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      Mary Lynn Rajskub

      Mary Lynn Rajskub

      Highest Rated: 91% Dinner in America (2020)

      Lowest Rated: 17% Sex, Death and Bowling (2015)

      Birthday: Jun 22, 1971

      Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

      After receiving her start in performing arts and comedy theater, actress Mary Lynn Rajskub made a name for herself as one of the original members of the sketch comedy series, "Mr. Show" (HBO, 1995-99). Rajskub left the show following its debut season in order to replace friend Janeane Garofalo's character on "The Larry Sanders Show" (HBO, 1992-98), playing the show-within-a-show's eager-to-please and often inappropriate guest booker. Having proven herself a dynamic comedic player on the small screen, she made the transition to features with small roles in "Road Trip" (2000) and "Storytelling" (2001) before landing a more significant supporting role opposite Adam Sandler and Emma Watson in "Punch-Drunk Love" (2002). Though most of her career to that point had a comedic bent, Rajskub made the surprising jump to drama with a high-profile supporting turn as the unconventional CTU analyst Chl O'Brian - one of the few people trusted by Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) - on the hit action series, "24" (Fox, 2001-2010). Though she spent most of her time behind a computer terminal aiding Bauer in whatever manner she could, Rajskub earned a loyal following, including within the real-life Homeland Security department which named a research and development program, "Project CHL ," in homage to her character. Both during and after the successful run of "24," Rajskub was featured in several films including "Little Miss Sunshine" (2006), "Sunshine Cleaning" (2008) and "Julie & Julia" (2009), all of which demonstrated the range and versatility of the talented young actress.

      Highest rated movies

      Dinner in America
      Safety Not Guaranteed
      In Search of Fellini
      Mysterious Skin
      Cold Brook Punch-Drunk Love Julie & Julia
      The Kings of Summer

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      Mary Lynn Rajskub 24: Live Another Day, Mary Lynn Rajskub (L), Kiefer Sutherland (R), 'Day 9: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM', Season 1, Ep. #2, 05/05/2014, ©FOX 24: Live Another Day, Tzi Ma (L), Mary Lynn Rajskub (R), 'Day 9: 8:00 PM- 9:00 PM', Season 1, Ep. #10, 06/30/2014, ©FOX 24: Live Another Day, Michael Wincott (L), Mary Lynn Rajskub (R), 'Day 9: 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM', Season 1, Ep. #9, 06/23/2014, ©FOX The Chew, Mary Lynn Rajskub, 09/26/2011, ©ABC 24: Live Another Day, Kiefer Sutherland (L), Mary Lynn Rajskub (R), 'Day 9: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM', Season 1, Ep. #1, 05/05/2014, ©FOX 24: Live Another Day, Michael Wincott (L), Mary Lynn Rajskub (R), 'Day 9: 8:00 PM- 9:00 PM', Season 1, Ep. #10, 06/30/2014, ©FOX 24: Live Another Day, Branko Tomovic (L), Mary Lynn Rajskub (R), 'Day 9: 10:00 PM - 11:00 AM', Season 1, Ep. #12, 07/14/2014, ©FOX 24: Live Another Day, Michael Wincott (L), Mary Lynn Rajskub (R), 05/05/2014, ©FOX 24: Live Another Day, Michael Wincott (L), Branko Tomovic (C), Mary Lynn Rajskub (R), 'Day 9: 1:00 PM-2:00 PM', Season 1, Ep. #3, 05/12/2014, ©FOX The Chew, Michael Symon (L), Mary Lynn Rajskub (C), Carla Hall (R), 09/26/2011, ©ABC LEGALLY BLONDE 2: RED WHITE AND BLONDE, Jennifer Coolidge, Reese Witherspoon, May Lynn Rajskub, 2003, (c) MGM Californication, Evan Handler (L), Mary Lynn Rajskub (C), Michael Imperioli (R), 'Kickoff', Season 7, Ep. #6, 05/18/2014, ©SHO Californication, Stephen Tobolowsky (L), Mary Lynn Rajskub (R), 'Daughter', Season 7, Ep. #11, 06/22/2014, ©SHO Californication, Stephen Tobolowsky (L), Mary Lynn Rajskub (R), 'Daughter', Season 7, Ep. #11, 06/22/2014, ©SHO Californication, Mary Lynn Rajskub, 'Daughter', Season 7, Ep. #11, 06/22/2014, ©SHO Californication, Evan Handler (L), Mary Lynn Rajskub (R), 'Dicks', Season 7, Ep. #4, 05/04/2014, ©SHO Californication, Mary Lynn Rajskub, 'Dicks', Season 7, Ep. #4, 05/04/2014, ©SHO cc: Stand-up, Mary Lynn Rajskub, ©CC 24: Live Another Day, Michael Wincott (L), Mary Lynn Rajskub (R), 'Day 9: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM', Season 1, Ep. #5, 05/26/2014, ©FOX

