MARY BIRDSONG is best known as Deputy Cherisha Kimball on "Reno 911," but has also graced Comedy Central’s screen with her work on "The Daily Show w/Jon Stewart," Lewis Black’s “The Root Of All Evil,” and “Crossballs.” In film, she recently appeared as Kristin Stewart's stepmom "Francy" in the Greg Mottola film "Adventureland." Mary also shot two films back to back this year in Georgia-- Rob Zombie's Halloween II (playing Dr. Loomis's (Malcolm McDowell's) uptight book publicist, and 5 KIllers (a spy thriller/romantic comedy w/Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Riggle and Catherine O'Hara). Other films include "Made of Honor" opposite Patrick Dempsey, "Reno 911:Miami," & "Beer League." In TV, Mary shot the HBO pilot "Suburban Shootout" (directed by Barry Sonnenfeld), "Ed," "Welcome to NY" (w/Jim Gaffigan), "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," and many never-seen but delightful tv pilots opposite James Caan, Jill Clayburgh, Cheri Oteri, Scott Wolfe, and other names she will drop shamelessly when gripped by crippling low self-esteem. Mary created a slew of original characters in the NBC sketch comedy cult-hit (meaning: "also never aired"), "Live On Tape" and wrote a series of one-acts for her alter-ego: 1940s B-movie star Janet Lamé, who appeared on something the kids are calling "television" on NBC's "Late Friday." Mary also sings in the rock bands 99 Cent Whore (myspace.com/99centwhore) and Cottonhead. On Broadway, Mary won a Theatre World Award in 2007 for her debut in the musical "Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me!," and also appeared as Velma Von Tussle in Hairspray. In 2008, Mary starred in the cult-favorite “Broadway Bares” at Roseland in NYC. And Off Broadway, she created the role of Vixen Fox in Elaine May's "Adult Entertainment" (Dir. by Stanley Donen). Mary also starred as Judy Garland in "Judy Speaks" (which she wrote) at the Ars Nova Theatre, and as Portia in "Julius Caesar" (which Shakespeare wrote) at Moonworks, both directed by Gregory Wolfe.
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