Jane Lynch Movies, Early Life, Education, Career Highlights, Awards, Other Works, Personal Life and Net Worth

Published Date   12th Sep. 2017, 00:25 am
Jane Lynch Movies, Early Life, Education, Career Highlights, Awards, Other Works, Personal Life and Net Worth
Quick Info
Birth Name: Jane Marie Lynch
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $10 million

American actress/singer/comedian, Jane Lynch movies won the heart of millions of people in addition to winning her wide recognition.


Best known as Sue Sylvester on Glee, Jane Lynch continued to rise as a famous actress through Best in Show. She won a number of awards for her role in Glee, including Primetime Emmy, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, TCA Award, Satellite Award as well as People’s Choice Award. In addition, Jane Lynch movies like Another Cinderella Story and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs have contributed to her prominence in big screen.

Early Life and Education

Jane Marie Lynch was born on July 14, 1960 in Evergreen Park, Illinois in the United States. She grew up in Dalton, Illinois under the parenthood of a banker father, Frank Lynch, and homemaker mother, Eileen. She is an American which her father and mother were of Irish and Irish/Swedish ancestry respectively.

Raised in a Catholic family, Lynch attended Thornbridge High School and Illinois State University. After earned her bachelor’s degree from Illinois State, she pursued and completed her MFA from Cornell University.

Early Career Highlights

Jane Lynch began her acting career in the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. She spent 15 years in the theatre joining The Second City comedy troupe. Later, she continued to showcase her acting skills at Annoyance Theater. While in the theatre, she played Carol Brady in The Real Live Brady Bunch along with Andy Richer, who turned into her good friend.

Big Screen Appearances and Movies

Jane Lynch movies appearances began in 1988. She started her big screen career playing a small role in Vice Versa. During 1990s, Lynch appeared in a number of television commercials. In 1993, she portrayed doctor in The Fugitive.

In 2000, she appeared in a mockumentary, Best in Show, after which she got a number of opportunities. Consequently, she portrayed porn actress-turned-folk singer in A Mighty Wind (2003) and an entertainment reporter in For Your Consideration (2006).

One of the most prominent Jane Lynch movies appearances came through her role in The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Soon, she gained a number of supporting roles in films including Role Models, Alvin & The Chipmunks, Space Chimps, The Rocker, Another Cinderella Story, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Spring Breakdown.

Lynch landed the role of Aunt Joanie in Adventures of Power (2008). The film turned into critical success. The role was similar to that of her role in musical comedy drama series, Glee. For her portrayal of Dorothy McWilliams in Julie and Julia, Entertainment Weekly wrote that she could possibly win an Academy Award nomination. However, she did not receive the nomination.

Television Shows and Awards

In addition to gaining wide acclamation and prominence through Jane Lynch movies appearances, she has appeared in a string of television shows. Some of the television series where Lynch made remarkable appearances are: 7th Heaven, Desperate Housewives, Friends, Felicity, Two and a Half Men, Criminal Minds and Gilmore Girls.

In Criminal Minds, Lynch portrayed Spencer Reid’s schizophrenic mother. Soon, Lynch turned into a regular cast member of Fox series Glee starting from 2009. She portrayed the aggressive cheerleading coach, Sue Sylvester. For this role, Lynch received huge positive acclamation and reviews. Moreover, Los Angeles Times once wrote, “Lynch alone makes Glee worth watching”.

Along with Glee, Lynch hosted Saturday Night Live on October 2010 and guest-starred on Nickelodeon comedy iCarly. The following year, she hosted NBC game show, Hollywood Game Night. A couple of years later, she co-hosted New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly.

The same year, Lynch became the executive producer of web series Dropping the Soap. Further, she starred in the series for which she earned Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series.

Recently, she appeared on The Price is Right. Furthermore, she now portrays Janet Reno in Discovery Channel series Manhunt: Unabomber.

Other Works

Apart from Jane Lynch movies and television appearances, she has also gained fame through her other works like writing award-winning play Oh Sister, My Sister. The actress stars in LG Corp’s Text Ed Campaign. The campaign aims to educate drivers about the dangers of texting while driving.

Similarly, she has hosted 2010 VH1 DoSomething Awards and 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards in 2011. In 2011, Hyperion Voice published her autobiography Happy Accidents. She gathered the inspiration to write the biography from the reflection of her past successes.

Jane Lynch movies appearances gave her a new opportunity to make her debut in Broadway. She debut as Miss Hannigan in Annie from May to July, 2013. The following year, she joined Ban Bossy campaign where she was the spokesperson supporting women leadership. In 2012, Lynch received an honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts.

Personal Life and Wife

Lynch is openly lesbian, who married clinical psychologist, Lara Embry on May 31, 2010. However, Lynch and Embry divorced in January 2014. In 2005, Power Up named her as one of the “10 Amazing Gay Women in Showbiz”.

The PETA advocate, Lynch is deaf in her right ear. She clarified that having high fever as an infant caused the deafness.

Salary and Net Worth

The versatile and powerful actress, Jane Lynch movies and television appearances have not only rose her into the limelight, but also garnered her good fortune. Her net worth is $10 million which she earned through her acting and many other works.

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