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Jane Marie Lynch

Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: Dolton, IL, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of <private> Lynch and <private> Lynch
Wife of <private> Embry
Mother of <private> Ryan-Embry

Occupation: Actress, comedienne, writer, singer
Managed by: Private User
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Immediate Family

    • <private> Embry
      spouse
    • <private> Ryan-Embry
      child
    • <private> Lynch
      parent
    • <private> Lynch
      parent

About Jane Marie Lynch

She is an American comedian, actress and singer. She is known for her roles in comedies such as Best in Show and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and for her recurring roles as lawyer Joyce Wischina in The L Word, Dr. Linda Freeman, Charlie's sarcastic therapist on Two and a Half Men and as Spencer Reid's mother Diana Reid on Criminal Minds. She is currently appearing as Sue Sylvester in the Fox musical-comedy series Glee. She also provided the voice for one of the female ogres in Shrek Forever After and has been cast as Samantha Puckett's mother in season four of iCarly.

Lynch was born and raised in Dolton, Illinois, the daughter of a housewife mother and a banker father. She was raised in an Irish Catholic family and attended Thornridge High School. She received her bachelor's degree in theatre from Illinois State University and her MFA from Cornell University, also in theatre. She lived in Chelsea for a year and a half.

Personal life:

Lynch is openly gay and married her wife, Dr. Lara Embry, on May 31, 2010 at the Blue Heron Restaurant in Sunderland, Massachusetts. Embry herself received much publicity surrounding a custody battle over two children with her former partner.

Soundtracks:

   * 2003: A Mighty Wind
   * 2008: Another Cinderella Story
   * 2010: Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna
   * 2010: Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers

Filmography:

  1. Paul (2010) (post-production) .... Pat Stevenson
  2. "Neighbors from Hell" (completed) .... Alex (1 episode, 2010)
   - Screw the EPA (2010) TV episode (voice) .... Alex
  1. "Glee" .... Sue Sylvester (45 episodes, 2009-2011)
   - Episode #2.10 (2011) TV episode .... Sue Sylvester
   - Episode #2.11 (2011) TV episode .... Sue Sylvester
   - Episode #2.12 (2011) TV episode .... Sue Sylvester
   - Episode #2.13 (2011) TV episode .... Sue Sylvester
   - Episode #2.14 (2011) TV episode .... Sue Sylvester
     (40 more)
  1. "Party Down" .... Constance Carmell (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
   - Constance Carmell Wedding (2010) TV episode .... Constance Carmell
   - Celebrate Rick Sargulesh (2009) TV episode .... Constance Carmell
   - Brandix Corporate Retreat (2009) TV episode .... Constance Carmell
   - Taylor Stiltskin Sweet Sixteen (2009) TV episode .... Constance Carmell
   - Sin Say Shun Awards Afterparty (2009) TV episode .... Constance Carmell
     (4 more)
  1. Shrek Forever After (2010) (voice) .... Gretched

... aka "Forever After: The Final Chapter" - USA (informal title)

... aka "Shrek Forever After: An IMAX 3D Experience" - USA (IMAX version)

... aka "Shrek: The Final Chapter" - USA (promotional title)

... aka "The Final Chapter" - USA (poster title)

... aka "Shrek Forever" - Japan (English title)

  1. "The Cleveland Show" .... Ms. Eck (1 episode, 2010)
   - Love Rollercoaster (2010) TV episode (voice) .... Ms. Eck
  1. "Two and a Half Men" .... Dr. Linda Freeman (11 episodes, 2004-2009)
   - 818-jklpuzo (2009) TV episode .... Dr. Linda Freeman
   - The 'Ocu' or the 'Pado'? (2009) TV episode .... Dr. Linda Freeman
   - I'd Like to Start with the Cat (2009) TV episode .... Dr. Linda Freeman
   - Waiting for the Right Snapper (2008) TV episode .... Dr. Linda Freeman
   - Rough Night in Hump Junction (2008) TV episode .... Dr. Linda Freeman
     (6 more)
  1. Post Grad (2009) .... Carmella Malby
  2. Julie & Julia (2009) .... Dorothy McWilliams
  3. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) (voice) .... Diatryma Mom

