Jane Lynch Biography & Net Worth

Jane Lynch Biography & Net Worth

Jane Lynch Biography & Net Worth

Popular Name: Jane Lynch
Real Name:
Jane Marie Lynch
Birth Date: July 14, 1960
Birth Place:
Evergreen Park, Illinois, United States
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Nationality: American
Height: 181 cm
Weight:  65 kg
Sexuality: Gay
Marital Status: Divorced
Lara Embry (m. 2010; div. 2014)
Children: N/A
Profession: Actress, Singer, Author, TV Host, Comedian
Years active: 1986 – Present
Net Worth: $18 Million
Last Updated: 2021


Jane Lynch is an American actress who is renowned among her fans and admirers for her portrayal of indifferent characters with an exceptional tinge of wittiness and humor. Apart from being an actress, Jane is also a singer and is also credited with the role of a television show host. She has appeared in several acting ventures, many of which have earned her appreciation and applause from the audience. However, one truly outstanding role that established her as a popular television figure is her portrayal of Sue Sylvester in the successful musical comedy series ‘Glee’. Her hard work in the film and television industries has been duly rewarded in terms of both fame, finances and deserved recognition. She has won lots of awards for her efforts, and her cabinet of trophies asserts her immense talent and potential. She even has a star on the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’ which was earned in honor of her contributions in television.

This gifted television personality has also contributed her voice to a number of animated films, including Shrek Forever After, Wreck-It Ralph, Space Chimps, and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. In the span of 30 years, she has been associated with multiple projects and still continues to work tirelessly to this very day. And now, we will take a quick look at the details of her life, profession, and accomplishments as one of the finest actresses to walk the face of the earth.

Early Life & Education

The American actress, Jane Marie Lynch, was born in Evergreen Park in Illinois on the 14th of July in 1960. Her father, Frank Lynch worked as a banker, and her mother, Eileen Lynch was a secretary cum homemaker.

Her father was of Irish origin and her mother on the other hand was Swedish and Irish in origin. She was raised by her family in Dolton, a village in Cook County, Illinois, and was brought according to the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Jane was in her third grade when she found her love for acting. She was a student of Thornridge High School at this time. Her love for acting turned into a dream which she eventually pursued in her academic life.

After completing her high school studies, she proceeded to do her bachelor in Theater at Illinois State University. She also attended Cornell University for her MFA degree in theater.

Professional Life: Film & Television Career

Jane Lynch started her career with ‘Steppenwolf Theater Company’ and remained with the media company until found a spot in ‘City’, which then exposed her knowledge to a broader aspect of the acting business. She moved on and joined ‘Irritation theatre,’ where she got a big leap as a cast in ‘The Real Life Brady Brunch’ in which she played the role of Carol Brady. Subsequently, she shifted her attention to films and started seeking small roles.

Her first film role was the 1988 drama ‘The other way around’ in which she was cast alongside Fred Savage and Judge Reinhold. Her performance in that project earned her several other roles, including ‘Straight Talk’ and ‘The Fugitive’ (with Harrison Ford), among several others.

She met Christopher Guest during the 1990s for a grain business and they quickly became a team whose joint effort turned into a significant achievement in Jane’s profession.

Jane soon found herself playing vital roles in the film industry and was taking up diverse sorts of jobs. She made her mark in films like ‘A Mighty Wind’, ‘For Your Consideration’, ‘The L Word’, and many more.

Jane Lynch Net Worth
Jane Lynch

Films & Shows

Below is a list of most of Jane’s on-screen and voice projects and the roles she played in them

Year Title Role
2019 UglyDolls Scanner/Electronic Female Voice
2018 Ralph Breaks the Internet Calhoun
2016 Mascots Gabby Monkhouse
2016 The Late Bloomer Caroline
2015 Back to the Jurassic
2013 A.C.O.D. Dr. Judith
2013 Afternoon Delight Dr. Lenore
2013 Escape from Planet Earth Io
2012 Wreck-It Ralph Sergeant Calhoun
2012 The Three Stooges Mother Superior
2012 Dino Time Sue
2011 Delhi Safari Female Flamingo
2011 Rio The Movie Alice
2011 Paul Pat Stevens
2010 Shrek Forever After Gretched
2009 Post Grad Carmella Malby
2009 Julie & Julia Dorothy McWilliams
2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Diatryma Mom
2008 Weather Girl JD
2008 The Toe Tactic Honey Strumpet
2008 Role Models Gayle Sweeny
2008 The Rocker
2008 Space Chimps Dr. Poole
2008 Spring Breakdown
2008 Another Cinderella Story
2007 Adventures of Power Joanie
2007 Tru Loved Ms. Maple
2007 Alvin and the Chipmunks Gail
2007 Eye of the Dolphin Glinton
2007 Smiley Face Casting Director
2006 For Your Consideration Cindy Martin
2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Lucy Bobby
2006 Bam Bam and Celeste Darlene
2005 The Californians Sybil
2005 The 40-Year-Old Virgin Paula
2004 Surviving Eden Maude Silver
2004 Sleepover Gabby
2003 A Mighty Wind Laurie Bohner
2003 Little Black Boot
2002 Collateral Damage Agent Russo
2000 Best in Show Christy Cummings
1993 The Fugitive Doctor Kathy Wahlund
1992 Straight Talk Gladys


Awards & Achievements

Jane is a successful actress, anchor, and singer. However, not many people know that she is also a scriptwriter who wrote and acted in the 1998 play ‘Oh, Sister, My Sister!’.

All that she has done in the entertainment industry have contributed to her success story and has also brought her massive attention and recognition. Her contributions have won her many awards and nominations. In 2010, she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for the film ‘Two and a Half Men.’ For her portrayal of Sue Sylvester in the hit television series ‘Glee’, which is considered her biggest career role, Jane won multiple awards including ‘Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress’, ‘People’s Choice Award’, Prime-time Emmy Award’, and a ‘Golden Globe Award’, among others.

She received two ‘Emmy Awards’ for hosting ‘Hollywood Game Night’. In 2005, she was listed as one of ’10 Amazing Gay Women in Showbiz.’ Jane has also been honored with the 2505th star in ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’.

Personal Life & Family

Jane Lynch has donned many homosexual characters in her career. The fact is that in real life, she also identifies as a Gay woman. That been said, the actress has shared her love life with several women who share a similar sexual orientation.

In 2009, she got engaged to her love interest, Lara Embry, a known clinical psychologist. In May the following year, the lovebirds got married in Massachusetts and were together for the next three years until they divorced in 2014.

Lara Embry has an adopted daughter, Haden. Jane pays Lara alimony as Haden’s step-mom.

Apart from the details above, there are no other publicly known link-ups about Lynch.

Jane Lynch Net Worth: Salary, Earnings, Brands & Assets

Lynch has achieved tremendous fame in the film and television industry where she has spent the most part of her life, dedicated to her works as an actress, voice actress, television host, author, and singer. She also a comedian, and all these roles contribute to her massive fortune.

As at the time of this publication, the American entertainer, Jane Lynch, is said to own a net worth of $18 million. It’s a fact that she earns her wealth from her work, which she does with all sincerity. Asides from making money from showbiz, Jane has also earned fame and has also received many awards and recognition for everything she does. At this moment, she is known to be a brand ambassador and promoter of several businesses. She also makes a significant amount from promoting brands on her social media pages, among other things she ventures in.


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