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Antonia Eugenia Vardalos was born on the 24th September 1962, in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada, of Greek descent. She is an actress and writer, who has won an American Screenwriters Association Award, Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for the best screenplay and Independent Spirit Award, and Phoenix Film Critics Society Award as an actress in the film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” (2002). Moreover, she was nominated for an Academy, Satellite, Writers Guild of America, Golden Globe and other prestigious awards for the screenplay or acting in the previously mentioned film. Nia Vardalos has been active in the entertainment industry since 1996.

How much is the net worth of the actress and writer? It has been estimated by sources that the overall size of Nia Vardalos net worth is as much as $10 million, as of the data in mid-2016.

Nia Vardalos Net Worth $10 Million

To begin with, Nia was raised in a family of the land developer Constantine Vardalos and homemaker/bookkeeper Doreen. She was educated at St. George School, matriculated from Shaftesbury High School, and then graduated from Ryerson University. She debuted in the entertainment industry in 1996.

Vardalos already had several years in the television and film world when she broke through with writing for the independent romantic comedy “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” (2002) – a story Vardalos drew from her own Greek background and the stereotypes that go with it – and in which she also starred. Afterwards, they staged the same story as a solo theater performance. The film was an unexpectedly big hit, made with a budget of $5 million which eventually generated receipts of more than $350 million worldwide. Vardalos was therefore allowed to continue the story in a television series called “My Big Fat Greek Life” (2003), about the events after the wedding; Nia was also the executive producer of the series. Nevertheless, the series was stopped after seven episodes, due to the low audience numbers.

To add more, Vardalos wrote the screenplays as well as starred in the feature films like “Connie and Carla” (2004), “I Hate Valentine’s Day” (2009), “Larry Crowne” (2011), and “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” (2016). Vardalos was also the main star of the romantic comedy directed by Donald Petrie “My Life in Ruins” (2009), and was in the main cast of the films “An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars” (2012), “Dealin’ with Idiots” (2013), “Forget Me Not” (2015) and others.

Furthermore, Nia Vardalos added sums to the total size of her net worth acting in a number of television series. She landed roles in the series including “Two Guys and a Girl” (1999), “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (2000), “Drop Dead Diva” (2009), “Grey’s Anatomy” (2012), “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (2013 – 2014), and “The Catch” (2016). She has also participated in various shows like “Saturday Night Live” (2002) and “The Great Holiday Banking Show” (2015).

Finally, in the personal life of the actress and screenwriter, she has been married to the actor Ian Gomez since 1993, and they have a daughter who they adopted in 2008. Vardalos became a citizen of the USA in 1999.

Quick Facts

Birth date: September 24, 1962
Birth place: Winnipeg, Canada
Height:5 ft 5 in (1.67 m)
Profession:Actress, Screenwriter, Singer, Voice Actor, Film director, Television producer, Film Producer
Education:St. George School, Shaftesbury High School, Ryerson University
Nationality:Canadian-American
Spouse:Ian Gomez (m. 1993)
Children:Ilaria Gomez
Parents:Constantine Vardalos, Doreen Vardalos
Awards:American Screenwriters Association Award, Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for the best screenplay, Independent Spirit Award, Phoenix Film Critics Society Award
Nominations:Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, MTV Movie Award for Female Breakthrough Performance, Satellite Award for Best Actres, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Writer
Movies:“Connie and Carla” (2004), “I Hate Valentine’s Day” (2009), “My Life in Ruins” (2009), “An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars” (2012), “Dealin' with Idiots” (2013), “Forget Me Not” (2015)
TV shows:“Two Guys and a Girl” (1999), “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (2000), “Drop Dead Diva” (2009), “Grey's Anatomy” (2012), “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (2013 – 2014), “The Catch” (2016), “Saturday Night Live” (2002), “The Great Holiday Banking Show” (2015)
Books:“My Big Fat Greek Wedding” (2002)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Her parents are both of Greek descent.
2Once worked the box office at Toronto's Second City.
3She was nominated for a 1994 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Revue for "Whitewater for Chocolate", at the Second City Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
4She and her husband Ian Gomez adopted a little girl named Illaria in 2008.
5Became a naturalized U.S. citizen on April 20, 1999.
6Is an alumna of The Second City.
7Was a vegetarian for eleven years before her family wore her down.
8Graduated From Ryerson University's School Of Acting
9Her one-woman play "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" was turned into a movie after Rita Wilson saw the play and recommended it to her husband Tom Hanks.
10Named after her grandmothers Eugenia and Antonia.
11Married NY-born TV actor Ian Gomez in Winnipeg's St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)$61,000 (writing)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)$10,000,000 (profit participation)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)$150,000 (acting)


