Mary Birdsong

Best known for her portrayal of sin-obsessed and possibly closeted lesbian Deputy Cherisha Kimball on the comedy improv show "Reno 911!" (Comedy Central, 2003-09), Mary Birdsong not only works on screen and stage but ... Read more »
Born: 04/17/1968 in Tallahassee, Florida, USA

Filmography

Actor (32)

Lucky Stiff 2015 (Movie)

Maid (Actor)

Crash & Bernstein 2012 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Franklin & Bash 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Knick 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Neighbors 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters 2013 (Movie)

Gray Sister #1 (Actor)

Raising Hope 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Middle 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

High School 2012 (Movie)

Mrs. Gordon (Actor)

Perception 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mad Love 2011 (Tv Show)

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Shake It Up! 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Descendants 2011 (Movie)

Kai Mitchell (Actor)

It's Kind of a Funny Story 2010 (Movie)

Bobby's Ex (Actor)

Killers 2010 (Movie)

Jackie Vallero (Actor)

Adventureland 2009 (Movie)

Francy (Actor)

Halloween 2 2009 (Movie)

Nancy McDonald (Actor)

Reno 911! 2004 - 2009 (Tv Show)

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Lewis Black's Root of All Evil 2008 (Tv Show)

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Made of Honor 2008 (Movie)

Sharon at Bridal Shower (Actor)

Out of Jimmy's Head 2007 (Tv Show)

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Reel Comedy: Reno 911! Miami 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Reno 911: Miami 2007 (Movie)

Deputy Cherisha Kimball (Actor)

Pizza 2006 (Movie)

Siobahn (Actor)

Crossballs 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Stroker & Hoop 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Ed 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Let It Snow 2001 (Movie)

Sneakered Businesswoman (Actor)

Welcome to New York 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Talk to Me 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Above Freezing 1998 (Movie)

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Biography

Best known for her portrayal of sin-obsessed and possibly closeted lesbian Deputy Cherisha Kimball on the comedy improv show "Reno 911!" (Comedy Central, 2003-09), Mary Birdsong not only works on screen and stage but also writes, directs, produces, does voiceover work and sings in rock bands. She is primarily known for her acting roles, however, which include not just sketch comedy work, but the feature films "Reno 911!: Miami" (2007) as well as "Adventureland" (2009) and "The Descendants" (2011). In 2012, she returned to the small screen with regular appearances on "Crash & Bernstein" (Disney XD, 2012-).

EDUCATION

New York University's Tisch School of the Arts

1986 - 1990

Milestones

2007

Appeared in "Reno 911!: Miami"

2007

Appeared in Alexander Payne's "The Descendants"

2006

Broadway debut in "Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me"

2005

Became regular cast member in "Reno 911!"

2000

First regular series role, "Welcome to New York"

1998

First film role, "Above Freezing"

Bonus Trivia

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"I guess I really do feel like I was born in the wrong era. So I prefer playing vixens. But as far as what comes naturally? Probably just brassy broads. Your basic just-above-poverty level low-lifes." - from Zulkey, Sept. 8, 2006

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"It's not enough to have funny female performers. You want better female comedic roles where we get to be the one that's an *ssh*l*. That, to me, will be the pinnacle for what I want to see for women in film and television, where we get to have a woman be as much of an *ssh*l* as Larry David is." - from TypicalGirls.net, Feb. 11, 2012

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Has been engaged twice but never married.

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Has a passion for archaeology.

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