Lynn Cohen played Magda for three seasons in Sex and the City, as well as its subsequent films

By Eric Todisco
February 15, 2020 11:10 AM
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Sex and the City actress and Broadway star Lynn Cohen died Friday morning, a rep for the actress confirmed to PEOPLE. She was 86.

Cohen was best known for her role as Magda in the HBO series from seasons 3-6 and both of its subsequent films. She also played Mags in 2013’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

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.

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. For her role in I Remember Mama, she was nominated for the 2014 Lucille Lortel Award for outstanding featured actress in a play, and then won the 2009 Richard Seff Award for Chasing Manet.

Beautiful Lynn Cohen.  Miranda’s dear and necessary Magda. Our dear SATC colleague. Talent, grace, inspiration.
RIP,” Sarah Jessica Parker wrote in an Instagram tribute.

Lynn Cohen in Sex and the City 2
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Cohen’s numerous television credits include roles in Nurse JackieDamages, Master of NoneThe AffairLaw & Order: SVUChicago Med, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, according to her IMDb page.

Cohen is survived by her husband Richard T. Cohen, whom she wed in 1964.

She was previously married to Gilbert L. Franzen for three years until his death in 1960. They had one child together.

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