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Writer (WGA):
Nia Vardalos (written by)
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Release Date:
2 August 2002 (USA) See more »
Love is here to stay... so is her family.
A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Nia Vardalos ... Toula Portokalos

Michael Constantine ... Gus Portokalos
Christina Eleusiniotis ... Toula Portokalos - Age 6
Kaylee Vieira ... Schoolgirl
John Kalangis ... Greek Teacher

Lainie Kazan ... Maria Portokalos
Marita Zouravlioff ... Toula Portokalos - Age 12
Sarah Osman ... Athena Portokalos - Age 15
Petra Wildgoose ... Car Pool Friend
Melissa Todd ... Car Pool Friend
Bess Meisler ... Yiayia

Andrea Martin ... Aunt Voula

Louis Mandylor ... Nick Portokalos
Gerry Mendicino ... Uncle Taki
Stavroula Logothettis ... Athena
Constantine Tsapralis ... Foti

Gia Carides ... Cousin Nikki

Joey Fatone ... Angelo

John Corbett ... Ian Miller

Ian Gomez ... Mike

Jayne Eastwood ... Mrs. White

Frank Falcone ... Suitor
Eugene Martel ... Suitor

Joe Persechini ... Suitor
Peter Xynnis ... Suitor

Fiona Reid ... Harriet Miller

Bruce Gray ... Rodney Miller
Anthony Kandiotis ... Priest
Nick Kutsukos ... Bouzouki Player

Peter Tharos ... Yianni
Chrissy Paraskevopoulos ... Cousin Jennie

Maria Vacratsis ... Aunt Freida
Kathryn Haggis ... Cousin Marianthi
Gale Garnett ... Aunt Lexy (as Gale Zoë Garnett)
Charlene Bitzas ... Aunt Nota
Chris Savides ... Greek Chanter
Constantine Vardalos ... Greek Chanter
Scott Khouri ... Waiter
John Tsifliklis ... Wedding Singer
Peter Chalkiopoulos ... Wedding Band Member
Peter Gogos ... Wedding Band Member
Spiro Milankou ... Wedding Band Member
Victor Politis ... Wedding Band Member
Jim Rouvas ... Wedding Band Member
Arielle Sugarman ... Paris Miller
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matthew Galliford ... Waiter at Wedding Reception (uncredited)
Thomas Kane ... Dimo (uncredited)
Konstantine Kurelias ... Waiter (uncredited)

Directed by
Joel Zwick 
Writing credits
Nia Vardalos (written by)