Quotes

#Quote
1[on her stint as a "caterer" for a student porn film spoof] My friend asked me if I wanted to be in the film, and I said, 'No, but I'll come and make food for everybody - because I'm so very Greek.' So I came and, as a joke, she gave me the credit of 'caterer' and now it's on my credits forever. People think it was a real porn flick, and I really was a caterer.
2When 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 a working actor all your friends are in the same situation. I have friends who are still handing out flyers for their one-woman show and trying to make ends meet.
3I'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 an uplifting movie and yet it is not out of the realm of ordinary. It's what can happen if you keep your heart open.
4You're never too fat for a new purse.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Debut PerformanceMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
2003OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Breakthrough Performance - FemaleMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
2003OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest First ScreenplayMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
2003PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest NewcomerMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
2003Discover Screenwriting AwardAmerican Screenwriters Association, USAMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
2003Canadian Comedy AwardCanadian Comedy AwardsFilm - Pretty Funny Female PerformanceMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
2002WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Original ScreenplayMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsScreenwriter of the YearMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
2003MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBreakthrough Female PerformanceMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
2003OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
2003OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Breakthrough PerformanceMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
2003PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Screenplay - OriginalMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
2003Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
2003Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
2003ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion PictureMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)· Gia Carides
· Michael Constantine
· John Corbett
· Joey Fatone
· Lainie Kazan
· Andrea Martin
2003Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Breakout Star - FemaleMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
2003WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Original ScreenplayMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
2003OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Original ScreenplayMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
2003Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
2003Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest WriterMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
2003Canadian Comedy AwardCanadian Comedy AwardsFilm - Pretty Funny WritingMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
2003Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsOriginal ScreenplayMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
2003Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsBreakthrough PerformanceMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Charming2017completedNemeny Neverwish (voice)
33 Liberty LaneannouncedIsabella
Graves2016TV SeriesAnnie Spiro
Star vs. the Forces of Evil2015-2016TV SeriesMrs. Diaz / Mrs.Diaz / Additional Voices
The Catch2016TV SeriesLeah Wells
Car Dogs2016Sharon
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 22016Toula
Marry Me2015TV SeriesPam
Jane the Virgin2015TV SeriesBarbara
Helicopter Mom2014Maggie
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2013-2014TV SeriesMinonna Efron
Dealin' with Idiots2013Ava Morris
McKenna Shoots for the Stars2012Mrs. Brooks
For a Good Time, Call...2012Rachel Rodman
Grey's Anatomy2012TV SeriesKaren
Booking Agents2011ShortBooking Agent
Larry Crowne2011Map Genie (voice)
Cougar Town2011TV SeriesAngela Torres
The Good Guys2010TV SeriesEileen
Drop Dead Diva2009TV SeriesLisa Shane
My Life in Ruins2009Georgia
I Hate Valentine's Day2009Genevieve Gernier
My Boys2008TV SeriesJo
Connie and Carla2004Connie
My Big Fat Greek Life2003TV SeriesNia Portokalos
Meet Prince Charming2002Jennifer
My Big Fat Greek Wedding2002Toula Portokalos
Curb Your Enthusiasm2000TV SeriesLawyer
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place1999TV SeriesEvelyn
It's Like, You Know...1999TV SeriesMindy
Boy Meets World1998-1999TV SeriesMrs. Gallagher / Waitress
Short Cinema1998Video
Team Knight Rider1997-1998TV SeriesDomino
The Drew Carey Show1997TV SeriesGrace Almada
Men Seeking Women1997Iris
No Experience Necessary1996ShortSheila
Common Law1996TV Series
High Incident1996TV Series
Missing Persons1994TV SeriesFemale Bartender

