Jane Lynch
Actress
Jane Lynch
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".
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The Queer Icons Still With Us In 2017
Huffington Post - about 1 month
There’s an urban legend that the Stonewall riots happened because gays were so upset by the death of Judy Garland. That never understood that until 2016, when we were all devastated by the loss of one queer icon after another ― David Bowie, George Michael, Debbie Reynolds, Alexis Arquette and so many more. There was even a rumor John Waters was about to go ― turns out he was just celebrating Christmas by passing a kidney stone. So don’t worry, John’s fine. And so are a ton of fabulous queer icons who are not just still alive, but producing some amazing work. And not just just kidney stones. Whether they’re gay themselves, or allies, or somewhere in between, the LGBT community’s role models are particularly important, since we’re often rendered invisible or closeted. When you hardly ever see your community held up as aspirational, you learn to be protective of the ones who make it, like Wanda Sykes, or the allies who’ve stood by us, like Cyndi Lauper. A lot of ...
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These Stars Are Telling You You One Last Time 'Holy S**t, You've Got To Vote'
Huffington Post - 4 months
With just four days until the election, some stars got together to tell American citizens to f**king vote.  Rachel Bloom, creator and star of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” leads the call in “HOLY S**T (You’ve Got To Vote),” a music video for Funny or Die starring other celebs including Elizabeth Banks, Moby, Naya Rivera, Amber Rose, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jane Lynch.  Yes, there are expletives. Yes, they call Donald Trump an orange, talking STD. But they’re trying to get a point across.   If you're on the fence about voting, um, don't be? https://t.co/Ew7oZD7Uus — Rachel Bloom (@Racheldoesstuff) November 4, 2016 A vulgar truly passionate obscene plea to please #Vote @racheldoesstuff @thelittleidiot @janemarielynch @mradamscott pic.twitter.com/rB0UBl533h — Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) November 4, 2016 type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related... + articlesList=581b3ea7e4b08f9841ad8d5a,5812708de4b0390e69cf2cc4 -- This fee ...
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2016 Emmy Gift Lounges
Huffington Post - 5 months
The Emmy Awards over the weekend prompted Hollywood to celebrate the festivities with various gift lounges around town. Below is a sampling of what celebs were invited to attend and the goods that were being shared with them. PILOT PEN AND GBK's PRE-EMMY LUXURY LOUNGE at the L'Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills: Chef Filippo Sinisgalli from Il Palato Italiano was on hand from Italy to provide one-bite food samples while gifting oversize loaves of his baked Panetone Milanese. Swedish bed company Hasten's was showcasing their mattresses and bedding, while gifting a three-night stay in a five-star Swedish resort. For those who preferred something more tropical, Belmont Resort on the Caribbean island of St. Martin was also gifting stays. Plastic surgery center Viva Youth gave out gift certificates for $1000 towards services, while Heal and Soul hand] certificates for a private yoga session, massage and magnet healing session. Jane Lynch with Pilot Pen. On the electronic ...
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Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: AMC's 'Hell on Wheels'
LATimes - 7 months
SERIES Angel From Hell The comedy starring Jane Lynch and Maggie Lawson airs its final episodes. 8 and 8:30 p.m. CBS Dr. Dee: Alaska Vet Dr. Dee and her husband Ken host a clinic in a town with a population of 107 in the season premiere of the unscripted series. 8 p.m. Animal Planet Syfy Presents:...
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Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Concussion' on Starz
LATimes - 7 months
SERIES Angel From Hell As the canceled comedy burns through its final episodes, on Saturday it reaches what was supposed to be its Thanksgiving special. Maggie Lawson and Jane Lynch star, 8 p.m. CBS. A second new episode follows at 8:30. Hell on Wheels The race to finish the transcontinental...
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Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'Black Mass' on HBO
LATimes - 8 months
SERIES Angel From Hell This canceled sitcom starring Jane Lynch and Maggie Lawson offers up two more previously unaired episodes. 8 and 8:30 p.m. CBS Hello World! Pop music’s Usher and Christina Aguilera lend their voices to the debut installments of this new kid-friendly nature series. 8 and 8:30...
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A better angel? Jane Lynch wings in for her funny new sitcom
Yahoo News - about 1 year
NEW YORK (AP) — "A nice match," says Jane Lynch, referring to herself and her new sitcom role. "Made in heaven, if you will."
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19 New Netflix Programs To Get Stupidly Excited About In 2016
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Fun fact: Netflix plans to spend $6 billion this year developing original series, films and documentaries to keep us happily binge-watching our lives away. Everyone who is anyone already knows old favorites like "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and "Orange Is the New Black" are coming back, but what about all these new shows and movies? We decided to go down the research rabbit hole and find out what's up with the roughly four dozen new titles expected to debut this year. Although we can't say which of the 19 titles below will become the next "Making a Murderer," we can say that we are irrationally excited about all of them.   ***  1. "Marseille" (May 5) Type: Political drama series Why we're excited: French Claire Underwood (possibly) Like its name, "Marseille" is super French -- it will star Gérard Depardieu -- and centers on a municipal election involving a "power struggle" and "all-consuming ambition." The lead character, Robert Taro (played by Dep ...
