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I read a fan bulletin board once, and somebody said I had a face like a potato, so I never went back on there.

I read a fan bulletin board once, and somebody said I had a face like a potato, so I never went back on there.

I personally have a background of many days on end of confusion, understimulation, overstimulation, and uncomfortableness with the world around me. ---->>>

I've been a weirdo since I was a kid. ---->>>

I'm not married and I don't think that's going to work out for me. I'm not even bitter, I'm just exhausted. ---->>>

I'm doing stand-up comedy. I'm working on a one-woman show about how I don't like my baby. There is a period of time where a baby is born where the next 3 months is harrowing. A lot of people say it's the most wonderful time, but for me it was harrowing. ---->>>

I told my agents that I didn't want to go on the audition. But as that was happening I called my mom, who has been watching the show from the beginning, and my mom said, 'It's the coolest show. You have to go.' ---->>>

My stand-up has always been very character-based. I'm not really the kind of person that's like, 'Hey, here's what's on my mind! Tip your waitress!' I would create the jokes based on the character I was playing. It was always a performance-based thing for me. ---->>>

The more I get to do this character, the more I realize that she's not just annoying. It's that her strength is not interacting with people socially. She just doesn't have time because she has so much going on in her brain. ---->>>

'24' is a pretty serious show - there isn't a lot of improv that is happening. Having said that, I do play around with the delivery. A lot of the humor comes from playing a character who is very furious and really up in her own brain and in a serious situation. That is humorous to me. ---->>>

I went to art school for fine art and then I started doing performance art, and then I started making fun of performance art, and it turned into 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. ---->>>

When you go to auditions, pretend you already have the job and you're just presenting - almost like you're at the table read. Don't go in with an air of, 'Please like me,' or, 'Please hire me.' You're like, 'Here's my take on it. Take it or leave it. I've got a lot of other things to do today.' ---->>>

'24' is not an anti-government show, really. We've always relied on Jack to fight for the greater good in his own way, and at times, '24' is very patriotic. For me personally, I definitely pay attention to things in a different way. ---->>>

I always love performing live, and that's what I was doing that started getting me acting parts, so I still find time do it. ---->>>

I don't like magic. ---->>>

I had fun doing a lot of low-budget movies and web series. And I got back into stand-up where I started. ---->>>

I like America. I think it's pretty cool. ---->>>

I like America. I think it's pretty cool. I got into acting to avoid politics of any sort so I could remain in a fantasy world. ---->>>

I need to see where I am physically and practicing with NHL players is the best way to find that out. ---->>>

It always surprised me that I was getting acting work. ---->>>

I hadn't even watched '24' before, and the audition was kind of far away. When I got the material, there wasn't a character yet, so it almost seemed like an assistant to Jack Bauer saying, 'Yes, sir. No, sir.' ---->>>

Chloe is really just like an exaggerated aspect of myself.

Chloe is really just like an exaggerated aspect of myself.

I got into acting to avoid politics of any sort so I could remain in a fantasy world. ---->>>

I have to paint at least two times a week, and there's not enough time in the day to do everything. ---->>>

The really cool challenge of '24' was learning on camera how to be a dramatic actress. The biggest difficulty was the industry side of things. I was very lucky that I had Joel Surnow, one of the creators of '24,' in my corner. Early on, the Fox executives couldn't believe that I was on the show. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 06-22, 1971
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
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Occupation: Actress
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Mary Lynn Rajskub (/ˈraɪskəb/; born June 22, 1971) is an American actress and comedian, best known for portraying Chloe O'Brian in the Fox action thriller series 24. (wikipedia)