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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.


Dolly Parton's Pet Gala 2024-02-21
Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love Self - Guest 2023-04-26
The Venture Bros.: Radiant Is the Blood of the Baboon Heart Bobbi St. Simone (voice) 2023-07-21
Her War, Her Story: World War II Self - Narrator (voice) 2022-11-01
Ivy + Bean: The Ghost That Had to Go Mrs. Noble 2022-09-02
Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine KJ Dillard 2020-10-27
100% Wolf The Commander (voice) 2020-06-26
UglyDolls Scanner / Electronic Female Voice (voice) 2019-05-01
#NoJoke Self 2019-09-09
Taylor Swift - Live at Amazon Prime Day Concert Host 2019-07-11
A Play Betty 2018-07-01
A Legendary Christmas with John & Chrissy Self 2018-11-28
Ralph Breaks the Internet Calhoun (voice) 2018-11-20
Dropping The Soap Olivia Vanderstein 2017-03-07
Earth Live Herself - Co-Host 2017-07-09
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
After the Reality Doctor 2016-04-21
Writer's Block Jane 2016-12-31
To Russia With Love Self - Narrator (voice) 2014-10-19
Afternoon Delight Lenore 2013-08-30
A.C.O.D. Dr. Judith 2013-10-03
Escape from Planet Earth Io (voice) 2013-02-14
Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Self 2012-08-12
Abominable Christmas Margaret Knowhow (voice) 2012-10-23
8 Maggie Gallagher 2012-03-03
The Three Stooges Mother Superior 2012-04-13
Wreck-It Ralph Sergeant Calhoun (voice) 2012-11-01
Dino Time Sue 2012-12-07
Glee: Keep on Believin' Self 2012-04-10
Glee: The Concert Movie Sue Sylvester (scenes deleted) 2011-08-11
Small Fry Queen Neptuna (voice) 2011-11-23
Rio Alice / Goose (voice) 2011-04-03
Paul Pat Stevenson 2011-02-14
Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular Gretched (voice) 2010-12-07
Shrek Forever After Gretched (voice) 2010-05-16
Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back Dr. Poole (voice) 2010-05-26
Secret Ingredients: Creating Julie & Julia Self 2009-12-08
Annul Victory Self 2009-05-02
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Diatryma Mom (voice) 2009-06-26
Julie & Julia Dorothy McWilliams 2009-08-06
Weather Girl J.D. 2009-07-10
Mr. Troop Mom Miss Hulka 2009-06-19
Spring Breakdown Senator Hartmann 2009-05-22
The Face Is Familiar 2009-06-08
Post Grad Carmella Malby 2009-08-21
The Toe Tactic Honey Strumpet 2009-01-29
Man Maid Sabena 2009-10-28
Alex's Halloween Mother 2008-10-04
Space Chimps Dr. Poole (voice) 2008-06-25
Tru Loved Ms. Maple 2008-02-27
I Do & I Don't Nora Stelmack 2008-01-01
The Rocker Lisa 2008-08-20
Role Models Gayle Sweeny 2008-11-07
Big Breaks M.J. 2008-12-31
Adventures of Power Joni 2008-01-20
Another Cinderella Story Dominique Blatt 2008-09-16
Alvin and the Chipmunks Gail 2007-12-13
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Gail the Television Reporter 2007-12-21
Smiley Face Casting Director 2007-11-16
Eye of the Dolphin Glinton 2007-08-24
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
Area 57 Irene Maloof 2007-01-01
Holly Hobbie and Friends: Best Friends Forever Joan Hobbie / Minnie 2007-09-18
Holly Hobbie and Friends: Christmas Wishes Joan Hobbie / Minnie (voice) 2006-10-24
Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema Self 2006-02-12
For Your Consideration Cindy 2006-11-17
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Lucy Bobby 2006-08-04
Fifty Pills Doreen 2006-04-26
The Californians Sybill Platt 2005-10-21
Bam Bam and Celeste Darlene 2005-09-13
PROM-troversy Mimi Nimby (Concerned Parent) 2005-01-05
The 40 Year Old Virgin Paula 2005-08-11
Little Black Boot Grace 2004-01-16
Surviving Eden Maude Silver 2004-03-01
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Realtor (uncredited) 2004-12-16
Sleepover Gabby Corky 2004-07-09
Memoirs of an Evil Stepmother Blanche Monroe 2004-09-18
Exposed Julie Gross 2003-10-17
A Mighty Wind Laurie Bohner 2003-04-16
Collateral Damage Agent Russo 2002-02-06
The Big Time Miss Rush 2002-10-20
Best in Show Christy Cummings 2000-09-29
What Planet Are You From? Doreen 2000-03-03
Colour Me Gay 2000-06-01
Red Lipstick 2000-02-16
Touch Me Counselor 1997-09-05
Fatal Instinct Prison Reporter 1993-10-29
The Fugitive Kathy Wahlund 1993-08-06
In the Best Interest of the Children Gwen Hatcher 1992-02-16
Straight Talk Gladys (voice) 1992-04-03
Taxi Killer 1988-01-01
Nice Guys Finish Last Mom
The Rise of Miss Power Miss Power