Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch
Jane Lynch, amfAR Award of Courage recipient

Jane Lynch is a five-time Emmy, two-time SAG Award, and Golden Globe winner.

She co-stars on the newly rebooted Party Down and the award-winning comedy series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, as well as hosts NBC’s hit game show The Weakest Link. She recently starred as Mrs. Rosie Brice in Broadway’s first revival of the classic musical Funny Girl. She is well known for her Emmy-winning role as host of Hollywood Game Night, her Emmy and Golden Globe-winning portrayal of Sue Sylvester on Glee, and her Emmy-nominated performance as Sazz Pataki in Only Murders in the Building.

Additional television credits include Manifesto (portraying Janet Reno), Space Force, Criminal Minds, The Good Fight, Portlandia, Angel from Hell, Lovespring International, Two and a Half Men, and The L Word.

Lynch’s film credits include Wreck It Ralph I and II, The Three Stooges, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Talladega Nights, Role Models, Julie & Julia, A Mighty Wind, Best in Show, For Your Consideration, and Ivy + Bean for Netflix.

She made her Broadway debut in the 2013 production of Annie. Her additional theater work includes Oh Sister, My Sister at the Tamarind Theatre and Love, Loss and What I Wore at the Off-Broadway Westside Theatre.

Lynch also has toured with Kate Flannery and the Tony Guerrero Quintet in their live cabaret show, Two Lost Souls. Their Billboard top 10 holiday album, A Swingin’ Little Christmas, is available from iTunes, Amazon, and other outlets.

Lynch was raised near Chicago and cut her theatrical teeth at the Second City and Steppenwolf Theatre. Her memoir, Happy Accidents, topped The New York Times and Los Angeles Times national bestseller lists, among others.