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

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 51
Highest Metascore: 73 The 40 Year Old Virgin
Lowest Metascore: 30 Surviving Eden
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 27
  2. Negative: 10 out of 27
27 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
39 UglyDolls May 3, 2019 Scanner/Electronic Female Voice 4.5
71 Ralph Breaks the Internet Nov 21, 2018 Calhoun / Calhoun 6.6
57 Mascots Oct 13, 2016 Cast / Gabby Monkhouse 5.0
34 The Late Bloomer Oct 7, 2016 Caroline / Caroline Chambers tbd
50 A.C.O.D. Oct 4, 2013 Dr. Judith / Dr. Judith 5.6
50 Afternoon Delight Aug 30, 2013 Lenore 6.3
35 Escape from Planet Earth Feb 15, 2013 Io 5.3
37 Delhi Safari Dec 7, 2012 Female Flamingo 4.7
72 Wreck-It Ralph Nov 2, 2012 Calhoun / Calhoun / Sergeant Calhoun / Sergeant Calhoun tbd
56 The Three Stooges Apr 13, 2012 Mother Superior / Mother Superior 6.0
57 Paul Mar 18, 2011 Pat Stevenson / Pat Stevenson tbd
58 Shrek Forever After May 21, 2010 Gretched 6.5
39 Adventures of Power Oct 9, 2009 Joni 7.2
35 Post Grad Aug 21, 2009 Carmella Malby / Carmella Malby tbd
66 Julie & Julia Aug 7, 2009 Dorothy McWilliams / Dorothy McWilliams 7.8
47 Weather Girl Jul 10, 2009 J.D. / J.D. tbd
50 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Jul 1, 2009 Diatryma Mom 6.9
61 Role Models Nov 7, 2008 Gayle Sweeny 8.3
53 The Rocker Aug 20, 2008 Lisa 6.5
36 Space Chimps Jul 18, 2008 Dr. Poole / Dr. Poole tbd
39 Alvin and the Chipmunks Dec 14, 2007 Gail / Gail tbd
71 Smiley Face Nov 16, 2007 Casting Director 5.8
54 Eye of the Dolphin Aug 24, 2007 Glinton / Glinton tbd
30 Surviving Eden Aug 25, 2006 Maude Silver 8.3
66 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Aug 4, 2006 Lucy Bobby / Lucy Bobby tbd
73 The 40 Year Old Virgin Aug 19, 2005 Paula / Paula tbd
33 Sleepover Jul 9, 2004 Gabby / Gabby 6.9

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