was named one of the Top 10 Talents on the Rise
by The Hollywood Reporter. Birdsong joined the cast of Comedy Central's hit series Reno 911!
for the third season. Birdsong has a lot more in common with the Reno
cast than her deputy's badge, having graduated from the same college as Kerri Kenney
-Silver, Thomas Lennon
and Robert Ben Garant
. She earned her BFA in Acting from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and was also awarded the Stella Adler Award for Outstanding Achievement in Acting. Previously, she appeared on Comedy Central as a regular on the faux-debate show Crossballs
, in Denis Leary
's Contest Searchlight
and on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
. Hardcore fans of the channel may even recall her appearing in a sketch of the series Viva Variety
, created by Garant, Kenney-Silver, and Lennon. Other television credits include a co-starring role in the CBS sitcom Welcome to New York
, starring Christine Baranski
, as well as guest spots on MTV's Apt. 2F
, NBC's Ed
and Late Night with Conan O'Brien
, ABC's Talk to Me
, and E! television's The Howard Stern Show
More recently Mary starred in the Broadway play Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater. It is a one man show with a cast of six. Mary played many roles including Joan Rivers, Judy Garland, and Jodie Foster. Other stage credits include the role of Vixen Fox in Elaine May's off-Broadway comedy Adult Entertainment with Danny Aiello and Jeannie Berlin at the Variety Arts Theatre in New York City. She also wrote and starred as Judy Garland in the one-woman off-Broadway show Judy Speaks at the Ars Nova Theatre in New York City, where she debuted her new one-woman rock musical The 99 Cent Whore.
Film credits include Pizza, Le Chase, Above Freezing, Let it Snow, In God's Hands and The Last Request. In addition, she has done voiceover work on numerous commercials.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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