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Date Of BirthJune 22, 1971
SpouseMatthew Rolph
MarkDeadpan face and comedic delivery
FactIs a stand-up comedian, and performs at comedy clubs around L.A.

Mary Lynn Rajskub is an American actress, comedian, and singer. She is best known for her role as Chloe O’Brian on the television series 24.

Rajskub was born on June 22, 1971 in Detroit, Michigan, to a family of Czech descent. Her father is a pipefitter and her mother is a schoolteacher. She has two older brothers. Rajskub was raised in Trenton, Michigan, and graduated from Trenton High School in 1989. She then attended the University of Michigan, where she studied fine arts.

Rajskub’s first major role was as a waitress in the film Punch-Drunk Love (2002). She has also appeared in films such as Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), and Firewall (2006). On television, Rajskub has had recurring roles on The Larry Sanders Show (1998), Mr. Show with Bob and David (1998), and NewsRadio (1995). She also appeared as a guest star on such shows as Wings (1990), 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996), and NYPD Blue (1993).

In 2001, Rajskub began appearing as Chloe O’Brian on the television series 24. She was a regular cast member for all eight seasons of the show and earned three Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for her work on the series.

Since 24 ended, Rajskub has appeared in a number of films and television shows. She had a recurring role on the television series Californication (2007) and has guest-starred on such shows as It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005), How I Met Your Mother (2005), and The Good Wife (2009). In 2012, she starred in the web series Burning Love.

Rajskub has also been active as a stand-up comedian. She has performed at comedy clubs across the United States and has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien (1993), The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992), and Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003).

Rajskub is married to Matthew Rolph and they have one son together.

General Info

Full NameMary Lynn Rajskub
Date Of BirthJune 22, 1971
Height1.68 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Stand-up comedian, Film producer, Voice Actor, Singer
EducationTrenton High School, College for Creative Studies, San Francisco Art Institute


SpouseMatthew Rolph
ChildrenValentine Anthony Rolph


NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Action, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance
MoviesPunch-Drunk Love, Julie & Julia, Sunshine Cleaning, Safety Not Guaranteed, Sweet Home Alabama, Little Miss Sunshine, The Kings of Summer, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, Mysterious Skin, Dude, Where's My Car?, Man on the Moon, The Anniversary Party, Sex, Death and Bowling, Magnolia, Storytell...
TV Shows24: Live Another Day, How to Be a Gentleman, 24, The Downer Channel, Mr. Show with Bob and David, The Larry Sanders Show, The Girlfriend Experience, Kelsey Grammer Presents The Sketch Show, Dirty Work

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#Marks / Signs
1Deadpan face and comedic delivery


1I like America. I think it's pretty cool. I got into acting to avoid politics of any sort so I could remain in a fantasy world.
2I think that the choice is clear, Oprah Winfrey. You can see a lot of similarities. We're both geniuses, we're both incredibly wealthy, and we've both started schools in Africa (On who would play herself in a movie on her life).
3I'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
4I have to paint at least two times a week, and there's not enough time in the day to do everything. - on art and acting


1Though originally hired for only four installments of 24 (2001), her character Chloe ultimately spent six years on the series during which Rajskub married and had her first child.
2Mary Lynn and her boyfriend, Matthew Rolph, became the parents of a boy, Valentine Anthony Rolph, on July 24, 2008. Val weighed in at 9 lbs. 5 oz.
3She is thanked in the liner notes of Nina Gordon's 2000 CD "Tonight and the Rest of My Life".
4When the producers rebooted 24 (2001) after Day 3, she and Kiefer Sutherland were the only cast members to return as regulars in Day 4. Carlos Bernard, Reiko Aylesworth, and Dennis Haysbert returned during Day 4 as guest stars.
5She auditioned for the part of Pam in The Office (2005). The part was later given to Jenna Fischer.
6Wrote and starred in a short film called "The Hitman.".
724 (2001) co-creator and producer Joel Surnow created the role of Chloe for Mary Lynn after he saw her performance in Punch-Drunk Love (2002).
8Is currently performing a one woman show called "Complications of Purchasing a Poodle Pillow.".
9Named her cockapoo "Emmy" after 24 (2001) won the award.
10Is of Czech and Irish origin.
11Owns a poodle named Claire.
12Is an avid and prolific painter.
13Attended Detroit's College for Creative Studies, majoring in painting, before she transferred to the San Francisco Art Insitute.
141989 Graduate of Trenton High School, Trenton, Michigan.
15Is a stand-up comedian, and performs at comedy clubs around L.A.
16Her last name is pronounced "Rice-Cub."
17Has played two different characters named "Chloe": on Veronica's Closet (1997) and on 24 (2001).
18Thanked in the liner notes of Fiona Apple's 1999 CD "When the Pawn..."
19Formerly lived with composer/musician Jon Brion.
20Part of the Girls Guitar Club comic duo, with Karen Kilgariff.




