Jane Lynch
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Jane Marie Lynch (born July 14, 1960) is an American actress, comedian, and author. Lynch is known for starring as Sue Sylvester in the Fox musical comedy series Glee (2009–2015), which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award. She also gained recognition for her roles in Christopher Guest's mockumentary films, such as Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003), and For Your Consideration (2006). Lynch had a recurring role in the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men (2004–2014), for which she received a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award, as well as recurring roles in the Showtime drama series The L Word (2005–2009), the CBS police drama series Criminal Minds (2006–2020), the CBS All Access drama series The Good Fight (2017–present), and the Amazon Prime Video period comedy series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017–present), for which she received a Primetime Emmy Award. Since 2013, she has hosted the NBC game show Hollywood Game Night, which has earned her two Primetime Emmy Awards. Lynch has had roles in numerous mainstream comedy films, such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Role Models (2008), Paul (2011), and The Three Stooges (2012). She has lent her voice to numerous animated films, including Space Chimps (2008), Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009), Shrek Forever After (2010), Rio (2011), Wreck-It Ralph (2012), and Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018). In 2013, Lynch received the 2,505th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the television category, located at 6640 Hollywood Blvd. Among her numerous accolades, Lynch has received five Primetime Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a Golden Globe Award.
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Jane Marie Lynch (born July 14, 1960) is an American actress, comedian, and author. Lynch is known for starring as Sue Sylvester in the Fox musical comedy series Glee (2009–2015), which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award. She also gained recognition for her roles in Christopher Guest's mockumentary films, such as Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003), and For Your Consideration (2006). Lynch had a recurring role in the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men (2004–2014), for which she received a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award, as well as recurring roles in the Showtime drama series The L Word (2005–2009), the CBS police drama series Criminal Minds (2006–2020), the CBS All Access drama series The Good Fight (2017–present), and the Amazon Prime Video period comedy series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017–present), for which she received a Primetime Emmy Award. Since 2013, she has hosted the NBC game show Hollywood Game Night, which has earned her two Primetime Emmy Awards. Lynch has had roles in numerous mainstream comedy films, such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Role Models (2008), Paul (2011), and The Three Stooges (2012). She has lent her voice to numerous animated films, including Space Chimps (2008), Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009), Shrek Forever After (2010), Rio (2011), Wreck-It Ralph (2012), and Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018). In 2013, Lynch received the 2,505th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the television category, located at 6640 Hollywood Blvd. Among her numerous accolades, Lynch has received five Primetime Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a Golden Globe Award.
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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Saturday Night Live
Criminal Minds
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Late Night with Seth Meyers
The Simpsons
Married... with Children
Psych
LIVE with Kelly and Mark
Family Guy
American Dad!
The West Wing
Two and a Half Men
Bob's Burgers
The X-Files
My Name Is Earl
The Kelly Clarkson Show
Monk
Judging Amy
The Good Fight
Desperate Housewives
Las Vegas
7th Heaven
Boston Legal
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
The Great North
Finding Your Roots
Friends
We Bare Bears
The King of Queens
Family Law
The John Larroquette Show
According to Jim
Reno 911!
Gilmore Girls
The Soup
Father of the Pride
Summer Camp Island
The Emmy Awards
Robot Chicken
Space Force
The New Adventures of Old Christine
The L Word
Only Murders in the Building
Girl Meets World
Party of Five
Arthur
Unscripted
Real Time with Bill Maher
JAG
MasterChef
Thank God You're Here
Frasier
Veronica Mars
Oddballs
Phineas and Ferb
Weeds
Krapopolis
iCarly
3rd Rock from the Sun
The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show
Talking with Chris Hardwick
Digman!
NewsRadio
Cybill
Manhunt
Spider-Man: The New Animated Series
The Glee Project
Close Enough
Inside Comedy
Dawson's Creek
Web Therapy
Arrested Development
Will & Grace
Velma
Money, Explained
Blark and Son
The Fugitive
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Collateral Damage
Miley's New Year's Eve Party
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
Mascots
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Glee: The Concert Movie
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Paul
Middle School Moguls
Small Fry
Shrek Forever After
Julie & Julia
The 40 Year Old Virgin
Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular
Glee
Glee: Keep on Believin'
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Final Space
El Deafo
Role Models
The Weber Show
Wreck-It Ralph
100% Wolf
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Dino Time
Rio
Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne
The Three Stooges
Party Down
Another Cinderella Story
Harriet the Spy
Hollywood Game Night
Angel from Hell
Weakest Link
Meet the Chimps
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