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Mary Lynn Rajskub Biography


Fast Facts:

Name: Mary Lynn Rajskub

Birthdate: June 22, 1971

Birthplace: Trenton, Michigan, USA

Eyes: Blue

Height: 5'6"

Parent: Mary's parents are Betty and Tony Rajskub.


Relationships: David Cross (1995-1999 aprox)

John Brian (5 years)

Duncan Trussell (2005 - briefly engaged)

Children: None

Bits and Pieces:

-Last name is pronounced "Rice-cub"

-Is of Czech descent

-Grew up around Detroit.

-Was in a comic guitar duo with Karen Kilgariff called Girls Guitar Club.

-Actually plays guitar.

-Graduated from Trenton High School in 1989.

-Went to Detroit's College for Creative Studies and majored in painting before she transferred to the San Francisco Art Institute.

-Went to the San Francisco Art Institute and is a painter. While she was there she also studied music and acting.

-Had a history of stand up comedy at clubs and restaurants.

-Attempted to do serious acting but then realized that she was funny when attempting that. She turned her act into a spoof of performance art.

-Worked at Seattle's Best Coffee after leaving the 'Mr. Show with Bob and David'

-Played a 'Chloe' in TV Series 'Veronica's Closet'

-Thanked in the liner notes of Fiona Apple's 1999 CD "When the Pawn..."

-Was hired for 24 after the creators saw her performance in 'Punch Drunk Love'

-Won a Female Breakthrough Award in 2006. Presented to her by Harrison Ford whom she starred in the movie 'Firewall' with.

-Has a poodle named Claire.

-Has volunteered with the Young Storytellers Program.

-Was in 'Punch Drunk Love' with Girls Guitar Club friend and band mate Karen Kilgariff.

-If she's not working on 24, she's probably painting. She tries to spend as much time as possible painting.

-Her nickname is Mare

-Lives in Los Angles.


"I'm not married and I don't think that's going to work out for me. I'm not even bitter, I'm just exhausted." - on marriage and relationships


American Fork - 2007
Little Miss Sunshine - 2006
Firewall - 2006
"Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show" - 2005
Mysterious Skin - 2004
Helter Skelter - 2004
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde - 2003
Claustrophobia - 2003
Sweet Home Alabama - 2002
Punch-Drunk Love - 2002
The Girls Guitar Club - 2001
Late Friday" - 2001
"The Downer Channel" - 2001
The Anniversary Party - 2001
Storytelling - 2001
Dude, Where's My Car? - 2000
Sunset Strip - 2000
"Veronica's Closet" - 1999-2000.
Road Trip - 2000
Man on the Moon - 1999
Magnolia - 1999
Bury Me in Kern County -1998
The Thin Pink Line - 1998
Who's the Caboose? - 1997
"Mr. Show with Bob and David" - 1995-1996
The Truth About Cats & Dogs - 1996
Mr. Show with Bob and David: Fantastic Newness - 1996