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Jane Lynch

1960-07-14 Evergreen Park, Illinois, USA

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Jane Marie Lynch (born July 14, 1960) is an American actress, comedian, and author. Lynch is known for starring as Sue Sylvester in the Fox musical comedy series Glee (2009–2015), which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award. She also gained recognition for her roles in Christopher Guest's mockumentary films, such as Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003), and For Your Consideration (2006). Lynch had a recurring role in the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men (2004–2014), for which she received a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award, as well as recurring roles in the Showtime drama series The L Word (2005–2009), the CBS police drama series Criminal Minds (2006–2020), the CBS All Access drama series The Good Fight (2017–present), and the Amazon Prime Video period comedy series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017–present), for which she received a Primetime Emmy Award. Since 2013, she has hosted the NBC game show Hollywood Game Night, which has earned her two Primetime Emmy Awards. Lynch has had roles in numerous mainstream comedy films, such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Role Models (2008), Paul (2011), and The Three Stooges (2012). She has lent her voice to numerous animated films, including Space Chimps (2008), Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009), Shrek Forever After (2010), Rio (2011), Wreck-It Ralph (2012), and Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018). In 2013, Lynch received the 2,505th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the television category, located at 6640 Hollywood Blvd. Among her numerous accolades, Lynch has received five Primetime Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a Golden Globe Award.


Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love Self - Guest 2023-04-26
Ivy + Bean: The Ghost That Had to Go 2022-09-02
100% Wolf The Commander (voice) 2020-06-26
Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine KJ Dillard 2020-10-27
#NoJoke Herself 2019-09-09
UglyDolls Scanner / Electronic Female Voice (voice) 2019-05-01
Taylor Swift - Live at Amazon Prime Day Concert Host 2019-07-11
Ralph Breaks the Internet Calhoun (voice) 2018-11-20
A Legendary Christmas with John & Chrissy Self 2018-11-28
A Play Betty 2018-07-01
Earth Live Herself - Co-Host 2017-07-09
Dropping The Soap Olivia Vanderstein 2017-03-07
Must See TV: An All Star Tribute to James Burrows Self 2016-02-21
Mascots Gabby Monkhouse 2016-10-11
The Late Bloomer Caroline 2016-10-07
Writer's Block Jane 2016-12-31
After the Reality Doctor 2016-04-21
Back to the Jurassic 2015-06-09
To Russia With Love Herself - Narrator (voice) 2014-10-19
Afternoon Delight Lenore 2013-08-30
绿林大冒险 Ilene 2013-12-01
A.C.O.D. Dr. Judith 2013-10-03
Wreck-It Ralph Sergeant Calhoun (voice) 2012-11-01
Escape from Planet Earth Io (voice) 2012-12-27
Abominable Christmas Margaret Knowhow (voice) 2012-10-23
8 Maggie Gallagher 2012-03-03
Dino Time Sue 2012-12-07
Glee: Keep on Believin' Self 2012-04-10
Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Herself 2012-08-12
The Three Stooges Mother Superior 2012-04-13
Paul Pat Stevenson 2011-02-14
Rio Alice / Goose (voice) 2011-04-03
Small Fry Queen Neptuna (voice) 2011-11-23
Glee: The Concert Movie Sue Sylvester 2011-08-11
Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back Dr. Poole (voice) 2010-05-26
Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular Gretched (voice) 2010-12-07
Shrek Forever After Gretched (voice) 2010-05-16
Mr. Troop Mom Miss Hulka 2009-06-19
Julie & Julia Dorothy McWilliams 2009-08-06
Spring Breakdown Senator Hartmann 2009-05-22
Weather Girl J.D. 2009-07-10
Annul Victory Self 2009-05-02
The Face Is Familiar 2009-06-08
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Diatryma Mom (voice) 2009-06-26
Secret Ingredients: Creating Julie & Julia 2009-12-08
Man Maid Sabena 2009-10-28
The Toe Tactic Honey Strumpet 2009-01-29
Post Grad Carmella Malby 2009-08-21
Role Models Gayle Sweeny 2008-11-07
I Do & I Don't Nora Stelmack 2008-01-01
Another Cinderella Story Dominique Blatt 2008-09-16
Alex's Halloween Mother 2008-10-04
Tru Loved Ms. Maple 2008-02-27
The Rocker Lisa 2008-08-20
Space Chimps Dr. Poole (voice) 2008-06-25
Big Breaks M.J. 2008-12-31
Adventures of Power Joni 2008-01-20
Alvin and the Chipmunks Gail 2007-12-13
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Gail the Television Reporter 2007-12-21
Area 57 Irene Maloof 2007-01-01
Eye of the Dolphin Glinton 2007-08-24
Holly Hobbie and Friends: Best Friends Forever Joan Hobbie / Minnie 2007-09-18
Smiley Face Casting Director 2007-11-16
The List Dr. Davina 2007-05-05
Holly Hobbie and Friends: Surprise Party Joan Hobbie / Minnie (voice) 2007-08-28
Suffering Man's Charity Ingrid Sorensen 2007-03-09
Fifty Pills Doreen 2006-04-26
For Your Consideration Cindy 2006-11-22
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Lucy Bobby 2006-08-04
Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema Self 2006-02-12
The 40 Year Old Virgin Paula 2005-08-11
Bam Bam and Celeste Darlene 2005-09-13
PROM-troversy Mimi Nimby (Concerned Parent) 2005-01-05
The Californians Sybill Platt 2005-10-21
Sleepover Gabby Corky 2004-07-09
Surviving Eden Maude Silver 2004-03-01
Memoirs of an Evil Stepmother Blanche Monroe 2004-09-18
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Realtor (uncredited) 2004-12-16
Little Black Boot Grace 2004-01-16
A Mighty Wind Laurie Bohner 2003-04-16
Exposed Julie Gross 2003-10-17
Collateral Damage Agent Russo 2002-02-06
Red Lipstick 2000-02-16
Best in Show Christy Cummings 2000-09-29
What Planet Are You From? Doreen 2000-03-03
Touch Me Counselor 1997-09-05
Fatal Instinct Prison Reporter 1993-10-29
The Fugitive Kathy Wahlund 1993-08-06
Straight Talk Gladys (voice) 1992-04-03
In the Best Interest of the Children Gwen Hatcher 1992-02-16
Taxi Killer 1988-01-01
The Venture Bros.: Radiant is the Blood of the Baboon Heart Bobbi St. Simone (voice)