Nia Vardalos

by ethnic on August 26, 2009

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Birth Name: Antonia Eugenia Vardalos

Place of Birth: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Date of Birth: September 24, 1962

Ethnicity: Greek

Nia Vardalos is a Canadian-American actress, screenwriter, director, and producer. Nia has starred in films since 1996, and gained success with her 2002 leading role, My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

Nia was born in Winnipeg, to parents of Greek descent, Doreen, a bookkeeper and homemaker, and Constantine “Gus” Vardalos, who worked in business. She was raised in Canada, and eventually moved to the U.S., becoming a U.S. citizen in 1999. Her husband is American actor Ian Gomez.

Nia was named after her grandmothers, Eugenia and Antonia.

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phaedra April 23, 2016 at 11:59 pm

Looks like Sarah Palin, who also, incidentally, looked Greek to me.

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