Nia Vardalos Biography
Independent Spirit Award winner, Nia Vardalos is a famous actress and screenwriter from Canada. She is also known as an accomplished director and producer. She is widely popular for portraying her role in the movie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Nia Vardalos was born in a middle-class family as Antonia Eugenia Vardalos in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to parents, Constantine Vardalos and Doreen Vardalos. She is Canadian and American and is of Greek and Canadian descent.
On 5th of September, 1993, she got married to Ian Gomez. Ian Gomez is a famous American actor. She has not welcomed her child on her own but this couple has once adopted a child named Ilaria Gomez. Besides this married life, she has not been involved in any kind of love affairs and relationships.
Nia Vardalos began her acting career since 1996 and during those days, she played minor roles in the television shows and series. In 2002, she starred and wrote the plot of My Big Fat Greek Wedding and that was her first major cinematic project. Till now, she has appeared in more than two dozens of television series and movies. In 2016, she appeared in the second installment of Mig Big Fat Greek Wedding, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. She not only acted but also wrote the script of the movie. Lately, she appeared as Tiffany in an episode of TV series Dr. Ken, Ken's Big Audition.
Since 1996, Nia Vardalos is active in the film industry and charges a good sum for every films/TV shows. For her role in the My Big Fat Greek Wedding, she earned the salary of $150,000. Her net worth is estimated around $10 million as of 2017-18.
In 2014, Nia Vardalos former Los Angeles Home was put on a sale and was offered for $3.595 million. The house is made out of a 4,683 square foot range and consists of four bedrooms.Edit
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Nia Vardalos was from the middle class family born as Antonia Eugenia Vardalos in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to Constantine Vardalos and Doreen Vardalos. She is Canadian and American and is of Greek and Canadian descent. She is of five feet and six inch tall.Edit
Married to Ian Gomez
She is married to Ian Gomez since a long time ago. They got married on 5th of September. Ian Gomez is a famous American actor. He is popular in the world for his work as comedian in several television shows.Edit
Began her acting career
Nia Vardalos childhood dream was acting. Nia Vardalos began her acting career since 1996 and during those days, she played minor roles in the television shows and series. She played her first movie role in No Experience Necessary.Edit
Became US citizen
Nia Vardalos was born to Constantine Vardalos and Doreen Vardalos in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, however in her later life, she spent her days in United States and she also rose to prominence as an actress there. So, she also issued her US citizenship in 1999.Edit
Won Washington DC Area Film Critics Association
She has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and she has also won some of them. In 2002, she got her one and only nomination in Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards and she won it for Best Original Screenplay.Edit
Won American Screenwriters Association, USA
In 2002, she played one of the major roles in her life and the following year, she got her first nomination in one of the prestigious awards. In 2003, she got her one and only nomination in American Screenwriters Association, USA and she was also able to be the winner of this award.Edit
Won Online Film & Television Association
In 2003, she was nominated in Online Film & Television Association from three different categories, however, she was able to win this award from only one nomination and that was for Best Breakthrough Performance - Female.Edit
Made her directing debut
Besides her acting career, she is also the famous director. She began directing movie since 2009. Her first direction was in the movie named I Hate Valentine's Day. It has huge amount of box office earnings.Edit
Appearance on My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
Nia Vardalos wrote and acted in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. The movie was released on March 15, 2016, and made a gross collection of $88.9 million.Edit
Net Worth Update
As of 2017-18, Nia Vardalos has an estimated net worth of $10 million.Edit