A World Away2017post-productionPrincipal Garcia
In Search of Fellini2016completedKerri
Brooklyn Nine-Nine2015-2016TV SeriesGenevieve Mirren-Carter
Drunk History2016TV SeriesEffie Cherry
Dream Corp LLC2016TV SeriesPatient #046
Those Who Can't2016TV SeriesSummer
Take My Wife2016TV SeriesMary Lynn
Great Minds with Dan Harmon2016TV SeriesCharlotte Gray
The Girlfriend Experience2016TV SeriesErin Roberts
W/ Bob and David2015TV SeriesChef Krissie
Highston2015TV SeriesJean Liggetts
Sex, Death and Bowling2015Kim Wells
Maron2015TV SeriesMary Lynn Rajskub
All Stars2014Tina Travanti
24: Live Another Day2014TV SeriesChloe O'Brian
Jason Nash Is Married2014Erica Savage
Play Nice2014Ellen Bell
Californication2014TV SeriesGoldie
Saturday Night Live2014TV SeriesChloe O'Brian
TripTank2014TV SeriesMarilyn
2 Broke Girls2013-2014TV SeriesBebe
International Ghost Investigators2014TV SeriesMary Lynn Rajskub
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia2009-2013TV SeriesGail the Snail
Arrested Development2013TV SeriesHeartfire
New Girl2013TV SeriesPeg
Newsreaders2013TV SeriesLaney Trammings
Sketchy2013TV Series
The Kings of Summer2013Captain Davis
The Mentalist2013TV SeriesSusie Hamblin
Drunk & Disorderly2012TV MovieRuth Malloy
How to Be a Gentleman2011-2012TV SeriesJanet
Dirty Work2012TV SeriesRoxy
Grey's Anatomy2012TV SeriesMarion Steiner
Safety Not Guaranteed2012Bridget
FCU: Fact Checkers Unit2011TV SeriesJordache
Dicki2011TV SeriesDicki Ferguson
Mash Up2011TV Movie
Raising Hope2011TV SeriesTanya
Talking Hedz2011Short
Modern Family2011TV SeriesTracy
Camera Obscura2010/IIShortRuth
Backwash2010TV SeriesNarrator
I Confess2010TV MovieMary Lynn Rajskub
Royal Pains2010TV SeriesBlake
242003-2010TV SeriesChloe O'Brian
Julie & Julia2009Sarah
The Smallest Co%k in Porn2009Video short
Flight of the Conchords2009TV SeriesArt Garfunkel fanatic
The Middleman2008TV SeriesDr. Gibbs
Sunshine Cleaning2008Lynn
Human Giant2007TV SeriesMindy
The Simpsons2007TV SeriesChloe O'Brian
Humble Pie2007Peggy Orbison
Freak Show2006TV SeriesMary Lynn
Gilmore Girls2002-2006TV SeriesTroubadour / 'Girlfriend' in Kirk's Film
24: The Game2006Video GameChloe O'Brian (voice, as Mary-Lynn Rajskub)
Firewall2006Janet Stone
Little Miss Sunshine2006Pageant Assistant Pam
Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show2005TV SeriesVarious
Mysterious Skin2004Avalyn Friesen
Helter Skelter2004TV MovieLynette 'Squeaky' Fromme
Home Movies2004TV SeriesPenny
Good Morning, Miami2003TV SeriesHollis
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde2003Reena Giuliani
The King of Queens2002TV SeriesPriscilla Stasna
Sweet Home Alabama2002Dorothea
Punch-Drunk Love2002Elizabeth
Run Ronnie Run2002Mary Lynn Rajskub
Just Shoot Me!2001TV SeriesPenny
The Girls Guitar Club2001ShortMary Lynn
Late Friday2001TV SeriesGirls Guitar Club / Mary Lynn Margolis
The Downer Channel2001TV SeriesVarious
The Anniversary Party2001Mary-Lynn (as Mary-Lynn Rajskub)
Storytelling2001Melinda (segment "Fiction")
Dude, Where's My Car?2000Zelmina - Cult Member
Sunset Strip2000Eileen
Veronica's Closet1999-2000TV SeriesChloe
Road Trip2000Blind Brenda
Magnolia1999Janet, Frank's Assistant (voice)
Man on the Moon1999Friday's Mary
Shasta McNasty1999TV SeriesDiana
Who's the Caboose?1999Cheeseball
Tracey Takes On...1999TV Series
Oblique1999TV Short
The Army Show1998TV SeriesSgt. Madeline Tipton
The Thin Pink Line1998Suzy Smokestack
Bury Me in Kern County1998Amanda
The Larry Sanders Show1996-1998TV SeriesMarylou Collins
NewsRadio1998TV SeriesWaitress
The Weird Al Show1997TV SeriesWeather Woman
Over the Top1997TV SeriesLinda
Mr. Show with Bob and David1995-1996TV SeriesVarious
The Truth About Cats & Dogs1996Female Radio Caller (voice)
Mr. Show with Bob and David: Fantastic Newness1996TV MovieVarious Characters


