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Birthday: 24.09.1962 year
Age: 54 years
Place of birth: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
NIA VARDALOS wrote the script of one of the most successful independent movies and the most wonderful romantic Comedy in Hollywood history — the film “My big fat Greek wedding”, and also played a major role. Additionally, among her latest projects is the movie “show girls” (Connie and Carla), in which she starred with Toni Colette, as well as the romantic Comedy “My big Greek summer” (My Life in Ruins), which starred Richard Dreyfuss.
The film “I hate Valentine’s Day” – the directorial debut Vardalos, in which she performed the main role next to his partner on the film “My big fat Greek wedding” John Corbett.
Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks, producers of the film “My big fat Greek wedding”, put the script Vardalos, invited her to play a major role in it — the role of Tula, the bride.
For this film, Vardalos was nominated for an Oscar in the category Best original screenplay, Golden globe award in the category Best actress in a musical and Comedy film, for the award of the actor’s Guild Outstanding ensemble cast, as well as for the award of the writers Guild for Best original screenplay. She was awarded the Independent Spirit Award for Best acting debut, as well as prize People’s Choice Award for Favorite Comedy movie (Favorite Comedy Motion Picture).
In her next film, “show girl” (Connie and Carla) Vardalos starred in the title role, and was also script writer and producer of the film. She currently writes a movie script Hello My Name is Harry Brown for Tom Hanks and Universal.
On television Vardalos played several guest roles; among the projects in which she participated, — The Drew Carey Show and “Curb your enthusiasm” (Curb Your Enthusiasm), and in addition, she was host of “Saturday night live” (Saturday Night Live). As a singer, she recorded the Broadway musical Georgy and lullabies for the album Unexpected Dreams.
Vardalos is the Executive producer of the documentary film A Taxi Odyssey, and besides, she reads the narration in the IMAX film Greece: Secrets of the Past. She was also a visiting lecturer at the University of southern California and the Guild of American writers, where he lectured on screenwriting; and in addition, she taught a course in screenwriting girls from poor families. It is a lot of time on charitable activities aimed at helping children by participating in such funds as the First Book Amber and Watch, as well as funds dedicated to research in the field of diseases such as LAM (lymphangioleiomyomatosis, severe lung disease — approx.TRANS.) and AIDS.
Vardalos was born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada. Origin – Greek. Attended drama school Reyerson Theatre School in Toronto. Origin – Greek.He then worked at the box office legendary show Second City and so could watch it every night. Two weeks later after she started working there, fifteen minutes before the start of the performance it turned out that he was sick, one of the Actresses. Vardalos managed to convince the producers that she will be able to replace the ailing actress, and they let her go on stage. The next day she took a job in the show and she, continuing to speak, wrote 12 revues for the Second City is coming to Toronto and Chicago, and was awarded the Jeff Award for Best actress.
Since 1995 lives and works in Los Angeles. Member of the writers Guild of America.
Married to American actor Ian Gomez.