... aka "Ice Age 3" - Singapore (English title), USA (working title)

... aka "Ice Age 3" - Japan (English title) (short title)

  1. Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust (2009) (VG) (voice)
  2. Mr. Troop Mom (2009) (TV) .... Miss Hulka
  3. "Handy Manny" .... Jackie Greenway (1 episode, 2009)
   - Home Sweet Home/Jackie's Old Shed (2009) TV episode (voice) .... Jackie Greenway
  1. "The Spectacular Spider-Man" .... Joan Jameson (1 episode, 2009)
   - Gangland (2009) TV episode (voice) .... Joan Jameson
  1. "The L Word" .... Joyce Wischnia (15 episodes, 2005-2009)
   - Last Word (2009) TV episode .... Joyce Wischnia
   - Lactose Intolerant (2009) TV episode .... Joyce Wischnia
   - Least Likely (2009) TV episode .... Joyce Wischnia
   - Loyal and True (2008) TV episode .... Joyce Wischnia
   - Liquid Heat (2008) TV episode .... Joyce Wischnia
     (10 more)
  1. Weather Girl (2009) .... J.D.
  2. Spring Breakdown (2009) .... Senator 'Kay Bee' Hartmann
  3. Big Breaks (2009) .... M.J.
  4. "Criminal Minds" .... Diana Reid (5 episodes, 2006-2008)
   - Memoriam (2008) TV episode .... Diana Reid
   - The Instincts (2008) TV episode .... Diana Reid
   - Revelations (2007) TV episode .... Diana Reid
   - The Fisher King: Part 2 (2006) TV episode .... Diana Reid
   - The Fisher King: Part 1 (2006) TV episode .... Diana Reid
  1. Role Models (2008) .... Gayle Sweeny
  2. "Boston Legal" .... Joanna Monroe (4 episodes, 2006-2008)
   - Dances with Wolves (2008) TV episode .... Joanna Monroe
   - The Good Lawyer (2007) TV episode .... Joanna Monroe
   - The Verdict (2006) TV episode .... Joanna Monroe
   - Can't We All Get a Lung? (2006) TV episode .... Joanna Monroe
  1. Alex's Halloween (2008) .... Mother
  2. "Web Therapy" .... Claire Dudek (3 episodes, 2008)
   - Psycho Analysis: Part 1 (2008) TV episode .... Claire Dudek
   - Psycho Analysis: Part 2 (2008) TV episode .... Claire Dudek
   - Psycho Analysis: Part 3 (2008) TV episode .... Claire Dudek
  1. Another Cinderella Story (2008) (V) .... Dominique
  2. "Psych" .... Commander Barbara Dunlap (1 episode, 2008)
   - There Might Be Blood (2008) TV episode .... Commander Barbara Dunlap
  1. Space Chimps (2008) (voice) .... Dr. Poole
  2. The Rocker (2008) .... Lisa
  3. Man Maid (2008) .... Sabena
  4. "My Name Is Earl" .... Sissy (1 episode, 2008)
   - I Won't Die with a Little Help from My Friends: Part 1 (2008) TV episode .... Sissy
  1. The Toe Tactic (2008) .... Honey Strumpet
  2. Tru Loved (2008) .... Ms. Maple
  3. Adventures of Power (2008) .... Joni
  4. The Adventures of Captain Cross Dresser (2008) (TV) (voice)
  5. Never Better (2008) (TV) .... Linda
  6. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) .... Gail the Television Reporter

... aka "Walk Hard" - USA (short title)

... aka "Walk Hard: American Cox, the Unbearably Long, Self-Indulgent Director's Cut" - USA (director's cut)

