Jane Lynch

Biography: This achingly funny character actress honed her comedic skills touring with the famed Second City troupe and playing the matriarch in the early '90s cult stage hit The Real Live Brady Bunch, which also helped launch Andy Richter. For the rest of the decade, Lynch racked up an impressive array of TV guest spots, mostly on sitcoms (Married... with Children, 3rd Rock from the Sun, NewsRadio) that showcased her dry delivery. But it was her riotous turn as a lesbian dog trainer in Christopher Guest's 2000 mockumentary Best in Show that launched her movie career. Not only did she go on to appear in small but memorable roles in a string of popular comedies (The 40 Year Old Virgin, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby), she enjoyed a creative collaboration with Guest, who used her to great effect in his subsequent films (a porn star turned folk singer in A Mighty Wind, a condescending entertainment reporter in For Your Consideration). However, Lynch landed her biggest role toThis achingly funny character actress honed her comedic skills touring with the famed Second City troupe and playing the matriarch in the early '90s cult stage hit The Real Live Brady Bunch, which also helped launch Andy Richter. For the rest of the decade, Lynch racked up an impressive array of TV guest spots, mostly on sitcoms (Married... with Children, 3rd Rock from the Sun, NewsRadio) that showcased her dry delivery. But it was her riotous turn as a lesbian dog trainer in Christopher Guest's 2000 mockumentary Best in Show that launched her movie career. Not only did she go on to appear in small but memorable roles in a string of popular comedies (The 40 Year Old Virgin, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby), she enjoyed a creative collaboration with Guest, who used her to great effect in his subsequent films (a porn star turned folk singer in A Mighty Wind, a condescending entertainment reporter in For Your Consideration). However, Lynch landed her biggest role to date on the small screen, as the scheming cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester on Glee, where she got to show off her singing and dancing talents to great effect. Expand

Jane Lynch's Scores

Average career score: 64
Highest Metascore: 89 Arrested Development: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 36 Watching Ellie: Season 2
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 34
  2. Negative: 2 out of 34
34 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
65 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 4 Feb 18, 2022 Jane Lynch 6.8
tbd American Dad!: Season 17 Jan 24, 2022 Jane Lynch tbd
tbd Harriet the Spy: Season 1 Nov 19, 2021 Jane Lynch tbd
80 The Good Fight: Season 5 Jun 24, 2021 Jane Lynch tbd
tbd American Dad!: Season 16 Apr 19, 2021 Jane Lynch tbd
tbd Weakest Link: Season 1 Sep 29, 2020 Jane Lynch tbd
tbd American Dad!: Season 15 Apr 13, 2020 Jane Lynch tbd
tbd Manhunt (2017): Season 2 Feb 3, 2020 Janet Reno 6.7
tbd Conan (2010): Season 10 Jan 13, 2020 Jane Lynch tbd
75 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 3 Dec 6, 2019 Sophie Lennon 7.0
tbd Inside the Actors Studio: Season 23 Oct 20, 2019 Host tbd
tbd The Talk: Season 10 Sep 9, 2019 Host tbd
tbd Final Space: Season 2 Jun 24, 2019 Jane Lynch 6.7
tbd Hollywood Game Night: Season 6 Nov 21, 2018 Host tbd
tbd The Simpsons: Season 30 Sep 30, 2018 Jeanie 3.9
tbd The Talk: Season 9 Sep 10, 2018 Guest tbd
tbd Will & Grace: Season 9 Sep 28, 2017 Actor tbd
71 Manhunt (2017): Season 1 Aug 1, 2017 Janet Reno 7.7
tbd Hollywood Game Night: Season 5 Jun 22, 2017 Host tbd
80 The Good Fight: Season 1 Feb 19, 2017 Actor 7.3
tbd Inside the Actors Studio: Season 22 Dec 21, 2016 Host tbd
tbd Conan (2010): Season 7 Oct 31, 2016 Guest tbd
tbd The Real O'Neals: Season 2 Oct 11, 2016 Herself 7.8
tbd Criminal Minds: Season 12 Sep 28, 2016 Diana Reid 5.8
tbd Late Night with Seth Meyers: Season 4 Sep 20, 2016 Guest tbd
tbd The Talk: Season 7 Sep 12, 2016 Guest tbd
50 Chelsea: Season 1 May 11, 2016 Guest 5.2
tbd The Late Late Show with James Corden: Season 2 Mar 29, 2016 Guest tbd
56 Angel From Hell: Season 1 Jan 7, 2016 Amy / Amy 3.9
tbd Hollywood Game Night: Season 4 Jan 5, 2016 Host tbd

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