Nia Vardalos

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  • Birth Name: Antonia Eugenia Vardalos
  • Birth Place: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/24/1962, Libra
  • Profession: Actor; screenwriter; producer
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The Wednesday Playlist: Cold War Heats Up on The Americans

Felicity as Mata Hari? The mind reels. And yet there's Keri Russell, once America's sweetheart on The WB, bewigged and brazenly seducing classified secrets out of a Department of Justice stooge in the opening minutes of FX's engrossing spies-among-us drama The Americans (Wednesday, 10/9c).read more

Law & Order: SVU's Raul Esparza: There's Nothing Nice About ADA Barba

For actors, bad guys are always supposed to be the best parts. But after playing criminals on both Law & Order and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Raul Esparza says he's having just as much fun  playing someone on the right side of the law on Law & Order: SVU — if not more.

"I don't think there's anything nice about [ADA Rafael] Barba. He's kind of an a--hole, but I love him," Esparza tells TVGude.com. "And that's OK. He's fundamentally a good person and gets the job done."

Since debuting in the third episode of the season, Esparza has become the SVU squad's new ...read more

Scoop: SVU Books Nia Vardalos and Lost's Harold Perrineau, Marcia Gay Harden to Return

Law & Order: SVU has snagged a big guest star — more specifically, My Big Fat Greek Wedding star Nia Vardalos, TVGuide.com has learned.

The Oscar nominee will appear in an upcoming episode as Counselor Minonna Efron, whose client is...read more

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Larry Crowne - Clip - Lamar Tries to Sell Larry a College Course Schedule
Nia Vardalos Answers Social Media Questions
My Life In Ruins: Life Plan

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Grey's Anatomy: Hope for the Hopeless
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Damaged By Love

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Credits

Year Title Description
2012 For A Good Time Call Movie, Actor
2011 Larry Crowne Movie, Writer
2009 A Home for the Holidays With Faith Hill TV Show Series, Appearing
2009 My Life In Ruins Movie, Actor - Georgia
2009 I Hate Valentine's Day Movie, Actor - Genevieve Gernier

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Five Reasons We Love Cougar Town's Ian Gomez

The weather isn't the only sunny thing shining around Cougar Town's Florida cul-de-sac. As the unflappably upbeat Andy, Ian Gomez has become one of our favorite neighbors. Here's why... read more

Nia Vardalos, Peri Gilpin to Play Sisters on Grey's Anatomy

Nia Vardalos and Peri Gilpin will guest-star as bickering sisters on an upcoming episode of Grey's Anatomy, according to The Hollywood Reporter

Vardalos, who wrote and starred in the hit comedy My Big Fat Greek Wedding, has recently appeared on Cougar Town and Drop Dead Diva. Gilpin, who played Kelsey Grammer's sidekick on Frasier, currently co-stars on the ABC Family series Make It or Break It.

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Nia Vardalos Joins Husband Ian Gomez on Cougar Town

If the gropes foisted upon Andy by his sister-in-law Angela look a little too natural in tonight's episode of Cougar Town, they should — guest star Nia Vardalos is costar Ian Gomez's real-life wife. We chatted with the droll couple about how the My Big Fat Greek Wedding writer-star's gig came about.

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Oscar Weekend Scoop on Cougar Town, 90210, True Blood and More!

My Big Fat Greek Wedding star, Nia Vardalos, who is also the real life wife of Ian Gomez, tells us her guest stint on Cougar Town was so much fun to shoot the cast could barely keep it together. "We had an excellent time. I thought we were going to get fired every day for laughing," she told TV Guide Magazine at the Independent Spirit Awards. Vardalos will play a woman who inappropriately comes onto Ian's very married character, and after trying to schedule the guest appearance for almost two seasons she says she would love to come back for more. "I'd love it," says Vardalos. "Tell them that!"  

90210 is always a hotbed of drama, and it's no different for Trevor Donovan's character, Teddy, who this season is dealing with coming out of the closet... read more

Cougar Town: Bobby's New Girlfriend(s) and Baby Talk for Jules and Grayson?

Cougar Town may be about to disappear from TV schedules for two months, but no need to start binge drinking merlot just yet. Days after ABC renewed the comedy for a third season, the stars and executive producers welcomed reporters to its Los Angeles set to preview what's coming up next for the cul-de-sac crew. In between gazing at Big Carl  revealing which star  is the best at Penny Can (Ian Gomez says Josh Hopkins is the one to beat), the cast and crew discussed Jules and Grayson's next big obstacle, Bobby's love life and the cliff-hanger ahead for... read more

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