Janet Varney

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BIO

Arizona native & San Francisco refugee Janet Varney has made an indelible mark in film, television and theatre, captivating audiences and winning her fans the world over. An established writer, producer, actress and doyenne of the national comedy scene, Janet has created a unique, in-demand brand that has propelled her to the upper ranks of Hollywood.

Janet is well-known for her wildly successful and long-running stint as co-host of TBS’ “Dinner & a Movie” (1996), as well as the Mark Burnett-Steven Spielberg-produced film competition, “On the Lot” (2007). She has also starred in the sketch series, “Home Purchasing Club” (2006), with David Koechner, Diedrich Bader & Kristen Wiig, and Sean P. Hayes’ sketch series for FOX, Man Stroke Woman (2008) (TV). She has guest-starred on many hit shows, including “How I Met Your Mother” (2005), “Hot in Cleveland” (2010), “Psych” (2006) and “Bones” (2005). She recurred as smart, sexy TV executive “Amy Miller” on HBO’s “Entourage” (2004) and as a panelist on “Chelsea Lately” (2007). She can also be heard as the titular character on Nickelodeon’s wildly popular “Avatar” series, “The Legend of Korra” (2012).

In film, Janet has appeared alongside Heather Graham in Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011), Owen Wilson in Drillbit Taylor (2008), Halle Berry in Catwoman (2004) and in the Lionsgate feature, Still Waiting… (2009) (V), as part of a comedy ensemble that included Justin Long, John Michael Higgins and Luis Guzmán.

Janet is the co-creator and co-producer of one of the largest and most successful comedy festivals in the country, SF Sketchfest: The San Francisco Comedy Festival.

RESUME

The Legend of Korra (TV Series)
Korra / Additional Voices
– Beginnings, Part 1 (2013) … Korra (voice)
– Beginnings, Part 2 (2013) … Korra (voice)
– Peacekeepers (2013) … Korra (voice)
– Civil Wars: Part 2 (2013) … Korra (voice)
– Civil Wars: Part 1 (2013) … Korra (voice)

2012-2013 Burning Love (TV Series)
Carly
– Dancing! (2013) … Carly
– The Twist Twists Again (2013) … Carly
– Poetry Contest (2013) … Carly
– Pop Culture Contest (2013) … Carly
– Doctor Doctor (2013) … Carly

2013 Kroll Show (TV Series)
Wife
– Secret Room (2013) … Wife

2013 Warehouse 13 (TV Series)
Elise
– Secret Service (2013) … Elise

2012 Neil’s Puppet Dreams (TV Series)
Patron
– The Restaurant (2012) … Patron

2012 Childrens Hospital (TV Series)
Stacy
– Ladies Night (2012) … Stacy

2012 Sullivan & Son (TV Series)
Kim Elliot
– The Bar Birthday (2012) … Kim Elliot

2012 The Exes (TV Series)
Lorna
– Shall We Dance (2012) … Lorna

2012 Angel of Death (Short)
Victim 2

2012 The Game (TV Series)
Summer Grayson
– Party in a Box (2012) … Summer Grayson
– Drink, Pray, Love (2012) … Summer Grayson

2012 Key and Peele (TV Series)
Campaign Advisor
– Soul Food (2012) … Campaign Advisor

2011/V The Date (Short)

2011 Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
Mom

2011 The Selling
Mary Best

2011 Best Player (TV Movie)
Tracy Saunders

2011 Hot in Cleveland (TV Series)
Ellen
– Bad Bromance (2011) … Ellen

2010 Nic & Tristan Go Mega Dega
Sylvia Fishtickle – Mom

2008-2009 Entourage (TV Series)
Amy Miller
– One Car, Two Car, Red Car, Blue Car (2009) … Amy Miller
– Seth Green Day (2008) … Amy Miller
– Redomption (2008) … Amy Miller

2009 Better Off Ted (TV Series)
Lawyer
– Trust and Consequence (2009) … Lawyer

2009 Bones (TV Series)
Maureen Perot
– The Bones That Foam (2009) … Maureen Perot

2009 Still Waiting… (Video)
Haley

2009 Married Not Dead (TV Movie)
Susan

2009 Memory Lanes (TV Movie)
Tracy Morris

2008 Chocolate News (TV Series)
Trina Johns
– Episode #1.7 (2008) … Trina Johns
– Episode #1.3 (2008) … Trina Johns

2008 Psych (TV Series)
Mindy Howland
– Murder?… Anyone?… Anyone?… Bueller? (2008) … Mindy Howland

2008 Bill (Short)
Amelia

2008 Drillbit Taylor
Attractive Woman Driver

2008 Back on Topps (TV Series)
Bev Cleary (2008-2009)

2008 Man Stroke Woman (TV Movie)
Various characters

2007 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
Stacey Gusar
– Little Boys (2007) … Stacey Gusar

2007 Worldly Possession (TV Movie)
Nancy Bates

2007 Eternal Waters (TV Short)
Lead

2007 Die Hardly Working (TV Movie)
Heroine

2007 Halfway Home (TV Series)
Kimberly Costas / Kimberly Custis
– Halfway High School (2007) … Kimberly Costas
– Halfway Hot (2007) … Kimberly Custis

2007 Dante’s Inferno
Teacher / Cleopatra / City of Dis Intercom / … (voice)

2007 Humble Pie
Joleen

2007 The Untitled Rob Roy Thomas Project (TV Movie)
Ellie Tennant

2007 The Weekend (TV Movie)
Madelaine

2006 What About Brian (TV Series)
Carol
– What About First Steps… (2006) … Carol

2006 Happy Hour (TV Series)
Molly
– The Mix CD (2006) … Molly

2006 Home Purchasing Club (TV Series)
Debbie Driscoll (2007)

2006 Love, Inc. (TV Series)
Glenda
– Full House (2006) … Glenda

2006 Free Ride (TV Series)
Megan
– Up the Aunty (2006) … Megan

2005 Back to Norm (TV Movie)
Christine MacDonald

2005 The Hollywood Show (TV Movie)
Co-Host

2004 Catwoman
Party Girl

2004 Crossballs: The Debate Show (TV Series)
Additional Characters

2003/II Stuck
Jane

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