Jane Lynch

Born Jul 14, 1960

Jane Marie Lynch is an American actress, comedian, and singer. She obtained a Golden Globe Award, Emmy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, People's Choice Award, and Satellite Award. Lynch also received the First Annual PlanetOut. com Short Movie Award, Florida Film Critics Circle Award, and Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival Jury Award. She is open about her lesbianism; in 2005, Lynch was named one of POWER UP's "10 Amazing Gay Women in Showbiz".… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jane Lynch.


1960 Birth Born on July 14, 1960.


1988 27 Years Old Lynch got her start in films in 1988, playing a small role in the film Vice Versa.


1993 32 Years Old In 1993, she had a secondary role as a doctor alongside Harrison Ford in The Fugitive. … Read More
2000 39 Years Old A few years later, Guest would remember Lynch, as he chose actors for his 2000 dog show mockumentary, Best in Show. … Read More


2002 41 Years Old …  She also starred with John Hannah and William Fichtner in 2002's MDs, and has appeared in the crime drama Criminal Minds as Spencer Reid's schizophrenic mother.
2008 47 Years Old In 2008 she narrated Out & Proud in Chicago, a documentary which tells about LGBT life in Chicago from the Civil War to 2008 through the stories of 20 everyday Chicagoans, from age 30 to age 80.
2009 49 Years Old Beginning in 2009, Lynch appeared as a regular cast member of the Fox series Glee. … Read More


Lynch's first experience hosting an awards show was in 2010 when she hosted the 2010 VH1 DoSomething Awards.
2011 51 Years Old 1 More Event
It was announced that she will be hosting the 2011 VH1 DoSomething Awards, airing on VH1 on August 18.
2012 52 Years Old 1 More Event
She was the commencement speaker for Smith College's class of 2012 where she received an honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts.
Lynch made her Broadway debut as Miss Hannigan in Annie for a limited engagement lasting from May 15 to July 14, 2013. … Read More
2014 54 Years Old In 2014 Lynch joined the Ban Bossy campaign as a spokesperson advocating leadership roles for girls.
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