Nia Vardalos Biography (1962-)

Full name, Antonia Eugenia Vardalos; born September 24, 1962, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; daughter of Constantine (in business) and Doreen (a bookkeeper and homemaker) Vardalos; married Ian Gomez (an actor), September 5, 1993. Addresses: Agent: United Talent Agency, Inc., 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: Brillstein-Grey Management, 9150 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
Canadian
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, writer
Birth Details
September 24, 1962
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Sheila, No Experience Necessary, Darkroom Productions, 1996
  • Iris, Men Seeking Women (also known as The Bet), IFM Film Associates, 1997
  • Fotoula "Toula" Portokalos, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, IFC Films, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Jennifer, Meet Prince Charming, Cinemax, 1999
  • Episodic
  • Marianna, "Father Knows Best," High Incident, ABC, 1996
  • "In the Matter Of: Acceptance," Common Law, ABC, 1996
  • Grace Almada, "Strange Bedfellows," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 1997
  • "You're Married You're Dead," Boy Meets World, ABC, 1998
  • Mindy, "Memories of Me," It's Like, You Know ... , ABC, 1999
  • Mrs. Gallagher, "Can I Help to Cheer You?," Boy Meets World, ABC,1999
  • Larry's lawyer, "Interior Decorator," Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 2000
  • Guest host, Saturday Night Live, NBC, 2002
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 2002
  • RI:SE, 2002
  • Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, 2002
  • V Graham Norton, 2002
  • The View, 2002
  • Appeared as Evelyn in an episode of Two Guys and a Girl, ABC.
  • Series
  • Voice of Domino, Team Knight Rider, syndicated, 1997
  • Fotoula "Toula" Portokalos, My Big Fat Greek Life, 2003-
  • Stage Appearances
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding (solo show), 2002
  • The Nutcracker, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada,2002
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding (based on her solo stage show), IFC Films, 2002
  • For Stage
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding (solo show), 2002

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, July 26, 2002, p. 19
    • Maclean's, August 5, 2002, p. 42
    • Rosie, October, 2002, p. 98
    • Winnipeg Sun, August 15, 2002; October 2, 2002; October 10, 2002;October 11, 2002

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