Jane Lynch

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Jane Lynch
Birth name Jane Marie Lynch
Born July 14, 1960 in Dolton, Illinois, USA
Notable Roles The L Word: Joyce Wischnia
Glee: Sue Sylvester
Hollywood Game Night: Host
Notable Episodes
Awards star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Jane Lynch is an American actress, singer, comedian and game show host.

Contents

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
MDs Aileen Poole 2002 1
Lovespring International Victoria Ratchford 2006 1
Party Down Constance Carmell 2009 1
Glee Sue Sylvester 2009–2015 1 2 3 4 5 6
Hollywood Game Night Host 2013–  1 2 3 4
Angel from Hell Amy Cass 2016 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Bakersfield P.D. Michelle Hathaway 1x08 - Bakersfield Madam November 2, 1993
Empty Nest Tammy 6x10 - The Girl Who Cried Baby November 27, 1993
Married... with Children Greta 8x17 - Valentine's Day Massacre February 13, 1994
Party of Five Dr. Pennant 1x07 - Much Ado October 24, 1994
The John Larroquette Show Evaluator 2x05 - The Tutor October 25, 1994
In the House Ruth 1x02 - Female Trouble April 17, 1995
NewsRadio Carol 2x09 - The Cane December 12, 1995
Cybill Mrs. Sweeney 2x13 - Educating Zoey January 14, 1996
3rd Rock from the Sun Ms. Koppel 1x05 - Dick, Smoker February 6, 1996
Caroline in the City Hostess 1x15 - Caroline and the Bad Date February 15, 1996
Frasier Cynthia 4x07 - A Lilith Thanksgiving November 26, 1996
Judging Amy Ms. Perkins 1x01 - Pilot September 19, 1999
Judging Amy Ms. Perkins 1x17 - Drawing the Line February 29, 2000
JAG 5x21 - The Witches of Gulfport April 25, 2000
The West Wing Reporter 2x01 - In the Shadow of Two Gunmen (1) October 4, 2000
Judging Amy Ms. Perkins 2x08 - Waterworld December 19, 2000
Gilmore Girls 1x10 - Forgiveness and Stuff December 21, 2000
Dawson's Creek Mrs. Witter 4x12 - The Te of Pacey January 17, 2001
The West Wing Reporter in Briefing Room 2x22 - Two Cathedrals May 16, 2001
Boston Public Jane Morrell 2x02 - Chapter Twenty-Four November 5, 2001
Family Law Cheryl Bowman 3x09 - No Options November 19, 2001
Family Guy 3x13 - Screwed the Pooch November 29, 2001
The X-Files Anne Lokensgard 9x05 - Lord of the Flies December 16, 2001
Family Guy Dotty Campbell 3x18 - From Method to Madness January 24, 2002
Family Guy 3x20 - Road to Europe February 7, 2002
Felicity Prof. Carnes 4x15 - The Paper Chase April 10, 2002
Felicity Prof. Carnes 4x16 - Ben Don't Leave April 17, 2002
According to Jim Janice 3x05 - The Lemonade Stand October 21, 2003
NYPD Blue Susanna Howe 11x10 - You Da Bomb February 10, 2004
Monk Dr. Julie Waterford 2x15 - Mr. Monk Gets Married February 27, 2004
Las Vegas Helen Putasca 1x17 - You Can't Take It with You March 1, 2004
Arrested Development Cindi Lightballoon 1x14 - Shock and Aww March 7, 2004
Arrested Development Cindi Lightballoon 1x17 - Altar Egos March 17, 2004
Two and a Half Men Linda Freeman 1x20 - Hey, I Can Pee Outside in the Dark April 19, 2004
Friends Ellen 10x15 - The One Where Estelle Dies April 22, 2004
Two and a Half Men Linda Freeman 1x22 - My Doctor Has a Cow Puppet May 10, 2004
Veronica Mars Mrs. Donaldson 1x06 - Return of the Kane November 2, 2004
The L Word Joyce Wischnia 2x02 - Lap Dance February 27, 2005
The L Word Joyce Wischnia 2x03 - Loneliest Number March 6, 2005
The L Word Joyce Wischnia 2x04 - Lynch Pin March 13, 2005
Rodney Amy O'Brien 1x20 - Rodney Moonlights April 12, 2005
Two and a Half Men Linda Freeman 3x12 - That Special Tug January 9, 2006
Desperate Housewives Maxine Bennett 2x14 - Silly People February 12, 2006
Rodney Amy O'Brien 2x13 - Rodney Gets a Leg Up February 21, 2006
The L Word Joyce Wischnia 3x11 - Last Dance March 19, 2006
The L Word Joyce Wischnia 3x12 - Left Hand of the Goddess March 26, 2006
Criminal Minds Diana Reid 1x22 - The Fisher King (1) May 10, 2006
Criminal Minds Diana Reid 2x01 - The Fisher King (2) September 20, 2006
Two and a Half Men Linda Freeman 4x08 - Release the Dogs November 13, 2006
Criminal Minds Diana Reid 2x15 - Revelations (2) February 7, 2007
Two and a Half Men Linda Freeman 4x21 - Tucked, Taped and Gorgeous April 23, 2007
Two and a Half Men Linda Freeman 5x04 - City of Great Racks October 15, 2007
Two and a Half Men Linda Freeman 5x15 - Rough Night in Hump Junction April 21, 2008
Two and a Half Men Linda Freeman 5x19 - Waiting for the Right Snapper May 19, 2008
Two and a Half Men Linda Freeman 6x15 - I'd Like to Start with the Cat February 9, 2009
Two and a Half Men Linda Freeman 6x17 - The 'Ocu' or the 'Pado'? March 9, 2009
Two and a Half Men Linda Freeman 7x01 - 818-jklpuzo September 21, 2009
Two and a Half Men Linda Freeman 8x12 - Chocolate Diddlers or the My Puppy's Dead December 13, 2010
Two and a Half Men Linda Freeman 9x06 - The Squat and the Hover October 24, 2011

Specials

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
63rd Emmy Awards Herself/Host September 19, 2011 Emmy Awards

Talk Show Appearances

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

(3 Wins in 7 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (2010)
Glee
  • Won: Outstanding Reality-Competition Host (2014, 2015)
Hollywood Game Night

People's Choice Awards

(1 Win in 4 Nominations)

  • Won: Favorite TV Comedy Actress (2011)
Glee

Golden Globe Awards

(1 Win in 2 Nominations)

  • Won: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (2011)
Glee