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Jane Lynch



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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
20% The Late Bloomer
  • Actor
2016
53% Mascots
  • Gabby Monkhouse
2016
No Score Yet After The Reality
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Jungle Master
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Birds of Paradise
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Adventure Planet
  • Actor
2014
50% A.C.O.D.
  • Dr. Judith
2013
68% Afternoon Delight
  • Dr. Lenore
2013
33% Escape From Planet Earth
  • IO
2013
No Score Yet Dino Time
  • Sue
2012
15% Delhi Safari
  • Female Flamingo (English version)
2012
86% Wreck-it Ralph
  • Sergeant Calhoun
2012
51% The Three Stooges
  • Mother Superior
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
2011
72% Rio
  • Alice
2011
71% Paul
  • Pat Stevens
2011
0% Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back
  • Dr. Poole
2010
58% Shrek Forever After
  • Gretched
2010
No Score Yet Dino Mom
  • Sue
2010
32% Adventures of Power
  • Joanie
2009
8% Post Grad
  • Carmella Malby
2009
76% Julie & Julia
  • Dorothy McWilliams
2009
25% Weather Girl
  • J.D.
2009
45% Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Ice Age 3)
  • Diatryma Mom
2009
No Score Yet Mr. Troop Mom
  • Miss Hulka
2009
44% The Toe Tactic
  • Honey Strumpet
2009
60% Spring Breakdown
  • Senator Kay Bee Hartmann
2009
No Score Yet Starz Inside
  • Actor
2009
78% Role Models
  • Gayle Sweeny
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
34% Space Chimps
  • Dr. Poole
2008
40% The Rocker
  • Fishman's Sister
2008
No Score Yet Man Maid
  • Sabena
2008
27% Alvin and the Chipmunks
  • Gail
2007
65% 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
51% For Your Consideration
  • Cindy Martin
2006
72% Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
  • Lucy Bobby
2006
No Score Yet Fifty Pills
  • Doreen
2006
No Score Yet The Californians
  • Sybill Platt
2006
85% The 40 Year Old Virgin
  • Paula
2005
15% Surviving Eden
  • Maude Silver
2004
15% Sleepover
  • Gabby
2004
No Score Yet Exposed
  • Julie Gross
2003
88% A Mighty Wind
  • Laurie Bohner
2003
19% Collateral Damage
  • Agent Russo
2002
95% Best in Show
  • Christy
2000
42% What Planet Are You From?
  • Doreen
2000
19% Fatal Instinct
  • Prison Reporter
1993
96% The Fugitive
  • Doctor Kathy Wahlund
1993
40% Straight Talk
  • Gladys
1992
43% Vice Versa
  • Ms. Lindstrom
1988

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Guest
67% The Real O'Neals
2016
  • Herself
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
No Score Yet MasterChef
2010-2016
  • Judge
70% Glee
2009-2015
  • Sue Sylvester
77% Weeds
2005-2012
  • The Candyman
No Score Yet Girl Meets World
2014
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013
  • Guest
No Score Yet Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
  • Dr. Linda Freeman Dr. Freeman
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
No Score Yet The New Adventures of Old Christine
2006-2010
  • Ms. Hammond
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Neighbors From Hell
2010
  • Voice
No Score Yet Arrested Development
2003-2016
  • Cindi Lightballoon Cindi
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Maxine Bennett
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993
  • Mrs. Anne T. Lokensgard
27% Chelsea
2016
  • Guest
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The L Word
2004-2009
  • Joyce Joyce Wischnia
  • Guest
No Score Yet FABLife
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
Inside the Actors Studio
1994
  • Guest
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet Spoilers With Kevin Smith
2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Phineas and Ferb
2007-2014
  • Voice
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
Monk
2002-2009
  • Dr. Waterford
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Host
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
  • Guest
78% Party Down
2009-2010
  • Constance Carmell Constance
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Guest
41% Angel From Hell
2016
  • Amy
97% Portlandia
2011
  • Actor
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Diana Reid
Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Joanna Monroe
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Ranger
No Score Yet Reno 911!
2003-2009
  • Therapist
No Score Yet Murder Police
  • Voice

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