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.

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

Relationships

  • Valentine Anthony Rolph — Son
  • David Cross — Ex-significant Other
  • Matthew Rolph — Husband
  • Tony Rajskub — Father
  • Betty Rajskub — Mother
  • Jon Brion — Ex-significant Other

College

  • Attended Detroit College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI; attended San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

Details

  • Birth Place: Detroit, MI
  • Birthday: June 22, 1971, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian
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