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.

Highest rated movies

My Big Fat Greek Wedding
For a Good Time, Call ...
Connie and Carla
Dealin' With Idiots
Helicopter Mom
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
I Hate Valentine's Day
My Life in Ruins

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Taste of Christmas Francesca (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poisoned Love: The Stacey Castor Story Stacey Castor (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 34% Same Time, Next Christmas Faye Anderson (Character) - 2019
88% 81% Wonder Woman: Bloodlines Julia Kapatelis (Voice) - 2019
24% 35% Charming Nemeny Neverwish (Voice) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Battle of Mewni Mrs. Diaz (Voice) - 2017
No Score Yet 52% 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
19% 28% I Hate Valentine's Day Genevieve (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
$10.1K 2009
10% 44% My Life in Ruins Georgia (Character) $8.7M 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 76% Star vs. the Forces of Evil Mrs. Diaz (Voice) 2015-2019
No Score Yet 84% DuckTales Selene (Guest Voice) 2018-2019
98% 84% Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud Guest 2018
7% 60% Dr. Ken Tiffany (Guest Star) 2017
74% 71% The Catch Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
78% 69% Marry Me Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
100% 85% Jane The Virgin Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Minonna Efron (Guest Star) 2013-2014
84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
89% 81% Cougar Town Angel Torres (Guest Star) 2011
71% 85% The Good Guys Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
72% 49% Drop Dead Diva Lisa Shane (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Boys Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
0% 0% My Big Fat Greek Life Unknown (Character),
Executive Producer,
Writer
2003
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 2002
92% 92% 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 89% Boy Meets World Mrs. Gallagher (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 0% The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1997