Mary Lynn Rajskub

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Date of Birth: June 22nd 1971

Mary Lynn Rajskub (sometimes credited as Marylynn Rajskub) (pronounced "RICE-cub" or in IPA: ) is an actress, artist, and comedienne of Czech descent.

She is most famous for her role as CTU tech analyst Chloe O'Brian on 24, which she joined in 2003 at the start of the show's third season. Her character was a hit with viewers and critics and was one of the few cast members to return in the show's fourth season. After being a regular guest star for two seasons, Rajskub became a main cast member in the show's fifth season. She is now lead female, with top billing second only to Kiefer Sutherland.

She is also a skilled guitar player, and was part of a comic duo (with Karen Kilgariff) called Girls Guitar Club. In 2006, she made a cameo appearance in an episode of Gilmore Girls where she played a troubadour looking for her big break. (Rajskub had previously appeared on Gilmore Girls as the female lead in A Film by Kirk, a short film made by the character Kirk Gleason).

Rajskub has volunteered as an actress with the Young Storytellers Program. She has an educational backgound as a painter, having attended the San Francisco Art Institute.

She has been nominated twice for a Screen Actors Guild Award; once in 2005, and again in 2007 for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

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