Varney at the Comic Media Expo in October 2014
|Born||Janet Maureen Varney
(1976-02-16) February 16, 1976
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
|Education||Rincon High School|
|Alma mater||San Francisco State University|
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.
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.
Dinner and a Movie
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:
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 Nerdist.com.
|2004||Crossballs: The Debate Show||Additional Characters|
|2007||Dante’s Inferno||Cleopatra / Various (voice)|
|2010||Nic & Tristan Go Mega Dega||Sylvia Fishtickle – Mom|
|2011||Selling, TheThe Selling||Mary Best|
|2011||Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer||Mom|
|2016||Norm of the North||Janet||Voice|
|2016||Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse||Shana|
|2005||Back to Norm||Christine MacDonald||Movie|
|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|
|2007||Untitled Rob Roy Thomas Project, TheThe Untitled Rob Roy Thomas Project||Ellie Tennant||Movie|
|2007||Halfway Hot||Kimberly Costas||Episodes: “Halfway Hot”, “Halfway High School”|
|2007||Die Hardly Working||Heroine||Movie|
|2007||Relic: Guardians of the Museum||Luna the Moon Goddess|
|2007||How I Met Your Mother||Stacey Gusar||Episode: “Little Boys“|
|2007||Weekend, TheThe Weekend||Madelaine||Movie|
|2008||Chocolate News||Trina Johns||Episodes: “1.3”, “1.7”|
|2008||Man Stroke Woman||Various||Movie|
|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|
|2008–09||Entourage||Amy Miller||Episodes: “Redomption”, “Seth Green Day”, “One Car, Two Car, Red Car, Blue Car”|
|2009||Memory Lanes||Tracy Morris||Movie|
|2009||Bones||Maureen Perot||Episode: “The Bones That Foam”|
|2009||Better Off Ted||Lawyer||Episode: “Trust and Consequence”|
|2009||Married Not Dead||Susan||Movie|
|2011||Hot in Cleveland||Ellen||Episode: “Bad Bromance”|
|2011||Best Player||Tracy Saunders||Movie|
|2012||Game, TheThe Game||Summer Grayson||Episodes: “Drink, Pray, Love”, “Party in a Box”|
|2012||Sullivan & Son||Kim Elliot||Episode: “The Bar Birthday”|
|2012||Childrens Hospital||Stacy||Episode: “Ladies Night”|
|2012||Neil’s Puppet Dreams||Patron||Episode: “The Restaurant”|
|2012–14||Exes, TheThe Exes||Lorna||Episodes: “Shall We Dance”, “Friends without Benefits”|
|2012–13||Burning Love||Carly||Regular role (20 episodes)|
|2012–14||Legend of Korra, TheThe Legend of Korra||Korra (voice)||Main role|
|2013||MyMusic||Nancy Spackman||Episodes: “Sleep Working?!”,”I Can’t See!!!”|
|2013–14||Kroll Show||Wife / Mrs. Wilson / Jessica||Episodes: “Secret Room”, “Sponsored by Stamps”|
|2014||Warehouse 13||Elise||Episode: “Secret Services”|
|2014–present||You’re the Worst||Becca Barbara||Recurring role (17 episodes)|
|2014||Sanjay and Craig||Bernice / Yoga Instructor (voice)||Episode: “Ting/Farkwerk”|
|2015||Shameless||Park Mom||Episode: “Rite of Passage”|
|2015||Other Space||Host||Episode: “Getting to Know You”|
|2016||Take My Wife||Melina Marquez||3 episodes|
|2016||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Movie Trailer Wife||Episode: “Kaley Cuoco Wears a Black Blazer and Slip on Sneakers”|
|2016–present||Stan Against Evil||Evie Barret||8 episodes|
|2016||American Housewife||Jenn||Episode: “Power Couple”|
|2017||Adam Ruins Everything||Mandy||Episode: “Adam Ruins Weight Loss”|
|2014||The Legend of Korra||Korra||Main role (Voice)|
Donohue at the series premieres of You’re the Worst and Married in July 2014
|Born||(1985-10-31) October 31, 1985
Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
|Other names||Annice Moriarty
Kether Donohue (born October 31, 1985) is an American actress and singer. She is known for her role as Lindsay on You’re the Worst and her role as a cappella leader Alice in Pitch Perfect.
Donohue is known for the voice of the temperamental divaesque Lily on the Nicktoons Network “anime” series Kappa Mikey, Kiki Benjamin on Mew Mew Power, Angela Rains on Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s, and Zoe and Chomp on Dinosaur King. Donohue was also featured in the video for “Coder Girl” by Dale Chase.
