Janet Varney is an American actress and comedian known for voicing Korra in the Nickelodeon animated television series The Legend of Korra, co-starring as Sheriff Evie Barret in the television series Stan Against Evil, her role as Becca Barbara in You’re the Worst and hosting The JV Club podcast. In 2016, Janet was nominated for an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series, for her role as Denie Silverman in the series Everyone’s Crazy But Us.

Birth Name

Janet Varney




Actress, Comedian, Writer, Producer



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Janet Varney was born on the 16th of February 1976, in Tucson, Arizona, United States.


She’s currently 44 years old.

Sun Sign




She is of English and Scottish descent.




Janet attended Rincon High School and graduated as a salutatorian in 1993 and is an alumna of San Francisco State University, where she majored in theater, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1997.

Family Details

  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – Unknown

Marital Status



Boyfriend / Spouse

Janet Varney has dated –

  • Chris Hardwick (2004-2011) – Varney was in a relationship with comedian Chris Hardwick from 2004 to 2011.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 9½ inches
  • In centimeters – 177 cm
  • In meters – 1.77 m


  • In Kilograms – 58 kg
  • In Pounds – 128 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 33-25-34
  • Bust – 33 inches
  • Waist – 25 inches
  • Hip – 34 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color


Shoe Size

She wears a size 9.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Janet became known for voicing Korra in the Nickelodeon animated television series The Legend of Korra, co-starring as Sheriff Evie Barret in the television series Stan Against Evil, her role as Becca Barbara in You’re the Worst and hosting The JV Club podcast.

Film Debut

In 2003, Janet started with guest roles appearance as Jane in movies Stuck which is directed by David Owen & Anderson Paul.

Television Debut

In 2004, Janet made his first television show appearance as Additional Characters in the comedy talk show, Crossballs: The Debate Show.

Janet Varney Favorites

Janet Varney Net worth

Janet Varney has an estimated net worth of $1 million dollars as of 2020.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Janet Varney

  • Janet 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.
  • Varney also 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.
  • In 2005, Varney replaced Lisa Kushell as the host of the TBS cooking and entertainment show Dinner and a Movie.
  • Varney has written and performed several comedic audio commentaries for films along with fellow SF Sketchfest co-founder Cole Stratton.
  • Janet 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.
  • Varney is a core member of the Los Angeles based improv group Theme Park Improv.
  • She performed with the Los Angeles and San Francisco-based group Sequel 4000.
  • In March 2012, Janet launched a podcast entitled The JV Club, hosted on from 2012 to 2018.
  • 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 is also one of the core cast members of the improvised SciFi podcast Voyage to the Stars and the podcast Thrilling Adventure Hour.


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