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Mary Birdsong

c/o Asteri Group Ltd, 225 West 34th Street Suite 2000 New York City, New York 10122 United States
n/a . n/a n/a . http://www.youtube.com/marybirdsong
AFTRA, AEA, SAG, ASCAP, WGA, BMI and ASCAP, SAG-AFTRA

Performer Profile


  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5 feet 2 in
  • Weight: 120 lbs
  • Age Range: 35 - 55
  • Physique: Average
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Hair Length: Shoulder Length
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian, Native American
  • Voice Type: Alto

Representation


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Film


The Descendants Kai Alexander Payne, dir.
A Happening Of Monumental Proportions Brick Judy Greer, dir.
Adventureland Francie Greg Mottola, dir.
Percy Jackson 2: Sea of Monsters Wasp (Grey Sister) 20th Century Fox/Thor Freudenthal
The Caterpillar Event Mom Robert Putka
Killers Jackie Vallero Robert Luketic, dir.
It's KInd Of A Funny Story Bobby's Ex-Wife Anna Boden/Ryan Fleck, dirs.
Made Of Honor Sharon Paul Weiland, dir./SONY
Angry White Man Maxine Brian O'Connell
Halloween II Nancy MacDonald Rob Zombie, dir.
High School Mrs. Gordon John Stahlberg, dir.
Reno 911: Miami Deputy Cherisha KImball Ben Garant, dir./PARAMOUNT
Beer League Rhonda Frank Sebastiano, dir.
Pizza Siobhan Mark Christopher, dir.
Kyle Bell vs The Devil Exec. Producer Throws Like A Girl Prods.
Snow Days (Official Selection, Sundance 2000) Eve Adam Marcus, dir.
The Last Request Marlene Independent

Television


Succession Marianne HBO/Adam McKay
Max (Lena Dunham Pilot) Sue Welch HBO/Lena Dunham
The Daily Show w/Jon Stewart Correspondent Comedy Central
Schitt's Creek Jocelyn Schitt Anonymous/Eugene Levy
Downwardly Mobile Kathy Lee NBC/Universal/Gail Mancuso
The Middle Kiki ABC
Suburban Shootout (pilot) Louise (Series Regular) HBO (Barry Sonnenfeld, dir.)
Raising Hope Mayor Suzie Hellman Fox
Crash and Bernstein Mel Bernstein Disney XD
Ben and Kate Deanne Fox
Perception Cheryl Corvis TNT
Mad Love Kelly ABC
Reno 911 Deputy Cherisha KImball Comedy Central
Late Night w/Conan O'Brien Guest (Herself) NBC
Unt. Eric Gilliland Project Lisa (Series Regular) Fox Pilot w/James Caan & Jill Clayburgh
Svetlana Madeleine HDnet TV
Lewis Black's Root Of All Evil Rocket Ship Capt. (w/Patton Oswalt) Comedy Central
Welcome To New York Connie (Series Regular) CBS/Studios USA/WORLDWIDE PANTS
The Howard Stern Show Sketch Player (Recurring) E!
Crossballs Series Regular Comedy Central
Out Of Jimmy's Head Cosima Von Darkness The Cartoon Network
Ed Lisa Barnes (Guest Star) NBC
Contest Searchlight Alicia (Series Regular) Dennis Leary/Comedy Central
Loomis (pilot) Series Regular CBS
Rubbing Charlie (pilot) Beth (Series Regular) CBS/Big Ticket Television
Normal People (pilot) Guest Star Fox

Theater


Tales of the City Mona Ramsey A.C.T./Jason Moore, dir.
Hairspray Velma Von Tussle Broadway (Jack O'Brian, dir.)
Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me Principal (Theater World Award) Broadway (Scott Wittman, dir.)
Love, Loss & What I Wore Principal Nora & Delia Ephron (Karen Carpenter, dir)
Adult Entertainment (by Elaine May) Vixen Fox Off-Broadway (Stanley Donen, dir.)
Judy Speaks Judy Garland Ars Nova (Gregory Wolfe, dir.)
Watt! (Musical Workshop) Leilani Watt by David Javerbaum
Julius Caesar Portia Moonwork (Gregory Wolfe, dir.)
Jackie's Kosher Christmas Judy Garland Kevin Maloney, dir.
Screen Door (Benefit) Judy Garland (w/Charles Busch) TWEED Theatre Co./Kevin Maloney, dir.

