Nia Vardalos

Nia Vardalos

Highest Rated: 88% Wonder Woman: Bloodlines (2019)

Lowest Rated: 10% My Life in Ruins (2009)

Birthday: Sep 24, 1962

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Actress-writer-producer-director Nia Vardalos' ticket to success was creating films inspired by her own Greek heritage, her lively extended family, and her appealing "everywoman" quality. As the screenwriter and star of the autobiographical comedy "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" (2002), Vardalos took the entertainment industry by storm when the film came virtually out of nowhere to become a top-grossing summer hit. Vardalos' sharp observational eye for such universal experiences as looking for love and dealing with relatives struck a note with audiences, in both "Greek Wedding" and the romantic comedy "My Life in Ruins" (2009). Vardalos also wrote and starred in the female buddy comedy "Connie and Carla" (2004), but her directorial debut "I Hate Valentine's Day" (2009) and sequel "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2" (2016) proved that her strength for comedy lay not in slapstick and big premises but rather in her appealing perspective on love and the modern woman.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poisoned Love: The Stacey Castor Story Stacey Castor (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Taste of Christmas Francesca (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 33% Same Time, Next Christmas Faye Anderson (Character) - 2019
88% 51% Wonder Woman: Bloodlines Julia Kapatelis (Voice) - 2019
24% 32% Charming Nemeny Neverwish (Voice) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Battle of Mewni Mrs. Diaz (Voice) - 2017
No Score Yet 54% Car Dogs Sharon (Character) - 2016
27% 53% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Toula (Character),
Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
$59.6M 2016
29% 80% Helicopter Mom Maggie (Character) - 2014
37% 30% Dealin' With Idiots Ava Morris (Character) $15.3K 2013
No Score Yet 76% An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars Mrs. Brooks (Character) - 2012
57% 53% For a Good Time, Call ... Rachel Rodman (Character) $1.2M 2012
37% 41% Larry Crowne Screenwriter $35.6M 2011
10% 44% My Life in Ruins Georgia (Character) $8.7M 2009
19% 28% I Hate Valentine's Day Genevieve (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
$10.1K 2009
No Score Yet 76% Greece: Secrets of the Past Narrator - 2006
44% 70% Connie and Carla Connie (Character) $8.1M 2004
76% 73% My Big Fat Greek Wedding Toula Portokalos (Character),
Writer
$241.4M 2002
No Score Yet 49% Meet Prince Charming Jennifer (Character) - 1999

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Hoda & Jenna Guest 2020
No Score Yet 81% Star vs. the Forces of Evil Mrs. Diaz (Voice) 2015-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet DuckTales Selene (Guest Voice) 2018-2019
98% 83% Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet 20/20 Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theater Talk Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2017
7% 60% Dr. Ken Tiffany (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Holiday Baking Show Host 2015-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2015-2016 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cityline Guest 2015-2016 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2016 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Social Guest 2016 2013
74% 69% The Catch Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2016 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2016 2013
No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2016
No Score Yet 49% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2016
78% 69% Marry Me Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
100% 85% Jane The Virgin Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
78% 88% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Minonna Efron (Guest Star) 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marilyn Denis Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeff Probst Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steven and Chris Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2012
84% 77% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
89% 80% Cougar Town Angel Torres (Guest Star) 2011
71% No Score Yet The Good Guys Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2009
72% 56% Drop Dead Diva Lisa Shane (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.com Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Boys Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
0% No Score Yet My Big Fat Greek Life Unknown (Character),
Executive Producer,
Writer
2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 2002
92% 95% Curb Your Enthusiasm Lawyer (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
46% No Score Yet It's Like, You Know ... Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 94% Boy Meets World Mrs. Gallagher (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1997

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