Jane Lynch is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner and there is no small name among the fans of the popular musical television series “
” where she played the part of Coach Sue Sylvester.
Born in Illinois to Frank and Eileen Lynch, she attended the Thornridge High school and graduated from Illinois State University and obtained her Masters degree in Fine Arts from Cornell University specializing in the theater. Then She discovered her passion for acting during a stage play when she was in the third grade. Alongside her tiny spurts in the field of drama during her school days, she also took a keen interest in singing and was a part of her school choir. Post graduation, she actively involved herself in various stage plays and immersed her devotion towards acting at the Chicago Theater, where she got to work with reputed troops such as Steppenwolf Theater Company & Second City Touring Company.
She continued improvisation and her perseverance in the field featuring in the play “The Real Life Brady Bunch” playing the part of Carol Brady, a role which she relishes till date and that apparently taught her more than a modicum of knowledge about the sitcom industry. Her mainstream career began with a small role for her in the movie “Vice Versa” also followed by modest roles in films like Straight Talk and The Fugitive, where she found the opportunity alongside the impeccable
. Lynch also featured in various TV commercials and one of them being a cereal ad under Director Christopher Guest. Later on, she happened to meet Guest at Beverly Hills where he offered her to play the role of Christy Cummings in the spoof of the dog show, titled “Best in Show".
Due to the success of the show, Jane was offered the leading role of a nurse in the medical drama “MDs.” Also making guest appearances on popular television shows such as Arrested Development, Desperate Housewives, and Weeds, Jane always put forward nothing less than her absolute best in all the parts she received. Her consistency eventually paid off when she was cast as a raunchy store manager in the
starter film, “The 40 Year Old Virgin.” Lovespring International, though only lasted for 13 episodes, it was her baby, her brainchild, her creation. She often appeared in the drama series “The L Word”. 2009 seemed to be her breakthrough year where she bagged the role of Charlie Sheen’s therapist in the comedy sitcom Two & a Half Men and also entered the musical world of GLEE, which was the highlight of her career, for which she also was the recipient of an Emmy award in 2010. She settled down after her marriage to clinical psychologist Lara Embry in the same year, and the couples have a daughter named Haden. She was the also the host of the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards in 2011, only the third woman to do a solo act in that category. Off late Jane joined the campaign titled ‘Ban Bossy’ as a spokesperson for promoting leadership roles for girls.
Her Twitter Handle: @janemarielynch