10) Jane Lynch
She has received Emmy awards for her portrayal of the slightly embittered, but always interesting gym coach, Sue Sylvester on Glee. But Lynch’s career started out much earlier, with her involvement in Chicago’s vibrant world of theatre houses. Lynch says she knew she wanted to go into acting after she portrayed a candle in a grammar school production. She has appeared in dozens of film and many popular television shows. She has received accolades for her skills as a playwright, and in 2013 made her Broadway debut as Miss Hannigan in Annie. Lynch continues to gain recognition as a host on game shows and for award ceremonies and now has her very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This particular accolade was mentioned on the website of her old alma mater, Cornell University, from which she obtained her Master’s in Fine Art.