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Born: Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada) September 24, 1962
Greek-Canadian Actor

Antonia Eugenia "Nia" Vardalos is a Greek-Canadian actress , screenwriter, director, and producer. Her most notable work is the 2002 Academy Award nominated film My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding is the highest grossing romantic comedy in history $369 million worldwide.

She is the daughter of Greek Canadian parents Doreen, a bookkeeper and homemaker, and Constantine "Gus" Vardalos, a land developer. She attended Shaftesbury High School and Ryerson University. Vardalos married actor Ian Gomez on September 5, 1993 (her husband converted to the Greek Orthodox religion prior to marrying her). In 2008 they adopted a daughter, and she wrote a post with advice about the adoption process at The Huffington Post. She became a citizen of the U.S. in 1999.

She has also starred and written Conni and Carla, I hate Valentine's Day and My Life in Ruins.

Larry Crowne is an upcoming comedy-drama film directed by Tom Hanks and written by Hanks and Nia Vardalos. It stars Hanks and Julia Roberts. The film is being produced by Hanks and his partner Gary Goetzman at Playtone, with financing from Vendome Pictures.

Universal Pictures is distributing the movie in the United States, with an expected release date of July 1, 2011.

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