Apple TV + 'El Deafo': 5 things you didn't know about Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch, who is deaf in her right ear, voices Mrs Sinklemann in Apple TV's new animated series about a strong, deaf girl


                            Apple TV + 'El Deafo': 5 things you didn't know about Jane Lynch
Jane Lynch will voice a character in 'El Deafo' (janelynchofficial/Instagram)
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'El Deafo' is Apple TV+'s brand new animated series that will premiere soon. The show will follow the life of Cece as she navigates life without the ability to hear. Based on the best-selling book of the same name by author Cece Bell, the show is based on her own experiences growing up deaf.

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The Apple show entails an imaginative and sweet perspective of Cece who is empowered by her superhero-alter ego El Deafo. Author Cece Bell shared that the title comes from the idea that she feels powerful like a superhero with the assistance of her Phonic Ear, the hearing aid she uses in order to hear her teachers at school. The cast consists of popular actress Jane Lynch, who is deaf in one ear herself, and other known voice actors. So read on to know a bit about them as they take on the characters in the animated series.

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Jane Lynch as Mrs Sinklemann

Jane Lynch is an American actress, comedian, and author.  She got her start in films in 1988, with a small role in the film 'Vice Versa', and then went on to work in numerous commercials. Her role in the Steve Carell comedy 'The 40-year-old Virgin' made audiences, as well as critics, take notice of her. From there on out she was offered many supporting roles in movie like 'Alvin and the Chipmunks', 'Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story', 'The Rocker',' Another Cinderella Story', 'Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs' and more.

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She has worked extensively in television with shows like 'The X-Files',' Desperate Housewives', 'Friends', 'Two and a Half Men', 'Criminal Minds', 'Gilmore Girls', 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' and much more. She is popularly known for her role as Sue Sylvester in 'Glee'. Lynch has also done narration bits as part of her voice work over years. She will lend her voice as Mrs. Sinklemann, Cece's teacher, in 'El Deafo'.

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Cece Bell as Narrator

Cece Bell is an American author and illustrator. She attended the College of William and Mary as an art major and went on to get a graduate degree in illustration and design as well at Kent State University. Cece went on to become a freelance illustrator and designer for an array of projects before beginning her career as a full-time author-illustrator. Her works include 'Sock Monkey Takes a Bath', 'Itty Bitty', 'Bee-Wigged', 'I Yam a Donkey', 'Sock Monkey in the Spotlight', 'Food Friends: Fun Foods That Go Together', and more. She won the Newbery Medal Honor and Eisner Award for her book 'El Deafo'. Bell is married to children's author Tom Angleberger.

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Other cast members

 The rest of the cast consists of Lexi Finigan as Cece / El Deafo herself, and Pamela Adlon as Mom / Spidermom. 

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'El Deafo' releases on January 7, 2022 on Apple TV+