Jane Lynch

Highest Rated: 96% The Fugitive (1993)
Birthday: Jul 14, 1960
Birthplace: Not Available
Writer, actress, and comedian Jane Lynch is a slim six-feet-tall and usually wears her blonde hair cropped in a pixie cut. Born in Illinois, she went to a public university and got her M.F.A. in theater from Cornell. Her extensive theater background involved touring with the Second City comedy troupe and playing Carol Brady in The Real Live Brady Bunch. She also wrote and starred in the award-winning play Oh Sister, My Sister. Originally produced in 1998, the play kicked off the Lesbians in Theater program at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center in 2004. Lynch's other stage credits include Tales of the Lost Formicans, Ennui, and Waiting for Iggy. She made her film debut in 1988 with a small role in the body-switching comedy Vice Versa. On television, she was in the Lifetime movie In the Best Interest of the Children and made numerous guest appearances on sitcoms. After some meager roles in Straight Talk, The Fugitive, and Fatal Instinct, she had the good fortune to join Christopher Guest's gang of improvisational comic actors. Her breakthrough role was butch Christy Cummings, the personal dog handler to trophy wife Sheri Ann Cabot (Jennifer Coolidge) in the 2000 mockumentary Best in Show. Over the next two years, she played a government agent in the action movie Collateral Damage, a sarcastic nurse in the ABC medical comedy MDs, and a 1940s-style receptionist in the TNT movie The Big Time. In 2003, she reunited with the cast from Best in Show for the musical spoof A Mighty Wind. She performed her own music in the role of Laurie Bohner, the former porn star and member of the New Main Street Singers. In 2004, Lynch appeared in Sleepover, Little Black Boot, and The Californians. Over the course of the next few years, Lynch remained one of the comedy world's best kept secrets while getting steady work in film and television. But that secret wouldn't be kept for long, because in 2009, after essaying a recurring role on the hit Showtime series The L Word, Lynch made a major impression on television viewers as villainous cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester on the hit musical series Glee -- a role for which she was awarded both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
88% Ralph Breaks the Internet Calhoun 2018
No Score Yet Dropping the Soap Olivia Vanderstein 2018
No Score Yet Earth Live Director 2017
20% The Late Bloomer Actor 2016
50% Mascots Gabby Monkhouse 2016
No Score Yet After The Reality Doctor 2016
No Score Yet Jungle Master Actor 2014
No Score Yet Birds of Paradise Actor 2014
No Score Yet Adventure Planet Actor 2014
52% A.C.O.D. Dr. Judith $0.2M 2013
67% Afternoon Delight Dr. Lenore $0.2M 2013
34% Escape From Planet Earth IO $54.8M 2013
No Score Yet Dino Time Sue 2012
14% Delhi Safari Female Flamingo (English version) 2012
87% Wreck-it Ralph Sergeant Calhoun $189.5M 2012
51% The Three Stooges Mother Superior $41.9M 2012
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Actor 2012
No Score Yet Small Fry Neptuna 2011
60% Glee: The 3D Concert Movie Sue Sylvester $11.9M 2011
72% Rio Alice $143.7M 2011
71% Paul Pat Stevens $37.4M 2011
0% Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back Dr. Poole 2010
58% Shrek Forever After Gretched $238.4M 2010
No Score Yet Dino Mom Sue 2010
32% Adventures of Power Joanie 2009
8% Post Grad Carmella Malby $6.3M 2009
76% Julie & Julia Dorothy McWilliams $94.2M 2009
25% Weather Girl J.D. 2009
45% Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Ice Age 3) Diatryma Mom $124.7M 2009
No Score Yet Mr. Troop Mom Miss Hulka 2009
44% The Toe Tactic Honey Strumpet 2009
55% Spring Breakdown Senator Kay Bee Hartmann 2009
No Score Yet Starz Inside Actor 2009
77% Role Models Gayle Sweeny $67.4M 2008
35% Tru Loved Ms. Maple 2008
No Score Yet Another Cinderella Story Dominique Blatt 2008
No Score Yet Disco ormene (Sunshine Barry & the Disco Worms) Gloria (English Version) 2008
33% Space Chimps Dr. Poole $30M 2008
41% The Rocker Fishman's Sister $6.4M 2008
No Score Yet Man Maid Sabena 2008
28% Alvin and the Chipmunks Gail $217.2M 2007
66% Smiley Face Casting Director 2007
No Score Yet Bam Bam and Celeste Darlene 2007
29% Eye of the Dolphin Glinton 2007
No Score Yet The List Dr. Davina 2007
No Score Yet I Do & I Don't Nora Stelmack 2007
No Score Yet Suffering Man's Charity (Ghost Writer) Ingrid 2007
52% For Your Consideration Cindy Martin $5.5M 2006
71% Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Lucy Bobby $148.3M 2006
No Score Yet Fifty Pills Doreen 2006
No Score Yet The Californians Sybill Platt 2006
85% The 40 Year Old Virgin Paula $109.3M 2005
15% Surviving Eden Maude Silver 2004
15% Sleepover Gabby $8.1M 2004
No Score Yet Exposed Julie Gross 2003
87% A Mighty Wind Laurie Bohner $17.5M 2003
19% Collateral Damage Agent Russo $40M 2002
94% Best in Show Christy $16.6M 2000
42% What Planet Are You From? Doreen 2000
18% Fatal Instinct Prison Reporter 1993
96% The Fugitive Doctor Kathy Wahlund 1993
36% Straight Talk Gladys 1992
43% Vice Versa Ms. Lindstrom 1988

