Jane Lynch

Lynch in 2011, Featureflash / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: Jane Marie Lynch

Place of Birth: Evergreen Park, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 14, 1960

*75% Irish
*25% Swedish

Jane Lynch is an American actress, author, singer, and comedian. She is known for playing Sue Sylvester on the television series Glee.

Her father, Francis J. “Frank” Lynch, was of Irish descent, with roots in Tyrone and Swinford, County Mayo. Her mother, Eileen (Carney), was of half Irish and half Swedish ancestry.

Jane’s paternal grandfather was William James Lynch (the son of James Lynch and Anne Jane Lynch). William was from County Tyrone, Ireland. James was the son of James Lynch and Anne Patterson. Jane’s great-grandmother Anne was the daughter of William Lynch.

Jane’s paternal grandmother was named Mary K. Lynsky/Lynskey. Mary was Irish.

Jane’s maternal grandfather was William M. Carney (the son of Patrick F. Carney and Ellen Kennedy). William was born in Illinois. Patrick was born in Illinois, to Irish parents, from Tipperary, John Carney and Mary Hogan. Ellen was an Irish immigrant, the daughter of Michael Kennedy and Mary Brennen.

Jane’s maternal grandmother was Helen Nickelson (the daughter of Johan/John August Niklasson/Nickelson and Amanda Ekelund). Helen was born in Illinois, to Swedish parents, her father from Köperöd kronogård, Lane-Ryr, Bohuslän, and her mother from Tyska hemmet u Osby, Skatelöv, Småland. Johan was the son of Niklas Olsson and Johanna Larsdotter. Amanda was the daughter of Sven Magnus/Mafnus Parsson Eklund/Ekelund and Maria Johansdotter Folin.

Sources: Genealogy of Jane Lynch – http://www.geni.com

Jane’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Jane’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org


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3 Responses

  1. Pegzi says:

    She’s super pretty

  2. She gives me a certain male vibe.

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