Mary Lynn Rajskub | Biography

Mary Lynn Rajskub is a comedienne with a quirky sense of humor accompanied by a distinct range of facial expressions. Her name may not be familiar to everyone but she surely has not gone unnoticed by the Hollywood lovers as she has already appeared in over forty productions over a past decade. Her performance as adorably awkward partner of Jack Bauer on hit TV sitcom “24” shot her to the fame. She began honing her acting skills at a very tender age and participated in number of school productions, including “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, “A Christmas Carol.” At an area theater, she played a lead role in “Raggedy Ann”.

Beautiful, brown eyed and brown haired Mary Lynn Rajskub opened her for the first time in this world on 22nd of June 1971 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Raised in near Trenton, Mary is an only child of pipefitter father and Pharmacist’s assistant mother. She is of Polish, Czech and Irish ancestry. She completed her high schooling through the Trenton High School in 1989 and joined the Detroit’s College for Creative Studies, where she studied painting. She graduated as a painter through the San Francisco Art Institute. Before staring professional acting, she studied acting and music and performed at various restaurants and clubs as a stand-up comedian for some years.

Mary Lynn Rajskub has a son named Valentine Anthony with her husband Matthew Rolph. She wed personal trainer Rolph in 1st of August 2009 after birth of their son. The ceremony was held in Las Vegas. Mary previously dated David Cross. She spent five years of her life with music producer Jon Brion. The couple parted their way in 2002. She had a short lived relationship with fellow comedian Duncan Trussell.  Mary is white by ethnicity.

Mary’s inventive stage shows accompanied by brilliant performance attracted plethora of attention. In 1995, she was approached by well known comedians Davis and Bob Odenkirk to be part of their HBO show “Me. Show with Bob and David.” She stayed on the show for a year until her love relationship with Cross turned bitter. Luckily she managed to bounce back just after a year when she was invited by Garry Shandling to join “The Larry Sanders Show”. At this time, she furthered her stature as a versatile and energetic thespian with stage appearances, such as “The Littlest Angel”. After “Larry Sanders” was completed in 1998, Mary has a minor role in the biopic of Andy Kaufman titled, “Man on the Moon” & a cameo in “Magnolia” before scoring a reoccurring part on sitcom “Veronica’s Closet”. During this time, Mary continued to perform in clubs. Back on the screen, she portrayed a blind lass in 2000’s “Road Trip”, a cult member in 2000’s “Dude, Where’s My Car?” and guest artist in “The Anniversary Party”. Mary returned to television as a writer and performer in the short-lived diverse show, such as “The Downer Channel”. Returning to the feature world, she appeared in 2002 “Storytelling”. She portrayed overbearing sister in romantic comedy “Punch Drunk Love”. She made appearances in romantic comedy “Sweet Home Alabama”. Back on the television, she appeared on “Gilmore Girls” and “Good Morning Miami”. Her big screen credits include “Run Ronnie Run”, “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde”, “Mysterious Skin”, “Helter Skelter”, “Firewall”, “Little Miss Sunshine”, “American Fork”, “Sunshine Cleaning”, “Julie & Julia”, “Safety Not Guaranteed” and “The Kings of Summer”. She has made guest appearances in series, such as “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, “Royal Pains”, “The Benson Interruption”. “Stargate Universe”, “Modern Family”, “Raising Hope”, “How to Be a Gentleman”, “The L.A. Complex”, “Dirty Work”, “Chelsea Lately”, “The Burn with Jeff Rose”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “The Mentalist”, “New Girl”, “2 Broke Girls” and “Talking Dead” among others. She rose to prominence when she was cast as Chloe O’Brian in “24: Live Another Day”. Her fortune is reported to be four million dollars.

Mary is a skilled guitarist. She is a prolific and avid painter. She owns a poodle called Claire. She is active in twitter. Her detailed biography is available in a number of websites, including wiki.

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