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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 14 July 1960Dolton, Illinois, USA
Birth NameJane Marie Lynch
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jane Lynch was born on July 14, 1960 in Dolton, Illinois, USA as Jane Marie Lynch. She is an actress, known for Glee (2009), Wreck-It Ralph (2012) and The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005). She was previously married to Lara Embry.

Spouse (1)

Lara Embry (31 May 2010 - 2014) (divorced)

Trade Mark (4)

Often plays straight-shooting, nonchalant personalities with a dry sense of humor
Distinctive clipped manner of speaking
Short blonde hair and blue eyes
Statuesque, model-like figure

Trivia (24)

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, 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.
Is a huge fan of Olivia Newton-John and childhood fan of John Travolta.
Comedienne Carol Burnett is a huge fan.
Married Lara Embry at the Blue Heron Restaurant in Sunderland, Massachusetts.
Stepmother of Lara Embry's daughter, Haden.
Started dating wife, Lara Embry, in May 2009. They became engaged on October 2009.
Her favorite films are Ninotchka (1939) Private Benjamin (1980), The Crossing Guard (1995), The Big Lebowski (1998) and Zoolander (2001).
Hosts the 'Do Something' Awards on VH1 - the nation's largest awards show honoring celebrities and young people's efforts to create social change. Glee (2009) won the 2010 award in the TV Show category for promoting diversity.
For her role on Glee (2009), she was named one of the "Eight Actors Who Turn Television into Art", in cover story of The New York Times Magazine (9/11/11).
Grew up in Dolton, Illinois, a south suburb of Chicago.
Struggled with alcoholism years before stardom, which she details in her forthcoming memoir "Happy Accidents". She also describes how she used to secretly wear her brother's clothing and wanted to fill the athletic "son" role her father had wished for her brother.
Hosted the 63rd Emmy Awards broadcast on Fox, September 19, 2011.
Attended Illinois State University.
Her paternal grandparents were Irish. Her mother was of half Irish and half Swedish ancestry.
Is deaf in her right ear due to an illness as an infant.
Cites actress and comedienne Vicki Lawrence as one of her idols.
(July 12, 2013) Filed for divorce from her wife of 3 years, Lara Embry, following a 5-month-long separation.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6640 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on September 4, 2013.
Cites actor and director Ron Howard as one of her idols.
Is a huge fan of comedienne Carol Burnett.

Personal Quotes (7)

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.
[on her clothing] I don't wear particular designers. I wear whoever fits me well. I try to dress the bottom I have. The body I have and the bottom I have. I have the intention of looking fabulous every time, and I care about it a great deal. I'm very vain.
[on realizing, at 12, she was gay] I knew instinctively it was a disease and a curse. No one could ever, ever know.
To this day, well, like, I'll see a very fey guy on TV and I'll be thinking, 'Couldn't you butch it up a little?' I want us to make ourselves palatable to the world.
[on playing Miss Hannigan in a Broadway revival of 'Annie'] I'm reacquainted now with why I wanted to get into this crazy business. I love being onstage. I love performing. I love the immediate response from the audience. I love theater people. I love theater. I love putting on my own makeup. I love the whole thing.

Salary (1)

The Fugitive (1993) $8,000

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