Mary Lynn Rajskub is an American actress and comedian. She is best known for her role as Chloe O’Brian on the action-thriller series 24. She has also appeared in episodes of 2 Broke Girls, Californication, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Mary Rajskub was born on June 22, 1971, in Detroit, Michigan, United States. She is a devout Christian and adores dogs. She is married to Matthew Rolph and lives in New York City. They have one child together, Valentine Anthony Rolph.
She is 5 feet 6 inches tall and her birth sign is Cancer. She has an estimated net worth of $8 Million dollars.
Her career as a comedian and actor has helped her to earn a decent fortune. She is a popular actress and has a wide fan base. Her role in 24 earned her a 2006 Primetime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
As a comedian, Rajskub has an excellent comedic timing and a good sense of humor. She has been a regular on the HBO comedy series Mr. Show with Bob and David since 1995, appearing in numerous episodes. She has also made guest appearances on shows such as Sweet Home Alabama, Punch-Drunk Love, Mysterious Skin, and Little Miss Sunshine.
Apart from acting, she has been a painter and is an active member of the local entertainment scene in Los Angeles. She performs locally with her Girls Guitar Club, and she also exhibits her own paintings at several LA museums.
Her first part was as an Oompa-Loompa in a community theater production of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. She also starred in music videos for the songs “The Good Life” by Weezer and “The New Pollution” by Beck.
Before becoming famous, she worked as a waitress at a Hard Rock Cafe and as a ticket taker at the Beverly Center. She has also done stand-up comedy and appeared at various open mics in San Francisco.
She was born to Betty and Tony Rajskub, a pipefitter and a drug specialist, respectively. Her father is a native of Czechoslovakia, while her mother is an Irish, Polish, and American national.
At age 11, she moved to Los Angeles and got a job as a waitress at a Hardrock Cafe and as a ticket taker at a movie theater. She had a breakthrough in 1995 when she was cast in the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show with Bob and David, on which she played a variety of characters throughout the series’ run.
In the meantime, she continued to pursue her interest in painting and started to take classes at the San Francisco Art Institute.
During the early nineties, she began to do stand-up comedy at several open mics in San Francisco. She eventually moved to Los Angeles and took on a role as a booking assistant on another HBO sketch comedy show, “The Larry Sanders Show.”
Her performance on the show earned her a recurring role on Mr. Show, and she subsequently began appearing in other shows on the network.
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