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Celebrity Birthdays, July 14: Jane Lynch and Tameka Cottle

By Marie Blake,

Actress Jane Lynch and singer Tameka "Tiny" Cottle are celebrating their birthdays today, July 14.

Jane Lynch, 54


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Actress, singer and comedian Jane Lynch turns 54 today. Lynch first gained fame in Christopher Guest's improv mockumentary pictures such as Best in Show and A Mighty Wind. In 1993, she had a role as a doctor alongside Harrison Ford in The Fugitive. She went on to appear in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Role Models, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Alvin & the Chipmunks, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Another Cinderella Story, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Wreck-It Ralph.

Lynch also appeared in numerous television shows including Judging Amy, The West Wing, 7th Heaven, Desperate Housewives, Friends, Dawson's Creek, Arrested Development, Two and a Half Men, Weeds, Criminal Minds, Gilmore Girls, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Psych and Monk.

In 2009, Lynch became a regular cast member of the Fox musical series Glee. In 2013, Lynch began hosting the NBC game show Hollywood Game Night which airs Thursdays at 10 p.m.

Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, 39


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Singer-songwriter Tameka "Tiny" Cottle turns 39 today. Best known as her stage name, Tiny, She started her career as a member of the multi-platinum R&B female group, Xscape. As a member of Xscape, she has received two Soul Train Music Awards for Best New R&B Artist and Best R&B Album and the A-Town Music Award for Best Duo/Group. The group parted ways in 1998 after the release of their third album, Traces of My Lipstick. In 1999, Cottle, and fellow former Xscape band member Kandi Burruss, received a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song for TLC's hit single "No Scrubs." She has also worked with T.I., 8Ball & MJG, Lil' Kim and Bow Wow.

Cottle reunited with sisters LaTocha and Tamika Scott and added a new member, Kiesha Miles, to release the Xscape album, Unchained, and released the single "What's Up" in 2005.

Cottle married rapper T.I. in July 2010 in Miami Beach, Florida. They have two sons, Clifford "King" Joseph Harris II and Major Philant Harris. Cottle also has an older daughter, Zonnique Pullins, from a previous relationship, and has three stepchildren.

In December 2011, T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle premiered on VH1. The series chronicles the lives of Cottle and T.I. along with their family.

 

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