Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch

Highest Rated: 94% Best in Show (2000)

Lowest Rated: 8% Post Grad (2009)

Birthday: Jul 14, 1960

Birthplace: Dolton, Illinois, USA

A scene-stealing character actress first known to fans of Christopher Guest films for her breakout role as dog trainer Christy Cummings in "Best in Show" (2000), Jane Lynch eventually went on to earn lead actor status in a variety of projects. Lynch's talent for playing confident and normal characters with a suggestion of something slightly twisted beneath the surface made her a perfect fit for mainstream comedies like "The 40-Year Old Virgin" (2005) and "Talladega Nights" (2006) - both of which established her persona. Her prolific film work and dizzying schedule as a TV guest star led to recurring roles on "Two and a Half Men" (CBS, 2003-15), "The L Word" (Showtime, 2005-09), and eventually starring status on "Glee" (Fox, 2009-2015), the high school theater send-up that showcased Lynch's talent for putting her offbeat spin on typically buttoned-up characters. In fact, it was her turn as the high school gym teacher and arch-nemesis Sue Sylvester on "Glee" that catapulted the always funny Lynch into a household name. Meanwhile, Lynch became the unofficial spokesperson for LGBT rights when she married her longtime partner, Lara Embry, in 2010. (The couple divorced in 2014.) Whether on television or the silver screen - or even as host of the Emmy Awards - Lynch always elevated the material with her biting wit and unending comic talent.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
64% 54% 100% Wolf The Commander (Voice) $300K 2020
27% 54% UglyDolls Scanner/Electronic Female Voice (Voice) $20.1M 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet #NoJoke Unknown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dropping the Soap Olivia Vanderstein (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2018
88% 65% Ralph Breaks the Internet Calhoun (Voice) $201.1M 2018
No Score Yet 60% A Stork's Journey Olga (Voice) - 2017
49% 36% Mascots Gabby Monkhouse (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 50% After the Reality Doctor (Character) - 2016
20% 22% The Late Bloomer Caroline (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adventure Planet Unknown (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 47% Birds of Paradise Unknown (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Russia With Love Herself - Narrator (Voice) - 2014
66% 41% Afternoon Delight Lenore (Character) $174.5K 2013
35% 54% Escape From Planet Earth Io (Voice) - 2013
52% 28% A.C.O.D. Dr. Judith (Character) $172.3K 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jungle Master Ilene (Voice) - 2013
51% 47% The Three Stooges Mother Superior (Character) $44.3M 2012
87% 86% Wreck-It Ralph Sgt. Calhoun (Voice) $189.4M 2012
No Score Yet 34% Dino Time Sue (Voice) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Delhi Safari Female Flamingo (Voice) - 2012
70% 62% Paul Pat Lynch (Character) $37.4M 2011
72% 71% Rio Alice (Voice) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Birds of Paradise Rosie (Voice) - 2010
58% 54% Shrek Forever After Gretched (Voice) - 2010
46% 62% Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Diatryma Mom (Voice) - 2009
77% 70% Julie & Julia Dorothy McWilliams (Character) $94.1M 2009
50% 28% Spring Breakdown Sen. Hartman (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 50% Mr. Troop Mom Miss Hulka (Character) - 2009
8% 27% Post Grad Mrs. Malby (Character) $6.4M 2009
33% 36% Weather Girl J.D. (Character) $20.9K 2009
No Score Yet 43% Sunshine Barry & the Disco Worms Unknown (Voice) - 2008
77% 74% Role Models Sweeny (Character) $67.3M 2008
33% 33% Space Chimps Dr. Poole (Voice) $30.1M 2008
44% 38% The Toe Tactic Honey Strumpet (Character) - 2008
41% 46% The Rocker Fish's Sister (Character) $6.4M 2008
No Score Yet 74% Another Cinderella Story Dominique (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 10% Man Maid Sabena (Character) - 2008
32% 49% Adventures of Power Joni (Character) $17.2K 2008
No Score Yet 18% Ghost Writer Ingrid Sorensen (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 30% I Do & I Don't Nora Stelmack (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Holly Hobbie and Friends: Best Friends Forever Unknown (Voice) - 2007
67% 44% Smiley Face Casting Director (Character) $8.8K 2007
No Score Yet 100% Alvin and the Chipmunks Gail (Character) - 2007
71% 73% Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Lucy Bobby (Character) $148.2M 2006
52% 43% For Your Consideration Cindy Martin (Character) $5.5M 2006
No Score Yet 33% The List Dr. Davina (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 33% Fifty Pills Doreen (Character) - 2006
29% 58% Eye of the Dolphin Glinton (Character) $71.9K 2006
No Score Yet 52% Bam Bam and Celeste Darlene (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 19% The Californians Sybill Platt (Character) $4.1K 2005
85% 84% The 40-Year-Old Virgin Paula (Character) $109.2M 2005
15% 25% Surviving Eden Maude Silver (Character) - 2004
15% 54% Sleepover Gabby (Character) $8.1M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exposed Julie Gross (Character) - 2003
87% 75% A Mighty Wind Laurie Bohner (Character) $17.5M 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Time Miss Rush (Character) - 2002
94% 89% Best in Show Christy Cummings (Character) $18.6M 2000

