Mary Lynn Rajskub
American actress
Mary Lynn Rajskub
Mary Lynn Rajskub is an American actress and comedian, best known for her leading role as Chloe O'Brian on the Fox action-thriller 24.
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New '24: Live Another Day' Miniseries Trailer Features Kiefer Sutherland And Mary Lynn Rajskub
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Jack Bauer is back. After a few super short promos, Fox's miniseries "24: Live Another Day" finally got a longer trailer during the Super Bowl broadcast on Sunday (Feb. 2). The new promo (entitled "Street Chaos") shows Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) scrambling through ravaged London with Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub). Now you excited, "24" fans? "24: Live Another Day" premieres May 5 on Fox.
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November Sweeps Roundup: Week 3
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
On Night 2 of the season premiere, Detective John Kennex and Dorian are dispatched to investigate a murder and high-profile missing persons case that leads them into the highly profitable world of IRCs - Intimate Robot Companions - also known as sexbots. When Cat invites Vincent to Thanksgiving dinner with her biological father, the night ends in disaster. Max applies to pastry school, where she meets Nicolas (Gilles Marini), the handsome French master baker who owns and teaches at the school. Mary Lynn Rajskub guest-stars as Bebe, a neurotic pastry chef who works at the front desk. In this "Very Special Episode," Allison Janney's character falls off the wagon when she loses her job and struggles to piece her life together Is a serial killer taunting the 12th Precinct? The Dark World crossover episode, the agents deal with the aftermath of the film's events, which pose a danger to one member. When a local pizza place burns down and the fire marshal (Patton Oswalt) blames on t ...
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Bob Odenkirk, Ben Stiller bring L.A. sketch group Birthday Boys to IFC
LATimes - over 3 years
Bob Odenkirk and David Cross gave voice to several alternative comics from the Los Angeles performing scene on their “Mr. Show with Bob and David,” which ran on HBO for three years in the mid-'90s. Sarah Silverman, Paul F. Tompkins, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Brian Posehn and Scott Aukerman all appeared on or wrote for the show.
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Ask Matt: Mom & Laugh Tracks, Dexter and Broadchurch Finales
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
Why do sitcoms insist on using these horrible laugh tracks still? I found it so distracting it took away from any viewing pleasure. Funny you bring this up, as I was recently chastised by a star/producer for disparaging a show's "laugh track," reminded in no uncertain terms that shows like these are filmed in front of a live studio audience. Look at the ratings for The Big Bang Theory, the best current practitioner of this most classic form of TV comedy, from the same producer of Mom and with the same screaming soundtrack. Many of these shows are more theatrical in feel and joke-driven, but I laugh out loud just as often watching filmed comedies like The Middle, Modern Family, early-year 30 Rock and the parts of Parks and Recreation that don't involve Tom Haverford. While I understand the audience (not always canned) laughter is a deal-breaker for some, it's a part of TV tradition and history that I acknowledge and honor, when the show lives up to it. During the final two seaso ...
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Kim Raver In Talks To Join '24: Live Another Day' For A Jack And Audrey Reunion
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Kim Raver is in talks to return to "24" for the revival series "Live Another Day," HuffPost TV has confirmed. As first reported by TVLine, Raver is nearing a deal to reprise her role as Audrey Raines, the former love interest of Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) in the 12-episode event series, which is scheduled to premiere in May 2014. Raver first joined "24" in Season 4 and remained a regular through Season 5, before appearing in a recurring capacity in Season 6, in which her character was kidnapped and tortured by the villainous Cheng Zhi and his men. Although she was seen in a catatonic state, executive producer Howard Gordon later reassured fans, "Audrey is so not dead. She’s not even in a coma. In my opinion, she is at the very worst in a psychiatric facility, but she may also be married to a contractor in Virginia who has a child." If Raver's deal is finalized, she'll join fellow "24" alums Sutherland and Mary Lynn Rajskub in the new season. Behind the scenes, executive produ ...
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'The Office' Could Have Been A Lot Different
Huffington Post - over 3 years
We already knew about some of the people who, in 2003, originally auditioned for various characters on NBC’s The Office — such as Alan Tudyk for Michael Scott, Mary Lynn Rajskub for Pam, and Hamish Linklater for Jim — but now we’re not only finding out a few others that tried out for roles, but we’re getting to see the audition tapes for the first time. The below reel comes from the bonus features on season nine of The Office, which comes out in September. Included in the highlight reel are Adam Scott trying out for Dwight’s character, Bob Odenkirk trying out for Michael Scott, Adam Scott and John Cho trying out for Jim’s character, and Kathryn Hahn — looking good — trying out for Pam Beesley.
