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Jane Lynch

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.

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Jul 14, 1960 In Evergreen Park, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Emmy Awards 1949-01-25
Latest Project:
Movie The Venture Bros.: Radiant Is the Blood of the Baboon Heart 2023-07-21
Known For
Poster of Blark and Son
Poster of Wreck-It Ralph
Poster of Shrek Forever After
Poster of Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Movie The Venture Bros.: Radiant Is the Blood of the Baboon Heart Bobbi St. Simone (voice) 2023-07-21
Series Velma Donna (voice) 2023-01-12
Movie Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love Self - Guest 2023-04-26
Movie Ivy + Bean: The Ghost That Had to Go Mrs. Noble 2022-09-02
Series El Deafo Mrs. Sinklemann (voice) 2022-01-07
Movie Ivy + Bean Unknown 2022-09-02
Series Money, Explained Self - Narrator 2021-05-11
Movie The Bleepin' Robot Chicken Archie Comics Special Miss Grundy (voice) 2021-05-23
Series Harriet the Spy Ole Golly (voice) 2021-11-18
Series Only Murders in the Building Sazz Pataki 2021-08-31
Series Space Force Admiral Maywheather 2020-05-29
Movie 100% Wolf The Commander (voice) 2020-06-26
Movie Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine KJ Dillard 2020-10-27
Series Close Enough Barb (voice) 2020-07-09
Series Meet the Chimps Narrator 2020-10-16
Movie UglyDolls Scanner / Electronic Female Voice (voice) 2019-05-01
Series Middle School Moguls Mogul Victoria (voice) 2019-09-08
Series Tamron Hall Unknown 2019-09-09
Movie #NoJoke Self 2019-09-09
Series Blark and Son Frankie 2018-06-03
Series Final Space AVA (voice) 2018-02-26
Series Dallas & Robo Carol 2018-05-30
Movie A Play Betty 2018-07-01
Movie A Legendary Christmas with John & Chrissy Self 2018-11-28
Movie Ralph Breaks the Internet Calhoun (voice) 2018-11-20
Movie Dropping The Soap Olivia Vanderstein 2017-03-07
Series The Good Fight Madeline Starkey 2017-02-19
Movie Earth Live Herself - Co-Host 2017-07-09
Series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Unknown 2017-03-16
Series Will & Grace Roberta 2017-09-28
Series Big Hero 6 The Series Supersonic Sue (voice) 2017-11-20
Series Manhunt Janet Reno 2017-08-01
Movie Must See TV: An All Star Tribute to James Burrows Self 2016-02-21
Series Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Self 2016-02-08
Series Angel from Hell Amy 2016-01-07
Series The Real O'Neals Jane Lynch 2016-03-02
Movie Writer's Block Jane 2016-12-31
Movie After the Reality Doctor 2016-04-21
Movie Mascots Gabby Monkhouse 2016-10-11
Movie The Late Bloomer Caroline 2016-10-07
Series Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter Self 2015-08-02
Series The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show Bernadette Steel ‚Äč(voice) 2015-10-09
Series We Bare Bears Tank / Additional Voices (voice) 2015-08-24
Movie To Russia With Love Self - Narrator (voice) 2014-10-19
Movie Jungle Master Ilene 2013-12-01
Series Hollywood Game Night Herself - Host 2013-07-11
Movie Escape from Planet Earth Io (voice) 2013-02-14
Movie Afternoon Delight Lenore 2013-08-30
Movie A.C.O.D. Dr. Judith 2013-10-03
Series Finding Your Roots Self 2012-03-24
Movie 8 Maggie Gallagher 2012-03-03
Series Inside Comedy Self 2012-01-26
Movie The Three Stooges Mother Superior 2012-04-13
Movie Glee: Keep on Believin' Self 2012-04-10
Movie Dino Time Sue 2012-12-07
Movie Abominable Christmas Margaret Knowhow (voice) 2012-10-23
Movie Wreck-It Ralph Sergeant Calhoun (voice) 2012-11-01
Movie Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Self 2012-08-12
Movie Paul Pat Stevenson 2011-02-14
Series Portlandia Barbecue Planner 2011-01-21
Movie Rio Alice / Goose (voice) 2011-04-03
Movie Glee: The Concert Movie Sue Sylvester (scenes deleted) 2011-08-11
Series The Glee Project Self 2011-06-12
Movie Small Fry Queen Neptuna (voice) 2011-11-23
Movie Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back Dr. Poole (voice) 2010-05-26
Movie Shrek Forever After Gretched (voice) 2010-05-16
Series Conan Self 2010-11-08
Series Neighbors from Hell Alex 2010-06-07
Movie Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular Gretched (voice) 2010-12-07
Movie Spring Breakdown Senator Hartmann 2009-05-22
Movie The Face Is Familiar 2009-06-08
Series Glee Sue Sylvester 2009-05-19
Series Party Down Constance Carmell 2009-03-20
Movie The Toe Tactic Honey Strumpet 2009-01-29
Movie Annul Victory Self 2009-05-02
Movie Mr. Troop Mom Miss Hulka 2009-06-19
Movie Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Diatryma Mom (voice) 2009-06-26
Movie Secret Ingredients: Creating Julie & Julia Self 2009-12-08
Series The Cleveland Show Unknown 2009-09-27
Movie Man Maid Sabena 2009-10-28
Movie Post Grad Carmella Malby 2009-08-21
Movie Weather Girl J.D. 2009-07-10