  1. "American Dad!" .... Al / ... (4 episodes, 2007)
   - The Most Adequate Christmas Ever (2007) TV episode (voice) .... Doctor
   - Surro-Gate (2007) TV episode (voice) .... Al
   - Four Little Words (2007) TV episode (voice)
   - Black Mystery Month (2007) TV episode (voice)
  1. Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007) .... Gail
  2. Holly Hobbie and Friends: Best Friends Forever (2007) (V) (voice) .... Joan Hobbie / Minnie
  3. Love Is Love (2007) .... Reverend Greeley
  4. The List (2007/II) .... Dr. Davina
  5. "The New Adventures of Old Christine" .... Ms. Hammond (2 episodes, 2007)
   - Friends (2007) TV episode .... Ms. Hammond
   - The Real Thing (2007) TV episode .... Ms. Hammond
  1. The Hammer (2007) (uncredited) .... Woman Who Argues With Jerry
  2. Suffering Man's Charity (2007) .... Ingrid Sorensen

... aka "Ghost Writer" - International (English title) (DVD title)

  1. Smiley Face (2007) .... Casting Director
  2. "Campus Ladies" .... Professor (1 episode, 2007)
   - Psych 101 (2007) TV episode .... Professor
  1. "Help Me Help You" .... Raquel Janes (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
   - Moving On (2007) TV episode .... Raquel Janes
   - Perverse Psychology (2006) TV episode .... Raquel Janes
   - Raging Bill (2006) TV episode .... Raquel Janes
   - Inger Management (2006) TV episode .... Raquel Janes
   - Fun Run (2006) TV episode .... Raquel Janes
     (1 more)
  1. Untitled Christine Taylor Project (2007) (TV) .... Janet
  2. Area 57 (2007) (TV) .... Irene Maloof
  3. I Do & I Don't (2007) .... Nora Stelmack
  4. Eye of the Dolphin (2006) .... Glinton
  5. Holly Hobbie and Friends: Christmas Wishes (2006) (V) (voice) .... Joan Hobbie / Minnie
  6. The Frank Anderson (2006) .... Dr. Emily Brice
  7. "Lovespring International" .... Victoria Ratchford (13 episodes, 2006)
   - The Fire (2006) TV episode .... Victoria Ratchford
   - The Sperminator (2006) TV episode .... Victoria Ratchford
   - Homeless Rockstar (2006) TV episode .... Victoria Ratchford
   - The Psychic (2006) TV episode .... Victoria Ratchford
   - The Portrait and the Painter (2006) TV episode .... Victoria Ratchford
     (8 more)
  1. For Your Consideration (2006) .... Cindy
  2. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) .... Lucy Bobby
  3. Fifty Pills (2006) .... Doreen
  4. "Night Stalker" .... Scientist (1 episode, 2006)
   - Into Night (2006) TV episode (uncredited) .... Scientist
  1. "Rodney" .... Amy O'Brien (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
   - Rodney Gets a Leg Up (2006) TV episode (uncredited) .... Amy O'Brien
   - Rodney Moonlights (2005) TV episode .... Amy O'Brien
  1. "Desperate Housewives" .... Maxine Bennett (1 episode, 2006)
   - Silly People (2006) TV episode .... Maxine Bennett
  1. Separated at Worth (2006) (TV) .... Jennifer
  2. The Californians (2005) .... Sybill Platt
  3. "Illeanarama" (2005) TV series .... Ann (unknown episodes)
  4. Bam Bam and Celeste (2005) .... Darlene
  5. "Weeds" .... The Candyman (1 episode, 2005)
   - Fashion of the Christ (2005) TV episode .... The Candyman
  1. The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) .... Paula

... aka "The 40 Year-Old Virgin" - USA (poster title)

... aka "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" - USA (DVD box title)

  1. "The Life and Times of Juniper Lee" .... Madame Rothchild (1 episode, 2005)
   - Magic Takes a Holiday (2005) TV episode (voice) .... Madame Rothchild
  1. "Blind Justice" .... Dr. Taylor (2 episodes, 2005)
   - Rub a Tub Tub (2005) TV episode .... Dr. Taylor
   - Four Feet Under (2005) TV episode .... Dr. Taylor
  1. "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" .... Ranger (1 episode, 2005)

