Lynn Cohen is an American actress. Born july 3rd 1944, in Kansas City, Missouri. She is probably best known for playing Magda in the HBO series Sex and the City and the 2008 film of the same name. She has also played Judge Elizabeth Mizener several times on Law & Order, and has appeared in the movies Munich, Vanya on 42nd Street, Synecdoche, New York, and Eagle Eye. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri.