Nia Vardalos Biography

Nia Vardalos

Quick Facts About Nia Vardalos

Celebrated Name Nia Vardalos
Age 59 Years
Nick Name Vardalos
Birth Name Antonia Eugenia Vardalos
Birth Date 1962-09-24
Gender Female
Profession Actress
Birth Nation Canada
Place Of Birth Winnipeg, Manitoba
Father Constantine "Gus" Vardalos
Mother Doreen Christakis
Nationality American
Height 1.68 m
Weight 59 kg
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Average
Horoscope Libra
Ethnicity White
Religion Greek Orthodox
Marital Status Married
Spouse Ian Gomez
Children 1
Debut Movie Connie and Carla
Net Worth $10 Million

The Canadian-American actress, screenwriter, and producer of Greek descent is Antonia Eugenia Vardalos. She is professionally known as Nia Vardalos.

Rumor and Gossip

  • Vardalos and Gomez filed for divorce after 25 years of marriage.

Vardalos’s Early Life

Nia Vardalos’s real name is Antonia Eugenia Vardalos. She is born on 24 September 1962 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She was born to Doreen Christakis who was a bookkeeper and homemaker and Constantine "Gus" Vardalos who was a land developer. She belongs to American nationality. She attended St. George School and Shaftesbury High School. She attended Ryerson University.

Vardalos’s Body Features

Vardalos’s height is 1.68 m and weight is 59 kg. Her hair color is dark brown and the eye color is also dark brown. Overall, she has the balanced and healthy body.

Vardalos’s Career

  • In the beginning, she had many small roles in television shows such as ‘The Drew Carey Show’ and ‘Two Guys and a Girl’. For the ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi’, she also provided voices for the 1996 radio adaptation. She also played in the movie named ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’.
  • In 2004, she was in the movie named ‘Connie and Carla’. In 2009, she features in the film named ‘I Hate Valentine’s Day’ and ‘My Life in Ruins’.
  • In 2011, she with Tom Hanks wrote a romantic comedy film named ‘Larry Crowne’. She also joined to produce ‘The 1 Second film’. She performed The Beatles song ‘Golden Slumbers’ on the 2006 charity album ‘Unexpected Dreams – Songs from the Stars’.
  • In 2014, she published a book named ‘Instant Mom’.
  • In 2016, she starred and co-wrote the film named ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’.
  • Since 2015, she and her husband Ian Gomez have co-presented ‘The Great American Baking Show’.

Vardalos’s Award

  • In 2002, as a writer, she won American Screenwriters Association Award for ‘Discover Screenwriting Award’.
  • In 2002, as an actress, she won for Independent Spirit Award for ‘Best Debut Performance’.

Vardalos’s Personal Life

Vardalos is married. She married to American actor Ian Gomez on September 5, 1993. She converted to Greek Orthodoxy prior to marrying her. She became a U.S. citizen in 1999. In 2008, they adopted a daughter named Ilaria. It was announced on July 3, 2018, that she filed for divorce from Gomez after 25 years of marriage. They decided to get divorced due to irreconcilable differences.

Vardalos’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million.

Did You Know?

  • She is of Greek descent.
  • She is named after her grandmothers Eugenia and Antonia.