Jane Lynch – Glee
July 30, 2013
Before Glee came along and irrevocably tied Jane Lynch to her alter ego Sue Sylvester -- the devious, quippy cheerleading coach of William McKinley High School -- the lanky, six-foot-tall comedian was a regular on the sketch comedy scene and made countless guest appearances on television, earning a Primetime Emmy nomination for a guest spot on "Two and a Half Men" in 2003.
Jane quickly became a familiar face on TV, and people made sure to learn her name after stealing scenes on the big screen in Christopher Guests's ensemble mockumentaries "Best in Show," "A Mighty Wind" and "For Your Consideration."
Easily jumping back and forth between film and TV projects, Jane was nominated a second time in 2011 for her supporting role performance as Sue Sylvester in Glee, but did not take home the statuette. Still a good sport, she jokingly called herself a "loser" while hosting that 63rd Annual Emmy Awards ceremony.