Mary Lynn Rajskub

BirthDay:

22 Jun 1971

BirthPlace:

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Bio:

Mary Lynn Rajskub is an American actress, comedienne and singer who is best known as a co-star of Kiefer Sutherland on the popular television series 24 (2001).

She was born on June 22, 1971, in Detroit, Michigan, into a family of Irish, Czech, and Polish ancestry. She was brought up in Trenton, Michigan. In 1989 she graduated from Trenton High School, then attended Detroit's College for Creative Studies, majoring in painting, before she transferred to the San Francisco Art Institute, graduating as a painter. She also studied music and acting, and for a few years she performed as a stand-up comedian at various clubs and restaurants. In 1995, Rajskub made her debut on television, she was cast by David Cross as one of the original cast members of Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995). After her split from Cross, she left the show during its second season, and briefly took a job as a coffee brewer at Seattle's Best Coffee. In 1999 she joined the cast of 'Veronica's Closet' TV series, as Cloe, appearing in 15 episodes of the show.

As a skilled guitar player, Rajskub has been part of the comic duo called 'Girls Guitar Club' and appeared on the NBC's 'Late Friday' TV show. In the 2000s she has ventured into more dramatic roles, most notably her role as analyst Chloe O'Brian opposite Kiefer Sutherland on the popular TV series 24 (2001). She joined the show in 2003 at the beginning of the show's third season, then returned in the show's fourth season as a recurring cast member. Her character has been a hit with viewers and critics. Rajskub became a main cast member in the show's fifth season, then replaced Kim Raver as a female lead, with top billing second only to Kiefer Sutherland in the season of 2006 - 2007, until her character was arrested and skipped a few episodes in 2007.

While she has been mainly a television star, Rajskub also played bit parts on the big screen in Magnolia (1999), Man on the Moon (1999), Road Trip (2000), among her other works. She offered mesmerizing performances in Mysterious Skin (2004), Sweet Home Alabama (2002), and in Punch-Drunk Love (2002), then played a few more visible roles such as Janet Stone in Firewall (2006), opposite Harrison Ford, and as Pam in Little Miss Sunshine (2006). In 2006 Harrison Ford presented Rajskub with the Female Breakthrough Award for her "high concept comedic stage productions, as well as her TV and film acting skills." She was also nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Awards two times, in 2005, and in 2007.

Besides her work in film and on television, Mary Lynn Rajskub has been performing locally in Hollywood with her Girls Guitar Club show. Outside of her acting profession she is fond of art and is known as a regular visitor of LA's best museums, she also has been writing, painting and exhibiting her works at art shows and art auctions.

Mary Lynn Rajskub is currently residing in Los Angeles, California.
Filmography

Actor ( 146 credits )