Humble Pie2007performer: "Count Your Blessings" - uncredited
Gilmore Girls2006TV Series 1 episode
The Anniversary Party2001performer: "Love Is Real" - as Mary-Lynn Rajskub / writer: "Love Is Real" - as Mary-Lynn Rajskub
Mr. Show with Bob and David1996TV Series performer - 1 episode


Mash Up2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dicki2011TV Series
New York Stand-Up Show2010TV Series 1 episode
The Girls Guitar Club2001Short


Play Nice2014producer
Lemonade: Detroit2013Documentary short producer
Dicki2011TV Series producer


Expired2007special thanks


Tonal Spontaneitypost-productionHerself
@midnight2015-2017TV SeriesHerself
Not Safe with Nikki Glaser2016TV SeriesHerself
No, You Shut Up!2016TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest Comic / Herself - Guest
Superhuman2016TV SpecialHerself - Panelist
W/ Bob and David2015TV SeriesHerself - Performer
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015TV SeriesHerself
Overheard2015TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
Hollywood Game Night2015TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Player
World's Funniest2015TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2010-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Gotham Comedy Live2014TV Series documentaryHerself - Host
Talking Dead2014TV SeriesHerself
The Wil Wheaton Project2014TV SeriesHerself - A Moment with Mary Lynn Rajskub
Fashion Police2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Conan2010-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
TakePart Live2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Soup2010-2014TV SeriesHerself
Sunday Brunch2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Fox and Friends2014TV SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Chew2014TV SeriesHerself
Jack Is Back2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2014TV Series documentaryHerself
Showing Up2014DocumentaryHerself
Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!2013TV SeriesHerself
All Growz Up with Melinda Hill2013TV SeriesHerself
Chelsea Lately2010-2013TV SeriesHerself - Round Table / Herself - Guest
Mash Up2012TV SeriesHerself - Comedian
The Burn with Jeff Ross2012TV SeriesHerself
StandUp in Stilettos2012TV SeriesHerself
The L.A. Complex2012TV SeriesHerself
Lopez Tonight2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Benson Interruption2010TV SeriesHerself
10 Minutes2010ShortHerself
Curb: The Discussion2010TV SeriesHerself
Rachael Ray2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2006-2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
A Night of 140 Tweets: A Celebrity Tweet-A-Thon for Haiti2010VideoHerself - @Rajskub
New York Stand-Up Show2010TV SeriesHerself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009-2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009-2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
2009 Creative Arts Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
Secret Ingredients: Creating Julie & Julia2009Video shortHerself
The Wanda Sykes Show2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 2009 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHerself
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race2009TV MovieHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2006-2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Talkshow with Spike Feresten2006-2009TV SeriesHerself
24 in 242009TV Movie documentaryHerself
MADtv2008TV SeriesHerself
Free Radio2008TV SeriesHerself
Biography2008TV Series documentary
Race to the Emmys2007Video documentaryHerself - Host
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Making of 'The Larry Sanders Show'2007Video documentaryHerself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2007TV Series documentaryHerself
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
The Tony Danza Show2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
I Love the '90s: Part Deux2005TV Series documentaryHerself
24Inside2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Weezer: Video Capture Device - Treasures from the Vault 1991-20022004Video documentaryPizza Delivery Girl ("Good Life" Video)
The Award Show Awards Show2003TV Special documentaryHerself
Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The Test2001TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
1998 VH1 Fashion Awards1998TV SpecialHerself
Second City Headlines & News1997TV SeriesHerself
Comics Come Home 31997TV MovieHerself (as Girls Guitar Club)

Archive Footage

Michel Gondry 2: More Videos (Before and After DVD 1)2009VideoHerself (segment "A Change Would Do You Good")


Nominated Awards

2012Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceSafety Not Guaranteed (2012)
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress: Action24 (2001)
2007ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series24 (2001)
2005Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Supporting Actress24 (2001)
2005ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series24 (2001)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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