Nia Vardalos


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Nia Vardalos was born on September 24, 1962 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. 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 was previously married to Ian Gomez. See full bio »

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Known For

My Big Fat Greek Wedding Toula Portokalos
(2002)
I Hate Valentine's Day Genevieve Gernier
(2009)
My Big Fat Greek Life Nia Portokalos
(2003)

Filmography

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  My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 (post-production)
Fotoula 'Toula' Portokalos
 2022 Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities (TV Series)
Madame Levine
- Dreams in the Witch House (2022) ... Madame Levine
 2022 The Curse of Bridge Hollow
Madam Hawthorne
 2022 Motivated! (Podcast Series)
Candace Wonder
 2022 Ivy + Bean
Mrs. Trantz
 2022 Love, Victor (TV Series)
Theresa
- Fast Times at Creekwood High (2022) ... Theresa
 2021 Station 19 (TV Series)
Patricia
- 100% or Nothing (2021) ... Patricia
 2021 Sammy (TV Series)
- Swimmin' Pools, Movie Stars (2021) ... (voice)
 2020 A Taste of Christmas (TV Movie)
Olivia
 2018-2020 DuckTales (TV Series)
Selene
- New Gods on the Block! (2020) ... Selene (voice)
- Moonvasion! (2019) ... Selene (voice)
- Treasure of the Found Lamp! (2019) ... Selene (voice)
- The Spear of Selene! (2018) ... Selene (voice)
 2020 Poisoned Love: The Stacey Castor Story (TV Movie)
Stacey
 2019 Same Time, Next Christmas (TV Movie)
Faye Anderson
 2019 Wonder Woman: Bloodlines
Julia Kapatelis (voice)
 2015-2019 Star vs. the Forces of Evil (TV Series short)
Angie Diaz / Mrs. Diaz / Audience Girl
- Cleaved (2019) ... Angie Diaz (voice)
- Sad Teen Hotline/Jannanigans (2019) ... Angie Diaz (voice)
- Beach Day/Gone Baby Gone (2019) ... Angie Diaz (voice)
- Is Another Mystery/Marco Jr. (2018) ... Angie Diaz (voice)
- Demoncism/Sophomore Slump (2017) ... Angie Diaz (voice)
 2018 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (TV Series)
Wendy Legrand
- I'm on My Own Path (2018) ... Wendy Legrand
 2018 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)
- Apocalypse Maybe (1998) ... Domino (voice)
- Home Away from Home (1998) ... Domino (voice)
- The Ixtafa Affair (1998) ... Domino (voice)
- The Blonde Woman (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:

Release of her book, "Instant Mom". See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)

Spouse:

Ian Gomez  (divorced)  (1 child)

Children:

Illaria
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Personal Quote:

I'd been raised by my parents who taught me not to think you're better than you are. And that I think is what Larry Crowne is going through. [He] will do anything to make a living, and that is indicative I think globally, and much more so in this country. People are just trying to get by. There's a relevance to 'Larry Crowne' that's fortunate and unfortunate. This is not a downer movie, this is ... See more »

Trivia:

She and her ex-husband Ian Gomez adopted a little girl named Illaria (b. 2007) in 2008. See more »

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