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Jane Lynch


Writer, actress, and comedian Jane Lynch's extensive theater background involved touring with the Second City comedy troupe and playing Carol Brady in *The Real Live Brady Bunch*. She also wrote and starred in the award-winning play *Oh Sister, My Sister*. Originally produced in 1998, the play kicked off the Lesbians in Theater program. Lynch's other stage credits include *Tales of the Lost Formicans*, *Ennui*, and *Waiting for Iggy*. She made her film debut in 1988 with a small role in the body-switching comedy *Vice Versa*. On television, she was in the Lifetime movie *In the Best Interest of the Children* and made numerous guest appearances on sitcoms. After some meager roles in *Straight Talk*, *The Fugitive*, and *Fatal Instinct*. Her breakthrough role was butch Christy Cummings, the personal dog handler to trophy wife Sheri Ann Cabot in the 2000 mockumentary *Best in Show*. Over the next two years, she played a government agent in the action movie *Collateral Damage*, a sarcastic nurse in the ABC medical comedy *MDs*, and a 1940s-style receptionist in the TNT movie *The Big Time*. In 2003, she reunited with the cast from *Best in Show* for the musical spoof *A Mighty Wind*. She performed her own music in the role of Laurie Bohner. In 2004, Lynch appeared in *Sleepover*, *Little Black Boot*, and *The Californians*.