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Mary Lynn Rajskub signs on for '24' revival
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Tim Molloy NEW YORK ( - Chloe has Jack Bauer's back once again: Mary Lynn Rajskub will be back for the return of "24," Fox announced Thursday. Rajskub will reprise the role of CTU systems analyst and Bauer confidante Chloe O'Brian in "24: LIve Another Day," airing on Fox next spring. After joining "24" in Season 3, she had the second-most episodes of any actor in the show's eight-season history. "I am thrilled to be working with Howard and the writers again - and, of course, Kiefer!" said Rajskub. "There's a lot more room to grow in my character... ...
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Rajskub, Sutherland to reunite on '24' miniseries
Yahoo News - over 3 years
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Fan favorite Mary Lynn Rajskub is reteaming with Kiefer Sutherland for a 12-episode run of "24: Live Another Day" to debut next May on Fox.
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Mary Lynn Rajskub Joins '24: Live Another Day'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
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Californication Season 7 Adds Killer General Hospital Cast Member
Boom Tron - over 3 years
General Hospital fans know actor Roger Howarth as Franco, the killer character. We’ll be seeing Howarth in a whole new light when he begins his new, multi-episode arc for Showtime’s Californication. David Duchovny’s Hank Moody returns with season 7 of Californication in 2014 in a season which will have a thing or two to do with writing for television. Might that be a welcomed change for Hank after getting his fill of the music industry? Heather Graham and Mary Lynn Rajskub will guest star, with Graham playing a mysterious chick from Hank’s past. Rajskub on the other hand, will portray another writer. As we also previously reported, Emmy-winning Sopranos actor Michael Imperioli will be joining the cast as a television producer. We also heard a rumor that Mercedes Masöhn was cast as someone who has an awkward connection to the season 4 character Sasha Bingham. Well, it will cause Hank some awkwardness at least. Howarth, who is also known for work on One Life To Live will act as a y ...
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'The Kings of Summer' review: A giddy, goofy teenage lark
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Alonso Duralde LOS ANGELES ( - It might not have the lyricism of "Mud," the eccentricity of "Moonrise Kingdom" or the angst of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," but "The Kings of Summer" brings its own strengths to the table, from the oddball wit of Chris Galletta's screenplay to a charming ensemble cast that includes vets like Nick Offerman and Mary-Lynn Rajskub as well as a slew of young TV talent. ...
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What was Chloe typing on '24'?
CNN - over 3 years
Mary Lynn Rajskub tells Conan O'Brien what her character Chloe was really typing on the hit series "24."
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Melinda Hill: Dysfunctional Dater #6: My Big Fat Fake Engagement
The Huffington Post - almost 4 years
My longest relationship has been with commitment phobia. But I seriously do think I could get married if I could do it with a month-to-month lease. And if all gay people were also allowed to do it. While being single is generally a wonderful cornucopia of exciting joys and odors, intermittently waking up to find a crime scene of googled exes on my laptop from the night before is not an indication of spiritual alignment. For better or for worse, I did recently get engaged. By changing my Facebook status to "engaged." Did you know that all you have to do to be validated by the entire world is just get engaged? Suddenly people think you're worthwhile because you're marriage material. People have been writing the nicest comments -- "He's a lucky guy, you're so smart and cool!" One guy private messaged me to say he's always wanted to hook up with me and now wonders if it's too late. It's more attention than I've gotten in all of my miserable life. It's exhilarating and fantast ...
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Heather Graham Joins 'Californication', Mary Lynn Rajskub Also Books Arc (Nellie Andreeva/ - almost 4 years
Nellie Andreeva / Heather Graham Joins ‘Californication’, Mary Lynn Rajskub Also Books Arc  —  EXCLUSIVE: Heather Graham (The Hangover) is set for a season-long arc on the upcoming seventh season of Showtime's Californication.  Additionally, 24 alumna Mary Lynn Rajskub has been tapped for a three-episode arc.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mary Lynn Rajskub
  • 2016
    Age 44
    In August 2016, Rajskub appeared at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe' in 24 Hours With Mary Lynn Rajskub, well-received among fans and critics
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  • 2015
    Age 43
    Rajskub appeared on Ken Reid's TV Guidance Counselor podcast on March 27, 2015.
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  • 2013
    Age 41
    In 2013, Rajskub appeared in the Netflix semi-original series Arrested Development in a silent yet well-received role as Heartfire, a character Rajskub has said "speaks from the heart, but doesn't use any words".