Donohue’s first name came from an angel name book, and means “Crown” in Hebrew. 
- 2007: Over the GW – Sofia Serra
- 2009: New York Lately – Pam
- 2009: An Old Hope – Brenda Applegate
- 2009: Aaron Bacon – Carrie Bacon
- 2010: Boy Wonder – Lizzy
- 2012: Altered States of Plaine – Violet
- 2012: The Bay – Donna Thompson
- 2012: Pitch Perfect – Alice
- 2015: Pitch Perfect 2 – Legacy Bella
- 2016: Collar – Debbie
- 2016: Opening Night – Eileen
- 2005: Hope & Faith – Madison Melville
- 2008: Late Night with Conan O’Brien – Pregnant Intern
- 2009: Royal Pains – Ali
- 2012: The Mindy Project – Restaurant’s Maitre D
- 2014–present: You’re the Worst – Lindsay Jillian
- 2016: Grease Live – Jan
- 1997: The King of Braves GaoGaiGar – Reiko Komori
- 1999: Magical Doremi – Mirabelle Haywood
- 2002: Piano: The Melody of a Young Girl’s Heart – Shinohara
- 2002: The Boy Who Wanted To Be A Bear – Young She-Bear
- 2002: Tokyo Mew Mew – Kiki Benjamin
- 2004: Midori Days – Midori Kusagano
- 2004: Munto 2 – Arine, Suzume Imamura
- 2005: Negadon: The Monster from Mars – Emi Narisaki
- 2005–2006: Ah! My Goddess – Skuld
- 2006–2007: Kappa Mikey – Lily
- 2007: Dinosaur King – Zoe Drake/Chomp
- 2007: Let’s Go! Tamagotchi – Makiko
- 2008: Joe vs. Joe – Yu
- 2008–2010: Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl – Candice, Autumn, Lila (young)
- 2009: Kurokami the Animation – Makana
- Slayers Evolution-R – Yappi
- Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s – Angela Rains
Melanie in 2013 during New York Fashion Week.
|Born||(1987-06-18) June 18, 1987
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Model, actress, TV personality|
|Agency||Red Model Management|
Melanie Iglesias (born June 18, 1987 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American model and actress. After being voted Maxim‘s “Hometown Hotties” winner in 2010, she has been featured in magazines such as World’s Most Beautiful, Esquire, and Vibe.
Iglesias has appeared in the World Poker Tour series and also appeared as herself on all seasons of Guy Code and Girl Code, both of which air on MTV. She also stars in the Guy Code spin off Guy Court.
Melanie Iglesias was born on June 18, 1987 in Brooklyn, New York. Iglesias graduated from Tottenville High School on Staten Island in New York City. She is of Puerto Rican, Italian, and Filipino heritage.
In 2010 Iglesias was voted Maxim‘s Hometown Hotties winner, and in 2011 Maxim placed her on their annual list for the world’s most beautiful women, the “Maxim Hot 100.” She was also featured on a special edition cover of Maxim USA, which was on stands for three consecutive months. She was number 87 on FHM 100 Sexiest of 2015. 
In 2011, she was featured in the premiere issue of World’s Most Beautiful, a 3D magazine photographed by celebrity photographer Nick Saglimbeni. She won the number two slot in Vibe Magazine‘s “30 Sexiest Celebrities Under 30.”
Iglesias appeared as the Royal Flush Girl in 265 episodes of the World Poker Tour. She has appeared as herself on all three seasons of Guy Code, and was then cast in a spin-off show called Girl Code which airs on MTV every Thursday. She is also starring in yet another Guy Code spin off, Guy Court as the bailiff. She is going to star in the 2016 comedy movie Abnormal Attraction.
Amber Lawrence in 2016
|Birth name||Amber Louise Lawrence|
|Born||(1978-04-19) 19 April 1978
Mascot, New South Wales
|Genres||Australian country music|
Amber Louise Lawrence (born 19 April 1978) is an Australian country music singer-songwriter, with five albums, an EP, and a number of awards to her credit. After being nominated six times previously, she won the Golden Guitar Award for Female Artist of the Year in 2015 for her fourth album, Superheroes.
Lawrence grew up in the Sydney suburb of Mascot. She attended Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College, Sydney where she completed the Higher School Certificate in 1995, including a place in the Order of Merit List. After graduating from the University of New South Wales with a commerce degree and working for six years as a chartered accountant for Qantas, Lawrence became a full-time musician.
