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Curtin at the 41st Emmy Awards in September 1989
Jane Therese Curtin

(1947-09-06) September 6, 1947 (age 75)
Alma mater Elizabeth Seton Junior College (A.A., 1967)
  • Actress
  • comedian
Years active 1975–present
Patrick Lynch
(m. 1975)
Children 1
Relatives Valerie Curtin (cousin)

Jane Therese Curtin (born September 6, 1947) is an American actress and comedian. She was included on a 1986 list of the "Top Prime Time Actors and Actresses of All Time."

First coming to prominence as an original cast member on the hit TV comedy series Saturday Night Live in 1975, she went on to win back-to-back Emmy Awards for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series on the 1980s sitcom Kate & Allie portraying the role of Allison "Allie" Lowell. Curtin later starred in the hit series 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996–2001), playing the role of Dr. Mary Albright.

Curtin has also appeared in many movie roles, including Charlene in The Librarian series of movies (2004–2008). She also reprised one of her Saturday Night Live characters, Prymaat (Clorhone) Conehead, in the 1993 film Coneheads.

Personal life

Curtin was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the daughter of Mary Constance (née Farrell) and John Joseph Curtin, who owned an insurance agency.

She grew up in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and graduated from Convent of the Sacred Heart, Newton Country Day, in Newton in 1965.

She married Patrick Francis Lynch (a television producer) on April 2, 1975; they have one daughter, Tess Curtin Lynch, born in 1983. They live in Sharon, Connecticut.

She has a brother, Larry Curtin, who lives in South Florida; their older brother, John J. "Jack" Curtin, died in 2008. She was raised a Roman Catholic. Curtin is a cousin of actress and writer Valerie Curtin. Her uncle was the radio personality Joseph Curtin.

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