Mary Lynn Rajskub

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Place: Detroit, MI
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/22/1971, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor; comedian
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Mary Lynn Rajskub Fast Facts:
  • Is of Irish, Czech and Polish origin; surname, of Czech origin, is pronounced "rice-kub."
  • Moved to San Francisco at 21 to attend art school. In the Bay area, she became a performance artist and then a stand-up comic.
  • Was an original cast member of Mr. Show With Bob and David in 1995; left the series when she broke up with creator David Cross. 
  • Replaced friend Janeane Garofalo on The Larry Sanders Show.
  • Is one half of Girls Guitar Club (with Karen Kilgariff), a comedy act.
  • Has appeared in two Paul Thomas Anderson-directed movies: Magnolia and Punch-Drunk Love; other notable film appearances include Sweet Home Alabama, Legally Blonde 2, and Julie & Julia.
  • Biggest break came in 2003 when she was cast as tech-savvy Chloe O'Brian on 24.
  • Appeared as Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme in the 2004 TV-movie Helter Skelter.
  • Appears in the self-penned, one-woman theatrical show Mary Lynn Spreads Her Legs.
  • Is a prolific painter.
  • Mary Lynn Rajskub Relationships:
  • Jon Brion - Ex-significant Other
  • Matthew Rolph - Husband
  • Valentine Anthony Rolph - Son
  • David Cross - Ex-significant Other
  • Betty Rajskub - Mother
  • Tony Rajskub - Father
  • Mary Lynn Rajskub Awards:
  • 2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Detroit College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI; attended San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

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