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19 New Netflix Programs To Get Stupidly Excited About In 2016
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Fun fact: Netflix plans to spend $6 billion this year developing original series, films and documentaries to keep us happily binge-watching our lives away. Everyone who is anyone already knows old favorites like "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and "Orange Is the New Black" are coming back, but what about all these new shows and movies? We decided to go down the research rabbit hole and find out what's up with the roughly four dozen new titles expected to debut this year. Although we can't say which of the 19 titles below will become the next "Making a Murderer," we can say that we are irrationally excited about all of them.   ***  1. "Marseille" (May 5) Type: Political drama series Why we're excited: French Claire Underwood (possibly) Like its name, "Marseille" is super French -- it will star Gérard Depardieu -- and centers on a municipal election involving a "power struggle" and "all-consuming ambition." The lead character, Robert Taro (played by Depardie ...
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Midseason Premieres: Who Will Get Cancelled and Who Will Get Renewed?
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Midseason premieres have started airing and will continue to premiere over the next couple months. These new shows bring the whole gamut from reeling plots and horrible characters to ridiculous premises, but we have to watch them to see if they will get added to our watch list. Many premieres won't make it a full season if networks decide their viewership is too weak. We decided to make some calls on who will get canned this season and who will get renewed. Is your new favorite show on our list? Vote for your favorites and make your own predictions on Sage. DC's Legends of Tomorrow which premiers on CW tonight Jan 21, borrowing characters from Arrow and The Flash, will get decent reviews and not get cancelled #midseasonpremiere #newshows: https://areyousage.com/prediction/dcs-legends-of-tomorrow-which-premiers-on-cw-tonight-jan-21-borrowing-characters-from-arrow-vjra Mitchell McKenna Full Frontal with Samantha Bee will get renewed after its February debut. #midseasonpremie ...
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Moms group: New CBS show 'Angel From Hell' mocks Christianity
Fox News - about 1 year
CBS’ new show “Angel from Hell” starring Jane Lynch tells the story of a “not so good” guardian angel, and has some concerned moms arguing the show portrays Christianity "in a negative light."
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<i>Naz & Maalik</i>: Black, Gay, Muslim, And In Love
Huffington Post - about 1 year
"For the longest time I couldn't put a name to who I was. I didn't have an image to who was like me. It was torturous," Jane Lynch notes in Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema, the savvy documentary from 2006 by Lesli Klainberg and Lisa Ades. A few minutes after Jane lets loose, Todd Haynes, the director of Carol and Poison, adds," I think films do make a difference. They get under people's skin, and they reflect our lives and our experiences back to us." But if you're gay and don't check off Caucasian on various surveys, you have had a harder time finding yourself on the big screen. There's been Pariah (2011), The Watermelon Woman (1996), Brother to Brother (2004), and a handful of others of varying delight. But what if you are a gay, black, Muslim teenager residing in Brooklyn and are in love with another gay, black, Muslim teen, where will you get media support? Certainly not on Modern Family or even The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Maalik and Naz at peace on the subway. ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jane Lynch
    FIFTIES
  • 2014
    Age 53
    In 2014 Lynch joined the Ban Bossy campaign as a spokesperson advocating leadership roles for girls.
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  • 2013
    Age 52
    Lynch was the co-host of the NBC special New Year's Eve with Carson Daly on December 31, 2013, alongside Carson Daly, host of The Voice.
    More Details Hide Details Lynch wrote and starred in the award-winning play Oh Sister, My Sister. Originally produced in 1998, the play kicked off the Lesbians in Theater program at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center in 2004. She starred in Comcast's XFinity ads, mainly with two different laptops and two different colored Persian cats. She also stars in LG Corp. 's Text Ed campaign to educate drivers about the dangers of texting while driving.
    On September 4, 2013, Lynch received the 2,505th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of television located at 6640 Hollywood Blvd.
    More Details Hide Details Lynch has lend her voice to multiple animated films, including Space Chimps, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Shrek Forever After and Wreck It Ralph. Since 2013, she is hosting NBC game show Hollywood Game Night, for which she has won two Emmy Awards. Lynch was born in Evergreen Park, Illinois, and raised in Dolton, Illinois, the daughter of a banker father, Frank Lynch and a homemaker-secretary mother, Eileen (née Carney). Her father was of Irish descent and her mother was of Irish and Swedish ancestry. She was raised in a Catholic family and attended Thornridge High School. She received her Bachelor's degree in theater from Illinois State University and her MFA in theater from Cornell University. Lynch spent 15 years in Chicago, acting in the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and, at the time of her audition, was one of only two women picked to join The Second City comedy troupe. She then continued to hone her comical and improvisational skills at Annoyance Theater, playing Carol Brady in the theater's The Real Live Brady Bunch. Andy Richter played Mike Brady in the New York shows. He and Lynch became very good friends.
