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Nia Vardalos is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Executive Producer Canadienne born on 24 september 1962 at Winnipeg (Canada)

Nia Vardalos

Nia Vardalos
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Birth name Antonia Eugenia Vardalos
Nationality Canada
Birth 24 september 1962 (56 years) at Winnipeg (Canada)

Antonia Eugenia "Nia" Vardalos (born September 24, 1962) is a Canadian-American actress, screenwriter, director, and producer of Greek descent. Her most notable work is the 2002 Academy Award–nominated film My Big Fat Greek Wedding, which was based on a one-woman stage play she dramatized and in which she starred.

Biography

Antonia Vardalos naît au Canada de parents d'origine grecque. Elle fait ses débuts d'actrice à la télévision dans les années 1990 avant d'atteindre la notoriété grâce au succès du film Mariage à la grecque (2002), dont elle est l'actrice principale et la scénariste.

Best films

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
(Actress)
Larry Crowne (2011)
(Ecrivain)

Usually with

Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(5 films)
Ian Gomez
Ian Gomez
(8 films)
Rita Wilson
Rita Wilson
(5 films)
John Corbett
John Corbett
(3 films)
Gary Goetzman
Gary Goetzman
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Nia Vardalos (12 films)

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Actress

Charming
Charming (2018)

Genres Comedy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about children, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Demi Lovato, Ashley Tisdale, Avril Lavigne, GEM, Wilmer Valderrama, Nia Vardalos
Roles Nemeny Neverwish (voice)
Rating57% 2.8566152.8566152.8566152.8566152.856615
Les mythes de Cendrillon, Blanche Neige la Belle au Bois Dormant revisités...
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, 1h33
Directed by Kirk Jones (réalisateur britannique)
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays, Films about marriage
Actors John Corbett, Ian Gomez, Nia Vardalos, John Stamos, Bruce Gray, Alex Wolff
Roles Fotoula "Toula" Portokalos
Rating65% 3.297913.297913.297913.297913.29791
Un secret de famille longtemps dissimulé va réunir tout le monde pour un mariage encore plus grand que le premier...
Dealin' with Idiots
Directed by Jeff Garlin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Christopher Guest, Fred Willard, Max Wright, Jeff Garlin, Bob Odenkirk, Dave Sheridan
Roles Ava Morris
Rating54% 2.705752.705752.705752.705752.70575
According to a press release from IFC Films, the film's distributor, Dealin' with Idiots is about Max Morris, a famous comedian, who decides to get to know the colorful parents and coaches of his son's Little League Baseball team in an attempt to find the inspiration for his next movie.
For a Good Time, Call..., 1h25
Directed by Jamie Travis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Ari Graynor, Lauren Miller, Justin Long, Stephanie "Sugar" Lyn Beard, Mimi Rogers, Kevin Smith
Roles Rachel Rodman
Rating59% 2.9991152.9991152.9991152.9991152.999115
After Lauren is dumped by her boyfriend, she is unable to afford a place of her own. Her old friend Jesse informs her of a beautiful apartment right by Gramercy Park, but does not include the fact that his other friend Katie lives there. During their freshman year of college, Lauren had to drive an inebriated Katie home from a frat party. She accidentally spilled her own urine onto Lauren from an empty slushie container, and was promptly thrown out of the car. Despite their clear disdain for each other, they reluctantly move in together for lack of better options.
An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Children's films
Actors Nia Vardalos, Ian Ziering, Jade Pettyjohn, Cathleen Roxanne Rigby, Sarah Silverman, Kerris Dorsey
Roles Mrs. Brooks
Rating60% 3.007823.007823.007823.007823.00782
The beginning starts in the Shooting Star gym. McKenna is practicing her backhand spring on the beam. Coach Isabelle tells McKenna that the move she was doing is too advanced. McKenna tries to protest, but loses. Then the coach tells her to just stretch. As McKenna is feeling depressed, her best friend Toulane comes over and tells McKenna she was great. She then gets on about how the two of them will get into the 2016 Summer Olympics. Toulane explains that she will be on the podium with her gold, and McKenna next to her with her silver. McKenna tells her that she will get a gold instead. The two get back to gymnastics until McKenna's grandma comes into the gym with McKenna's twin younger sisters, Maisey and Mara. The four of them leave the gym.
An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Gymnastique, Children's films
Actors Jade Pettyjohn, Nia Vardalos, Ian Ziering, Cathleen Roxanne Rigby, Kerris Dorsey, Christina Ricci
Roles Mrs. Brooks
Rating60% 3.007823.007823.007823.007823.00782
In the Shooting Star gym. McKenna Brooks is practicing her back handspring on the beam. Coach Isabelle Manning tells McKenna that the move she's doing is too advanced. McKenna tries to protest, but loses. Then the coach tells her to just stretch. As McKenna's feeling depressed, her best friend Toulane Thomas comes over and tells McKenna she was great. She then gets on about how the 2 of them will get into the 2016 Summer Olympics. Toulane explains that she'll be on the podium with her gold, and McKenna next to her with her silver. McKenna tells her that she'll get a gold instead. The 2 get back to gymnastics until McKenna's grandma comes into the gym with McKenna's younger twin sisters, Maisey and Mara. The 4 of them leave the gym.
Larry Crowne, 1h39
Directed by Tom Hanks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Taraji P. Henson, Cedric the Entertainer, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wilmer Valderrama
Roles Map Genie
Rating60% 3.04833.04833.04833.04833.0483
Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks), a middle-aged Navy veteran, is fired from his job at a big-box store due to a lack of college education, despite his seniority and satisfactory work. Larry, who is divorced and lives alone, cannot find a job and could lose his house. Larry's neighbor, Lamar (Cedric the Entertainer), advises him to enroll in the local community college and get an education.
I Hate Valentine's Day, 1h38
Directed by Nia Vardalos
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors John Corbett, Nia Vardalos, Jason Mantzoukas, Amir Arison, Zoe Kazan, Jay O. Sanders
Roles Genevieve Gernier
Rating47% 2.35792.35792.35792.35792.3579
Florist Genevieve Gernier (Vardalos) believes that the best way to achieve romantic fulfillment is to never go on more than five dates with the same man. She is forced to reassess her philosophy when she meets Greg Gatlin (Corbett), a restaurateur who moves into her neighborhood.
My Life in Ruins, 1h35
Directed by Donald Petrie
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Le thème des vacances
Actors Nia Vardalos, Richard Dreyfuss, Alexis Georgoulis, Harland Williams, Rachel Dratch, Caroline Goodall
Roles Georgia Ianakopolis
Rating58% 2.9496252.9496252.9496252.9496252.949625
Georgia (Nia Vardalos) is a Greek American tour guide who is leading a tour around Greece with an assorted group of misfit tourists who would rather buy a T-shirt than learn about history and culture. In a clash of personalities and cultures, everything seems to go wrong, until one day when an older traveller named Irv Gideon (Richard Dreyfuss), shows her how to have fun, and to take a good look at the last person she would ever expect to find love with, her Greek bus driver (Alexis Georgoulis).
Connie and Carla, 1h38
Directed by Michael Lembeck
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Crime
Themes Feminist films, Mafia films, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Musical films, Political films, Buddy films, Gangster films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Toni Collette, Nia Vardalos, David Duchovny, Stephen Pinella, Alec Mapa, Ian Gomez
Roles Connie
Rating62% 3.1499253.1499253.1499253.1499253.149925
Connie (Nia Vardalos) and Carla (Toni Collette) are two performers whose lifelong friendship and co-obsession with musical theater have brought nothing but career dead ends. Despite this they continue their optimism, hosting a variety act at an airport lounge. After accidentally witnessing a mafia hit in Chicago, they go on the run, landing in Los Angeles. Initially working at a beauty salon, they wind up posing as drag queens and auditioning to host a drag revue at a gay club.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding, 1h35
Directed by Joel Zwick
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Théâtre, Films based on plays, Films about marriage
Actors Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, Andrea Martin, Ian Gomez
Roles Fotoula "Toula" Portokalos
Rating65% 3.2984653.2984653.2984653.2984653.298465
Fotoula "Toula" Portokalos (Nia Vardalos) is going through an early midlife crisis. At thirty, having had her childhood, adolescence and adult life plagued by bad luck, she feels that she is the only woman in her family who has "failed" at being a typical Greek girl. Her family expects her to be more like her 33-year-old sister Athena (Stavroula Logothettis) and marry a Greek boy, make Greek babies, and "feed everyone until the day she dies." Instead, Toula is stuck working in the family restaurant in Chicago, "Dancing Zorba's." Frumpy and cynical, she fears that she is doomed to be stuck with her life as it is and always has been. One day while at the restaurant, Toula briefly becomes enamored with and embarrasses herself in front of Ian Miller (John Corbett), a handsome school teacher.
Meet Prince Charming
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Tia Carrere, David Charvet, Nia Vardalos, Ian Gomez, Hannes Jaenicke, Drea de Matteo
Roles Jennifer
Rating50% 2.5122.5122.5122.5122.512
Deux voisins qui ne s'entendent pas tombent amoureux l'un de l'autre.

