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Marya Cohn

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Nationality  American
Notable works  The Girl in the Book
Parents  Sam Cohn, Julia Miles
Genre  screenwriter
Spouse  Tjebbo Penning (m. 2001)
Siblings  Peter Cohn, Lisa, Stacey
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Movies  The Girl in the Book, Developing, Vermont Is for Lovers
Similar  Ali Ahn, Mason Yam, Courtney Daniels, Ana Mulvoy‑Ten, Jordan Lage

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Marya Cohn is an American screenwriter and director.



In 1994 Cohn directed the student short film Developing. The film starred a then unknown Natalie Portman in her first film role.

In 2013 Cohn began filming her feature film debut, The Girl in the Book starring Emily Vancamp in a semi-autobiographical film about a young book editor who is forced to work with a man who abused her as a teenager. Post-production for the film was completed via kickstarter The film premiered at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival. It was acquired by Myriad Pictures and given a limited release in December 2015.

Personal Life

Cohn is the daughter of talent agent Sam Cohn.

In 1994 she married director Fraser Bresnahan.

In 2011 she married Dutch director Tjebbo Penning.


  • Developing (1994)
  • The Girl in the Book (2015)
  • References

    Marya Cohn Wikipedia

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