"24" actress talks family-work balance

May 15, 2009 4:43:31 PM PDT
Mary Lynn Rajskub will be with Blaine Capatch and Matt Morales this weekend at the Punchline in San Francisco.

Details:

Punch Line Comedy Club
444 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 397-4337
Tickets: http://www.livenation.com/artist/mary-lynn-rajskub-tickets

About Mary Lynn Rajskub: Mary Lynn Rajskub has established herself as a versatile and dynamic actress/writer/performer through impressive television and film roles, as well as stand-out live performances. Her continuing, fan-favorite role as computer genius Chloe O'Brian in FOX's smash hit "24" helped earn the show a 2006 Emmy win for Best Drama, a 2006 and 2005 SAG nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. The hugely successful show which never ceases to deliver is currently in its 7th season.

Mary Lynn will next be seen on the big screen in "Sunshine Cleaning," directed by Christine Jeffs. The movie also stars Amy Adams and Emily Blunt, as sisters who find the meaning of life when they team up to run a service cleaning up after crime scenes and traumas. Her character Lynn is the object of Emily Blunt's sexual obsession.

Last year, Mary Lynn was seen starring as Peggy Orbison in the independent comedy "American Fork," which premiered at Slamdance as well as the Academy Award winning "Little Miss Sunshine".

Mary Lynn's film roster includes "Firewall," opposite Harrison Ford, "Legally Blonde II: Red, White, and Blonde," "Sweet Home Alabama," "Punch Drunk Love," "Mysterious Skin," "Dude, Where's My Car," "Storytelling," and "Road Trip."

After arriving in Los Angeles, Mary Lynn was cast on David Cross and Bob Odenkirk's HBO critically acclaimed sketch comedy series, "Mr. Show with Bob and David." Quickly thereafter, she switched to the network's "The Larry Sanders Show." Mary Lynn followed up this work with appearances on "The Army Show" for The WB and "The Downer Channel," a Steve Martin produced sketch series for NBC. Her episodic work includes "King of Queen," "News Radio," "Veronica's Closet," and "Good Morning Miami." She also starred in CBS' remake of HELTER SKELTER.

Rajskub went to art school for painting but discovered performing arts. After her first one-woman show, she received a review saying her performance was "one of the strangest and funniest performances I have ever seen." From that moment, she began honing her skills as a comedian and dramatic actress. She currently resides in Los Angeles.
Website: http://www.marylynnrajskub.com


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