Mindy Cohn

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Mindy Heather Cohn (born May 20, 1966) is an American actress and comedian. She is known for her role as Natalie Greenin The Facts of Life,[1] and also for being the current voice of Velma Dinkley in the Scooby-Doo franchise, which she has held since 2002. She currently resides in Beverly Hills.[2]

Early life and career

Cohn was born in Los Angeles, California. She was discovered by actress Charlotte Rae when Rae and other producers of The Facts of Life visited Westlake School inBel Air, California, while doing research for the show.[3] Cohn was cast in the role of Natalie and portrayed the character for the entire run of the series, from 1979 to 1988, as well in the reunion movie of 2001.[4] The impact of her work on The Facts of Life was honored when she was ranked 43 on VH1’s List of 100 Greatest Kids Stars.[5]

Later career

Cohn has continued with her acting career outside of The Facts of Life. In 1986, she appeared in The Boy Who Could Fly playing the part of ‘Geneva’. She also had guest appearances in other popular TV shows such as in Charles In Charge in the episode “Bottle Baby” playing Buddy’s sister Bunny, a young alcoholic, in 1988, as well as two guest appearances in the second season of the cop drama 21 Jump Street, in the episodes “Christmas In Saigon” in 1987 and “Chapel of Love” in 1988 playing Rosa.


In 2003 she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for her work on the TV show What’s New Scooby Doo?, where she did the voice of Velma Dinkley.[6] She also reprised her role of Velma on Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated along with several Scooby Doo movies.

She also received a positive notice from Variety in her role in the 2007 Daniel Waters directed comedy film Sex and Death 101.[7]

Cohn said that one of the reasons she did The Facts of Life Reunion film in 2001 was because she claims that the actors in the long-running series have been wrongly denied a cut of the syndication and DVD profits from the series. “We all never got paid and still don’t get paid for DVDs and reruns … we felt we were owed.”[8]

In 2010, she played the role of Violet, the leading character in Casper Andreas’ movie Violet Tendencies.

On October 29, 2010, she appeared on the Season 8 premiere of TLC’s What Not to Wear.

On July 13, 2011, she appeared in an episode of Hot in Cleveland.

On March 26, 2012, she appeared on Secret Life of the American Teenager.


In addition to her acting career, she has earned a degree in cultural anthropology from Loyola Marymount University[9] and is a founding member of the weSpark cancersupport center.[10]


Holiday Road Trip (post-production)

2013 Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright (Video)
Velma Dinkley (voice)

2010-2013 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (TV Series)
Velma Dinkley
– Come Undone (2013) … Velma Dinkley (voice)
– Through the Curtain (2013) … Velma Dinkley (voice)
– Gates of Gloom (2013) … Velma Dinkley (voice)
– Dark Night of the Hunters (2013) … Velma Dinkley (voice)
– Nightmare in Red (2013) … Velma Dinkley (voice)

2012 Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon (Video)
Velma Dinkley (voice)

2012 Big Top Scooby-Doo! (Video)
Velma Dinkley

2012 The Secret Life of the American Teenager (TV series)
Dylan’s Mom
– Girlfriends (2012) … Dylan’s Mom
– Holy Rollers (2012) … Dylan’s Mom
– Shotgun (2012) … Dylan’s Mom
– The Splits (2012) … Dylan’s Mom
– Suddenly Last Summer (2012)

2011 Scooby Doo! Music of the Vampire
Velma Dinkley (voice)

2011 Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur (video)
Velma Dinkley (voice)

2011 Hot in Cleveland (TV series)
– Love Thy Neighbor (2011) … Cassie

2011 Batman: The Brave and the Bold (TV series)
Ticket Girl / Velma
– Bat-Mite Presents: Batman’s Strangest Cases! (2011) … Velma (voice) / Ticket Girl (voice)

2010 Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare (video)
Velma Dinkley (voice)

2010 Violet Tendencies

2010 Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo (video)
Velma Dinkley (voice)

2009 Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword (video)
Velma (voice)

2008 Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King (video)
Velma (voice)

