She played Miranda's nanny, Magda, on Sex and the City, and was cast as Mags for The Hunger Games, Catching Fire.
She began acting relatively late in life. In 1993, she received a starring role in Manhattan Murder Mystery.
Her Catching Fire character, Mags, mentored the District 4 champion Finnick Odair.
She was born in Kansas City, Missouri. She married her second husband Ronald T. Cohen in 1964.