Lynn studied acting at Julliard School of Drama in Manhattan, New York.
Lynn moved to Singapore when she was four years old and spent six years there.
When she was 16 years old, Lynn entered an intensive Shakespeare summer program in Oxford under Jeremy Irons who was the master class teacher.
Lynn fell in love with acting when she played the part of Ophelia in a high school production of Hamlet in Texas.
Lynn's first performance as a child was playing the part of Mrs. Claus in a Christmas pageant in Singapore.
Lynn's theatrical credits include Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, Hamlet, Travesties, The Women, and Necessary Targets.
Lynn was originally made to audition for the role of Jessica or Nerissa in The Merchant of Venice, but when writer/director Mark Radford viewed her audition tape for the role of Jessica, Mark instantly found the right person to play Portia instead.
In 2008, Lynn married actor Steven Strait.
Lynn has red hair and green eyes.
Lynn greatly enjoys astrology and she also reads tarot cards.
Lynn: (on her and her co-stars' physical preparation for filming "X-Men Origins: Wolverine") They were all on super-buff diets, and I had pizza most of the time. They were so jealous of me. I didn't have to beef up in this movie. I just had to wear skimpy clothes.
Lynn: (on the difficulty of shooting "The Merchant of Venice") I understand how for the producers and the director and the rest of the crew working behind the scenes, it really was difficult for them. All I had to do was try not to eat too much pasta so my corsets would fit (laughing).
Lynn: (on working with Matthew Perry in "Numb") He has so much comedy background and I sort of have a very different, sort of drama/classical drama background. So he spends a lot of time teaching me comic gags and tricks.
Lynn: That's my strength as an actress, is to sort of adapt to what a director wants. It's usually when a director doesn't know what he wants where I end up not doing the best job I could do.
Lynn: (on working with the cast of "The Merchant of Venice") It was very difficult because, as a woman in a group of men, I had to stop relying on anything other than my intelligence and my talent. And that was a big lesson for me that actually pretty much changed my life.
Lynn: (on her role in "The Merchant of Venice") Portia is so challenging! I'm donned as a man half the time, and her monologues are brutal. But I like getting dirt under my fingernails. And, God, I've been getting guidance from Al Pacino. But I try not to hog him. He needs to be shared.
Lynn: I feel like I know my strengths and weaknesses as an actor and I feel like as soon as I take my eyes off this then I'm done. Once I start imitating people I'm not a good imitator. So I knew not to do that.
Lynn: (on doing Shakespeare projects) When it comes down to it, I was trained to do this so it's something I had to work hard to learn to do. At the same time dealing with intense language is so gratifying to me. So if you love something you work hard at it.
Lynn: (on playing the role of Portia in "The Merchant of Venice" at the right point in her life) I think it happened sort of at the same time. My personal life and my professional paralleled each other. I've heard some actors say that that only happens once, maybe twice, in a career. And I think that's what this was for me.