Mary Lynn Rajskub was born on June 22, 1971 in Trenton, Michigan, U.S.A. and she is a famous American actress and comedian.
Biography and Career:
Mary Lynn Rajskub was born in Trenton and she is the daughter of a pipe fitter father of Czech descent, and a mother who worked as a pharmacist's assistant. In 1989 she graduated from Trenton High School, and then attended Detroit's College for Creative Studies, majoring in painting, before she enrolled at 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, she 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". 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, she 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 remarkably 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, and then returned in the show's fourth season as a frequent cast member. Her character has been a hit with viewers and critics. she 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.
She offered thrilling performances in Mysterious Skin (2004), Sweet Home Alabama (2002), and in Punch-Drunk Love (2002), and 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). She then shifted to Los Angeles where she worked as a waitress in a Hard Rock Cafe and as a ticket-taker at the Beverly Center movie theater before becoming an actress.
Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
She has a son, Valentine Anthony who was born on July 24, 2008,
Why do we like her?
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, so what's not to be liked about her?
Why is Mary Lynn Rajskub famous?
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.
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