Nia Vardalos

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Biography

  • 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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Nia Vardalos Fast Facts:
  • Was a box-office worker for Toronto's Second City comedy troupe. When a performer didn't show up, she filled in at the last minute, and earned herself a spot in the troupe.
  • Originally wrote My Big Fat Greek Wedding as one-woman play. Actress Rita Wilson, a fellow Greek, saw the play and recommended it to husband Tom Hanks, who helped turn it into a film.
  • Wrote first draft of the screenplay for My Big Fat Greek Wedding in just two weeks.
  • With husband Ian Gomez, adopted a daughter in 2008.
  • Nia Vardalos Relationships:
  • Nancy Vardalos Ginakes - Sister
  • Constantine Vardalos - Father
  • Marianne - Sister
  • Ian Gómez - Husband
  • Doreen Vardalos - Mother
  • Nia Vardalos Awards:
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2003 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 2002 Oscar: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Nominee
  • College:
  • Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (BFA in Theatre)

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