Produced by
Paul Brooks .... executive producer
David Coatsworth .... co-producer
Gary Goetzman .... producer
Tom Hanks .... producer
Mark Hufnail .... co-executive producer
Jim Milio .... co-executive producer
Melissa Jo Peltier .... co-executive producer
Steve Shareshian .... executive producer (as Steven Shareshian)
Norm Waitt .... executive producer
Rita Wilson .... producer
Original Music by
Alexander Janko 
Chris Wilson 
Cinematography by
Jeff Jur (director of photography) (as Jeffrey Jur)
Film Editing by
Mia Goldman 
Casting by
Meg Liberman  (as Liberman)
Camille H. Patton  (as Patton)
Production Design by
Gregory P. Keen  (as Gregory Keen)
Art Direction by
Kei Ng 
Set Decoration by
Enrico Campana 
Costume Design by
Michael Clancy 
Makeup Department
Ann Brodie .... key makeup artist
Judi Cooper-Sealy .... wig designer: Ms. Martin
Paul R.J. Elliot .... key hair stylist (as Paul Elliot)
Burton J. LeBlanc .... makeup artist (as Burton J. Leblanc)
Sandra Reynolds .... hair stylist
Beatrice Salazar .... hair stylist (as Beatriz Salazar)
Dorota Zajac .... makeup artist
Production Management
D.J. Carson .... assistant production manager
David Coatsworth .... unit production manager
Isabel Henderson .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jennifer Côté .... trainee assistant director
Grant Lucibello .... second assistant director
David McAree .... first assistant director
Effy Papadopoulos .... third assistant director
Odette Blanch .... assistant director (uncredited)
Lorin Raine .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Art Department
Brenton Brown .... on-set dresser
Jacinta Cooper .... art department apprentice
Imre de Jonge .... assistant property master (as Imre De Jonge)
Katia de Peña .... property buyer (as Katia De Peña)
Rossana DeCampo .... scenic artist (as Rossana Decampo)
Alan Doucette .... property master
Gary Harmer .... leadman (as Gary G. Harmer)
Gordon Lebredt .... graphic artist
Tim Ovans .... assistant head carpenter
Mark Thomson .... construction coordinator
Alan Tremaine .... head carpenter
Martin Weinryb .... set buyer
Wayne Wightman .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Paul Timothy Carden .... supervising sound editor
Brian Dixon .... sound mix technician
Dean Drabin .... adr mixer
Kimberly Harris .... adr supervisor
Donald Hauger .... foley mixer
Thomas Hayek .... boom operator
Paul Holzborn .... foley artist
Tom Mather .... sound mixer
Thomas O'Neil Younkman .... first assistant sound editor
Geoffrey G. Rubay .... re-recording mixer
Geoffrey G. Rubay .... sound effects editor
Melissa Sherwood Hofmann .... re-recording mixer (as Melissa Hofmann)
Tulio Torrinello .... sound mix technician
Tami Treadwell .... adr recordist
Mark Wolfson .... sound recording engineer
James Wright .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Alfonso Calvo .... sound dubbing mixer (uncredited)
Jeff Glueck .... sound engineer (uncredited)
Nancy MacLeod .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Melissa Sherwood Hofmann .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Martin Malivoire .... special effects supervisor
Peter Sissakis .... special effects key (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Steve Rundell .... digital effects supervisor
Brian Allan .... optical camera (uncredited)
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging: THDX (uncredited)
Steven Emmert .... optical compositor: THDX (uncredited)
Adam Howard .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Marco Bianco .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Nick Bacon .... dolly grip (as Nicholas M. Bacon)
Rod Benjamin .... key grip
Andy Chmura .... camera operator
John Colavecchia .... first assistant camera
Sean Dawes .... electrician (as A. Sean Dawes)
Cylvan Desrouleaux .... second assistant camera
Michael Galbraith .... gaffer
Sophie Giraud .... still photographer
Greg Grainger .... company grip
R. Jones .... electrician
Rod MacNeil .... electrician
Keith Murphy .... Steadicam operator
Tom O'Hara .... company grip
Michael Plant .... generator operator
Jesse Stanley .... company grip
Tom Starnes .... best boy set lighting
Robert Vigus .... assistant key grip (as Robert A. Vigus)
Victor Vukosavljevic .... camera trainee
Mark W. Hindle .... 24 frame video operator (uncredited)
Greg Whiteside .... 24 frame video operator (uncredited)
Richard Wilmot .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Luisa Cabbidu .... extras casting assistant
Robin D. Cook .... casting: Canada
Elizabeth Gray .... casting associate: Canada
Zameret Kleiman .... extras casting
Lisa Ystrom .... casting associate: USA
Andrea Kool .... casting assistant: Canada (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carole Costello .... set costume supervisor
Jay Du Boisson .... assistant costume designer (as Jay Duboisson)
Jane Flanders .... costume shop supervisor
Gisella Zomparelli .... assistant set costumer
Editorial Department
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Heather Persons .... additional editor
Douglas Slocum .... apprentice editor
Mike Stanwick .... color timer
Melissa Wegman .... Bond Co. Post Superviser
Madeleine C. Schnell .... post-production coordinator: Motion Picture Bond Company (uncredited)
Location Management
Don Cornelius .... assistant location manager
Marco Di Flaviano .... location assistant
John Kenyon .... location manager (as John M. Kenyon)
Music Department
Nico Abondolo .... musician: bass
Deva Anderson .... music supervisor
Gary Bovyer .... musician: clarinet
Tom Calderaro .... music preparation
Jon Clarke .... musician: oboe and soprano sax
Tim Comstock .... music assistant
Franklyn d'Antonio .... musician: violin (as Franklyn D'Antonio)
Bruce Dukov .... musician: violin
Steve Erdody .... musician: cello
Robert Fernandez .... scoring mixer
Marlo Fisher .... musician: viola (as Marlow Fisher)
Matt Funes .... musician: viola
Armen Garabedian .... musician: violin
Alex Gibson .... music editor
Thomas Graham II .... score recordist
Endre Granat .... concert master
Endre Granat .... musician: violin
Alan Grunfeld .... musician: violin
Gregory Jamrok .... scoring supervisor
Alexander Janko .... conductor: score
Alexander Janko .... orchestrator
Alexander Janko .... score producer
Randy Kerber .... musician: piano
Miran Kojian .... musician: violin
Aimie Kreston .... musician: violin
Armen Ksajikian .... musician: cello
Dimitrie Leivici .... musician: violin
Phillipe Levy .... musician: violin (as Phillip Levy)
Rebecca R. Liddle .... music arranger: piano suite (as Rebecca Liddle)
David Low .... orchestra contractor
Darrin McCann .... musician: viola (as Darren McCann)
Ed Meares .... musician: bass
Victoria Miskolczy .... musician: viola (as Vicky Miskolczy)
Simon Oswell .... musician: viola
Dean Parks .... musician: acoustic guitar
Katia Popov .... musician: violin
Jeremy Raub .... co-music editor
Rafael Rishik .... musician: violin
Delphine Robertson .... music coordinator
Mark Robertson .... musician: violin
Mark Sazer .... musician: violin
Haim Shtrum .... musician: violin
Sebastian Toettcher .... musician: cello
Cecilia Tsan .... musician: cello
Louise Di Tullio .... musician: flute (as Louise DiTullio)
Michael Valerio .... musician: bass (as Mike Valerio)
Josefina Vergara .... musician: violin
David Walther .... musician: viola
Chris Wilson .... musician: electric guitar
Ken Yerke .... musician: violin
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (uncredited)
Robert Fernandez .... music mixer (uncredited)
Mark Wolfson .... music producer/arranger (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Al Donin .... driver
Norman Foster .... driver (as Norm Foster)
Ray Gabourie .... driver
Bill Hagan .... transportation captain
John Hiltz .... head driver
Jeff Peebles .... driver
Doug Perry .... driver
Don Retzer .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Brandi Andersen .... staff: Playtone
Mardie Anderson .... assistant: Mr. Goetzman
Trudy Artman .... adr group coordinator
Sebastian Bauer .... staff: Playtone
Lesia Capone .... assistant production coordinator
Louise Casey .... craft service
Christopher G. Cowen .... staff: Playtone
Greg Eby .... production accountant
Pablo Ferro .... titles and graphics
Nancy Vardalos Ginakes .... choreographer
Katharine Gray .... clearance coordinator
Leah Holmes .... post-production accountant
David Hutkin .... vice president: The Lewis Horwitz Organization
Monica Ionson .... payroll accountant
Helen Lucas .... stand-in
Amy McKenzie .... assistant: Mr. Hanks
Lara McMahon .... set production assistant
John Nelles .... dialogue coach
Eric E. Paulson .... production associate
Kostas Petsis .... choreographer
J.R. Powell .... set production assistant
Breigh Radford .... assistant production accountant
JoAnne Rivers .... production coordinator (as Joanne A.C. Rivers)
Marsha Robertson .... unit publicist
Marissa Roman .... financial legal services: Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld L.L.P.
Daniela Saioni .... script supervisor
Patricia Satok .... craft service
Tom Tobin .... production assistant
John Von Atzigen .... stand-in
David Zikovitz .... production assistant
Michael Barnes .... financial legal services (uncredited)
Michelle Dunton .... script researcher (uncredited)
Joanna L. Rees Jones .... distribution executive (uncredited)
Jeanne Van Cott .... production executive (uncredited)
Jon Anderson .... in memory of
Eric Brooks .... thanks
Diana Choi .... thanks
Josh Clayton-Felt .... in memory of
Madeline Cripe .... thanks
Paul Drakos .... thanks (as Father Paul Drakos)
Christine Paulos Dulat .... in memory of
Alan Hergott .... thanks
Kirk Saduski .... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"My Big Fat Wedding" - Japan (English title)
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Rated PG for sensuality and language
95 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Canada:PG (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (British Columbia/Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Finland:S | France:Tous publics | Germany:0 (w) | Iceland:L | Ireland:PG | Italy:T | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:AL | New Zealand:G | Peru:Apt | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Spain:T | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:12 (canton of the Grisons) | UK:PG | USA:PG (certificate #38179)

