Jane Lynch (born in Evergreen Park, Illinois, July 14, 1960) acted in the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago and in The Second City comedy troupe. She performed in the movie mockumentaries by Christopher Guest The Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003), For Your Consideration (2006), in comedies like Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) with Will Ferrell, Role Models (2008) with Paul Rudd, The Three Stooges (2012) by Bobby and Peter Farrelly. She acted in Julie & Julia (2009) written and directed by Nora Ephron with Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. On television Lynch had recurring roles in the series Two and a Half Men (2004-2014), The L World (2004-2009), Criminal Minds (2006-2020), Glee (2009-2015), The Good Fight (2017-2022), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017-2022). She played Janet Reno in Manhunt: Unabomber (2017).