Janet Varney

Janet Varney Bio, Age, Net Worth, Husband, Bisexual, Movies, TV Shows

Janet Varney is an American comedian and actress. Varney voiced Korra in the Nickelodeon animated television series The Legend of Korra.

Janet Varney Biography

Janet Varney is an American comedian and actress. Varney voiced Korra in the Nickelodeon animated television series The Legend of Korra.

Janet Varney

Janet Varney Age

Varney  was born on 16 February 1976 in Tucson, Arizona, United States .

Janet Varney Net Worth

As of 2019, Varney’s net worth is still under review.

Janet Varney Bisexual

Varney was diagnosed with depersonalization disorder in young adulthood. Varney came out as bisexual in 2018, on her Instagram page telling a listener “You should listen to my podcast, I’ve made no secret of my bisexuality.

Janet Varney Chris Hardwick

Varney was in a relationship with Chris Hardwick a comedian from 2004 to 2011.

Janet Varney Education

Varney is a graduate of Rincon High School in 1993 as salutatorian and is an alumna of San Francisco State University, where she majored in theater, graduating in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts. Varney later pursued a career in interior design before eventually finding her way back into acting. She was raised Mormon, but left the church at 17 and started identify as an agnostic. She is of English and Scottish descent.

Janet Varney Career

Television projects

Varney and Brian Unger co-host The Hollywood Show, a recurring player on Norm Macdonald’s sketch show Back to Norm and an ensemble player on Crossballs, all for Comedy Central. Varney also starred in the short-lived Fox comedy Happy Hour. Varney appeared in the short films Random Acts of Kindness, Eternal Waters, Die Hardly Working, Worldly Possession, The Losers, Keep Off Grass and Dress For Success which were made during the reality show On the Lot. Varney has appeared as recurring character eve in the web series Back on Topps with Randy and Jason Sklar. In 2008, she starred in the HBO television series Entourage, playing television producer Amy Miller who works together with Eric and Charlie. Varney also starred opposite Jerry Trainor and Jennette McCurdy in a movie called Best Player. As well as television, she acts as host on ESCAPE!, a web series broadcast on Geek & Sundry where teams of celebrities work together to get out of an escape room.

Dinner and a Movie

Varney replaced Lisa Kushell in 2005, as the host of the TBS cooking and entertainment show Dinner and a Movie. She appeared alongside Paul Gilmartin and Claud Mann in each episode, introducing films and injecting humor during the preparation of a creative dinner for some themes. In 2011 the series was cancelled.

Rifftrax

Varney has written and performed several comedic audio commentaries for films togethe with fellow SF Sketchfest co-founder Cole Stratton. These appear on the Rifftrax website under the Rifftrax Presents branding, as being officially sanctioned by Rifftrax founder and Mystery Science Theater 3000 alumnus, Michael J. Nelson.

Varney has performed in Rifftrax commentaries for the following films:

  • Footloose
  • Poltergeist
  • Ghost
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Jaws 3-D
  • Flatliners
  • The Lost Boys
  • Dreamscape

Other professional projects

Varney is the co-founder, producer and creative director of SF Sketchfest, The San Francisco Comedy Festival and is also the co-founder of the San Francisco sketch group Totally False People. Varney performed with the Los Angeles and San Francisco-based group Sequel 4000. She launched a podcast entitled The JV Club in March 2012, hosted on Nerdist.com from 2012 to 2018. It was announced in November 2018, that The JV Club would be moving to the Maximum Fun network. She has participated on a regular basis on the improv comedy podcast Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins, where she is referred to as “Little Janet” Varney.

