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Mary Birdsong

Mary grew up in the small beach community of Long Beach Island, New Jersey. Mary graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where she earned her BFA in acting, and was also awarded the Stella Adler Award for Outstanding Achievement in Acting.Mary made her Broadway debut in "Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me" in 2006, for which she won the prestigious Theatre World Award. Mary also stared as rookie cop "Deputy Kimball" in Reno 911 on Comedy Central, and in the Fox feature film "Reno 911: Miami."She has performed in several shows on Comedy Central-- appearing regularly on the network in "Crossballs," Contest Searchlight w/Dennis Leary and "The Daily Show w/Jon Stewart." Mary has appeared in numerous TV pilots, including CBS' "Rubbing Charlie" (starring Scott Wolfe), a FOX sitcom starring James Caan and Jill Clayburgh, the role of "Connie" in CBS' "Welcome to New York" with Christine Baranski, and a co-starring role with Cheri Oteri in the sitcom pilot, "Loomis." Mary has appeared as a guest star on "Normal People" (FOX TV pilot with Tori Spelling), and "Talk To Me" (ABC sitcom w/Kyra Sedgwick). She has done guest spots on MTV's "Apt. 2F," NBC's "ED" & "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" & "The Howard Stern Show" on E!. As a writer/performer Mary created 25+ original characters in the NBC sketch comedy pilot, "Live On Tape". But Mary is no stranger to the legitimate stage.She trod the boards in the very UN-legitimate role of "Vixen Fox" (a porn star) in Elaine May's off-Broadway comedy "Adult Entertainment" with Danny Aiello and Jeannie Berlin at the Variety Arts Theatre in NYC. Other theatre roles include "Portia" in the Moonwork production of "Julius Caesar" in New York City, and "Victoria Fitch" in the musical "Palm Beach." She wrote and starred in the one-woman off-Broadway show "Judy Speaks" at the Ars Nova Theatre in New York City, and at Playhouse Merced in CA. She also wrote/starred in a series of one-acts for her alter-ego, the 1940s B-movie star Janet Lamé, who made her small screen debut on NBC's variety show "Late Friday." She has also performed her other one-woman shows "The Very Mary Birdsong Show" & "The Respectable Race" in L.A. at the HBO/WB Workspace and in New York @ PSNBC. Other film credits include "Beer League" (w/Artie Lange), "Pizza," "Le Chase," "Above Freezing," "Let It Snow," "In God's Hands," (starring Peter Sarsgaard) and "The Last Request" (starring Danny Aiello.)

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Apr 18, 1968 In Long Beach Island, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Daily Show 1996-07-22
Latest Project:
Series The Knick 2014-08-08

1 win & 1 nomination.

Known For
Poster of The Knick
Poster of The Neighbors
Poster of Raising Hope
Poster of The Middle
The Knick Unknown 2014-08-08
Review Unknown 2014-02-27
Perception Unknown 2012-07-09
Ben and Kate Unknown 2012-09-25
Crash & Bernstein Mel Bernstein 22 episodes, 2012-2014 2012-10-01
The Neighbors Unknown 2012-09-26
Mad Love Unknown 2011
Franklin & Bash Unknown 2011-06-01
Raising Hope Unknown 2010-09-01
Svetlana Unknown 2010-01-01
T.U.F.F. Puppy Unknown 2010-10-02
Shake It Up Unknown 2010-11-07
RuPaul's Drag Race Unknown 2009-02-02
The Middle Unknown 2009-09-30
Stroker and Hoop Angel / ... 8 episodes, 2005 2004-08-01
Reno 911! Deputy Cherisha Kimball / ... 63 episodes, 2004-2020 2003-07-23
Ed Unknown 2000-10-08
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law Unknown 2000-12-30
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22