September 02, 2011 at 04:00 AM EDT

1. Lynch had a gig on America’s Shopping Place, an early TV home-shopping show, and she loved it.

2. She’s been deaf in one ear since infancy.

3. She was an understudy for the Second City comedy troupe when Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Tim Meadows, and Amy Sedaris were there.

4. Lynch met Christopher Guest while filming a commercial for Frosted Flakes, which prompted him to cast her in Best in Show.

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