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Jane Lynch

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

Film credits include the upcoming Julie & Julia, The Post-Grad Survival Guide, Spring Breakdown, Another Cinderella Story and Brownie Masters, as well as the recent films The Rocker and the animated Space Chimps. Past film work includes Christopher Guest's For Your Consideration, A Mighty Wind and Best in Show, as well as 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 Bam Bam and Celeste, Alan Cumming's Suffering Man's Charity, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Sleepover and Surviving Eden.

Recent television credits include the Lifetime original series Lovespring International, Desperate Housewives and Weeds. Lynch also appears in the current season of The L Word, opposite Cybill Shepherd. She has recurring roles on Boston Legal, Two and a Half Men, Criminal Minds and The New Adventures of Old Christine. Lynch's play Oh Sister, My Sister! has had runs at the Tamarind Theatre and Bang Theater, garnering the LA Weekly Theater Award for Comedy Ensemble of the Year.

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Jane Lynch Facts

BirthdayJuly 14, 1960 (63)
BirthplaceDolton, Illinois, USA
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Jane Lynch compared to you?
Awards2011 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (for Glee)
2010 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy (for Glee)

Selected Filmography

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