Director

I Hate Valentine's Day, 1h38
Directed by Nia Vardalos
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors John Corbett, Nia Vardalos, Jason Mantzoukas, Amir Arison, Zoe Kazan, Jay O. Sanders
Rating47% 2.35792.35792.35792.35792.3579
Florist Genevieve Gernier (Vardalos) believes that the best way to achieve romantic fulfillment is to never go on more than five dates with the same man. She is forced to reassess her philosophy when she meets Greg Gatlin (Corbett), a restaurateur who moves into her neighborhood.

Scriptwriter

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, 1h33
Directed by Kirk Jones (réalisateur britannique)
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays, Films about marriage
Actors John Corbett, Ian Gomez, Nia Vardalos, John Stamos, Bruce Gray, Alex Wolff
Roles Writer
Rating65% 3.297913.297913.297913.297913.29791
Un secret de famille longtemps dissimulé va réunir tout le monde pour un mariage encore plus grand que le premier...
Larry Crowne, 1h39
Directed by Tom Hanks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Taraji P. Henson, Cedric the Entertainer, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wilmer Valderrama
Roles Ecrivain
Rating60% 3.04833.04833.04833.04833.0483
Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks), a middle-aged Navy veteran, is fired from his job at a big-box store due to a lack of college education, despite his seniority and satisfactory work. Larry, who is divorced and lives alone, cannot find a job and could lose his house. Larry's neighbor, Lamar (Cedric the Entertainer), advises him to enroll in the local community college and get an education.