Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch

Birthplace: 
Dalton, Illinois
Birthday: 
July 14

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About

Jane Lynch, who has been nominated several times and won a 2010 Primetime Emmy as Glee's Sue Sylvester, began her career with Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre and Second City companies. She's appeared on the hit comedy seriesTwo and a Half Men, where she earned a Primetime Emmy® Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress, and in films like Julie & Julia with Meryl Streep and Amy Adams, 40-Year Old Virgin with Steve Carell and Talladega Nights with Will Farrell, and as Mother Superior in The Three Stooges. Lynch hosted the 63rd Primetime Emmys, joining Ellen DeGeneres and Angela Lansbury as the third woman to ever host the show. 

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

11 Nominations 4 Emmys

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series - 2018

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program - 2018

  • Nominee
  • Jane Lynch, as Host
  • Hollywood Game Night
  • NBC
  • Universal Television with Hazy Mills and Mission Control Media

Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series - 2017

  • Winner
  • Jane Lynch, as Olivia Vanderstein
  • Dropping The Soap
  • Amazon
  • Huge NoHo Productions

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program - 2016

  • Nominee
  • Jane Lynch, as Host
  • Hollywood Game Night
  • NBC
  • Universal Television with Hazy Mills and Mission Control Media

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program - 2015

  • Winner
  • Jane Lynch, as Host
  • Hollywood Game Night
  • NBC
  • Universal Television with Hazy Mills and Mission Control Media

Outstanding Narrator - 2014

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - 2013

  • Nominee
  • Jane Lynch, as Sue Sylvester
  • Glee
  • FOX
  • Ryan Murphy Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - 2011

  • Nominee
  • Jane Lynch, as Sue Sylvester
  • Glee
  • FOX
  • Ryan Murphy Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - 2010

  • Winner
  • Jane Lynch, as Sue Sylvester
  • Glee
  • FOX
  • Ryan Murphy Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series - 2010

  • Nominee
  • Jane Lynch, as Dr. Linda Freeman
  • Two And A Half Men
  • "818-JKLPUZO"
  • CBS
  • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc., The Tannenbaum Company in association with Warner Bros. Television

Photos

  • Jeanie Bacharach and Jane Lynch at the Television Academy's 2018 Casting Directors Nominee Reception at Mr. C Beverly Hills on Thursday, September 6, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California.

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  • Jane Lynch and the Riverside Community College "RCC" Cheerleaders during the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys Show. 

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  • Jane Lynch on stage at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Jane Lynch on the red carpet at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Jane Lynch on the Red Carpet at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

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  • Jane Lynch accepts her award at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys. 

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  • John Michael Higgins and Jane Lynch on stage at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Paul Witten and Jane Lynch on the red carpet at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • RuPaul Charles and Jane Lynch at the 2016 Creative Arts Ball.

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  • Jane Lynch on stage at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Jane Lynch on the red carpet at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Jane Lynch on the red carpet at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Jane Lynch and Elisabeth Moss at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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  • Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Jane Lynch backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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  • Eric Stonestreet and Jane Lynch at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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  • Andy Samberg and Jane Lynch at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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  • Jane Lynch on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.  

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  • Jane Lynch gets an up-close look at her Emmy at the 2015 Creative Arts Ball.

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  • Jane Lynch accepts her award from Bradley Whitford at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Jane Lynch

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  • Jane Lynch backstage at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys. 

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  • Jane Lynch on the red carpet at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Hollywood Game Night winner Jane Lynch celebrates at the 2014 Creative Arts Emmys ball.

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  • Hollywood Game Night winner Jane Lynch (r) shares a drink at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys Governors Ball.

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  • Jane Lynch of Hollywood Game Night arrives for the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Hollywood Game Night host Jane Lynch accepts an award at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Paul Scheer (l) presents Hollywood Game Night host Jane Lynch (r) with an award at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Jane Lynch celebrates her win for Hollywood Game Night at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.

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  •  Paul Scheer (l), Tony Hale, Jane Lynch and Joel McHale (r) at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Joe Morton (l) of Scandal and Jane Lynch (r) of Hollywood Game Night at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.

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