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      35% 64% Dashing Through the Snow Unknown (Character) - 2023
      75% 98% Please Baby Please Lois (Character) $24.9K 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Daniel's Gotta Die Mia Powell (Character) - 2022
      52% 76% The Tomorrow War Norah (Character) - 2021
      75% 36% Too Late Gina Obispo (Character) - 2021
      46% 80% Hero Mode Laura (Character) - 2021
      91% 89% Dinner in America Connie (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet 8% Benjamin Jeanett (Character) - 2019
      80% 83% Cold Brook Rachel (Character) - 2018
      27% 38% Night School Theresa (Character) $77.2M 2018
      47% 30% Wilson Jodie (Character) $653.0K 2017
      89% 72% In Search of Fellini Kerri (Character) $10.8K 2016
      17% 72% Sex, Death and Bowling Kim Wells (Character) $5.2K 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Play Nice Ellen Bell (Character),
      Producer
      - 2014
      No Score Yet 38% Jason Nash Is Married Unknown (Character) - 2014
      76% 77% The Kings of Summer Capt. Davis (Character) $1.3M 2013
      91% 80% Safety Not Guaranteed Bridget Bay (Character) $4.0M 2012
      78% 70% Julie & Julia Sarah (Character) $94.1M 2009
      74% 63% Sunshine Cleaning Lynn (Character) $12.1M 2008
      No Score Yet 52% American Fork Peggy Orbison (Character) $3.2K 2007
      19% 37% Firewall Janet Stone (Character) $48.7M 2006
      No Score Yet 63% Helter Skelter Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme (Character) - 2004
      87% 89% Mysterious Skin Avalyn (Character) $697.2K 2004
      No Score Yet 19% Serial Slayer Unknown (Character) - 2004
      36% 35% Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Reena Gulani (Character) $89.8M 2003
      79% 77% Punch-Drunk Love Elizabeth (Character) $17.8M 2002
      38% 78% Sweet Home Alabama Dorothea (Character) $127.2M 2002
      57% 65% Road Trip Blind Brenda (Character) $68.5M 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bury Me in Kern County Amanda (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 64% The Thin Pink Line Suzy Smokestack (Character) - 1998

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 38% After Midnight Guest 2024
      No Score Yet 62% Hell's Kitchen Guest 2024
      61% 60% Accused Tess Richards (Guest Star) 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Wheel of Fortune Guest 2022
      No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014 2016 2022
      90% 83% The Dropout Lorraine Fuisz (Character) 2022
      No Score Yet 61% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014 2018 2021
      No Score Yet 62% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2021
      No Score Yet 85% Criminal Minds Brenda Hacker (Guest Star) 2020
      No Score Yet 87% Lights Out With David Spade Guest 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The $100,000 Pyramid Guest 2019
      No Score Yet 70% Hawaii Five-0 Crystal (Guest Star) 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet To Tell the Truth Guest 2017
      64% 89% The Guest Book Lynn (Guest Star) 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Comedy Jam Self 2017
      No Score Yet 88% At Midnight With Chris Hardwick Guest 2015-2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Funny as Hell Guest 2017
      95% 87% Brooklyn Nine-Nine Genevieve Mirren-Carter (Guest Star) 2015-2016
      73% 70% The Girlfriend Experience Erin Roberts (Character) 2016
      100% 58% Not Safe With Nikki Glaser Guest 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Class Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
      No Score Yet 90% Those Who Can't Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
      No Score Yet 19% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night Guest 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet World's Funniest Guest 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fashion Police Unknown (Character) 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2010 2012-2014
      87% 87% 24 Chloe O'Brien (Character),
      Chloe O'Brian (Guest Star)
      2003-2007 2009-2010 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Soup Guest 2014
      57% 78% Californication Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2014
      No Score Yet 62% 2 Broke Girls Bebe (Guest Star) 2013-2014
      94% 92% It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Gail the Snail (Guest Star) 2009 2013
      75% 85% Arrested Development Heartfire (Guest Star) 2013
      95% 85% New Girl Peg (Guest Star) 2013
      No Score Yet 90% The Mentalist Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      26% No Score Yet How to Be a Gentleman Janet (Character) 2011-2012
      84% 73% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      96% 90% Raising Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
      85% 90% Modern Family Tracy (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2011
      94% 75% Royal Pains Blake (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show Guest 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009-2010
      50% No Score Yet The Wanda Sykes Show Guest 2009
      94% 97% Flight of the Conchords Art Garfunkel Fanatic (Guest Star) 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2009
      100% No Score Yet The Middleman Dr. Gibbs (Guest Star) 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Free Radio Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
      85% 76% The Simpsons Chloe O'Brian (Guest Voice) 2007
      No Score Yet 88% Gilmore Girls "Girlfriend" in Kirk's Film (Guest Star) 2002 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning, Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet 81% The King of Queens Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Shoot Me Penny (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Downer Channel Self 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Veronica's Closet Unknown (Guest Star) 1999-2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shasta Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      38% No Score Yet The Secret Lives of Men Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      95% 79% NewsRadio Waitress (Guest Star) 1998
      73% No Score Yet The Weird Al Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet 82% Mr. Show With Bob and David Unknown (Guest Star) 1995-1996