How tall is Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch's Height

5ft 11 ½ (181.6 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 0 (182.9 cm)
American actress best known for TV series Glee and roles in films such as The 40 Year Old Virgin. Alexandra Paul once mentioned "I did just shoot Tru Loved with the wonderful Jane Lynch, who is over 6 feet tall", a height which Jane herself said in a movieline interview in 2010, "I'm only six feet!"

How tall is Jane Lynch
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Average Guess (26 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 0.29in (183.6cm)
Current: 5ft 11.49in (181.6cm)
James G said on 21/Dec/22
Peak = 6’1/2”, and current is 5’11 3/4”
Celebheights 6'1.5" said on 18/Mar/22
She edged out Seann William Scott in the movie Role Models, so I can’t disagree with this listing.
Jkenn said on 17/Oct/21
I saw her walking out of the White House during the Obama administration. She’s nowhere near 5’11 never mind 6’0.
Mark Allan said on 26/May/20
Rob, No way her peak height was 6’0 in Role Models she looks similar to Sean William Scott maybe just a quarter of an inch taller than him maybe 5’11.25 for her even in her younger days?
Nik Ashton said on 5/Oct/19
@ Christian 6’5 3/8” - She must have been!
Yang (5 footer 8, 172-173) said on 17/Jul/19
She is one of tallest actress other than Nicole Kidman and Michelle Obama etc... just similar height to one of my female Chemistry teacher back in high school and also one of female assistant in my dentist (For my wisdom teeth removal surgery 6 years ago) office as well. Her height is ideal height for female fashion tall model for sure!!!!!!!
Importer said on 7/Jul/19
@Christian 6'5 3/8" I've heard this term "only 6feet" a lot, it's disturbing....
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 4/Dec/18

But she was clearly being sarcastic when she said "only 6 feet".
Nik said on 28/Nov/18
I like it that she said "I'm only six feet!"! Nowt wrong with that!

🗣 "I'm only five feet something"! 😁😁😁😂😂😂! Nowt wrong with that!

Nowt wrong with any height!
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 27/Nov/18
183cm peak and 182cm now. Don't look as low as 181.6cm yet.
Stranger things fan said on 13/Mar/18
I think she’s 6’0
Essie said on 10/May/17
Hey Rob, between these two pictures, who do you think is taller? Toni or Lynch? You'll notice that the background is similar, thats because these two pictures were at the same event.

Toni: Click Here

Lynch: Click Here
Editor Rob
it's tricky, he might be gaining near an inch more with hair+1 foot trick...
Jack said on 3/Apr/17
6'1" Josh Holloway just edges her in some photos together. In Glee she edged a lot of the self-claiming 6 ft actors, who were most likely weak 5'11"s.
Jp said on 31/Jan/17
Rob can it be possible that she is 5'11 these days, because she looks almost as tall as 5'10.5 Nene Leakes in Glee.
Editor Rob
jp, a chance she has lost half inch by now.
Arch Stanton said on 31/Aug/16
Yes looked near 6 ft in 40 Year Old Virgin, an inch on Seth Rogen, at worst 5'11.5.
Editor Rob
she's now at an age where a fraction loss is possible.
Sam said on 27/Oct/15
Also in Role Models 6'0.25" listed Ken Marino seemed to edge her out...she doesn't always have the best posture though.
Bishop said on 20/Jun/15
Looked the same height as Sean William Scott in Role Models.
EzioAuditore711 said on 4/Dec/14
HE's wearing heels too. That's actually funny.
cole said on 26/Feb/14
With 5'11ish Seann William Scott: Click Here
She's leaning in a little, yes, but she also seems to be wearing heels. I can't see how she'd measure 6ft barefoot. Have you seen enough of Jane to be confident about this 6ft listing Rob?
Bob said on 29/Dec/13
I think she is 6'0"!
Mathew said on 9/Feb/13
6'0" maybe, but definitely not taller.
tata95 said on 6/Feb/12
same height as cutcher in 2 and a half men lol
Silent d said on 19/Jan/12
She is about the same height as mark steines from et and he always looked like a solid 6 footer. He was taller than brad pitt and slightly shorter than will smith.
Silent d said on 2/Nov/11
She is 6 foot. Sean william scott probably uses the camera angle to his advantage. When she is in glee next to everyone she stands her ground even next to 6 foot 3 cory monteith. 6 foot is solid. In 40 year old virgin, easy two inches over 5 foot 10 steve carrel.
carnegie said on 17/Oct/11
yeah she looks a strpong 6foot
popo said on 26/Aug/11
shes tall on glee
Big T said on 23/Aug/11
USYD, I've just watched Role Models and Lynch does NOT look taller than SWS!
Cranberries said on 10/Jun/11
She's legitimately tall for a woman, but her apparent height is magnified due to her microscopic skull. Her head looks as small as Stephen Tobolowsky's, who is renowned for his tiny head; I believe she has the smallest head right now on Glee and in most of her movies.
Quan said on 28/May/11
In the scene in role models where she introduces SWS to his little, SWS is taller than her and he is listed at 5'11.25
SUZANNE said on 2/Feb/11
Although she is a little older than myself, We have the exact same body structure and blonde hair, albeit my hair is longer. I am exactly 6 feet tall. Usually people guess I am taller than that because there are just too many good looking shoes and boots out there not to wear them with style, no matter your starting height. It also does not hurt that my significant other is 6'8" and a former basketplayer. But before him, I always dated guys my height or shorter. It's the person inside that counts...anything else is just stupid. I'm sure Jane lost many roles due to her height and how she is seen on the stage with other, shorter usually male actors in a particular scene. But, with the ease of big screen editing, perhaps we will be seeing her on the big screen sooner rather than later. Whatever happens, Jayne, you go got the goods!
Anonymous said on 22/Jun/09
tall actress, very rare in hollywood for women to be over 5'8 yet she is 6'0
Akshay said on 4/Mar/09
Yup she is 6 feet alright..saw her on role models..she towered over all the men in that movie..she could be 6ft 0.5 in also!!
a friend who knows her said on 24/Jan/09
She is 5' 11 1/2" but she calls it six, and she still wears heels.
mimi said on 3/Jun/08
totaly 6 feet tall,no doubt
Zedrick said on 18/Jan/08
That is a very tall woman! Goodness gracious.
dmeyer said on 13/Jan/08
she does seem 6 ft easy
Anthony said on 13/Jan/08
I don't argue it, either. I would've guessed even taller, actually. She was marvelous in "The 40 Year Old Virgin" and her cameo is "Walk Hard" was also excellent.
D. Ray Morton said on 13/Jan/08
Jane is great. No arguments on the 6'.

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