Mary Lynn Rajskub

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  • Mary Lynn Rajskub: Being so plain on the show forced me to want to be more glam.

  • Mary Lynn Rajskub (on art and acting): I have to paint at least two times a week, and there's not enough time in the day to do everything.

  • Mary Lynn Rajskub (on what makes her happy): Well, I started by doing comedy, and my comedy was sort of based on how comfortable I was with myself. I would be on stage, alone, and the jokes where people would laugh were coming out of my genuine uncomfortableness with myself. So, what makes me happy is that I feel like was able to express something unique to me that other people can relate to. It makes me happy to be able to do that. It's fun to take something that you're sort of scared of and turn it into something actually very powerful.

  • Mary Lynn Rajskub (on doing stand-up comedy): To really be on stage and not know what you're going to say, and to be able to say something that makes people laugh, or do something that's sort of abstract or off the beaten path and have people connect to it by just putting your ideas together, that really makes me happy.

  • Mary Lynn Rajskub (on co-star Louis Lombardi's final scene on 24): It really affected people because this character was so innocent. It was sad to film and it was sad to watch. Especially being in that room and not being able to do anything.

  • Mary Lynn Rajskub (on 24): You know, people had hang-ups about this year, but I think it's exceeded our high expectations. So you wouldn't think it could go longer, because of the limitations of the concept, but I don't know. It could happen. Why not? It's worked so far.

  • Mary Lynn Rajskub (on doing more action scenes in 24): I would love for that to happen again. I didn't think that I would like it, shooting a gun. But I have to say, I was pretty into it. It's kind of bad a**. I think she's gonna become a gangster, and insist on carrying a sawed-off shot gun. It seems cumbersome but...

  • Mary Lynn Rajskub (on her move from comedy to drama): I see it as the same thing. And though I don’t really play it for comedy, I think that Chloe is a very funny character - she takes herself so seriously. And that’s what I love - the fact that you can find these little weird comedic things on a show like 24.

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Trivia (38)

  • Mary Lynn was chosen as one of People Magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, in May 2007.

  • In 2006 Mary was in the movie Little Miss Sunshine.

  • In 2001 Mary was in the following movies: Storytelling and The Girls Guitar Club.

  • In 1998 Mary was in the movie The Thin Pink Line.

  • In 1997 Mary was in the movie Who's the Caboose?

  • Mary currently lives in Venice, California.

  • Mary's parents are Betty and Tony Rajskub.

  • Mary's surname, Rajskub, is of Czech origin.

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