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  • Nia Vardalos

    Born on September 24, 1962 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

Nia Vardalos as "Toula Portokalos"

Everyone in the Portokalos family worries about Toula (Nia Vardalos). Still unmarried at 30 years old, she works at Dancing Zorba's, the Greek restaurant owned by her parents, Gus (Michael Constantine) and Maria (Lainie Kazan). After taking a job at her aunt's travel agency, she falls in love with Ian Miller (John Corbett), a teacher who is tall, handsome and definitely not Greek. Toula isn't sure which will be more upsetting to her father, that Ian is a foreigner or that he's a vegetarian.

Golden Globe (2002) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Nia Vardalos in the news

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It's Sequel Time for 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding'

Posted by
Jenni Miller on May 28th 2014, 10:30AM

May 28th 2014, 10:30AM

Nia Vardalos to Celebrate 'Mother's Day' on the Big Screen

Posted by
Allyssa Lee on Jul 16th 2010, 7:30AM

Jul 16th 2010, 7:30AM

Hanks and Roberts Re-Team for 'Larry Crowne'

Posted by
Scott Harris on Feb 10th 2010, 7:00AM

Feb 10th 2010, 7:00AM

Tom Hanks and Nia Vardalos ... Together Again

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Feb 10th 2010, 4:03AM

Feb 10th 2010, 4:03AM

Cinematical Presents: The 25 Lamest of 2009

Posted by
Erik Davis on Dec 30th 2009, 4:32PM

Dec 30th 2009, 4:32PM

Guess Who's the Summer's Biggest Loser?

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Sep 2nd 2009, 6:02AM

Sep 2nd 2009, 6:02AM

Discuss: Summer 2009 Fun Facts

Posted by
William Goss on Aug 30th 2009, 5:02PM

Aug 30th 2009, 5:02PM

Confession Corner: Crying at the Movies

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Aug 25th 2009, 3:32PM

Aug 25th 2009, 3:32PM

Girls on Film: A Desire for Varied Female Protagonists is Not a Political Agenda

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Jun 15th 2009, 5:15PM

Jun 15th 2009, 5:15PM

Review: My Life in Ruins

Posted by
Jette Kernion on Jun 5th 2009, 1:03PM

Jun 5th 2009, 1:03PM

Hugh Jackman Moves to 'Ghostopolis' & More Movie News

Posted by
Thomas DiChiara on May 4th 2009, 8:00AM

May 4th 2009, 8:00AM

Nia Vardalos and John Corbett Together Again (Yay?)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on May 3rd 2009, 9:33AM

May 3rd 2009, 9:33AM

Cinematical Seven: Women to Watch in 2009

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Dec 16th 2008, 5:02PM

Dec 16th 2008, 5:02PM

'My Life in Ruins' Sets May Release Date, Opposite 'Star Trek'

Posted by
Erik Davis on Aug 20th 2008, 4:32PM

Aug 20th 2008, 4:32PM

Nia Vardalos Goes Greek Again with 'My Life in Ruins' Trailer

Posted by
William Goss on Aug 18th 2008, 12:02PM

Aug 18th 2008, 12:02PM

Nia Vardalos Woos John Corbett Again

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on May 14th 2008, 10:32AM

May 14th 2008, 10:32AM

'My Life in Ruins' at the Acropolis

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Oct 14th 2007, 7:02AM

Oct 14th 2007, 7:02AM

My Big Fat Greek Lawsuit

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Aug 8th 2007, 12:32PM

Aug 8th 2007, 12:32PM

James Purefoy In Talks for 'I Hate Valentine's Day'

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on May 11th 2007, 10:31AM

May 11th 2007, 10:31AM

Nia Vardalos Heads Back to Greece

Posted by
Erik Davis on Sep 20th 2006, 10:31AM

Sep 20th 2006, 10:31AM

My Big Fat Greek Lack of Ideas (aka Sequel)

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Jun 22nd 2006, 7:35AM

Jun 22nd 2006, 7:35AM

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