Sex and the City Actress Dead at 86

Lynn Cohen played Magda
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 15, 2020 4:19 PM CST
Sex and the City Actress Dead at 86
In this April 23, 2015 file photo, actor Lynn Cohen of the film All in Time walks the red carpet at the Newport Beach Film Festival in Newport Beach, Calif.   (Paul Rodriguez/The Orange County Register via AP)

Lynn Cohen, an actress best known for playing the plainspoken housekeeper and nanny Magda in Sex and the City, has died. She was 86. Cohen died Friday in New York City, said her manager, Josh Pultz. Additional details were not immediately available. A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Cohen had a long and diverse career as a stage, film and television performer. Her dozens of credits ranged from Nurse Jackie and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to the feature films Across the Universe and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Deadline adds that she also co-starred as Golda Meir in Steven Spielberg's Munich. In HBO's Sex and City, Cohen's character was employed by attorney Miranda Hobbes, played by Cynthia Nixon. Magda was featured in the television and movie versions of the popular show, which also starred Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, and Kim Cattrall.

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