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Mindy Cohn



Of all the "break out" performers from the series The Facts of Life, Mindy Cohn was the most improbable. The others were all child actors with experience in performing, but Cohn never trained as an actress and knew little or nothing about the series when she first came to the attention of the producers. Born in Los Angeles, she was an ordinary high school student attending the Harvard-Westlake School when the makers of The Facts of Life, planning their first season, arrived there to observe and photograph an actual girls' school in operation. It was reportedly series star Charlotte Rae who first spotted Cohn, a student at the school, entertaining some friends, and brought her to the attention of the producers. All involved agreed that she was a "natural," one of those uncanny, untrained individuals who simply looked good and memorable and funny in front of the camera, in a manner comparable to the child performers they had already cast, and with that ability added something extra special in terms of verisimilitude -- and a good deal of wry humor -- to the cast they already had. And so Cohn was cast as Natalie Green and was one of the three original young first-season cast members to get spotlighted when the program moved to its second season, achieving stardom in the course of a seven-season run for the series. One very ironic moment came later in the run of the show when Cohn, who had always been on the heavy side and whose character had been conceived with that as an attribute, began to slim down. According to Cohn, in an interview for the DVD release of the first two seasons, the producers actually asked her to put the weight back on, if possible; when she refused, they came up with a compromise by having her character dress in clothes that made her look like she was still overweight. Since the series ended production, she has somewhat limited her acting work while earning a degree in cultural anthropology. Cohn has specifically taken parts that were devised to capitalize on her work from the series and has still found enough roles to keep her occupied. She has also been extremely busy as a voice artist, including portraying the role of Velma on Scooby-Doo.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet A Cinderella Christmas
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery
  • Velma Dinkley
2015
No Score Yet You're Killing Me
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Scooby Doo! Moon Monster Madness
  • Velma Dinkley
2015
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Scooby-doo! Wrestlemania Mystery
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Scooby-doo! Stage Fright
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon
  • Velma Dinkley
2012
No Score Yet Big Top Scooby-Doo!
  • Velma Dinkley
2012
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire
  • Velma Dinkley
2012
No Score Yet Uncle Scooby And Antarctica
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo!: Legend of the Phantosaur
  • Velma Dinkley
2011
57% Violet Tendencies
  • Violet
2010
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo
  • Velma Dinkley
2010
No Score Yet Scooby Doo! Camp Scare
  • Velma
2010
No Score Yet Scooby Doo & the Samurai Sword
  • Velma
2009
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Chill Out, Scooby-Doo!
  • Velma
2007
25% Sex and Death 101
  • Trixie
2007
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo: Pirates Ahoy!
  • Velma
2006
No Score Yet Scooby Doo! Pirates Ahoy!
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo in Where's My Mummy?
  • Velma Dinkley
2005
No Score Yet Aloha, Scooby-Doo!
  • Velma Dinkley
2005
No Score Yet The Third Wish
  • Bridgette
2005
No Score Yet Scooby Doo In Where's My Mummy?
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster
  • Velma
2004
42% Swing
  • Martha
2004
No Score Yet Under the Gun
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Under the Gun
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet The Facts of Life Reunion
  • Natalie Green
2001
No Score Yet Alone With a Stranger
  • Toni
2000
71% The Boy Who Could Fly
  • Geneva
1986

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
Diff'rent Strokes
1978-1986
  • Natalie
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo & The Pirates
  • Actor
No Score Yet Bones
2005
  • Valentina
No Score Yet The Secret Life of the American Teenager
2008-2013
  • Dylan's Mom
Worst Cooks in America
2010
  • Reality cast member
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Middle
2009
  • Kimberly
The Facts of Life
1979-1988
  • Natalie Green

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