Movie Julie & Julia Dorothy McWilliams 2009-08-06
Movie Space Chimps Dr. Poole (voice) 2008-06-25
Movie Tru Loved Ms. Maple 2008-02-27
Movie The Rocker Lisa 2008-08-20
Movie Adventures of Power Joni 2008-01-20
Movie I Do & I Don't Nora Stelmack 2008-01-01
Movie Another Cinderella Story Dominique Blatt 2008-09-16
Movie Role Models Gayle Sweeny 2008-11-07
Movie Big Breaks M.J. 2008-12-31
Movie Alex's Halloween Mother 2008-10-04
Series Easy to Assemble 2008-09-22
Series Phineas and Ferb Mrs. Johnson 2007-08-17
Movie The List Dr. Davina 2007-05-05
Movie Ghost Writer Ingrid Sorensen 2007-03-09
Movie Eye of the Dolphin Glinton 2007-08-24
Movie Area 57 Irene Maloof 2007-01-01
Movie Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Gail the Television Reporter 2007-12-21
Series iCarly Pam Puckett 2007-09-08
Movie Alvin and the Chipmunks Gail 2007-12-13
Movie Smiley Face Casting Director 2007-11-16
Movie Holly Hobbie and Friends: Best Friends Forever Joan Hobbie / Minnie 2007-09-18
Series The New Adventures of Old Christine Unknown 2006-03-13
Movie Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema Self 2006-02-12
Series Holly Hobbie & Friends Joan Hobbie (voice) 2006-03-07
Movie Fifty Pills Doreen 2006-04-26
Series Lovespring International Victoria Ratchford 2006-06-05
Series Help Me Help You Unknown 2006-09-26
Movie For Your Consideration Cindy 2006-11-17
Movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Lucy Bobby 2006-08-04
Series American Dad! Chief of Police (voice) 2005-02-06
Series Blind Justice Dr. Taylor 2005-03-08
Series Unscripted Herself 2005-01-09
Series The Life and Times of Juniper Lee Unknown 2005-05-30
Series The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Self 2005-01-03
Movie PROM-troversy Mimi Nimby (Concerned Parent) 2005-01-05
Movie The Californians Sybill Platt 2005-10-21
Series Weeds The Candyman 2005-08-07
Series Criminal Minds Diana Reid 2005-09-22
Series The Reichen Show Self 2005-11-11
Movie Bam Bam and Celeste Darlene 2005-09-13
Movie The 40 Year Old Virgin Paula 2005-08-11
Movie Surviving Eden Maude Silver 2004-03-01
Movie Sleepover Gabby Corky 2004-07-09
Series The L Word Unknown 2004-01-18
Movie Memoirs of an Evil Stepmother Blanche Monroe 2004-09-18
Movie Little Black Boot Grace 2004-01-16
Series Veronica Mars Mrs Donaldson 2004-09-22
Series Rodney Amy O'Brien 2004-09-21
Movie Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Realtor (uncredited) 2004-12-16
Series Miley's New Year's Eve Party Self - Host 2004-12-31
Series Desperate Housewives Unknown 2004-10-03
Series Boston Legal Joanna Monroe 2004-10-03
Series Spider-Man: The New Animated Series Oscorp Executive 2003-07-11
Series Reno 911! Therapist 2003-07-23
Series Real Time with Bill Maher Herself 2003-02-21
Movie A Mighty Wind Laurie Bohner 2003-04-16
Series Two and a Half Men Dr. Linda Freeman 2003-09-22
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Self - Guest 2003-09-08
Series Arrested Development Cindi Lightballoon 2003-11-02
Movie Exposed Julie Gross 2003-10-17
Series Las Vegas Unknown 2003-09-22
Movie Collateral Damage Agent Russo 2002-02-06
Series Watching Ellie Unknown 2002-02-26
Series MDs Aileen Poole 2002-09-25
Series The Dead Zone Unknown 2002-06-16
Series Monk Unknown 2002-07-12
Series The Division Unknown 2001-01-07
Series According to Jim Janice 2001-10-03
Series Titus Unknown 2000-03-20
Movie What Planet Are You From? Doreen 2000-03-03
Movie Red Lipstick 2000-02-16
Series The Weber Show Carla 2000-10-26
Movie Best in Show Christy Cummings 2000-09-29
Series Boston Public Jane Morrell 2000-10-23
Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Ranger 2000-10-06
Series Gilmore Girls Unknown 2000-10-05
Series Judging Amy ASA Perkins 1999-09-19
Series Family Guy Dotty Campbell (voice) 1999-01-31
Series Family Law Unknown 1999-09-20
Series Popular Unknown 1999-09-29
Series Dawson's Creek Mrs. Witter 1998-01-20
Series The King of Queens Unknown 1998-09-21
Movie Touch Me Counselor 1997-09-05
Series The View Self - Guest Co-Host 1997-08-11
Series Dharma & Greg Sheryl 1997-09-24
Series 3rd Rock from the Sun Ms. Koppel 1996-01-09
Series 7th Heaven Nurse 1996-08-26
Series Cybill Unknown 1995-01-02
Series JAG Sandy's Friend 1995-09-23
Series NewsRadio Unknown 1995-03-21
Series Party of Five Unknown 1994-09-12
Series Friends Ellen 1994-09-22
Movie The Fugitive Kathy Wahlund 1993-08-06
Movie Fatal Instinct Prison Reporter 1993-10-29
Series The X-Files Mrs. Anne T. Lokensgard 1993-09-10
Series Bakersfield P.D. Michelle Hathaway 1993-09-14
Series Frasier Cynthia 1993-09-16
Movie In the Best Interest of the Children Gwen Hatcher 1992-02-16
Movie Straight Talk Gladys (voice) 1992-04-03
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Movie Taxi Killer 1988-01-01
Series Saturday Night Live Psychiatrist 1975-10-11
Series The Emmy Awards Unknown 1949-01-25