ABC7 caught up with the award-winning performer recently, back home to receive yet another honor.
Lynch tells ABC7 she is glad her big success didn't happen until she hit 40 because she has been able to savor it with the wisdom and "glee" of a seasoned artist.
Lynch got her whole South Side family together last month when the Chicago Film Critics Association paid tribute to her comedic achievements.
Lynch was a rising star at Steppenwolf and Second City in Chicago, but she is about to conquer another milestone with her Broadway debut in May. She will be playing Miss Hannigan in "Annie" on the Great White Way.