FOR DECADES Jane Lynch has had a successful career in the entertainment industry.Aside from Jane Lynch’s work as an actress, she has also championed many LGBT rights and issues.
Actress Jane Lynch visits Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family” at Universal Studios Hollywood on September 11, 2020 in Universal City, CaliforniaCredit: Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images
Who is Jane Lynch?
Lynch was born on July 14, 1960, in Evergreen Park, Illinois.
The actress attended both Illinois State University and Cornell University.
She earned her MFA degree from Cornell University in 1984.
When it comes to her romantic life, Lynch has been married twice.
Lynch and her ex Lara Embry were married from 2010 to 2014.
In 2021, she married her partner Jennifer Cheyne in a small courthouse wedding, People reports.
At the time, she appeared on Live with Kelly and Ryan to talk about her marriage.
“We’ve been together a really long time. It was more touching than I was expecting,” she said.
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“Because the impulse to do this was we’re looking for insurance for Jennifer and I said, ‘Let’s just get married.'”
Lynch told the outlet that they married at a courthouse in Santa Barbara, California where they live.
The Glee alum is an award-winning actress including an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series.
She has received a total of 13 Emmy Award nominations and has won five times.
Her most recent win was for Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series in 2019.
Lynch won the award for her role as Sophie Lennon in the Amazon series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
Who is Jane Lynch’s Wife, Jennifer?
Jennifer Cheyne is a screenwriter who studied at UC Berkeley.
She wrote the screenplay for Mary Astor’s Diary, a movie that has twice placed in the second round of the Austin Film Festival.
In 2019, Jane revealed to Parade that the two dated in the early 2000s.
“Jennifer and I were partners for a couple of years in the early 2000s,” she said.
“We broke up and then reconnected a decade later and just fell back together so easily and lovingly.”
Jane Lynch and Jennifer Cheyne together at the Governor’s Ball in Los Angeles, California, 2016Credit: Photo by Rob Latour/Variety/Penske Media via Getty Images
What shows has she been in?
The actress has been in many movies and TV shows throughout her career.
Below are some of the shows that Lynch has appeared in.
Glee (2009 – 2015)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017 – 2023)
Hollywood Game Night (2013 – 2020)
Weakest Link (since 2020)
The L Word (2004 – 2009)
Friends (1994 – 2004)
Girl Meets World
Some films that Lynch has appeared in include Shrek, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Wreck-It Ralph, and more.
Lynch was also on stage for the Broadway musical Funny Girl starring Beanie Feldstein.
Where is Jane Lynch now?
Lynch is returning to the game show life as she is currently the host of the TV show Weakest Link on NBC.
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New episodes of the show will air on Mondays at 10 pm EST on NBC.
For those who miss the live shows, Weakest Link is also available to stream via Peacock. More