Gia Carides

Gia Carides

Highest Rated: 100% Bliss (1985)

Lowest Rated: 14% Year One (2009)

Birthday: Jun 7, 1964

Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Widely acknowledged as one of Australia's most accomplished young actors, Gia Carides has has a career that skyrocketed following her turn as the loud and pushy Liz in Baz Luhrmann's hit movie "Strictly Ballroom" (1992). Though blonde for "Ballroom," this attractive, smokey-voiced brunette began as an ingenue in the genre pic "Midnight Spares" (1982) and appeared in the chronicle of the champion Australian racehorse "Phar Lap" (1983), credited as Georgia Carr. She performed sex acts on her coke-dealer brother in exchange for drugs in "Bliss" (1985) and was convincing as a rookie cop in "Backlash" (1986). For the latter, she and co-star Trevor Darling turned to improvisation to fully realize their parts, contributing so much in the process that they both earned screenwriting credits.

Highest rated movies

Bliss
Strictly Ballroom
Phar Lap
Primary Colors
Brilliant Lies
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Burning Man
Penguin Bloom

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Back to the Outback Unknown (Voice) - 2021
67% 68% Penguin Bloom Megan (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet We Only Know So Much Trudy (Character) - 2018
27% 53% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Nikki (Character) $59.6M 2016
No Score Yet 74% This Isn't Funny Gillian Jones (Character) $690 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Annie and the Gypsy Unknown (Character) - 2012
74% 64% Burning Man Carol (Character) - 2011
14% 23% Year One Queen (Character) $43.3M 2009
31% 73% Stick It Alice (Character) $26.9M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exposed Jade Blake (Character) - 2003
76% 73% My Big Fat Greek Wedding Cousin Nikki (Character) $241.4M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thank Heaven Cybil (Character) - 2001
39% 45% Maze Julianne (Character) $26.9K 2000
No Score Yet 20% The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave Sandy (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Secret Affair Mimi (Character) - 1999
52% 71% Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Robin Spitz Swallows (Character) $206.0M 1999
No Score Yet 32% Letters From a Killer Lita (Character) - 1998
81% 64% Primary Colors Cashmere McLeod (Character) $39.0M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Firehouse Charlotte Brooks (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 0% Lifebreath Gale Pullman (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Devil's Child Eva (Character) - 1997
80% 23% Brilliant Lies Susy Connor (Character) $6.1K 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cottonwood Kathy (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer Space Vesper, Vox's High Priestess (Character) - 1995
27% 31% Bad Company Julie Ames (Character) $3.7M 1994
33% 52% Lucky Break Sophie (Character) $147.0K 1994
91% 87% Strictly Ballroom Liz Holt (Character) $9.1M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Greenkeeping Gina (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl Who Came Late Wendy (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daydream Believer Wendy (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Backlash Nikki Iceton (Character) $6.4K 1986
100% 81% Bliss Lucy Joy (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midnite Spares Ruth (Character) - 1983
88% 93% Phar Lap Emma (Character) - 1983

TV

Credit
64% 46% Filthy Rich Veronica (Guest Star) 2020
89% 80% The Quest Lenore Jones (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twin Peaks: The Return Hannah (Guest Star) 2017
89% 90% Big Little Lies Melissa (Guest Star) 2017
4% 33% We Are Men Frank's Ex-Wife (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Small Time Gangster Unknown (Character) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet East of Everything Unknown (Character) 2008-2009
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
0% 0% My Big Fat Greek Life Unknown (Character) 2003
No Score Yet 84% ER Suzanne Alner (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Rescue Helena Angelopoulos (Character) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ultraman: Towards the Future Jean Echo (Character) 1992