Exploring Actress Jane Lynch’s Net Worth, Salary, Movie, and TV Shows – Plus Untold Facts About Her

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‘Glee’ star Jane Lynch has built a successful career and has amassed a huge fortune over the years. Her current net worth and salary explored.

For decades, Jane Lynch has had a successful career in the entertainment industry that spans over 3 decades.

American television and film actress and comedian Jane Lynch is famous for her onscreen off-kilter characters with strong (often tyrannical) personalities.

She is best known for her work on the television series Glee (2009–15). The musical comedy series that she played Sue Sylvester earned her a Primetime Emmy Award. 

Aside from Jane Lynch’s work as an actress, she has also championed many LGBT rights and issues.

Having been active since 1988, many might want to know more about how much the star makes and what her net worth is. Keep reading for more about her finances.

Profile Summary

Celebrated Name:Jane Lynch
Net Worth:$9 million
Salary:$80 Thousand Per Episode
Profession:Actor, Singer, Comedian, Author, Voice Actor
Full Real Name:Jane Marie Lynch
Date of Birth:July 14, 1960 (age 63 years)
Birthplace:Evergreen Park, Illinois, United States
Height:6 ft (1.83 m)
Actress Jane Lynch visits Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family” at Universal Studios Hollywood on September 11, 2020 in Universal City, California
Actress Jane Lynch visits Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family” at Universal Studios Hollywood on September 11, 2020 in Universal City, California. Credit: Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images

Who is Jane Lynch?

Lynch was born on July 14, 1960, in Evergreen Park, Illinois.

The actress attended both Illinois State University and Cornell University.

She earned her MFA degree from Cornell University in 1984.

When it comes to her romantic life, Lynch has been married twice.

Lynch and her ex Lara Embry were married from 2010 to 2014.

In 2021 she married her partner Jennifer Cheyne in a small courthouse wedding, PEOPLE reports.

At the time, she appeared on Live with Kelly and Ryan to talk about her marriage.

“We’ve been together a really long time. It was more touching than I was expecting,” she said.

“Because the impulse to do this was we’re looking for insurance for Jennifer and I said, ‘Let’s just get married.'”

Lynch told the outlet that they married at a courthouse in Santa Barbara, California where they live.

The Glee alum is an award-winning actress including an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series.

She has received a total of 13 Emmy Award nominations and has won five times.

Her most recent win was for Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series in 2019.

Lynch won the award for her role as Sophie Lennon in the Amazon series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Glee star Jane Lynch is a multimillionaire with a staggering fortune. Image Source: Getty
Glee star Jane Lynch is a multimillionaire with a staggering fortune. Image Source: Getty

What is Jane Lynch’s net worth?

For her long years in the entertainment industry, the famed actor-comedian has accumulated an impressive fortune.

Per CelebrityNetWorth, Jane Lynch has an estimated current net worth of $9 million.

The publication also suggests she earns a salary of $80 thousand per episode.

How much did Jane Lynch make on Glee? Lynch who played Sue Sylvester in the musical comedy series, Glee, which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award reportedly takes home a sizable salary of $60K per episode. And it’s no shocker that she earns the most, considering she was the show’s most recognizable face at the start of the series.

What shows has she been in?

The actress has been in many movies and TV shows throughout her career.

Below are some of the shows that Lynch has appeared in.

  • Glee (2009 – 2015)
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017 – 2023)
  • Hollywood Game Night (2013 – 2020)
  • Weakest Link (since 2020)
  • The L Word (2004 – 2009)
  • Friends (1994 – 2004)
  • Girl Meets World
  • Arrested Development
  • Psych

Some films that Lynch has appeared in include Shrek, 40-Year-Old Virgin, Wreck-It Ralph, and more.

Lynch was also on stage for the Broadway musical Funny Girl starring Beanie Feldstein.

Where is Jane Lynch now?

Lynch is returning to the game show life as she is currently the host of the TV show Weakest Link on NBC.

New episodes of the show will air on Mondays at 10 pm EST on NBC.

For those who miss the live shows, Weakest Link is also available to stream via Peacock.

Jane Lynch and Jennifer Cheyne together at the Governor's Ball in Los Angeles, California, 2016
Jane Lynch and Jennifer Cheyne together at the Governor’s Ball in Los Angeles, California, 2016. Credit: Photo by Rob Latour/Variety/Penske Media via Getty Images

What is known about Jane Lynch’s marital status?

Lynch is openly lesbian, and was named one of Power Up’s “10 Amazing Lesbian Women in Showbiz” in 2005.

In 2010, she married clinical psychologist Lara Embry, whom she had met the year before in San Francisco. In 2014, the two divorced.

Lynch and Jennifer Cheyne, her current partner, got married on 4 November 2021. At the time, the comedian was 61 years old.

On her appearance on Live With Kelly and Ryan in 2022, she opened up about their wedding ceremony. We went down to the Santa Barbara Courthouse, which is where we live, and her son became a minister of Universal Life Church,” Jane said. “And the three of us said our little vows to each other and signed the papers, and it was really nice. I shed a tear. I was a little surprised.”

Jane raved about Jennifer — and her handiness — in a September 2020 People interview. “My partner makes me thankful all day long,” she said. “She figures out how to deal with [everything]. She’s like, ‘I don’t need to hire a handyman.’ Although she’s very, very feminine and soft, she’s got a thing of tools that she brings out, and she can fix almost anything. Plumbing and loose shutters, and our air conditioner. That’s the greatest thing about her, because I get overwhelmed, and I have no patience with details. She’s very methodical, and she takes things very slowly.”

Jennifer is also a credit card miles whiz, Jane said. “We have all these miles racked up, and we have some things we want to buy,” the actor explained. “I said, ‘Figure out how we can use miles to buy this stuff.’ And she figured it out. So now I’m like, ‘I’m so grateful for you,’ because I couldn’t figure that out.”

Jane told Parade in November 2019 that finding love in her fifties “has been a blessing” — and the Glee alum also described her and Jennifer’s origin story. “Jennifer and I were partners for a couple of years in the early 2000s,” she said. “We broke up and then reconnected a decade later and just fell back together so easily and lovingly.”

Lynch has revealed that she is deaf in her right ear.

A lover of animals, Lynch has four rescue dogs. She has advocated for PETA to encourage the adoption of shelter animals, and sponsors an annual adoption event at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl. Among her other advocacy engagements, Lynch served as a spokesperson for the Ban Bossy campaign, which worked to eliminate the problematic use of the word “bossy” when describing girls.