Did You Know?

Toula is seen at work booking a trip for "Doreen Christakos." That is the name of Nia Vardalos' mother.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Toula's mother is talking to her on the phone while peeling potatoes, the sound of her peeling continues when she pauses for a brief moment at the beginning of the phone call.See more »
[first lines]
Gus Portokalos:[to Toula] You better get married soon. You're starting to look... old!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in My Big Fat Armenian Family (2008)See more »
Secret GardenSee more »


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37 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
Big Fat Success., 25 March 2003
Author: tfrizzell from United States

An extremely good little film that shows that smart ideas, good writing, solid direction, likeable characters and an engrossing story will always win out in the end. Nia Vardalos stars as a Greek woman who just seems a bit out-of-place in her not always normal life. She is shy, reserved and ashamed of her heritage. Some makeup, a few college classes, stylish clothes and a travel agency job away from her father's restaurant are just the tickets to help her come out of her shell. Soon high school teacher John Corbett is entranced by her and they start a sweet love affair. Naturally she keeps the secret from her parents (Michael Constantine and Lainie Kazan) and the sparks fly when they eventually find out. They want their daughter to marry a Greek man and have lots of children, but Vardalos has other plans for her life. Corbett's love knows no bounds though as he makes it clear that she is the one he really wants. "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" happened due to good timing and lots of luck. Vardalos was struggling when Tom Hanks' wife (Rita Wilson) went to see the small play that the film is based upon. Wilson happened to see an advertisement for the show in the newspaper one day (the only day Vardalos could afford to run an ad) and the rest as they say is history. The film cost very little to make and usually second-rate director Joel Zwick ended up running the show. Vardalos' screenplay (Oscar-nominated) was the catalyst that put the film on the map and kept it there permanently. Most all the extras are real family members of Vardalos and Ian Gomez (who plays Corbett's best friend) is actually her husband in real life. Easily one of the most successful films of all time financially speaking (based upon the bargain basement cost and the astronomical showing at the box office), "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" is a wholesome film that the whole family can enjoy. It is another one of those rare films that feel like it was made during Hollywood's Golden Age of the 1940s. Not quite excellent, but dangerously close. 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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