24 gay or bi actors who played straight characters

Joseph McCormick January 3, 2018

Sometimes Hollywood is called out for casting straight actors to play queer roles.

But other times it goes the other way with queer actors playing straight in well-known productions.

Check out this list of gay or bi actors who played iconic straight characters on TV and film.

1. Jane Lynch


Well known for playing Sue Sylvester the sadistic coach on the hit show ‘Glee’, Lynch is a strong supporter of LGBT rights.

She has played a lesbian on screen such as in ‘Best in Show’, but has also played an array of straight characters.

From Paula in the 40-Year-Old Virgin to Julia Child’s sister Dorothy in ‘Julie and Julia’, this out gay actor has her fair share of straight roles under her belt.

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