Sex And The City actress Lynn Cohen died at the age of 86 after becoming a regular in the series as Magda
Actress Lynn Cohen, best known for playing the wise and maternal Magda on the iconic HBO series Sex And The City, died of unknown causes on Friday.
Cohen was 86, as confirmed to BuzzFeed News.
Although Magda was a fixture in the show as a nanny of Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) after she had born her son Brady, it is amazing to realize that Cohen only actually appeared in 13 episodes of the six-season series.
Get rid of it: actress Lynn Cohen, best known for playing the wise and maternal Magda on the iconic HBO series Sex And The City, died on Friday; seen here in 2013
On Saturday, Sex And The City actress Sarah Jessica Parker went to her Instagram to commemorate Cohen, with a close-up of the actress in character as Magda.
‘Beautiful Lynn Cohen’, Parker, who played the main character Carrie Bradshaw, endorsed the image.
“Miranda is sweet and necessary Magda. Our dear SATC colleague. Talent, grace, inspiration. RIP X, SJ ‘.
In 2018, Cohen spoke about her role in an interview with Cosmopolitan, where she also said she knew the creator of the show, Michael Patrick King, 30 years before landing the role.
“It showed a different age that was smart as the devil, very bossy and also understood sexuality, and they needed it,” she said.
“It enlarged the canvas on which they worked, that they would not have a typical old lady thrown away somewhere in a retirement home, but a woman who worked and suffered no fools.”
The actress also played Magda in both the spin-off movies of Sex And The City, and was also an accomplished actress outside of that franchise – Lynn played in Steven Spielberg’s Munich and Woody Allen’s Deconstructing Harry and Manhattan Murder Mystery, among others.
Magda: Although Magda was a fixture in the show as Miranda’s nanny (Cynthia Nixon), Cohen actually only appeared in 13 episodes of the six-season series, as well as both spin-off films (shown here in Sex and the City 2)
Achieved: the actress has also appeared in many films, including Manhattan Murder Mystery by Woody Allen (shown here in a publicity still from that film, with Jerry Adler)
She also played competitor Mags in the sequel Catching Fire of the Hunger Games.
Other television chases were damage, order and the right, nurse Jackie and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
Cohen’s career started in 1983, when she appeared without a trace in the Kate Nelligan drama.
Her acting points also include different roles on Broadway in the 90s, in productions such as Ivanov and Orpheus Descending.
Talent, grace, inspiration: on Saturday, actress Sarah Jessica Parker went to her Instagram to commemorate Cohen, with a close-up of the actress in character as Magda
Versatile: Cohen also played competitor Mags in the sequel Catching Fire of the Hunger Games
Cohen worked until the time of her death, with five new projects in the pipeline.
Along with three short films in post production, she will also appear in two new feature films, including a drama based on the Upper West Side of Manhattan entitled The Riverside Bench.
Lynn was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1933, and is survived by her husband, Ronald, whom she had been married to since 1964 – for 56 years.
In film: Lynn here seen in character as the Israeli prime minister Golda Meir in the historic action drama Munich by Steven Spielberg
Joyous: Cohen’s career started in 1983, when she appeared in the drama Without A Trace; shown here during The Hunger Games: Catching Fire premiere in LA in 2013
Long time love: Lynn was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1933, and is survived by her husband, Ronald, whom she had been married to since 1964; to be seen here in April 2019