Mindy Cohn

Mindy CohnMindy Cohn made her acting debut as the witty, precious Eastland Academy student Natalie Green in the hit comedy series “The Facts of Life.” She was discovered while attending Westlake School for Girls in Bel Air, California, when actress Charlotte Rae and producer Norman Lear came to the school to authenticate scripts for their new show. Ms. Rae was so taken with the vivacious eighth grader she convinced producers to create a role for her. Ms. Cohn remained on the show for all nine seasons, also traveling to Paris and Australia with her co-stars to produce two successful television movies based on the series. Concurrently, with her role in “Facts,” Ms. Cohn played “Rose Jenko” in Fox’s “21 Jump Street.” Other notable television appearances included “Diff’rent Strokes,” “Double Trouble,” “Charles in Charge,” “Dream On” and “Suddenly Susan.” In 1983, Ms. Cohn appeared in her first professional stage performance in “Table Settings,” written and directed by James Lapine and filmed for HBO Television. The illustrious cast included Eileen Heckart, Stockard Channing, Robert Klein, Peter Riegart, and Dinah Manoff. She went on to make her feature film debut in “The Boy Who Could Fly,” which co-starred Colleen Dewhurst, Fred Gwynne and Fred Savage. Ms. Cohn took a hiatus from her career to attend university, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology and a Masters in Education. During this time, she studied improvisation and scene work with Gary Austin and Larry Moss. She continues to study at the BGB Studio. In 1993, Ms. Cohn received a Dramalogue Award for her performance in a production of “Catholic School Girls” at the Globe Playhouse in Los Angeles. The following year, she returned to television as “Mo Tucker” in the NBC series, “The Second Half,” starring John Mendoza, Wayne Knight and Jessica Lundy. Ms. Cohn starred on the WB sitcom “The Help” alongside Antonio Sabato, Jr. and Tori Spelling. She also starred in the pilot “Virtually Casey” for the Disney Channel and continues her long standing gig with Warner Brothers as the voice of “Velma” for all animated projects in the “Scooby Doo” franchise, for which she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy award. While continuing to have a successful voice over career, she has starred feature films “Under the Gun,” “Alone with a Stranger,” “Swing”, I Heart Huckabees” the independent feature “Third Wish” working alongside Betty White and the Daniel Waters feature “Sex & Death 101” opposite Simon Baker and Winona Ryder. She was the lead in the indie feature “Violet Tendencies” and had a reoccurring role in ABC Family’s “Secret Life of the American Teenager”. She most recently has been performing on stage in NYC and LA with show “Celebrity Autobiography” & a recent guest spot on Fox’s “Bones”. Ms. Cohn lives in New York and Los Angeles. She is “thrilled and tickled” to be one of the newest members of the Echo Theater Company.