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Janet Varney



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Full Name
Janet Maureen Varney

February 16, 1976 (age 48) (

San Francisco State University

Movies and TV shows
The Legend of Korra, Judy Moody and the Not B, Best Player, Drillbit Taylor, The Selling

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Janet Maureen Varney (born February 16, 1976) is an American actress and comedian best known for hosting TBS's Dinner and a Movie and as the voice of Korra in The Legend of Korra.


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Early life

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Varney was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. She graduated as salutatorian from Rincon High School in 1993 and is an alumna of San Francisco State University where she majored in theater. She later pursued a career in interior design before eventually finding her way back into acting. Varney was raised Mormon, but left the church at 17 and now identifies as an agnostic. Varney is of English and Scottish descent.

Television projects

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Varney was co-host of The Hollywood Show with Brian Unger, a recurring player on Norm Macdonald's sketch show Back to Norm and an ensemble player on Crossballs, all for Comedy Central. She also starred in the short-lived FOX comedy Happy Hour. In 2007, Varney appeared in the short films Random Acts of Kindness, Die Hardly Working, Eternal Waters, Worldly Possession, The Losers, Keep Off Grass, and Dress For Success which were made during the reality show On the Lot. She has recently appeared as recurring character "Bev" for the web series Back on Topps with Randy and Jason Sklar. Starting in 2008, she began starring in the HBO television series Entourage, playing television producer Amy Miller who works alongside Eric and Charlie. Varney was also cast in a movie called Best Player, starring opposite Jerry Trainor and Jennette McCurdy.

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As well as television, Varney 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

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In 2005, Varney replaced Lisa Kushell as the hostess of the TBS cooking and entertainment show, Dinner and a Movie. She appeared alongside host Paul Gilmartin and chef Claud Mann in each episode introducing movies and injecting humor during the preparation of a creative dinner to go with some theme of the movie until the series' cancellation in 2011.


Varney has written and performed several comedic audio commentaries for films along 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.

She 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, creative director and producer of SF Sketchfest, The San Francisco Comedy Festival and is also the co-founder of the San Francisco sketch group Totally False People. She performed with the Los Angeles and San Francisco-based group Sequel 4000. In March 2012, she launched a podcast entitled The JV Club, hosted on

    Varney also participates on a regular basis on the Spontaneanation improv comedy podcast with Paul F. Tompkins, where she is referred to as "Little Janet" Varney.

    Personal life

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

    In young adulthood, Varney was diagnosed with depersonalization disorder.


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