The ‘Glee’ actress celebrated the milestone birthday last July and wasn’t upset about getting older because she is so content in her life with her wife Lara Embry and step-daughter Hayden, eight.

She said: “I turned 50 this year, and I think that I’ve been pretty good about getting old and the number going up. That’s pretty much the only way it goes … unless you’re dead! But I do think that with the fact that I got married this year and I have a kid, turning 50 is pretty cool.”

Jane – who portrays tough cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester in the musical drama - also admitted the life decisions she made after turning 50 were much bigger than the changes she implemented after turning 40.

She told heat magazine: “I remember when I was 39 and about to turn 40, I was sitting on a dryer at a Laundromat and it struck me, ‘I can’t be 40 and doing my laundry at a Laundromat!’ So I changed that – I bought a house and turned 40 happily throwing my laundry into my own washer and dryer.”