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finding Your Roots Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Weakest Link Executive Producer,
Host
2020-2021
No Score Yet 52% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2014-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Music Performer,
Guest
2018-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marilyn Denis Show Guest 2020 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Daily Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2020 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meet the Chimps Narrator 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2020 2011-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2020 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Hoda & Jenna Guest 2019-2020
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2019-2020
No Score Yet 20% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daily Blast Live Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2019-2020 2015-2017 2013 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night Host 2013-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extra Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2020 2016-2017
No Score Yet 86% Criminal Minds Diana Reid (Guest Star) 2020 2017 2006-2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tamron Hall Guest 2019
89% 89% The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Sophie Lennon (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest,
Host
2019 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2016-2019
No Score Yet 78% Big Hero 6 The Series Supersonic Sue (Guest Voice) 2019
85% 76% The Simpsons Jeanie (Guest Voice) 2018 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2018 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2018 2015 2013 2011
96% 78% The Good Fight Agent Madeline Starkey (Guest Star) 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Style-City Music Presents Music Performer 2017
74% No Score Yet Will & Grace Roberta (Guest Star) 2017
93% 81% Manhunt: Unabomber Janet Reno (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 35% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2017 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kate Music Performer 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Price Is Right Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet HSN Today Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Today Live Guest 2016
70% 47% Quantico Director 2016
67% 89% The Real O'Neals Herself (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2016
41% 55% Angel From Hell Amy (Character) 2016
41% 61% Chelsea Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Harvey Guest 2016
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet FABLife Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2016 2012
No Score Yet 38% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Meredith Vieira Show Guest 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest,
Host
2015 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Soup Unknown (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2014-2015
70% 71% Glee Sue Sylvester (Character) 2009-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Better Show Guest 2015 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Morning Buzz Live Guest 2015
94% 81% Portlandia Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Social Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2014
65% 65% Two and a Half Men Dr. Linda Freeman (Guest Star) 2014 2006-2011 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2013-2014 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder Police Justice (Voice) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013 2010-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Insider Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kathy Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Handy Manny Jackie Greenway (Guest Voice) 2012 2007-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Comedy Central Roast Host 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nate Berkus Show Guest 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joy Behar Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stars in Shorts Unknown (Character) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2010-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher Guest 2011
No Score Yet 62% The Cleveland Show Ms. Eck (Guest Voice) 2010-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 2010
No Score Yet 90% iCarly Pam Puckett (Guest Star) 2010
93% 99% Party Down Constance Carmell (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Oprah Winfrey Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien Guest 2009
86% 82% RENO 911! Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
86% 90% Boston Legal Joanna Monroe (Guest Star) 2006-2008
82% 93% My Name Is Earl Sissy (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 90% American Dad Doctor (Guest Voice) 2007
89% 78% The New Adventures of Old Christine Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
50% No Score Yet Help Me Help You Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lovespring International Victoria Ratchford (Character) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Stalker Dr. Dominic Messinger (Guest Star) 2006
72% 89% Desperate Housewives Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
70% 77% Weeds The Candyman (Guest Star) 2005
20% No Score Yet Rodney Amy O'Brien (Guest Star) 2005
39% No Score Yet Blind Justice Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
57% 74% The L Word Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 85% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
92% 79% Veronica Mars Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 95% Friends Ellen (Guest Star) 2004
75% 82% Arrested Development Cindi Lightballoon (Guest Star) 2004
91% 91% Monk Dr. Julie Waterford (Guest Star) 2004
84% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Susanna Howe (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet According to Jim Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
32% No Score Yet Watching Ellie Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
27% No Score Yet MDs Unknown (Character) 2002
No Score Yet 60% Felicity Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet 7th Heaven Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy French Teacher (Guest Voice) 2001-2002
No Score Yet 83% The King of Queens Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
75% 86% The X-Files Mrs. Anne T. Lokensgard (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boston Public Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
85% 85% Gilmore Girls Nurse (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 1999-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dharma & Greg Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
93% 94% Frasier Cynthia (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cybill Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
95% No Score Yet NewsRadio Carol (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Married ... With Children Greta (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE STARZ: Party Down Constance Carmell (Character)
No Score Yet No Score Yet The At-Home Variety Show Featuring Seth MacFarlane Guest

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