    More Details Hide Details In the same year Rajskub also appeared in the web series All Growz Up with Melinda Hill.
  • 2012
    Age 40
    Rajskub performed in the June 2012 edition of Don't Tell My Mother! (Live Storytelling), a monthly showcase in which celebrities share true stories they would never want their mothers to know.
    More Details Hide Details She currently hosts a podcast on the Nerdist Network called Kickin' it Mary Lynn Style.
  • 2011
    Age 39
    Also in 2011, Rajskub's webseries, Dicki, began airing on My Damn Channel.
    More Details Hide Details Dicki is based on a number of people that Rajskub grew up with in and around Michigan. The title character is a 40-year-old woman who lives at home with her parents, makes crafts, and takes her art seriously. Dicki has been one of My Damn Channel's most successful web series to date. The first season concluded in November 2011, but a second season is currently in development.
    In the fall of 2011, Rajskub appeared in the short-lived sitcom How to Be a Gentleman.
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    In January 2011, Rajskub guest starred in the episode "Our Children, Ourselves" on the second season of ABC's Modern Family.
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  • 2010
    Age 38
    From July through October 2010, she performed in her solo show, Mary Lynn Spreads Her Legs, at the Steve Allen Theater in Los Angeles.
    More Details Hide Details Reviewer F. Kathleen Foley of the Los Angeles Times wrote "that cheerfully vulgar title sums up the overall tone, which is often breezily obscene". The show, written by Rajskub with help from director/developer Amit Itelman, was inspired by Rajskub’s experiences with pregnancy, childbirth and early motherhood.
    In June 2010, she appeared in the "Lovesick" episode during the second season of the USA series Royal Pains.
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    In 2010, Rajskub performed stand-up on John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show.
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  • 2009
    Age 37
    Rajskub married Rolph on August 1, 2009 in an impromptu wedding in Las Vegas.
    More Details Hide Details Rajskub is bisexual and discussed her past relationships with women in an article for
    In 2009, she also appeared in the film Julie & Julia as Sarah, one of Julie Powell's close friends.
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  • 2005
    Age 33
    Rajskub has been nominated twice for a Screen Actors Guild Award; once in 2005, and again in 2007 for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
    More Details Hide Details She guest starred on Flight of the Conchords episode "Prime Minister" as Karen, an Art Garfunkel fanatic. She guest starred as "Gail the Snail" in an episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia titled "The Gang Gives Frank an Intervention", and reprised the role in the ninth season finale, "The Gang Squashes Their Beefs".
  • 2003
    Age 31
    Her most notable role is CTU systems analyst Chloe O'Brian on 24, which she joined in 2003 at the start of the show's third season.
    More Details Hide Details Her character was a hit with viewers and critics and was one of the few cast members to return in the show's fourth season. After being a regular guest star for two seasons, Rajskub became a main cast member in the show's fifth season. By the end of the series, she was the lead female, with top billing second only to Kiefer Sutherland. Her character also had the honor of saying the final words of the series in the season 8 series finale. Rajskub and Sutherland appeared briefly as their 24 characters in a 2007 episode, "24 Minutes", of the Fox animated series The Simpsons. In August 2013, it was announced that she would reprise her Chloe O'Brian role in the 2014 limited series 24: Live Another Day. Rajskub was one of the original cast members of Mr. Show. She appeared in Kelsey Grammer's The Sketch Show on Fox Television, The King of Queens as a character named "Priscilla". ("The Secret of Management"), and in numerous films including Mysterious Skin, Legally Blonde 2, Sweet Home Alabama, Dude, Where's My Car? Man on the Moon, Punch-Drunk Love, The Anniversary Party, Firewall, Little Miss Sunshine, music videos for Beck, Weezer and Sheryl Crow, as well as portraying a blind girl in the film Road Trip.
  • 2002
    Age 30
    Rajskub dated David Cross, who introduced her to Mr. Show, and left the show when they broke up after the end of the second season. Afterwards, she dated music producer Jon Brion for five years until they broke up in the fall of 2002.
    More Details Hide Details Rajskub later dated comedian Duncan Trussell. Rajskub met personal trainer Matthew Rolph when he approached her after one of her comedy sets. They began dating, and she became pregnant three months later. Their son, Valentine Anthony, was born in 2008.
  • 1996
    Age 24
    Rajskub's first part was as an Oompa-Loompa in a community theater production of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, and her first starring role was Raggedy Ann. In 1996 she appeared in a music video for the song The Good Life by Weezer.
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  • 1971
    Born on June 22, 1971.
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