Scott Cohen was born in the Bronx, New York, on December 19th. The son of a Jazz Musician (Jack Cohen), Scott's original aspirations were toward music - and to this day he remains an accomplished and talented pianist. Scott attended the State University of New York at New Paltz where a course in clowning led to the start of his acting career. After developing his skills in upstate New York, Scott returned to the city where he found work as a substitute teacher, a waiter, a messenger, and even at one time a toy demonstrator. Finally in 1990 (just after his marriage to playwright Anastasia Traina in 1989) Scott was offered his breakthrough role in Adrian Lyne's Jacob's Ladder (1990/I). After completing his first feature film, Scott continued to rise as a star and has received critical acclaim for many roles, both on and off the screen.
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