Mindy Cohn, who survived breast cancer, and advocate for the LGBT community and the voice of Velma Dinkley of Scooby-Doo, is an American favorite.
Mindy Cohn Bio
Melinda Heather Cohn was born on 20 May 1966 (51 years old) in Los Angeles, California. She grew up as a Jew, attended West Flake School, and was later to study cultural anthropology at Loyola Marymount University. She is an actress, comedian, voice actress, and singer.
Mindy Cohn Acting Career
Mindy Cohn’s acting talent was discovered by Charlotte Rae when she was still at West Flake School, earning her role as Natalie Green, who was cast in the sitcom “Facts of Life”. She was successfully coached by Charlotte Rae during her illustrious acting career.
Facts of Life ran from 1979-1988 and Mindy was involved in all 202 episodes, earning her a well-deserved 43rd place on VH1’s list of the 100 biggest child stars. She was also part of the reunification film for “Facts of Life”, which was broadcast in 2001.
However, her acting career was not limited to the “Facts of Life” series. Her acting talents have been extensively featured in television shows and films such as “Double Trouble” (1985), where she played Janie Blakemore, “The Boy Who Could Fly” (1986), two episodes of the cop drama “21 Jump Street” and starring Trixie and Violet in “Sex and Death 101” (2001) and “Violet Tendencies” (2007).
Most recently she played the role of Dylan’s mother in “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”, Zelda in “A Cinderella Christmas”, Thelma in the ongoing “Hollywood Dirt” and an air traffic controller in the television series “Fly” from 2018.
Mindy is one of the most popular American voice actors for her role as the voice of Velma Dinkley in the Scooby-Doo franchise (animation and video games) from 2002-2015. In addition to Scooby-Doo, she played the role of Nancy Francis’ voice in the animated series “The Kids from Room 402” (2002-2006), Ms. Whisp in “Kim Possible” (2003), the librarian in “Dexter’s Laboratory” (2003), Natalie Green in “Family Guy” and Velma Dinkley/Ticket Girl in “Batman: The Brave and the Bold”.
Awards And Nominations
Mindy Cohn has received a total of 8 award nominations during her career. Most notably, she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in 2003 for her role as Velma Dinkley’s voice in “What’s New, Scooby-Doo?
Mindy Cohn’s Net Worth
Mindy Cohn’s net worth has been estimated at around $600,000 to $1 million, and it is no surprise that she can comfortably afford a house in Beverly Hills, California.
Mindy Cohn Cancer
She is also considered a philanthropist because she founded the weSpark Cancer Support Center to help cancer patients, which she once was. Her fight against the dreaded disease, which began in 2012, only came to light on October 18, 2017.
To treat breast cancer, she underwent a double mastectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Her glowing experiences with the disease motivated her to found the Cancer Aid Center.
Is Mindy Cohn Married with husband, gay or lesbian?
Mindy Cohn has kept her private life relatively quiet, and although she has always dreamed of starting a family, her total concentration on her career has significantly hindered the realization of this dream.
The two-meter tall actress with brown hair (which she occasionally dyed blond and purple) has never been married and has no known children. Her single status and her feelings for the LGBT community have fended off rumors of her lesbianism. On April 5, 2016, she went to Twitter to deny such rumors and allegations.
Rumors about sexuality (gay or straight) have in no way stopped her from supporting the LGBT community. Recently she was on the RuPaul hosted “Gay for Play” show, where she admitted that she masturbated after watching the musical comedy/film “Grease” in 1978, and she has publicly shown her support for her colleague Geri Jewell (who played the role of Geri Tyler), the “Facts of Life” star.
Geri Jewell recently came out as a lesbian in her book “I’m Walking As Straight As I Can”. She has also publicly called herself “Fag Hag” (a woman who is usually seen around gay and bisexual men or has interpersonal relationships with them).
It is safe to say that the jury is still talking about Mindy Cohn’s sexuality, as she has left fans and viewers alike in limbo.