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Host
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2018
  • 2011
93% Manhunt
2017
Janet Reno
  • 2017
No Score Yet Talking With Chris Hardwick
2017
Guest
  • 2017
96% The Good Fight
2017
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2018
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
Diana Reid
  • 2017
  • 2008
  • 2006
  • 2005
41% Angel From Hell
2016
Amy
  • 2016
38% Chelsea
2016-2017
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet FABLife
2015-2016
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2016
67% The Real O'Neals
2016-2017
Herself
  • 2016
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2012
No Score Yet Girl Meets World
2014-2017
  • 2015
93% Portlandia
2011-2018
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2013
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
71% Glee
2009-2015
Sue Sylvester
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
63% Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
Dr. Linda Freeman Dr. Freeman
  • 2014
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2004
No Score Yet MasterChef
2010
Judge
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio
1994-2018
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Phineas and Ferb
2007-2015
Voice
  • 2011
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
Voice
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet iCarly
2007-2012
Sam's Mom
  • 2010
No Score Yet Neighbors From Hell
2010
Voice
  • 2010
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host
  • 2010
93% Party Down
2009-2010
Constance Carmell Constance
  • 2010
  • 2009
87% Reno 911!
2003-2009
Therapist
  • 2009
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice
  • 2009
  • 2006
53% The L Word
2004-2009
Guest Joyce Joyce Wischnia
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2005
93% Psych
2006-2014
  • 2008
87% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Joanna Monroe
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet The New Adventures of Old Christine
2006-2010
Ms. Hammond
  • 2007
66% Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
Maxine Bennett
  • 2006
No Score Yet Help Me Help You
2006
Raquel Raquel Janes Raquel James
  • 2006
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Ranger
  • 2005
No Score Yet Rodney
2004-2006
Amy O'Brien
  • 2005
70% Weeds
2005-2012
The Candyman
  • 2005
75% Arrested Development
2003
Cindi Lightballoon Cindi
  • 2004
No Score Yet Las Vegas
2003-2008
Helen Pulaski
  • 2004
90% Monk
2002-2009
Dr. Waterford
  • 2004
No Score Yet According to Jim
2001-2009
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Dead Zone
2002-2007
Flo McMurtry
  • 2003
No Score Yet Watching Ellie
2002-2003
Roman
  • 2003
No Score Yet Felicity
1998-2002
Professor Carnes
  • 2002
70% Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2002
  • 2000
No Score Yet Boston Public
2000-2005
Jane Morrell
  • 2001
74% The X-Files
1993-2018
Mrs. Anne T. Lokensgard
  • 2001
No Score Yet Dharma & Greg
1997-2002
Sheryl
  • 1999
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Guest
  • 1996
95% NewsRadio
1995-1999
Carol
  • 1995
No Score Yet Party of Five
1994-2000
Dr. Pennant
  • 1995
  • 1994
No Score Yet Married...With Children
1987-1997
Greta
  • 1994
No Score Yet Empty Nest
1988-1995
Tammy
  • 1993
No Score Yet Murder Police
Voice
No Score Yet Spoilers With Kevin Smith
2012
Guest

QUOTES FROM Jane Lynch CHARACTERS