MARLO THOMAS
06/10/2013 10:35 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Day I Almost Quit Acting, From Jane Lynch (VIDEO)

It took actress Jane Lynch 15 years of professional acting to finally get her big break. She chatted with me on this episode of Mondays With Marlo about not getting her big break until she was 40 years old. Though she never wanted to give up, she did face one moment where she thought about throwing in the towel. With the encouragement of a friend, she kept at it -- and became one of Hollywood's most recognizable faces.

To watch the full interview, click here.

For more on Jane Lynch's rise to the top, check out her history in the spotlight:

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Jane Lynch's Rise To The Top


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