... aka "CSI: Las Vegas" - South Africa (English title) (informal alternative title), USA (syndication title)

... aka "C.S.I." - USA (short title)

... aka "CSI: Weekends" - USA (promotional title)

   - Unbearable (2005) TV episode .... Ranger
  1. "Unscripted" .... Jane (2 episodes, 2005)
   - Episode #1.7 (2005) TV episode .... Jane
   - Episode #1.6 (2005) TV episode .... Jane
  1. Promtroversy (2005) .... Mimi Nimby (Concerned Parent)
  2. Holly Hobbie and Friends: Surprise Party (2005) (V) .... Joan Hobbie / Minnie
  3. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) (uncredited) .... Realtor
  4. "Veronica Mars" .... Mrs. Donaldson (1 episode, 2004)
   - Return of the Kane (2004) TV episode .... Mrs. Donaldson
  1. Memoirs of an Evil Stepmother (2004) .... Blanche Monroe
  2. How to Be a Hollywood Player in Less Than Ten Minutes (2004) .... Hollywood Mogul
  3. Sleepover (2004) .... Gabby
  4. "Friends" .... Ellen (1 episode, 2004)
   - The One Where Estelle Dies (2004) TV episode .... Ellen
  1. Surviving Eden (2004) .... Maude Silver
  2. "Arrested Development" .... Cindi Lightballoon (2 episodes, 2004)
   - Altar Egos (2004) TV episode .... Cindi Lightballoon
   - Shock and Aww (2004) TV episode .... Cindi Lightballoon
  1. "Las Vegas" .... Helen Putasca (1 episode, 2004)
   - You Can't Take It with You (2004) TV episode .... Helen Putasca
  1. "Monk" .... Dr. Julie Waterford (1 episode, 2004)
   - Mr. Monk Gets Married (2004) TV episode .... Dr. Julie Waterford
  1. "NYPD Blue" .... Susanna Howe (1 episode, 2004)

... aka "N.Y.P.D" - Israel (English title)

   - You Da Bomb (2004) TV episode .... Susanna Howe
  1. Little Black Boot (2004) .... Grace
  2. "According to Jim" .... Janice (1 episode, 2003)
   - The Lemonade Stand (2003) TV episode .... Janice
  1. Exposed (2003/I) .... Julie Gross
  2. "Spider-Man" .... Oscorp Executive (1 episode, 2003)

... aka "Spider-Man: The New Animated Series" - Canada (English title) (DVD box title), USA (DVD box title)

   - Heroes and Villains (2003) TV episode (voice) .... Oscorp Executive
  1. "Stephen King's Dead Zone" .... Flo McMurtry (1 episode, 2003)

... aka "The Dead Zone" - Canada (original title)

... aka "The Dark Half" - Israel (English title)

   - The Storm (2003) TV episode .... Flo McMurtry
  1. "Watching Ellie" .... Roman (1 episode, 2003)
   - TV (2003) TV episode .... Roman
  1. A Mighty Wind (2003) .... Laurie Bohner
  2. "MDs" .... Aileen Poole, RN, Ph.D (10 episodes, 2002)
   - Family Secrets (2002) TV episode .... Aileen Poole, RN, Ph.D
   - Reversal of Fortune (2002) TV episode .... Aileen Poole, RN, Ph.D
   - Wing and a Prayer (2002) TV episode .... Aileen Poole, RN, Ph.D
   - R.I.P. (2002) TV episode .... Aileen Poole, RN, Ph.D
   - Cruel and Unusual (2002) TV episode .... Aileen Poole, RN, Ph.D
     (5 more)
  1. The Big Time (2002) (TV) .... Miss Rush
  2. "7th Heaven" .... Nurse (4 episodes, 2001-2002)

... aka "7th Heaven: Beginnings" - USA (rerun title)

