Jane Lynch: Charlie Sheen helped me find love

Sep 12, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. ET

Jane Lynch dishes on love, marriage and Charlie Sheen in the new issue of The Advocate.

Jane Lynch in The Advocate

Jane Lynch might be best known for her role as the evil cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester on Glee, but the actress told The Advocate that another one of her acting roles changed her life.

Lynch appeared on Two and a Half Men for several episodes as a psychologist. Later, she met Men fan Lara Embry at a National Center for Lesbian Rights gala and the pair quickly fell in love. The couple married in May 2010 in Massachusetts – and Lynch quickly adjusted to life as step-mother to two girls.

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"I became wifely," she recalled of the time before filming season two of Glee. "I loved taking care of my girls."

Lynch also has love for another person involved in Two and a Half Men: Charlie Sheen.

"He's one of the nicest guys and a true leader on that set," she said. "He's going through his stuff now, but there's a really solid, wonderful person in there, and I love him very much."

The break-out star of Glee doesn't think that her sexuality has any effect on her career.

"If anything, I think people respect me for not hiding," she told The Advocate. "But what it comes down to is we're all just people. At the end of the day, I happen to go home to a woman. In Hollywood, all that matters is do you do your job and do it well."

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She isn't into telling fellow actors whether or not they should come out with their own sexuality.

"Everybody's going to have their own story, and we have to leave it up to them to decide how and when they're going to come out. I would never give anybody advice that way. It's so personal."

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