Mary Lynn Rajskub

Mary Lynn Rajskub

  • Highest Rated: 91% Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
  • Lowest Rated: 17% Sex, Death And Bowling (2015)
  • Birthday: Jun 22, 1971
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • With a quiet exterior and a unique array of facial expressions that hint at something hilarious simmering beneath the surface, actress/comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub, born June 22nd, 1971, has come a long way since joining the cast of Mr. Show back in 1995. Born in Detroit, Michigan on June 22nd, 1971, Rajskub's entry into the comedy scene wasn't entirely intentional, the former performance artist decided to try her hand at humor when a non-comedic performance at the San Francisco Art Institute elicited unexpected laughs from the audience. Subsequently realizing the absurdity inherent in overly serious performance art, Rajskub soon adjusted her act to become a parody of performance art. The unique take on live comedy quickly caught on with audiences, and shortly thereafter, Rajskub was approached by Bob Odenkirk and David Cross and asked to join the cast of their upcoming HBO stream-of-consciousness comedy series Mr. Show. A somewhat bitter falling out with series co-creator Cross found Rajskub departing from the series after a year to take a job at Seattle's Best Coffee, but her career as a caffeine dealer would quickly come to an end when Garry Shandling caught wind of her act. Subsequently cast as the enthusiastic but somewhat awkward talent booker on The Larry Sanders Show, Rajskub also began to branch out into feature territory with supporting roles in such films as Bury Me in Kern County and the mockumentary The Thin Pink Line (both 1998). Blink-and-you'll-miss-her roles in such high-profile releases as Man on the Moon and Road Trip were quick to follow, with a small but memorable turn as a bubble-wrapped cult member in Dude, Where's My Car? preceding yet another fleeting appearance in the "Fiction" segment of director Todd Solondz's Storytelling. By this point, Rajskub had expanded her presence on television with a recurring role in Veronica's Closet, and after appearing with Girls Guitar Club bandmate Karen Kilgariff in the independent drama The Anniversary Party, she made a move back to the small screen with the ill-fated sketch comedy series The Downer Channel. If that series didn't last long, Rajskub didn't need to worry since appearances in such features as Punch-Drunk Love, Sweet Home Alabama, and Legally Blonde 2 found her slowly drifting toward more substantial roles on the silver screen. After becoming a frequent player in the 2003-2004 season of the wildly popular television series 24, Rajskub took an ominous turn with her role as Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme in the 2004 made-for-television remake Helter Skelter.In 2006 she took on supporting roles in the Academy Award winning comedy drama Little Miss Sunshine, and director Christine Jeffs slice-of-life comedy drama Sunshine Cleaning. The continued to deliver solid supporting performances in 2008's Julie & Julia, and 2011's Safety Not Guaranteed.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

75% Cold Brook Actor 2019
No Score Yet Benjamin Actor 2019
No Score Yet How High 2 Actor 2019
27% Night School Actor 2018
89% In Search of Fellini Actor $11.3K 2017
No Score Yet Em busca de Fellini Kerri 2017
17% Sex, Death And Bowling Kim Wells 2015
No Score Yet Jason Nash Is Married Actor 2014
76% The Kings of Summer Captain Davis $1.4M 2013
90% Safety Not Guaranteed Bridget $4.1M 2012
77% Julie & Julia Sarah $94.2M 2009
74% Sunshine Cleaning Lynn $12.1M 2009
No Score Yet American Fork (Humble Pie) Peggy 2007
91% Little Miss Sunshine Pageant Assistant Pam $59.9M 2006
18% Firewall Janet Stone $48.7M 2006
85% Mysterious Skin Avalyn Friesen $0.6M 2005
No Score Yet Helter Skelter Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme 2004
No Score Yet Serial Slayer Grace 2004
37% Legally Blonde 2 - Red, White & Blonde Reena Giuliani $89.9M 2003
80% Punch-Drunk Love Elizabeth $17.9M 2002
38% Sweet Home Alabama Dorothea $127.3M 2002
53% Storytelling Melinda $0.9M 2002
61% The Anniversary Party Mary-Lynn $3M 2001
17% Dude, Where's My Car? Zelmina $45M 2000
No Score Yet The Thin Pink Line Actor 2000
No Score Yet Sunset Strip Eileen 2000
58% Road Trip Blind Brenda 2000
63% Man on the Moon Friday's Mary 1999
83% Magnolia Janet (Frank's Assistant) 1999
No Score Yet Bury Me In Kern County Amanda 1998
85% The Truth About Cats & Dogs Female Radio Caller 1996

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The $100,000 Pyramid
2016
Appearing
  • 2019
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
Crystal
  • 2018
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2014
64% The Guest Book
2017-2018
Lynn
  • 2017
No Score Yet To Tell the Truth
2016
Panelist
  • 2017
81% The Girlfriend Experience
2016-2017
Erin Roberts
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014-2017
Panelist Appearing Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Not Safe with Nikki Glaser
2016
Guest
  • 2016
97% Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2013
Genevieve Genevieve Mirren-Carter
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing
  • 2015
75% Maron
2013-2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet World's Funniest Fails
2015
Panelist
  • 2015
75% 24: Live Another Day
2014
Chloe O'Brian
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet 2 Broke Girls
2011-2017
Bebe
  • 2014
  • 2013
57% Californication
2007-2014
Goldie
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
94% New Girl
2011-2018
Peg
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
Susie Hamblin
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Panelist Guest
  • 2013
  • 2010
80% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Marion Steiner
  • 2012
No Score Yet Mash Up
2012
Performer
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Burn With Jeff Ross
2012-2013
Appearing
  • 2012
100% The L.A. Complex
2012
Appearing
  • 2012
27% How to Be a Gentleman
2011-2012
Janet
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest
  • 2011
96% Raising Hope
2010-2014
Tanya
  • 2011
86% Modern Family
2009
Tracy
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show
2010-2013
Performer
  • 2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2010
92% Royal Pains
2009-2016
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
2008-2010
Guest
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2010
  • 2007
86% 24
2001-2014
Chloe O'Brian Chloe O'Brain
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
96% It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
2005
Gail the Snail
  • 2009
33% The Wanda Sykes Show
2009-2010
Guest
  • 2009
94% Flight of the Conchords
2007-2009
Karen
  • 2009
  • 2007
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
Guest
  • 2007
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2007
82% Gilmore Girls
2000-2016
Troubadour Appearing Guest
  • 2006
  • 2002
No Score Yet The King of Queens
1998-2007
Priscilla Guest
  • 2002
  • 1998
No Score Yet Just Shoot Me
1997-2003
Penny
  • 2001
No Score Yet Veronica's Closet
1997-2000
Chloe
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
95% NewsRadio
1995-1999
Guest
  • 1998
75% Highston
2015
Jean Liggetts
No Score Yet Shasta McNasty
1999
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
Mary Lou

QUOTES FROM Mary Lynn Rajskub CHARACTERS

Elle Woods
Hi everyone!
Timothy McGinn
Look, it's Capitol Barbie.
Reena Giuliani
She's so shiny.
Lynn
How'd she die?
Norah Norkowski
It was sorta a do-it-yourself thing?