EOD Star Biographies — JANE LYNCH

JANE LYNCH – “GLINTON”PhotojanelynchJane Lynch is an accomplished writer and actress. Her breakthrough film role was as Christy Cummings, the personal dog handler of trophy wife Sheri Ann Cabot played by Jennifer Coolidge in director Christopher Guest’s mockumentary Best in Show. She also appeared in Guest’s comedic take on folk music A Mighty Wind (2003) as porn actress-turned singer, Laurie Bohner. Lynch was most recently seen in the comedy smashes Talladega Nights opposite Will Ferrell and The Forty Year-Old Virgin with Steve Carell. She will next be seen in a comedy directed by and starring Ben Stiller and his wife, Christine Taylor.Raised in Illinois, she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater from Illinois State University, and an MFA in Theater from Cornell University. Her extensive theater background involved touring gigs with The Second City comedy troupe and “The Real Live Brady Bunch” as family matriarch Carol Brady. She also wrote and starred in the award-winning play “Oh Sister, My Sister” which kicked off the Lesbians in Theater program at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center in 2004.Lynch is also a seasoned television performer and has recently guest starred in numerous episodes of “The New Adventures Of Old Christine”, “Two And A Half Men” with Charlie Sheen. Lynch has also appeared in episodes “Married… with Children”, “Frasier”, “Judging Amy”, “The West Wing”, “Dawson’s Creek”, “Gilmore Girls”, “7th Heaven”, “The X-Files”, “Family Guy”, “Felicity”, “Monk”, “Friends”, “Veronica Mars”, “Arrested Development”, “Boston Legal”, “Weeds” and “The L Word”.

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~ by Michael Sellers on July 9, 2007.

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