Craftique (2017) Pat / Gretchen
In Search of Fellini (2016) Kerri
The Girlfriend Experience (2016)  Erin Roberts (10 episodes, 2016)
Those Who Can't (2016)  Summer (2 episodes, 2016)
Great Minds with Dan Harmon (2016)  Charlotte Gray (1 episode, 2016)
Dream Corp LLC (2016)  Patient #046
Not Safe with Nikki Glaser (2016)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Sex, Death and Bowling (2015) Kim Wells
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
W/ Bob and David (2015)  Chef Krissie / ... (2 episodes, 2015)
Highston (2015)  Jean Liggetts (1 episode, 2015)
World's Funniest (2015)  Herself - Panelist (1 episode, 2015)
All Stars (2014) Tina
Jason Nash Is Married (2014)
Play Nice (2014) Ellen Bell
Showing Up (2014) Herself
24: Live Another Day (2014)  Chloe O'Brian (12 episodes, 2014)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
TripTank (2014)  Marilyn (1 episode, 2014)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
The Wil Wheaton Project (2014)  Herself - A Moment with Mary Lynn Rajskub (1 episode,
The Kings of Summer (2013) Captain Davis
Newsreaders (2013)  Laney Trammings (1 episode, 2013)
Take Part Live (2013)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
Brody Stevens: Enjoy It! (2013)  Herself (2 episodes, 2013)
All Growz Up with Melinda Hill (2013)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)  Genevieve Mirren-Carter (4 episodes, 2015-2016)
Maron (2013)  Mary Lynn Rajskub (1 episode, 2015)
@midnight (2013)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Hollywood Game Night (2013)  Herself - Celebrity Player (1 episode, 2015)
International Ghost Investigators (2013)  Mary Lynn Rajskub (1 episode, 2014)
No, You Shut Up! (2013)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) Bridget
The L.A. Complex (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Mash Up (2012)  Herself - Comedian (1 episode, 2012)
The Burn with Jeff Ross (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Gotham Comedy Live (2012)  Herself - Host (1 episode, 2014)
Dirty Work (2012)  Roxy (3 episodes, 2012)
Sunday Brunch (2012)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
Sketchy (2012) (1 episode, 2013)
StandUp in Stilettos (2012)  Herself (unknown episodes)
Talking Hedz (2011)
New Girl (2011)  Peg (1 episode, 2013)
2 Broke Girls (2011)  Bebe (5 episodes, 2013-2014)
How to Be a Gentleman (2011)  Janet (9 episodes, 2011-2012)
Talking Dead (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
The Chew (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Dicki (2011)  Dicki Ferguson
Camera Obscura (2010) Ruth
10 Minutes (2010) Herself
A Night of 140 Tweets: A Celebrity Tweet-A-Thon for Haiti (2010) Herself - @Rajskub
Raising Hope (2010)  Tanya (1 episode, 2011)
Conan (2010)  Herself (3 episodes, 2010-2013)
New York Stand-Up Show (2010)  Herself (2 episodes, 2010)
The Benson Interruption (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
FCU: Fact Checkers Unit (2010)  Jordache (5 episodes, 2011)
Backwash (2010)  Narrator (unknown episodes)
Curb: The Discussion (2010)  Herself (1 episode)
Overheard (2010)  Herself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2015)
Julie & Julia (2009) Sarah
Modern Family (2009)  Tracy (1 episode, 2011)
Royal Pains (2009)  Blake (1 episode, 2010)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)  Herself (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Lopez Tonight (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
The Wanda Sykes Show (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Hot!!! (2008) Herself
Sunshine Cleaning (2008) Lynn
The Mentalist (2008)  Susie Hamblin (1 episode, 2013)
The Wendy Williams Show (2008)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
The Middleman (2008)  Dr. Gibbs (1 episode, 2008)
Celebrity Ghost Stories (2008)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008)  Herself (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Humble Pie (2007) Peggy Orbison
Californication (2007)  Goldie (4 episodes, 2014)
Flight of the Conchords (2007)  Art Garfunkel fanatic (1 episode, 2009)
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Herself - Round Table / ... (9 episodes, 2010-2013)
Human Giant (2007)  Mindy (2 episodes, 2007)
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet (2007)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
Free Radio (2007)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Grilled (2006) Renee
Firewall (2006) Janet Stone
Little Miss Sunshine (2006) Pageant Assistant Pam
Freak Show (2006)  Mary Lynn (1 episode, 2006)
Talkshow with Spike Feresten (2006)  Herself (2 episodes, 2006-2009)
Rachael Ray (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Grey's Anatomy (2005)  Marion Steiner (1 episode, 2012)
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005)  Gail the Snail (2 episodes, 2009-2013)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Herself (5 episodes, 2010-2011)
Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show (2005)  Various (unknown episodes)
I Love the '90s: Part Deux (2005)  Herself (unknown episodes)
Mysterious Skin (2004) Avalyn Friesen
24Inside (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
The Soup (2004)  Herself (2 episodes, 2010-2014)
The Tony Danza Show (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003) Reena Giuliani
Claustrophobia (2003) Grace
Arrested Development (2003)  Heartfire (2 episodes, 2013)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
Punch-Drunk Love (2002) Elizabeth
Sweet Home Alabama (2002) Dorothea
Run Ronnie Run (2002) Herself
Good Morning, Miami (2002)  Hollis (1 episode, 2003)
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Storytelling (2001) Melinda (segment "Fiction")
The Girls Guitar Club (2001) Mary Lynn
The Anniversary Party (2001) Mary-Lynn (as Mary-Lynn Rajskub)
24 (2001)  Chloe O'Brian (126 episodes, 2003-2010)
Late Friday (2001)  Girls Guitar Club / ... (3 episodes, 2001)
The Test (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2001)
The Downer Channel (2001)  Various (2 episodes, 2001)
Dude, Where's My Car? (2000) Zelmina - Cult Member
Sunset Strip (2000) Eileen
Road Trip (2000) Blind Brenda
Gilmore Girls (2000)  'Girlfriend' in Kirk's Film / ... (2 episodes, 2002-20
Man on the Moon (1999) Friday's Mary
Magnolia (1999) Janet, Frank's Assistant (voice)
Who's the Caboose? (1999) Cheeseball
Home Movies (1999)  Penny (1 episode, 2004)
Shasta McNasty (1999)  Diana (1 episode, 1999)
The Thin Pink Line (1998) Suzy Smokestack
Bury Me in Kern County (1998) Amanda
The King of Queens (1998)  Priscilla Stasna (1 episode, 2002)
Fox and Friends (1998)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
The Army Show (1998)  Sgt. Madeline Tipton / ... (2 episodes, 1998)
Just Shoot Me! (1997)  Penny (1 episode, 2001)
The Weird Al Show (1997)  Weather Woman (1 episode, 1997)
Veronica's Closet (1997)  Chloe (15 episodes, 1999-2000)
Over the Top (1997)  Linda (1 episode)
The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996) Female Radio Caller (voice)
Tracey Takes On... (1996) (1 episode, 1999)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
Second City Headlines & News (1996)  Herself (4 episodes, 1997)
MADtv (1995)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
NewsRadio (1995)  Waitress (1 episode, 1998)
Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995)  Various / ... (10 episodes, 1995-1996)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Herself (2 episodes, 2007)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Herself (4 episodes, 2006-2009)
The Larry Sanders Show (1992)  Mary Lou Collins / ... (18 episodes, 1996-1998)
The Simpsons (1989)  Chloe O'Brian (1 episode, 2007)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
Biography (1987) (1 episode, 2008)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Chloe O'Brian (uncredited) (1 episode, 2014)
Tonal Spontaneity (0) Herself
A World Away (0) Principal Garcia

Producer ( 2 credits )

Play Nice (2014) producer
Dicki (2011) producer

Writer ( 2 credits )

Mash Up (2012) (1 episode, 2012)
New York Stand-Up Show (2010) (1 episode, 2010)