Lynn Cohen‘s roles on film and television have ranged from Mags In THE HUNGER GAMES to Golda Meir in Steven Spielberg’s MUNICH and Maman in Louis Malle’s VANYA ON 42ND STREET to the nanny Magda in SEX AND THE CITY (both the two movies and the TV series).
Included among her many other movie and TV credits are Woody Allen’s MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY and DECONSTRUCTING HARRY; EAGLE EYE; INVINCIBLE; THE EXTRA MAN; EVERYBODY’S FINE; HELLO LONESOME; LAW AND ORDER; NURSE JACKIE, DAMAGES, and BORED TO DEATH.
On the New York stage, she has appeared in such plays as Tina Howe’s CHASING MANET (with Jane Alexander), HAMLET (with Kevin Kline), MACBETH (with Liev Schreiber), ORPHEUS DESCENDING (with Vanessa Redgrave), and ISRAEL HOROVITZ‘S NEW SHORTS with Barefoot Theatre Company.
She has also trod the boards in many of the country’s leading regional theatres. Recent productions include THREE SISTERS in the new Sarah Ruhl translation directed by John Doyle and Beckett’s HAPPY DAYS.
Awards include a Fox Fellowship; a Richard Seff Award from Actors Equity Association: a Screen Actors Guild ensemble award (for SEX AND THE CITY), and a Bowden Award from New Dramatists. Barefoot Theatre Company Ensemble Member.