2007 Chill Out, Scooby-Doo! (video)
Velma (voice)

2006-2007 Shaggy & Scooby-Doo: Get a Clue! (TV series)
– Almost Ghosts (2007) … Velma (voice)
– Shags to Riches (2006) … Velma (voice)

2007 Sex and Death 101

2006 Family Guy (TV series)
– Prick Up Your Ears (2006) (voice)

2006 Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy! (video)
Velma (voice)

2002-2006 What’s New, Scooby-Doo? (TV series)
Velma / Tourist’s Daughter / Velma Dinkley
– E-Scream (2006) … Velma (voice)
– Reef Grief! (2005) … Velma (voice)
– Gold Paw (2005) … Velma (voice)
– Gentleman, Start Your Monsters (2005) … Velma (voice)
– Block-Long Hong Kong Terror (2005) … Velma (voice)

2005 Scooby Doo in Where’s My Mummy? (video)
Velma (voice)

2005 Scooby-Doo! Unmasked (Video Game)
Velma (voice)

2005 The Third Wish

2005 Aloha, Scooby-Doo (video)
Velma (voice)

2005 The Adventures of Tango McNorton: Licensed Hero (TV short)
Lunch Lady

2004 Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster (video)
Velma (voice)

2004 The Help (TV series)
Maggie, the Cook
– Searching for Grandpa Eddie (2004) … Maggie, the Cook
– Doghouse (2004) … Maggie, the Cook
– Ollie Shares (2004) … Maggie, the Cook
– Pahtay (2004) … Maggie, the Cook
– Maggie Chicken (2004) … Maggie, the Cook

2004 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Mayhem (Video Game)
Velma (voice)

2004 A Scooby-Doo! Christmas (TV short)
Velma (voice)

2003/I Swing

2003 Dexter’s Laboratory (TV series)
– Voice Over/Blonde Leading the Blonde/Comic Stripper (2003) … Librarian (voice)

2003 Kim Possible (TV series)
Ms. Whisp
– Naked Genius (2003) … Ms. Whisp (voice)

2003 One on One (TV series)
Ms. Sorel
– Daddy, I Don’t Need an Edumacation (2003) … Ms. Sorel

2002 Under the Gun

2001 The Facts of Life Reunion (TV movie)
Natalie Green

2001 Virtually Casey (TV series)
Joanne Collins

2000 Alone with a Stranger

1999 The Chimp Channel (TV series)
Candy Yuponce (voice)

1999 Suddenly Susan (TV series)
– Revenge of the Gophers (1999) … Cindy

1999 The Kids from Room 402 (TV series)
Nancy Francis
– Son of Einstein … Nancy Francis (voice)

1993-1994 The Second Half (TV series)
– Ten (1994) … Maureen
– One Flu Over a Nest of Cuckoos (1994) … Maureen
– High Nooner (1994) … Maureen
– Far and Awry (1994) … Maureen
– The Gym (1993) … Maureen

1991 Dream On (TV series)
– Toby or Not Toby (1991) … Marie

1979-1988 The Facts of Life (TV series)
Natalie Green
– The Beginning of the Beginning (1988) … Natalie Green
– The Beginning of the End (1988) … Natalie Green
– Big Apple Blues (1988) … Natalie Green
– On the Edge (1988) … Natalie Green
– Present Imperfect (1988) … Natalie Green

1988 Charles in Charge (TV series)
Bunny Lembeck
– Bottle Baby (1988) … Bunny Lembeck

1987-1988 21 Jump Street (TV series)
– Chapel of Love (1988) … Rosa
– Christmas in Saigon (1987)

1987 The Facts of Life Down Under (TV movie)
Natalie Green

1986 The Boy Who Could Fly

1985 Double Trouble (TV series)
Janie Blakemore
– Funny Girl (1985) … Janie Blakemore

1982 The Facts of Life Goes to Paris (TV movie)
Natalie Green

1982 Table Settings (TV movie)

1980-1981 Diff’rent Strokes (TV series)
Natalie Green
– The Older Man (1981) … Natalie Green
– The Slumber Party (1980) … Natalie Green