Actress whose role as cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester in Glee earned her an Emmy Award as well as a People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy Actress. Her film credits include The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Role Models, Another Cinderella Story and Talladega Nights.
While performing at the Annoyance Theater, she acted alongside and befriended actor Andy Richter.
She portrayed the character Cindi Lightballoon on Arrested Development and Constance Carmell on Party Down. She also voiced the character Calhoun in the 2012 Disney film Wreck-It Ralph and Diatryma Mom in Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. She was also on an episode of iCarly where she played Sam Puckett's mother.
She was married to clinical psychologist Lara Embry from 2010 to 2014.
She appeared in the 2006 comedy film Talladega Nights with Will Ferrell.