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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), Connie and Carla (2004) and My Life in Ruins (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 7 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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  33 Liberty Lane (announced)
Isabella
 2015 Marry Me (TV Series)
Pam
- Mom Me (2015) ... Pam
 2015 Jane the Virgin (TV Series)
Barbara
- Chapter Nineteen (2015) ... Barbara
 2015 Star vs. The Forces of Evil (TV Series)
Mrs. Diaz
- Monster Arm/The Other Exchange Student (2015) ... Mrs. Diaz (voice)
- Star Comes to Earth/Party with a Pony (2015) ... Mrs. Diaz (voice)
 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
 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
 2010 The Good Guys (TV Series)
Eileen
- Pilot (2010) ... Eileen
 2009 Drop Dead Diva (TV Series)
Lisa Shane
- What If? (2009) ... Lisa Shane
 2008 My Boys (TV Series)
Jo
- Dudes Being Dudes (2008) ... Jo
- Spit Take (2008) ... Jo
 2002 Meet Prince Charming
Jennifer
 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
- Sky One (1998) ... Domino (voice)
- Legion of Doom (1998) ... Domino (voice)
- Spy Girls (1998) ... Domino (voice)
- Apocalypse Maybe (1998) ... Domino (voice)
- EMP (1998) ... Domino (voice)
 1997 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Grace Almada
- Strange Bedfellows (1997) ... Grace Almada
 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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Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (45 credits)
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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:

5 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

When I worked at 'Second City' in Canada, they brought me down to Chicago on a work permit. I was thrilled to be in Chicago. What I didn't know is that you only make $65 a show. I was a child of immigrants, so everyone worked. I had a job at 16. And although I didn't like that I'm very, very grateful for that now because it taught me to be self-supporting. It's not like suddenly, when you become ... See more »

Trivia:

Was a vegetarian for eleven years before her family wore her down. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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