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
At the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Jane Lynch has been nominated for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television" for her portrayal of Sue Sylvester on Glee.
At the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Award, Jane Lynch was nominated for "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series" for her role as Sue Sylvester on Glee as well as "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series" with the rest of the cast.
On April 12, 2010, Jane confirmed she is engaged to longtime girlfriend Lara Embry. She says there aren't any wedding plans at this time.
Jane Lynch narrated the documentary Out & Proud in Chicago.
Jane is starring in the 2008 movie Another Cinderella Story as Dominique Blatt.
Jane believes men get better comedy roles over women.
Christopher Guest didn't tell Jane that Fred Willard was supposed to talk over her during taping of For Your Consideration, which led to frustration from her on the set.
Jane hates when people assume she can automatically improvise brilliant comedy just because she often does so in Christopher Guest films.
Jane appeared on the soundtrack for the 2006 television special Holly Hobbie and Friends: Christmas Wishes. Jane sang the tracks "Jingle Bells", "Hark the Herald Angels Sing", "There's No Room At The Inn" and "It's Christmas Time Again".
Jane admits that men are better at improvising comedy than women are.
Jane would most like to star opposite in a same-sex love story with Jennifer Saunders and Stepfanie Kramer.
Jane is openly lesbian.
Jane prefers to play supporting roles so she can show up in any guise.
Jane says she hopes to steer more toward directing then acting in the future.
Jane's acting inspirations include Meryl Streep, Anne Heche, Vince Vaughn and Catherine Keener.
Jane's favorite lesbian movie is Desert Hearts.
Jane prefers acting in dramas over comedies.
Jane had a crush on Grease stars Olivia-Newton John and John Travolta at the same time.
In 2001, Jane appeared in television commercials for Tilex, Sprint PCS and Nexium. In 2002, Jane starred in a television commercial for American Express.
She wrote and starred in the play Oh Sister, My Sister!.
Jane is six feet tall or 1.83 meters.
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.