    Lynch is deaf in her right ear due to nerve damage. On July 19, 2013, she speculated to Craig Ferguson on the The Late Late Show that the deafness in that ear was most likely caused by having had a high fever as an infant.
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    Beginning on July 11, 2013, Lynch hosted the NBC game show Hollywood Game Night.
    More Details Hide Details The show had two teams made up of members of the public (civilians) and celebrities competing in various party games, with a chance for the civilians to take home up to $25,000.
    In June 2013, Lynch announced that she and Embry were divorcing after three years of marriage. The divorce was finalized in January 2014.
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    Lynch made her Broadway debut as Miss Hannigan in Annie for a limited engagement lasting from May 15 to July 14, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details She took the place of Katie Finneran.
  • 2012
    Age 51
    In March 2012, Lynch was featured with Martin Sheen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Colfer and Brad Pitt in a performance of Dustin Lance Black's play, '8' – a staged re-enactment of the federal trial that overturned California's Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage – as Maggie Gallagher.
    More Details Hide Details The production was held at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre and broadcast on YouTube to raise money for the American Foundation for Equal Rights.
    She was the commencement speaker for Smith College's class of 2012 where she received an honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts.
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  • 2011
    Age 50
    Lynch hosted the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards on September 18, 2011, only the third woman in Emmy history to host the awards show solo.
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    It was announced that she will be hosting the 2011 VH1 DoSomething Awards, airing on VH1 on August 18.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2010
    Age 49
    In addition to her most recent work on Glee, Lynch continued to pursue other projects. Lynch hosted Saturday Night Live on October 9, 2010; the news of her hosting was accidentally broken to her by her Glee boss, Ryan Murphy, by text message.
    More Details Hide Details Lynch had also guest-starred on the Nickelodeon comedy iCarly as Pam Puckett, Sam Puckett's mother, in the episode "iSam's Mom."
    Lynch married clinical psychologist Lara Embry on May 31, 2010 in Sunderland, Massachusetts, whom she first met a year earlier at a fundraiser in San Francisco.
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    Lynch is openly lesbian, and married Lara Embry in 2010.
    More Details Hide Details A self-proclaimed animal lover, Lynch has two dogs and a cat. She has recorded a PSA for PETA encouraging the adoption of shelter animals, and she sponsors an annual adoption event at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
    Lynch's first experience hosting an awards show was in 2010 when she hosted the 2010 VH1 DoSomething Awards.
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  • 2009
    Age 48
    Beginning in 2009, Lynch appeared as a regular cast member of the Fox series Glee.
    More Details Hide Details The role echoed previous guest appearances in The X-Files and Veronica Mars, being her third time cast as a harsh high school teacher. She won glowing reviews for her role as the aggressive cheerleading coach, Sue Sylvester. Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times wrote, "Lynch alone makes Glee worth watching." Before her work with Glee, she was a series regular on the Starz comedy Party Down. Though the series was renewed for a second season, Lynch would not be returning, due to her work on Glee.
  • 2008
    Age 47
    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.
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  • 2002
    Age 41
    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2000
    Age 39
    A few years later, Guest would remember Lynch, as he chose actors for his 2000 dog show mockumentary, Best in Show.
    More Details Hide Details Lynch played Christy Cummings, a butch lesbian personal dog handler to trophy wife Sheri Ann Cabot (Jennifer Coolidge). From there, she became a staple actress in Guest's casts, appearing in the director's A Mighty Wind (2003) as porn actress-turned-folk singer Laurie Bohner and in For Your Consideration (2006) as an entertainment reporter. Audiences and critics took notice of Lynch for her turn in Judd Apatow's The 40-Year-Old Virgin. She told Fresh Air's Terry Gross that the role was originally intended for a man but also that, at the urging of Steve Carell's wife Nancy Walls, was offered to Lynch instead. Beginning from there, she took supporting roles in a series of films including Role Models, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Alvin & the Chipmunks, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Space Chimps, The Rocker, The Hammer, Another Cinderella Story, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Wreck-It Ralph, and Spring Breakdown.
  • 1993
    Age 32
    In 1993, she had a secondary role as a doctor alongside Harrison Ford in The Fugitive.
    More Details Hide Details During the 1990s, she made numerous television commercials, including one for Frosted Flakes for an adult audience, directed by Christopher Guest.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1988
    Age 27
    Lynch got her start in films in 1988, playing a small role in the film Vice Versa.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1960
    Born
    Born on July 14, 1960.
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