News 5 Things You Don't Know About Jane Lynch Published 12:40 PM PDT, June 10, 2013 Getty Images Known to Glee fans as the villainous cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, this openly gay actress just announced her divorce from wife Lara Embry. Here are five things you may not know about Jane Lynch. 1. Born July 14, 1960 in Dolton, Illinois -- her mother was a homemaker and secretary and her father a banker. PICS: Star Sightings 2. In contrast to her glee club-hating character, during her high school years she participated in choir and even performed in some school musicals. 3. This Is Spinal Tap writer Christopher Guest cast her in Best in Show in 2000 after directing her in a Kellogg's Frosted Flakes commercial. VIDEO: Jane Lynch Raps Nicki Minaj's Super Bass 4. Among her all-time favorite movies are The Big Lebowski, Zoolander and Private Benjamin. 5. Played TV icon Carol Brady in The Real Live Brady Bunch while touring with the Second City comedy troupe. RELATED: Jane Lynch Talks Life, Love & Elfbots!