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Nia Vardalos


B: September 24, 1962 in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Nia Vardalos started out in life as Antonia Eugenia Vardalos, and had accomplished quite a bit before gaining almost overnight success with her movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding. A come-from-nowhere box office hit that launched her career both as an actor and screenwriter and brought instant fame with an Academy Award nomination for best screenplay. The film was flipped into the TV series My Big Fat Greek Life but despite featuring most of film`s original cast, including Vardalos, the effort was ultimately unsuccessful. Vardalos is married to actor Ian Gomez, who appeared in My Big Fat Greek Wedding and she became a U.S. citizen in 1999. Her film, My Life in Ruins was selected to close the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

No Experience Necessary (1996, short)
Men Seeking Woman (1997)
Short Cinema (VR-1998)
Meet Prince Charming (1999)

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Connie and Carla (2004)
Living Neon Dreams (2006)
A Wilderness of Monkeys (2007)
My Life in Ruins (2009)

For a Good Time, Call… (2012)
McKenna Shoots for the Stars (2012)
Dealin’ with Idiots (2013)
Helicopter Mom (2014)
Car Dogs (2015)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)

TV Series – Cast:
Team Knight Rider (voice, 1997-1998)

My Big Fat Greek Life (2003)

TV Series – guest appearances:
Missing Persons (1994)
High Incident (1996)
Common Law (1996)
The Drew Carey Show (1997)
Boy Meets World (1998, 1999)
It`s Like, You Know… (1999)
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (1999)

Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000)
My Boys (2008)
Drop Dead Diva (2009)

The Good Guys (2010)
Cougar Town (2011)
Grey`s Anatomy (2012)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2013, 2014)

Credits as a Screenwriter
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Connie and Carla (2004)
I Hate Valentine`s Day (2009)

Larry Crowne (co-writer, 2011)
Booking Agent (2011, short)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)

TV Series – at least one episode of:
My Big Fat Greek Life (2003)