Happy 56th Birthday Jane Lynch!

Fifty-six years ago, Jane Lynch, the actor, singer and comedian was born in Evergreen Park, Illinois. She spent 15 years in the Chicago theater scene at the Steppenwolf Theater and The Second City comedy troupe, before gaining notoriety in Christopher Guest’s projects such as Best in Show.  As Sue Sylvester in Glee, she won many awards, including the Primetime Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

Lynch had been a working actor for years before she was a household name. She spent a lot of time guesting on television shows such as: L.A. Law, The West Wing, Arrested Development, Two and a Half Men, Gilmore Girls and more. One of her first roles was in 1993, when she had a part as a doctor alongside Harrison Ford in The Fugitive. She has also been in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

Her memoir Happy Accidents was released in Fall 2011.

Lynch is active in LGBTQT and animal rights issues.  She was married to Lara Embry, but their divorce was finalized in 2014.

Lynch received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of television in 2013. Now she can be seen hosting NBC game show Hollywood Game Night, for which she has won two Emmy Awards.

Happy Birthday, Jane Lynch!

Please find below the best of Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester on Glee

 

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Michelle Tompkins is an award-winning media, PR and crisis communications professional with more than ten years experience with coverage in virtually every traditional and new media outlet. She is currently a communications and media strategist and writer, as well as the author of College Prowler: Guidebook for Columbia University. She served as the Media Relations Manager for the Girl Scouts of the USA where she managed all media and talking points, created social media strategy, trained executives and donors and served as the organization’s primary spokesperson, participating in daily interviews with local, regional, and national media outlets. She managed the media for the Let Me Know internet safety and Cyberbullying prevention campaign with Microsoft, as well as Girl Scouts’ centennial Year of the Girl To Get Her There celebration in 2012, which yielded more than 800 million earned media impressions. In addition to her extensive media experience, Michelle worked as a talent agent in Los Angeles, California, as well contracting as a digital content developer and her writing has appeared in newspapers and online. She is passionate about television, theater, classic movies, all things food and in-home entertaining. While she has lived and worked in NYC for more than a decade, she is from suburban Sacramento and gets back there often to watch the San Francisco Giants on TV with her family.