The Actor: Now infamous for playing Glee's cheerleading coach who we all hate to love. Or is that the other way around? Screeching rapid-fire insults at both her charges and nemesis Gleeman Will (our favourite: “You think this is hard? I'm passing a gallstone as we speak. That is hard!”), Sue Sylvester is the barbed baddie who’s charged with curbing the show’s saccharine leanings. She is, in short, an evil genius.
Ideal Project: Lynch has been in more little-known movies than Sue’s drunk protein shakes, but it’s time for the flaxen-haired comedienne to land some lead roles.
Not sure we could buy Ms Lynch playing a salt of the Earth, wisdom-spouting orphan rescuer. But if she wants to go legit as, say, a ruthless FBI agent in Salt 2, or a cold-hearted sci-fi villainess in the next Star Trek, we’re happy with that, too.