Mary Lynn Rajskub Gives Birth


Felicitations! It is my extreme pleasure to report that Mary Lynn Rajskub, the amazing actress who plays dour-mouthed Chloe O’Brian on 24, brought forth the precious fruit from her loins last Thursday … which she immediately named Valentine Anthony. Please join me in a resounding Woot! in celebration of her newborn bundle of joy:

24 star Mary Lynn Rajskub gave birth to a baby boy, Valentine Anthony, Thursday – almost two weeks after her due date, her rep Courtney Knittel confirms exclusively to PEOPLE. “It was like an episode of 24 with the clock ticking,” jokes Rajskub. Valentine, who weighed in at 9lbs., 5oz., is the first child for Rajskub, 37, and her boyfriend Matthew Rolph, 28, a physical trainer. The couple, who met while Rajskub was performing a stand-up comedy gig, disagreed over whether or not to find out the baby’s gender. Rajskub won. “I wanted it to be a surprise,” she says, “and Matthew wanted to find out” … Rajskub, who will return to TV in January for 24’s eighth season, says pregnancy has been, “scary and exciting,” especially given all the advice pals volunteer. “The closer I get to having this child,” she told PEOPLE at her baby shower in June, “the more I’m letting advice go in one ear and out the other. Everyone has their own thing.”

I just absolutely adore Mary Lynn Rajskub and I couldn’t be happier for her and Matthew. I hope she is able to enjoy this time with her baby and can rest up properly … so she can, once again, get back to kickin’ ass on 24 next season ;) Many congrats and much, much love! Welcome to the world, Valentine Anthony!!!