She has released a debut EP, I’ve Got The Blues, and four full-length albums to date: The Mile (2007), When It All Comes Down (2009), 3 (2011) and Superheroes (2014).
Lawrence was nominated for “Independent Country Album of the Year” by the Australian Independent Record Labels Association for her debut album, The Mile. In 2008, she was nominated for the Golden Guitar for “Female Artist of the Year” and “New Talent”. In 2009, she won the Golden Guitar “People’s Choice Award” for “Female Artist of the Year”, as well as being nominated for “Female Artist of the Year”, “APRA Song of the Year” and “Video Clip of the Year,” capping it off with an APRA nomination for “Country Work of the Year” for the single “Good Girls”. In 2010, she won “Female Vocalist of the Year” at the Victorian National Country Music Awards, and was nominated for “Best Independent Country Album” at the Independent Music Awards; she also won the new Golden Guitar category of “Horizon Award”, while her album When It All Comes Down was nominated three times. In 2012 and 2013, Lawrence was again nominated for the Golden Guitar “Female Artist of the Year”. In 2014, Lawrence was nominated for “Female Artist of the Year” at the Australian Club Entertainment Awards.
In 2015 Lawrence was awarded the Golden Guitar for Best Female Artist of the Year, the Australian Bush Laureate Award for Contemporary Song Lyric of the Year and was nominated for Heritage Song of the Year, both for “The Lifesaver”. The song is especially meaningful to her, as it deals with her family’s response to her father’s stroke. She was also named CMC Music Video Channel’s Female Oz Artist of the Year.
She has been nominated in the CMC Top 20 Artists of the Year five years running, and is the winner of six Southern Star Independent Awards, including Independent Album of the Year (twice), APRA/AMCOS Independent Country Music Single of the Year (twice), Independent Artist of the Year, Independent Female Artist of the Year (twice). Fourteen of her singles have either reached #1, top 5 or top 10 on the Country Music Radio Chart and CMC Video Charts.
Lawrence performs over 100 shows per year, including an extensive schools mentor performance programme, having already notched up over 200 performances around the country for kids. Lawrence has performed and is featured at many of the leading country music festivals, such as Gympie Muster, CMC Rocks The Hunter and QLD, Mildura Music Festival, Deni Ute Muster, Caboolture, Mudbulls & Music, Derwent Valley Muster, etc. She has toured with the likes of Lee Kernaghan, The McClymonts, Adam Harvey, Melinda Schneider, Sunny Cowgirls, and Kaylens Rain, and event tours such as Chic Frontier.
Over the years, she has also been a supporter of Australia’s military, performing for the troops both abroad and at various events around the country. In 2007, she played in East Timor, and in 2013, she was in the Sinai, entertaining Australian and coalition forces. Her song “Man Across The Street” is about a returned veteran; it resulted in her 2013 Golden Guitar nomination for “Best Female Artist of the Year”.
Lawrence is an ambassador for the Special Olympics.
Albums and EPs
|I’ve Got the Blues||2006||EP|
|The Mile||2007||Reached No. 4 on the ARIA charts|
|When It All Comes Down||2009|
|Happy Ever After||2016||Reached No. 44 on the ARIA charts|
|Our Backyard (with Travis Collins)||2017||Reached No. 40 on the ARIA charts|
|“I’ve Got the Blues”|
|“Things That Bring Me Down”||Topped the CMC Top 30 countdown|
|“Gonna Fly”||Ranked second for at least two weeks in the Country Tracks Top 30 singles chart|
|“Good Girls”||#1 in the Country Tracks Top 50 Singles Chart for five weeks and ranked in the top 30 for 20 weeks|
|“The Mile”||From The Mile album
Dedicated to teenage apprentice jockey Sam McRae, who died in a horse racing accident
|“Don’t Do Lonely Well”||Part of “a string of number one hits,” along with “Wrecking Ball” (below), climbing to the top of the Country Tracks Top 30 on 7 November 2009|
|“Women Like Me (Don’t Like Girls Like You)”|
|“Always Kiss Me Goodnight”||From When It All Comes Down
Reached and held the #1 spot on the Country Tracks Top 30 singles chart in July 2011
|“Everybody’s a Mess”||Rose to #4 on the Country Tracks Top 30 at the end of February 2011|
|“Man Across the Street”|
|“Try”||Named the official anthem of the Special Olympics Australia Junior Games|
|“Pretty Little Liar”||From 3
Climbed to the #5 spot on the Country Tracks Top 30 in December 2013
|“Superhero”||Debuted at #3 on the ARIA country chart in September 2014|