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Booking Agents2011Short
Larry Crowne2011written by
I Hate Valentine's Day2009screenplay / story
Connie and Carla2004written by
My Big Fat Greek LifeTV Series created by - 7 episodes, 2003 developed by - 7 episodes, 2003 written by - 1 episode, 2003
My Big Fat Greek Wedding2002written by
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 22016written by

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 22016executive producer
Connie and Carla2004executive producer
My Big Fat Greek Life2003TV Series co-executive producer - 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Big Fat Greek Life2003TV Series developed for television by - 1 episode
Porno Outtakes2001Video short caterer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Hate Valentine's Day2009

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Connie and Carla2004performer: "Oklahoma", "Superstar", "Papa, Can You Hear Me?", "Memory", "Maybe This Time", "I Can't Say No", "Don't Cry for Me Argentina", "Mame", "Everything's Alright", "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right outa My Hair", "Don't Rain on My Parade", "Cabaret", "Let Me Entertain You", "Give a Little Extra", "There are Worse Things I Could Do"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Great Holiday Baking Show2015-2017TV SeriesHerself - Host
Today2004-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest / Herself - Guest 3rd Hour Co-Anchor / ...
Making the Greekquel2016Video documentary shortHerself
My Big Fat Greek Dinner2016Video documentary shortHerself
Celebrity Name Game2014-2016TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Player
The Talk2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Weekend Today2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Extra2016TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2008-2016TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2016TV SeriesHerself
The Chew2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHerself
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHerself
The Hour2013TV SeriesHerself
Marie2013TV Series documentary
The Jeff Probst Show2013TV SeriesHerself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHerself
The Morning Show2013TV SeriesHerself
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHerself
Katie2013TV SeriesHerself
Watch What Happens: Live2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Larry King Now2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman2002-2011TV SeriesHerself - On the 'Larry Crowne' Set / Herself
The Soup2011TV SeriesHerself
The 3 Minute Talk Show2011TV SeriesHerself
The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
Chit Chat2010TV MovieHerself
Sidewalks Entertainment2010TV SeriesHerself
A Night of 140 Tweets: A Celebrity Tweet-A-Thon for Haiti2010VideoHerself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009TV SeriesHerself
Tavis Smiley2009TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2009TV SeriesHerself
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show2009TV SeriesHerself
Whatever Happened To?2009TV SeriesHerself
The Dialogue: An Interview with Screenwriter Nia Vardalos2007VideoHerself
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters2006DocumentaryHerself
Greece: Secrets of the Past2006Documentary shortNarrator (voice)
Backstage with Connie and Carla2004Video documentary shortConnie
Debbie Reynolds: 'Connie and Carla'2004Video documentary shortHerself
Dressing in Drag: 'Connie and Carla'2004Video documentary shortHerself
Cooking's a Drag2004TV SeriesHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2004TV SeriesHerself
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest2004TV SeriesHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2002-2004TV SeriesHerself
The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards2004TV Movie documentaryHerself - Performer (segment "Shattered Glass")
The 29th Annual People's Choice Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
The 75th Annual Academy Awards2003TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Original Screenplay & Presenter: Best Makeup
9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
Hollywood Celebrates Denzel Washington: An American Cinematheque Tribute2003TV Special documentaryHerself
The 14th Annual Producers Guild of America Awards2003TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards2003TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Charlie Rose2002TV SeriesHerself - Guest
VH1 Big in 2002 Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
V Graham Norton2002TV SeriesHerself
Saturday Night Live2002TV SeriesHimself - Host

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHerself
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops2004TV Special documentaryHerself - #75: My Big Fat Greek Oops

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