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Nia Vardalos


Nia Vardalos was born on September 24, 1962 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada as Antonia Eugenia Vardalos. She is an actress and writer, known for My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) and I Hate Valentine's Day (2009). She has been married to Ian Gomez since September 5, 1993. They have one child. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

My Big Fat Greek Wedding
My Big Fat Greek Wedding Toula Portokalos
(2002)
I Hate Valentine's Day
I Hate Valentine's Day Genevieve Gernier
(2009)
Connie and Carla
(2004)

Filmography

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  33 Liberty Lane (announced)
Isabella
 2015-2017 Star vs. the Forces of Evil (TV Series)
Mrs. Diaz / Angie Diaz / Additional Voices
- Demoncism/Sophomore Slump (2017) ... Mrs. Diaz (voice)
- Heinous/All Belts Are Off (2017) ... Angie Diaz (voice)
- Bon Bon the Birthday Clown (2016) ... Mrs. Diaz (voice)
- Hungry Larry/Spider with a Top Hat (2016) ... Additional Voices (voice)
 2017 Charming
Nemeny Neverwish (voice)
 2017 Dr. Ken (TV Series)
Tiffany
- Ken's Big Audition (2017) ... Tiffany
 2016 Graves (TV Series)
Annie Spiro
- Not Giants But Windmills (2016) ... Annie Spiro
- Through a Glass Gravely (2016) ... Annie Spiro
- The Careless Giant (2016) ... Annie Spiro
- A Tincture of Madness (2016) ... Annie Spiro
- Lions in Winter (2016) ... Annie Spiro
 2016 The Catch (TV Series)
Leah Wells
- The Wedding (2016) ... Leah Wells
- The Happy Couple (2016) ... Leah Wells
- The Package (2016) ... Leah Wells
 2016 Car Dogs
Sharon
 2015 Marry Me (TV Series)
Pam
- Mom Me (2015) ... Pam
 2015 Jane the Virgin (TV Series)
Barbara
- Chapter Nineteen (2015) ... Barbara
 2014 Helicopter Mom
Maggie
 2013-2014 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Minonna Efron
- Thought Criminal (2014) ... Minonna Efron
- Rapist Anonymous (2013) ... Minonna Efron
- Criminal Hatred (2013) ... Minonna Efron
 2013 Dealin' with Idiots
Ava Morris
 2012 McKenna Shoots for the Stars
Mrs. Brooks
 2012 For a Good Time, Call...
Rachel Rodman
 2012 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Karen
- Hope for the Hopeless (2012) ... Karen
 2011 Booking Agents (Short)
Booking Agent
 2011 Larry Crowne
Map Genie (voice)
 2011 Cougar Town (TV Series)
Angela Torres
- Damaged by Love (2011) ... Angela Torres
 2010 The Good Guys (TV Series)
Eileen
- Pilot (2010) ... Eileen
 2009 Drop Dead Diva (TV Series)
Lisa Shane
- What If? (2009) ... Lisa Shane
 2009 My Life in Ruins
Georgia
 2009 I Hate Valentine's Day
Genevieve Gernier
 2008 My Boys (TV Series)
Jo
- Dudes Being Dudes (2008) ... Jo
- Take My Work Wife... Please (2008) ... Jo
- Spit Take (2008) ... Jo
 2004 Connie and Carla
Connie
 2003 My Big Fat Greek Life (TV Series)
Nia Portokalos
- Greek Easter (2003) ... Nia Portokalos
- Nick Moves Out (2003) ... Nia Portokalos
- Big Night (2003) ... Nia Portokalos
- The Free Lunch (2003) ... Nia Portokalos
- Ariana (2003) ... Nia Portokalos
 2002 Meet Prince Charming
Jennifer
 2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Toula Portokalos
 2000 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Lawyer
- Interior Decorator (2000) ... Lawyer
 1999 Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (TV Series)
Evelyn
- Career Day (1999) ... Evelyn
 1999 It's Like, You Know... (TV Series)
Mindy
- Memories of Me (1999) ... Mindy
 1998-1999 Boy Meets World (TV Series)
Mrs. Gallagher / Waitress
- Can I Help to Cheer You? (1999) ... Mrs. Gallagher
- You're Married, You're Dead (1998) ... Waitress (uncredited)
 1998 Short Cinema (Video)
 1997-1998 Team Knight Rider (TV Series)
Domino
- Legion of Doom (1998) ... Domino (voice)
- Spy Girls (1998) ... Domino (voice)
- Apocalypse Maybe (1998) ... Domino (voice)
- EMP (1998) ... Domino (voice)
- Home Away from Home (1998) ... Domino (voice)
 1997 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Grace Almada
- Strange Bedfellows (1997) ... Grace Almada
 1997 Men Seeking Women
Iris
 1996 No Experience Necessary (Short)
Sheila
 1996 Common Law (TV Series)
 1996 High Incident (TV Series)
 1994 Missing Persons (TV Series)
Female Bartender
- If You Could Pick Your Own Parents... (1994) ... Female Bartender
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in the revue, "Whitewater for Chocolate", at the Second City Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Jenna Jolovitz, Jimmy Doyle and Scott Adsit in the cast. Ron West was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on her stint as a "caterer" for a student porn film spoof] My friend asked me if I wanted to be in the film, and I said, 'No, but I'll come and make food for everybody - because I'm so very Greek.' So I came and, as a joke, she gave me the credit of 'caterer' and now it's on my credits forever. People think it was a real porn flick, and I really was a caterer. See more »

Trivia:

Is an alumna of The Second City. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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