Jane Lynch (born July 14, 1960) is an American comedian, actress and singer. She is known for her roles in comedies such as Best in Show and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and for her recurring roles as lawyer Joyce Wischina in The L Word, Dr. Linda Freeman, Charlie's sarcastic therapist on Two and a Half Men and as Spencer Reid's mother Diana Reid on Criminal Minds. She is currently appearing as Sue Sylvester in the Fox musical-comedy series Glee, and did a limited engagement on Broadway as Miss Hannigan in the revival of Annie. Ms. Lynch also serves as the host of NBC's Hollywood Game Night.
She also provided the voice for one of the female ogres in Shrek Forever After, Sergeant Calhoun in Wreck It Ralph and has been cast as Samantha Puckett's mother in season four of iCarly. She voices the recurring role of Mrs. Johnson.