Mary Birdsong (born April 18, 1968) is an American actress, comedian, writer, and singer. Birdsong was born on Long Beach Island, New Jersey, one of five sisters. She played the role of Kai Mitchell opposite George Clooney in the Alexander Payne film The Descendants. She may be best known for her role as Deputy Cherisha Kimball on the Comedy Central series Reno 911!. She is also known for her Judy Garland impression. She is a former correspondent on The Daily Show and Crossballs. As a voice actor, she has appeared in animated series such as Stroker and Hoop and Harvey Birdman: Attorney At Law, as well as the best-selling video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. She is the reader of the audiobook version of the 2007 Bridie Clark book, Because She Can. She sings in the rock bands Cottonhead and 99 Cent Whore.