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Jane Lynch

Full / Real Name: Jane Marie Lynch
Born: 14 July 1960 (61 years old)
Gender: Female

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Jane Lynch is an American writer, actress, comedian and singer best known for her starring role as Sue Sylvester, the coach of the cheerleading squad called the Cheerios and the glee club's arch-nemesis, in the musical comedy-drama television series Glee.

She is also known for her roles in the Christopher Guest comedy films Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003) and For Your Consideration (2006).

Lynch cut her theatrical teeth at The Second City, Steppenwolf Theatre and in many church basements all over the greater Chicago area.

Lynch's film credits include Julie & Julia, Shrek Forever After, Post Grad and Paul and Brownie Masters.

Her past film work includes Christopher Guest's For Your Consideration, A Mighty Wind and Best in Show, as well as Role Models, The Rocker, Spring Breakdown, Space Chimps, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Margaret Cho's Celeste and Bam Bam, Alan Cumming's Suffering Man's Charity, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Sleepover and Surviving Eden.

Her television credits include Party Down, Lovespring International, Desperate Housewives, Weeds and The L Word. Lynch has had recurring roles on Boston Legal, Criminal Minds, The New Adventures of Old Christine and Two and a Half Men, for which she received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.

Lynch's play Oh Sister, My Sister! had runs at the Tamarind Theatre and Bang Theatre, garnering the LA Weekly Comedy Ensemble of the Year Award.

Lynch was the host of the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, in 2011.

She lives in Los Angeles.






Television Roles

Show

Character

Mrs. Koppel

Nurse

Janice

Al

Al/Doctor

Cindi Lightballoon

Dr. Taylor

Joanna Monroe

Joanna Monroe

Diana Reid

Diana Reid

Diana Reid

Diana Reid

Ranger

Mrs. Witter

Maxine Bennett

Dotty Campbell

Professor Carnes

Cynthia

Ellen

Nurse

Sue Sylvester

Sue Sylvester

Sue Sylvester

Sue Sylvester

Sue Sylvester

Sue Sylvester

ASA Perkins

ASA Perkins

Helen Putasca

Victoria Ratchford

Greta

Dr. Julie Waterford

Sissy

Alex

Carol

Scientist

Susanna Howe

Dr. Pennant

Commander Barbara Dunlap

Therapist

Amy O'Brien

Host - Herself

Ms. Eck

Sue Sylvester

Flo McMurtry

Presenter - Herself

Dr. Foreman

Joyce Wischnia

Joyce Wischnia

Joyce Wischnia

Joyce Wischnia

Joyce Wischnia

Ms. Hammond

Host - Herself

Presenter - Herself

Roz

Reporter

Mrs. Anne T. Lokensgard

Dr. Linda Freeman

Dr. Linda Freeman

Dr. Linda Freeman

Dr. Linda Freeman

Dr. Linda Freeman

Dr. Linda Freeman

Dr. Linda Freeman

Dr. Linda Freeman

Dr. Freeman

Mrs. Donaldson

Claire Dudek

The Candyman




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