Janet Varney Movies

Year

Title

Role

Notes

2003

Stuck

Jane

2004

Catwoman

Party Girl

2007

Humble Pie

Joleen

2007

Dante’s Inferno

Cleopatra / Various (voice)

2008

Bill

Amelia

Short film

2009

Still Waiting…

Haley

Direct-to-video

2010

Nic & Tristan Go Mega Dega

Sylvia Fishtickle – Mom

2011

The Selling

Mary Best

2011

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer

Mom

2014

Present Tense

Cynthia

Short film

2016

Norm of the North

Janet (voice)

Janet Varney TV Shows

Year

Title

Role

Notes

2004

Crossballs: The Debate Show

Additional Characters

Unknown episodes

2005

Back to Norm

Christine MacDonald

Television film

2006

Free Ride

Megan

Episode: “Up the Aunty”

2006

Love, Inc.

Glenda

Episode: “Full House”

2006

Happy Hour

Molly

Episode: “The Mix CD”

2006

What About Brian

Carol

Episode: “What About First Steps”

2007

Home Purchasing Club

Debbie Driscoll

Unknown episodes

2007

The Untitled Rob Roy Thomas Project

Ellie Tennant

Television film

2007

Halfway Home

Kimberly Costas

Episodes: “Halfway Hot”, “Halfway High School”

2007

Die Hardly Working

Heroine

Television film

2007

Eternal Waters

Lead

Television short

2007

How I Met Your Mother

Stacey Gusar

Episode: “Little Boys”

2007

The Weekend

Madelaine

Television film

2008

Chocolate News

Trina Johns

2 episodes

2008

Man Stroke Woman

Various

Television film

2008, 2014

Psych

Mindy Howland / Connie Camp

Episodes: “Murder?… Anyone?… Anyone?… Bueller?”, “Remake A.K.A. Cloudy… With a Chance of Improvement”

2008–09

Back on Topps

Bev Cleary

Series
Unknown episodes

2008–09

Entourage

Amy Miller

3 episodes

2009

Memory Lanes

Tracy Morris

Television film

2009

Bones

Maureen Perot

Episode: “The Bones That Foam”

2009

Better Off Ted

Lawyer

Episode: “Trust and Consequence”

2009

Married Not Dead

Susan

Television film

2011

Hot in Cleveland

Ellen

Episode: “Bad Bromance”

2011

Best Player

Tracy Saunders

Television film

2012

The Game

Summer Grayson

2 episodes

2012

Sullivan & Son

Kim Elliot

Episode: “The Bar Birthday”

2012

Childrens Hospital

Stacy

Episode: “Ladies Night”

2012

Neil’s Puppet Dreams

Patron

3 episodes

2012–14

The Exes

Lorna

2 episodes

2012–13

Burning Love

Carly

Regular role (23 episodes)

2012–14

The Legend of Korra

Korra (voice)

Main role (52 episodes)

2013

MyMusic

Nancy Spackman

2 episodes

2013–14

Kroll Show

Wife / Mrs. Wilson / Jessica

Episodes: “Secret Room”, “Sponsored by Stamps”

2014

Warehouse 13

Elise

Episode: “Secret Services”

2014

Maron

Delphine

Episode: “Therapy”

2014–19

You’re the Worst

Becca Barbara

Recurring role (22 episodes)

2014

Sanjay and Craig

Bernice / Yoga Instructor (voices)

Episode: “Ting/Farkwerk”

2015

Shameless

Park Mom

Episode: “Rite of Passage”

2015

Other Space

Host

Episode: “Getting to Know You”

2016–18

Take My Wife

Melina Marquez

5 episodes

2016

Comedy Bang! Bang!

Movie Trailer Wife

Episode: “Kaley Cuoco Wears a Black Blazer and Slip on Sneakers”

2016–18

Stan Against Evil

Evie Barret

Main role: 18 episodes

2016

American Housewife

Jenn

Episode: “Power Couple”

2016

ESCAPE!

Host

Web series

2017

Adam Ruins Everything

Mandy

Episode: “Adam Ruins Weight Loss”

2017

HarmonQuest

Sedona

Episode: “The Barely Cursed Bazaar of Commerce”

2018

Bravest Warriors

Ambulance Driver (voice)

Web series
Episode: “I Just Can’t Cope Without My Soap”

Janet Varney Video Game

Year

Title

Voice role

2014

The Legend of Korra

Korra

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