robbins’ Cradle Will Rock, Tom McCarthy’s The Station Agent, Steven Spielberg’s Munich, Julie Taymor’s Across the Universe and Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York. She played a major role as Mags, one of the tributes in the 2013 sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Lynn Cohen is survived by her husband Ronald Theodore Cohen, to whom she was married since 1964.

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