When Sue's beloved sister, Jean, died unexpectedly, the New Directions team created a "Willy Wonka"-themed funeral on her behalf. Sue was touched and vowed to stop trying to destroy the glee club, even as she moved on to her new mission: running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Sue's Congressional platform was based on cutting arts funding in schools, and her particular hatred for the glee club prompted Kurt's dad, Burt Hummel, to run against her. Good triumphed over evil when Sue lost the election to Burt.
Sue decided that the void she sensed in her life came from not having a child, so she began looking for a sperm donor. After getting pregnant, she learned from a prenatal test that there were some "irregularities" with the pregnancy.
Impending motherhood seemed to soften Sue, and she offered to help Will so New Directions could take the top prize at the nationals. After their win, Sue happily congratulated Will for being selected as Teacher of the Year, as she said goodbye to the graduating students.
Jane Lynch cut her theatrical teeth at The Second City, Steppenwolf Theatre and in many church basements all over the greater Chicago area. Lynch won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on GLEE.
Lynch's film credits include "Julie & Julia," "Shrek Forever After," "Post Grad" and "Paul and Brownie Masters." Her past film work includes Christopher Guest's "For Your Consideration," "A Mighty Wind" and "Best in Show," as well as "Role Models," "The Rocker," "Spring Breakdown," "Space Chimps," "Alvin and the Chipmunks," "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story," "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," Margaret Cho's "Celeste and Bam Bam," Alan Cumming's "Suffering Man's Charity," "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events," "Sleepover" and "Surviving Eden." She recently starred in "The Three Stooges" film.
Last fall, Lynch hosted the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards. Her other television credits include "Party Down," "Lovespring International," "Desperate Housewives," "Weeds" and "The L Word." Lynch has had recurring roles on "Boston Legal," "Criminal Minds," "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and "Two and a Half Men," for which she received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.
Lynch's play, "Oh Sister, My Sister!," had runs at the Tamarind Theatre and Bang Theater, garnering the LA Weekly Comedy Ensemble of the Year Award.
She lives in Los Angeles.