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Mindy Cohn
Born May 20, 1966 (1966-05-20) (age 43)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actress, Singer

Mindy Cohn (born May 20, 1966) is a Jewish American actress and singer,[1] known for her role as Natalie Green on the TV show The Facts of Life.[2] She currently resides in Beverly Hills.[3]

Life and career

Cohn was born in Los Angeles, California. She was discovered by actress Charlotte Rae when Rae and other producers of The Facts of Life visited Westlake School in North Hollywood, California, while doing research for the show.[4] Cohn was cast in the role of Natalie and portrayed the character for the entire run of the series, from 1979 to 1988, as well in the reunion movie of 2001.[5] The impact of her work on The Facts of Life was honored when she was ranked 43 on VH1's List of 100 Greatest Kids Stars.[6]

Cohn has continued with her acting career outside of The Facts of Life. In 1986, she appeared in The Boy Who Could Fly playing the part of 'Geneva.' In 2003 she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for her work on the TV show What's New Scooby Doo?, where she did the voice of Velma Dinkley.[7] She also received a positive notice from Variety in her role in the 2007 Daniel Waters directed comedy film Sex and Death 101.[8]

Cohn said that one of the reasons she did The Facts of Life Reunion film in 2001 was because the actors in the long-running series have been wrongly denied a cut of the syndication and DVD profits from the series. "We all never got paid and still don't get paid for DVDs and reruns ... we felt we were owed."[9]

In addition to her acting career, she has earned a degree in cultural anthropology from Loyola Marymount University[10] and is a founding member of the weSpark cancer support center.[11]

Preceded by
B. J. Ward
Velma Dinkley Voice
2002-Present
Succeeded by
None

References

  1. ^ Nate Bloom. "celebrity jews". www.jewishsf.com. http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/21857/edition_id/443/format/html/displaystory.html. Retrieved 2007-06-23. 
  2. ^ "This Weeks Picks". The Washington Post. 2004-03-07. p. Y03. 
  3. ^ The Today Show. 2006-05-09. Transcript.
  4. ^ Molly Snyder Edler. "Milwaukee Talks Charlotte Rae". www.onmilwaukee.com. http://www.onmilwaukee.com/family/articles/charlotterae.html?page=2. Retrieved 2007-06-23. 
  5. ^ "Facts of Life remain the Same". Toronto Star. 2001-11-18. p. D02. 
  6. ^ "VH1 Names Gary Coleman the Greatest Kid Star". http://www.prnewswire.com.+2005-06-05. 
  7. ^ "30th Daytime Emmy Awards". Washington Post: p. Y06. 2003-05-01. 
  8. ^ Ken Eisner. "Sex and Death 101". www.variety.com. http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117933963.html?categoryid=31&cs=1. Retrieved 2007-06-23. 
  9. ^ Greg Hernandez (2008-03-11). "Mindy Cohn: Greg catches up w/Natalie from "The Facts of Life"". dailynews.com. http://www.insidesocal.com/outinhollywood/2008/03/mindy-cohn-greg-catches-up-wna.html. 
  10. ^ "ABC Presskit for "The Facts of Life Reunion" movie". http://www.televisionhits.com/factsoflifereunion/presskit.html. Retrieved 2007-06-23. 
  11. ^ "Our Founders". http://www.wespark.org/about/our_founders.html. Retrieved 2007-06-23. 

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