Cherlynne Theresa "Lynne" Thigpen (December 22, 1948March 12, 2003) was an American actress, best known for her role as "The Chief" in the various Carmen Sandiego television series from 1991-1997. For her varied television work, Thigpen was nominated for six Daytime Emmy Awards; she won a Tony Award in 1997 for portraying Dr. Judith Kaufman in An American Daughter.

For Disney, she voiced Luna the Moon in Bear in the Big Blue House.