In her commencement speech to the graduating class of Smith College, Jane Lynch included plenty of references to her wife, a Smith graduate.

Lynch, who plays coach Sue Sylvester on the Fox musical-comedy Glee, married her wife Dr. Lara Embry in a private ceremony in the Smith hometown of Northampton, Massachusetts in 2010.

In her Sunday address, the Emmy winner called the Smith graduating class of 2012 an “elite and powerful group of game-changing women.”

“I feel I know quite a bit about Smith women because I married one,” said Lynch. “I know from living with Lara, class of 91, and loving Lara, class of 91, that the experience of attending this fabulous college is simply transformative.”

“You are fiercely independent, you are wickedly smart, trailblazing, uber-confident and shockingly entitled,” the funny woman said. “Like I told you, I live with one of you!”

Lynch also discussed first meeting Embry's daughter: “The day after I met my wife, I met my daughter. I don't really like kids; I'm a dog person. But you couldn't have designed a better kid for me. She's witty, wise beyond her years, she has a huge heart, and such patience with the frailties of human nature.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)