Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch


7/14/1960, Dolton, Illinois, United States

Birth Name

Jane Marie Lynch


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  • Jane Lynch returns as Sue Sylvester on G...
  • Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester on Glee.
  • Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester on Glee.
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Actress Jane Lynch isn't exactly a leading lady, but she's okay with that. Known for her supporting roles in such films as The Forty-Year-Old Virgin, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and several Christopher Guest-directed pictures, Jane is still trying to get her name recognized long after everyone knows her…more


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    • Jane: Yes, and … ' is the vital and only rule of improvisation. Never deny your fellow actor. You should be willing and able to accept whatever your fellow improviser throws at you. Use that as your jumping off point and expand it. 'Heighten and explore,' as we call it.

      As you travel through life, in these many years ahead, I guarantee that you will come upon countless times in which the last thing you're going to want to say is 'Yes, and … ' You will experience loss, heartache, the death of a loved one. You'll probably have to say goodbye to a lover. You'll experience rejection, maybe even have to deal with a bad diagnosis. You'll age.

      The trick isn't to avoid these times or pretend they're not happening; you can't. What you'll need to do is step up to them courageously and embrace them. Allow these experiences to permeate your being and weave them all into the fabric of your life. They will not only soften you and strengthen you, and you will open your heart to compassion.

    • Jane: I'm very picky, very critical. I have done projects in the past that I didn't think were very good, because I was just happy to work--my agent used to say I'd work for a steak and $1.50--but I'm not really doing that anymore.

    • Jane: (on Steve Carell) He's just a rock-solid improviser so I feel so safe when I'm improvising with him. I've known him for a long time and he's always been a notch above everybody else - and the nicest guy in the room.

    • Jane: I am fascinated by what people think they're pulling off. We try to present ourselves in a certain way in the world, and some of us are better at it than others. I mean, we all wear these masks to protect ourselves, you know? Even when we walk into a room and just try to be special, like 'Look, I just walked into this room, look at me,' it's how we do it. That fascinates me.

  • jane, Stop this crazy thing!

    I've been following Jane Lynch's career for the past six years. For an actress like Jane lynch she is such a gorgous woman. Every time I turn on the televison or on the big screen, if Jane is on the screen, it would be a treat for me. Watching her is a joy. At age 46 she is hot and gorgous. She can steal scenes like in the epiosde of "the New Adventures of Old christine." As a real big fan of Jane, I would love to see her do more television stuff in the near future. One More thing: I love her.moreless
  • One of the best comedic actresses of the decade!

    I've followed Jane Lynch's career for years, and loved her in every single thing she's done. From guest spots on Two and a Half Men (as Charlie's quirky therapist) to a suited-up gay lawyer on The L Wore, Jane can milk comedy gold from almost any scene she's given. She's currently stealing scenes on the Starz orignal series Party Down. Check it out!

    I would love to see her doing more top-shelf stuff (no more chipmunk movies!)... she deserves to be working with high-class material that truly showcases her outstanding abilities as a comedienne and an actress.

    This is a woman to watch...too funny to miss, too talented not to be working fulltime in Hollywood.

    Keep your eyes on her. She'll keep you laughing.moreless