Nia Vardalos

Biography

Personal life Vardalos was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She is the daughter of Greek Canadian parents Doreen, a bookkeeper and homemaker, and Constantine "Gus" Vardalos, a land developer.[1][2][3][4] She attended Shaftesbury High School and Ryerson University.[5] Vardalos married actor Ian Gomez on September 5, 1993 (her husband converted to the Greek Orthodox religion prior to marrying her). In 2008 they adopted a daughter, and she wrote a post with advice about the adoption process at The Huffington Post.[6] She became a dual citizen of the U.S. in 1999. [edit] Career Vardalos had done many different works but gained almost overnight success with her movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding. The success of the movie led to an unsuccessful television series on CBS, called My Big Fat Greek Life. Except for John Corbett, this series featured the original movie cast. In 2004 she followed it up with Connie and Carla, which co-starred Toni Collette. Vardalos and her husband have appeared together in both of those films, as well as Meet Prince Charming (1999). Vardalos also guest starred on The Drew Carey Show in 1997, where her husband was a frequent guest star. Her next work was the movie My Life in Ruins, which arrived in theaters in 2009. Vardalos is among many celebrities helping to produce The 1 Second Film art project. Vardalos was featured in The Dialogue interview series. In this 90 minute interview with producer Mike DeLuca, Vardalos talks about how her experiences in The Second City comedy troupe helped her as an actress and a screenwriter, and how the unofficial "tell-the-Greek" word-of-mouth program had a hand in catapulting her movie to such great heights.

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My Life In Ruins

Georgia

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I Hate Valentine's Day

Genevieve Gernier

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Connie and Carla

Connie

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American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars

Mrs. Brooks

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My Big Fat Greek Life - The Entire Series

Nia Portokalos (7 episodes, 2003)

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Charming

Nemeny Neverwish (voice)

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Meet Prince Charming

Jennifer

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A Taste of Christmas

Olivia

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Helicopter Mom

Maggie

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3

Fotoula 'Toula' Portokalos

Starring In
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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3

Fotoula 'Toula' Portokalos

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The Curse of Bridge Hollow

Madam Hawthorne

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A Taste of Christmas

Olivia

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Wonder Woman: Bloodlines

Julia Kapatelis (voice)

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Same Time, Next Christmas

Faye Anderson

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Charming

Nemeny Neverwish (voice)

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Car Dogs

Sharon

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Toula

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Helicopter Mom

Maggie

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American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars

Mrs. Brooks

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For a Good Time, Call ...

Rachel Rodman

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Larry Crowne

Map Genie (voice)

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My Life In Ruins

Georgia

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I Hate Valentine's Day

Genevieve Gernier

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Greece - Secrets of the Past (IMAX)

Narrator (voice)

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Connie and Carla

Connie

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My Big Fat Greek Life - The Entire Series

Nia Portokalos (7 episodes, 2003)

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Toula Portokalos

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Meet Prince Charming

Jennifer

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Men Seeking Women

Iris

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