Lynn Cohen, 'Sex and the City' Actress, Dead at 86
By Liz Calvario
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Lynn Cohen, best known for her role as Magda in Sex and the City, has died. She was 86.
A rep for the actress confirms to ET that Lynn passed away in New York City on Friday. No cause of death is known at the time.
With a career spanning over 35 years, Cohen began acting in theater in the late '70s. In 1983, she made her screen debut in the film Without a Trace. Her TV credits included Nurse Jackie, Damages, NYPD Blue and Law and Order. In 2000, she joined Sex and the City, portraying Miranda's housekeeper. She reprised her role in both SATC films.
Cohen's film credits include Vanya on 42nd Street, Walking and Talking,Cradle Will Rock, Eagle Eye, The Station Agent, Munich, Across the Universe and Woody Allen's Manhattan Murder Mystery and Deconstructing Harry, among many others. She was also known as Mags in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Following the news of her death, Sarah Jessica Parker took to Instagram to pay tribute to Cohen. "Beautiful Lynn Cohen. Miranda's dear and necessary Magda. Our dear SATC colleague. Talent, grace, inspiration. RIP X, SJ."
Lynn Cohen was one of the most talented and generous souls I ever met. She had this way of believing in you so ferociously, that you were forced to believe in yourself. Thank you, Lynn. I will miss you terribly. #Actress#Hero#LynnCohenRIPpic.twitter.com/tXKJ7VGkH6
The great NY actor Lynn Cohen died today. I met her outside the Guthrie in Minneapolis on a sunny day in 1987, a moment I vividly recall. I thought she was cool. I saw her around regularly in NY over the next 20 years & finally worked with her in 2008. RIP, Lynn. You were awesome pic.twitter.com/YeO8vB0nlV