Archives for October 2013

Fayetteville Observer’s Rodger Mullen is taking your questions for Mindy

Follow this link to read The Fayetteville Observer’s Rodger Mullen’s blog about his upcoming interview with Mindy–and send him your questions:

http://blogs.fayobserver.com/entertainment/October-2013/-Facts-of-Life–fans–Here-s-your-chance

National coverage for Mindy Cohn in BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE!

Mindy CohnThe national theatre news site BroadwayWorld.com wrote about Mindy Cohn coming to Pinehurst for BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE!

http://www.broadwayworld.com/raleigh/article/THE-FACTS-OF-LIFEs-Mindy-Cohn-to-Lead-JCTs-BELL-BOOK-AND-CANDLE-20131018

Mindy Cohn (“The Facts of Life”, “Scooby Doo”) headlines BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE!

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Judson Theatre Company is pleased to announce that Mindy Cohn will headline our upcoming production of John Van Druten’s magical romantic comedy Bell, Book and Candle!

Here’s more about Mindy:

Mindy 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.  During this time, she studied improvisation and scene work with Gary Austin and Larry Moss, who is still her Master Teacher.

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.  In 1995, Ms. Cohn and Alan Thicke co-hosted the radio show “Talkzone,” which gave teens a venue to discuss pertinent issues with their parents.

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 Armand Assante, Betty White and Sean Maguire and the Daniel Waters feature “Sex & Death 101” opposite Simon Baker and Winona Ryder. Most recently, 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 with show “Celebrity Autobiography”.  Ms. Cohn lives in New York and Los Angeles and completed a Master’s Degree in Education.

 

Next up: Bell, Book and Candle!

The classic John Van Druten play comes to Owens Auditorium November 7-10! Bell, Book and Candle is the magical romantic comedy by the author of I Remember Mama, Old Acquaintance, I am a Camera, and The Voice of the Turtle. The play was adapted for the screen with an all star cast: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs, Elsa Lanchester, Hermione Gingold, and Janice Rule. Artistic Director Daniel Haley directs the Judson Theatre Company production.