   - Holy War: Part 1 (2002) TV episode .... Nurse
   - I Really Do (2002) TV episode .... Nurse
   - Broken (2001) TV episode .... Nurse
   - Worked (2001) TV episode .... Nurse
  1. "Felicity" .... Professor Carnes (2 episodes, 2002)
   - Ben Don't Leave (2002) TV episode .... Professor Carnes
   - The Paper Chase (2002) TV episode .... Professor Carnes
  1. "Family Guy" .... Dotty Campbell (4 episodes, 2001-2002)

... aka "Padre de familia" - USA (Spanish title)

   - Road to Europe (2002) TV episode (voice) .... Dotty Campbell
   - From Method to Madness (2002) TV episode (voice) .... Dotty Campbell
   - Brian Wallows and Peter's Swallows (2002) TV episode (voice)
   - Screwed the Pooch (2001) TV episode (voice)
  1. Collateral Damage (2002) .... Agent Russo
  2. "Titus" .... Prosecutor (1 episode, 2002)
   - The Trial (2002) TV episode .... Prosecutor
  1. Hiding in Walls (2002) (V) .... Diane Moffet
  2. "The King of Queens" .... Dr. Foreman (1 episode, 2001)
   - Ovary Action (2001) TV episode .... Dr. Foreman
  1. "The X-Files" .... Mrs. Anne T. Lokensgard (1 episode, 2001)

... aka "The X Files" - USA (original title)

... aka "X-File" - Japan (English title)

   - Lord of the Flies (2001) TV episode .... Mrs. Anne T. Lokensgard
  1. "Family Law" .... Cheryl Bowman (1 episode, 2001)
   - No Options (2001) TV episode .... Cheryl Bowman
  1. "Boston Public" .... Jane Morrell (1 episode, 2001)
   - Chapter Twenty-Four (2001) TV episode .... Jane Morrell
  1. "Arli$$" (1 episode, 2001)
   - Giving Something Back (2001) TV episode
  1. "The Division" (1 episode, 2001)
   - The First Hit's Free, Baby (2001) TV episode
  1. Martini (2001) .... Dr. Jane
  2. Nice Guys Finish Last (2001) .... Mom
  3. "The West Wing" .... Reporter / ... (2 episodes, 2000-2001)

... aka "The White House" - Israel (English title), Japan (English title)

   - Two Cathedrals (2001) TV episode .... Reporter in Briefing Room
   - In the Shadow of Two Gunmen: Part 1 (2000) TV episode .... Reporter
  1. "Popular" .... Susie Klein (1 episode, 2001)
   - I Know What You Did Last Spring Break (2001) TV episode .... Susie Klein
  1. "The Weber Show" .... Carla (1 episode, 2001)

... aka "Cursed" - USA (original title)

   - ...And Then Jack Had Two Dates (2001) TV episode .... Carla
  1. "Dawson's Creek" .... Mrs. Witter (1 episode, 2001)
   - The Te of Pacey (2001) TV episode .... Mrs. Witter
  1. "Gilmore Girls" .... Nurse (1 episode, 2000)

... aka "Gilmore Girls: Beginnings" - USA (rerun title)

   - Forgiveness and Stuff (2000) TV episode .... Nurse
  1. "Judging Amy" .... ASA Perkins (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
   - Waterworld (2000) TV episode .... ASA Perkins
   - Drawing the Line (2000) TV episode .... ASA Perkins
   - Pilot (1999) TV episode .... ASA Perkins
  1. Best in Show (2000) .... Christy Cummings

... aka "Dog Show!" - Japan (English title)

  1. Color Me Gay (2000) .... Executive
  2. "JAG" (1 episode, 2000)
   - The Witches of Gulfport (2000) TV episode
  1. Red Lipstick (2000) .... Final TV Newscaster
  2. What Planet Are You From? (2000) .... Doreen
  3. "Dharma & Greg" .... Sheryl (1 episode, 1999)
   - Play Lady Play (1999) TV episode .... Sheryl
  1. "Caroline in the City" .... Hostess (1 episode, 1998)

... aka "Caroline" - USA (promotional abbreviation)

