Mindy Cohn is an American actress, comedian and a singer who is best known for her performance as Natalie Green in the sitcom, “The Facts of Life”. Moreover, Cohn is also extremely popular for giving her voice to Velma Dinkley in the Scooby-Doo franchise from 2002 to 2015.
Mindy is certainly of one of the bravest women in Hollywood. She is a survivor of breast cancer and has been raising awareness on the matter for many years now. Similarly, Cohn is also advocating for the rights of the LGBT community and she to this day remains a fan favorite for the things that she has been doing. Let us now get to know more about her, shall we?
Mindy Cohn: Early Life and Education
Mindy was born as Melinda Heather Cohn on the 20th of May, 1966 in Los Angeles, California. She was born and raised in a Jewish family to parents Ina Cohn and Nat Cohn. As per reports, Mindy is a single child and had the full love and support from her parents.
Looking at her academics, Cohn went to West Flake School to begin with. Mindy then joined and graduated from the Loyola Marymount University with a degree in Cultural Anthropology.
Mindy Cohn: Career
Mindy was a very talented kid and thankfully for her, Charlotte Rae discovered her when she was still studying at West Flake School. She was then cast as Natalie Green on the sitcom, “Facts of Life”. Evidently, Charlotte has played a crucial role in guiding Mindy right from the start.
Whilst on Facts of Life, Mindy was one of the main characters and she went on to appear in 202 episodes. She was even cast for the 2001 reunion movie for Facts of Life. Apart from her journey in the show, Mindy has also gone on to appear for movies like Double Trouble, The Boy Who Could Fly and 21 Jump Street. She will perhaps be best remembered for her role in the Scooby-Doo franchise. She gave her voice to the fan favorite Velma Dinkley for the show and the games. The list does not just yet, Cohn was also the voice or Ms. Whisp in “Kim Possible”, and the Librarian in “Dexter’s Laboratory”.
Mindy Cohn: Personal Life
Throughout the years, there have been many rumors questioning the sexuality of Mindy. The rumors started surfacing as Mindy was voicing her opinions for the LGBT community. However, on the 5th of April, 2016, Mindy denied all these rumors and says that her support for the community does not mean that she falls under the bracket.
Looking more into the life of Mindy, she is also a breast cancer survivor. Her battle began some time around 2012 and she only found out about it on the 18th of October, 2017. She then went through a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and even a radiation therapy. This survivor then used her experience as a motivation to help those in need. She did so by starting up a cancer support center.
Mindy Cohn: Net Worth and Social Media
Despite all her fame as an actress, she will probably want to be best known as a philanthropist. She is the founder of the weSpark Center and is supporting those that are battling with cancer. However, she remains a very successful name in Hollywood. Mindy has made appearances in countless movies and TV shows and will go down as one of the best this industry has ever had. As per reports, Mindy has a net worth of $600,000. She is today living in a luxurious house in Beverly Hills.
Mindy is also a famous name on social media platforms. You can find her on Instagram where she has just under 32k followers and on Twitter where she has over 13k followers.