Comedy


HBO/US Comedy Arts Festival Judy Garland (in Judy Speaks) Julie Kramer
Toyota Comedy Festival w/Gotham City Improv (Groundlings East)
Late Friday Standup Performer NBC
UCB (Upright Citizen's Brigade) Various Shows
Gotham City Improv (Groundlings East) Company Member Tom Chalmers, dir.

Music


Cottonhead (band) Lead Vocals, Songwriter OK Records
99 Cent Whore (band) Lead Vocals, Songwriter Throws Like A Girl Prods.
What A Pair! (Benefit Concert) Principal (2007 & 2009) John Wayne Cancer Institute Breast Center
Loser's Lounge Regular Lead Singer Joe's Pub, Fez, Westbeth Theater Center
Beck Backing Vocals
Jon Spencer & the Blues Explosion Backing Vocals
Mary Birdsong & The OK Canaries Lead Vocals, songwriter

Voice Over


W.E. (Women's Entertainment) Promo V.O. for W.E. (2000-2003)
Tak & The Power Of JuJu Killjoy JuJu Nickelodeon
Stroker & Hoop Many Roles Comedy Central/Adult Swim
Ragu- National Spot VO
Because She Can (Audio Book) All Roles (Earphone Award, Audiophile Magazine)
Batman (Audio Book) Poison Ivy
Easy-Off (National TV Spot) VO

Internet


Bitter Party of Five Herself

Video


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Various Roles Rockstar Games

Performer Skills


  • Performance Skills: Comedian, Dancing, Teleprompter, Improvisation, Singing, Stunts, Host, Voiceover
  • Athletic Skills: Aerobics, Track & Field, Baseball, Cycling, Football
  • Accents: Southern, Middle Eastern, Scottish, Irish, British, Midwest, Russian, Australian, German, Chinese, Spanish, French, Italian
  • Spoken Languages: French
  • Musical Instruments: Guitar, Piano
  • Dance: Disco, Club/Freestyle

Education


  • NYU Tisch School of the Arts, BFA in Theater, New York, NY, 1990
    Received the Stella Adler Award for Outstanding Achievement in Acting, 1990
  • American Conservatory Theater, MFA (in Acting), San Francisco, CA, 2012
    Mary received her honorary masters degree in acting from A.C.T. and gave a commencement address to the graduating class of the graduate acting students that year.

Training


  • NYU Tisch School of the Arts, NY NY , Theater, Musical Theater, Singing, Ballet, Tap, Broadway Dance, Stella Adler, Mario Siletti, James Tripp, Alice Winston, Gregory Abels, Casey Kaziah, Joan Evans, Kira Guzikova, 1990

Awards


  • Theater World Awards, Broadway Debut , 2007
    for performance on Broadway in Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me
  • NYU/Tisch School of the Arts Graduation, Stella Adler Award for Outstanding Achievement in Acting, 1990
    Studied with Stella Adler before her passing at the Stella Adler Conservatory in NYC.
  • Amercican Conservatory Theatre Commencement , Honorary Masters Degree in Acting, 2013
    For excellence in acting.

Employment Details


  • Work History: Improv & Sketch Comedy, Internet, Theater, Radio, Voice Over, Television, Industrial, Commercial, Film
  • Job Categories: Directing, Costumes, Producing, Composing, Acting, Writing
  • Are you willing to work unpaid?: No
  • Authorized to work in United States: Yes
  • Primary Citizenship: United States
  • Valid Passport: Yes
  • Prior Job Title 1: "Max" HBO TV Pilot (Produced & Directed by Lena Dunham)
  • Prior Job Title 2: "The Descendants" (starring George Clooney)
  • Prior Job Title 3: "Freeholders" (starring Julianne Moore & Ellen Page)

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