   - Caroline and the First Date (1998) TV episode .... Hostess
  1. Touch Me (1997) .... Counselor
  2. "Frasier" .... Cynthia (1 episode, 1996)
   - A Lilith Thanksgiving (1996) TV episode .... Cynthia
  1. "3rd Rock from the Sun" .... Mrs. Koppel (1 episode, 1996)

... aka "3rd Rock" - USA (promotional abbreviation)

... aka "Encounters of the Personal Kind" - Israel (English title)

   - Dick, Smoker (1996) TV episode .... Mrs. Koppel
  1. "Cybill" .... Mrs. Sweeney (1 episode, 1996)
   - Educating Zoey (1996) TV episode .... Mrs. Sweeney
  1. "NewsRadio" .... Carol (1 episode, 1995)
   - The Cane (1995) TV episode .... Carol
  1. "In the House" .... Ruth (1 episode, 1995)
   - Female Trouble (1995) TV episode .... Ruth
  1. "The John Larroquette Show" .... Evaluator (1 episode, 1994)

... aka "Larroquette" - USA (promotional abbreviation)

   - The Tutor (1994) TV episode .... Evaluator
  1. "Party of Five" .... Dr. Pennant (1 episode, 1994)
   - Much Ado (1994) TV episode .... Dr. Pennant
  1. "Married with Children" .... Greta (1 episode, 1994)

... aka "Married... with Children" - USA (promotional title)

   - Valentine's Day Massacre (1994) TV episode .... Greta
  1. "Empty Nest" .... Tammy (1 episode, 1993)
   - The Girl Who Cried Baby (1993) TV episode .... Tammy
  1. "Bakersfield P.D." .... Michelle Hathaway (1 episode, 1993)
   - Bakersfield Madam (1993) TV episode .... Michelle Hathaway
  1. Fatal Instinct (1993) .... Prison Reporter
  2. The Fugitive (1993) .... Doctor Kathy Wahlund
  3. Straight Talk (1992) .... Gladys
  4. In the Best Interest of the Children (1992) (TV) (as Jany Lynch) .... Gwen Hatcher
  5. Vice Versa (1988) .... Ms. Lindstrom

... aka "viceVersa" - International (English title) (poster title)

  1. Taxi Killer (1988)

Taken from http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0528331/bio

She performed all her own singing and guitar playing in A Mighty Wind (2003).

Penned and starred in the award winning play "Oh, Sister, My Sister!".

She has performed in a lot of commercials; she is usually cast as an office professional.

Lynch's wife, Dr. Lara Embry, is a clinical psychologist in west central Florida and a professor of psychology at New College in Sarasota, Florida. Embry made Florida headlines in 2009 when a Florida court ruled that she had the right to share custody of a child she had adopted with her ex-girlfriend, and, more widely, that the State of Florida had to accept the validity of other states' gay-parent adoptions.

Has a fear of elevators.

Fan of Olivia Newton-John.

Carol Burnett is a fan.

Deaf in one ear.

Married Lara Embry at the Blue Heron Restaurant in Sunderland, Massachusetts.

Personal Quotes

On her first Golden Globe nomination: I slept through (the nominations announcement). But, I got up to six messages and went, 'Ah! I wonder if there is some good news for us?' And there was. My agent called me three times and said, 'Why aren't you up?' So, yeah. I called my mom, and she said, 'The golden what?'

[In an Interview with the UK Mirror on why she didn't tell her parents she is a lesbian until she was 31 years old] I didn't want to be gay. I wanted to be...I wanted an easy life. And you know what? I am gay and I still have an easy life.

[On being a stepmother to her partner's daughter, Haden Ryan-Embry] I'm almost 50, and I thought that possibility was behind me, so this is a real delight. I never went through a biological clock experience. I never even heard it ticking.

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Lynch

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0528331/

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Jane Marie Lynch's Timeline

1960
July 14, 1960
Dolton, IL, USA
2010
May 31, 2010
Age 49
Sunderland, MA, USA