Birth Name: Jane Lynch
Birth Place: Dolton, Illinois, USA
Lynch was born July 14, 1960, and grew up in Dolton, IL, just south of Chicago. As a kid, she was obsessed with the movie "Grease" (1978), not only because she wanted to become an actress, but because she harbored a crush on both of the film's stars, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. She earned a bachelor's degree in theater from Illinois State University and went on to intensive graduate acting studies at Cornell University, where concentrated classes pushed her range beyond expectation, helping lay the groundwork for her to inhabit any character a casting director could throw at her. Returning to Chicago, Lynch performed with the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the Steppenwolf Theater Com...
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