Nia Vardalos

Actress | Writer | Producer
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KNOWN FOR 
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) | My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) | I Hate Valentine's Day (2009)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 17 nominations More »
BORN 
Sep 24, 1962 (age 55)
HEIGHT 
5' 6" (1.68m)

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Projects in Development (7 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Films in Production (1 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (18 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for CharmingCharming Nemeny Neverwish (voice)  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Toula, Executive Producer, Writer  Less 2016 $18MM $60MM
  • Primary photo for Car DogsCar Dogs Sharon  Less 2016 $1MM
  • Primary photo for Helicopter MomHelicopter Mom Maggie  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Dealin' with IdiotsDealin' with Idiots Ava Morris  Less 2013 $15K
  • Primary photo for McKenna Shoots for the StarsMcKenna Shoots for the Stars Mrs. Brooks  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for For a Good Time, Call...For a Good Time, Call... Rachel Rodman  Less 2012 $850K $1.2MM
  • Primary photo for Booking AgentsBooking Agents (Short) Booking Agent, Writer  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Larry CrowneLarry Crowne Map Genie (voice), Writer  Less 2011 $30MM $36MM
  • Primary photo for I Hate Valentine's DayI Hate Valentine's Day Genevieve Gernier, Director, Writer (screenplay), Writer (story)  Less 2009 $3MM $10K
  • Primary photo for My Life in RuinsMy Life in Ruins Georgia  Less 2009 $17MM $8.7MM
  • Primary photo for Connie and CarlaConnie and Carla Connie, Executive Producer, Performer ("Oklahoma", "Superstar", "Papa, Can You Hear Me?", "Memory", "Maybe This Time", "I Can't Say No", "Don't Cry for Me Argentina", "Mame", "Everything's Alright", "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right outa My Hair", "Don't Rain on My Parade", "Cabaret", "Let Me Entertain You", "Give a Little Extra", "There are Worse Things I Could Do"), Writer  Less 2004 $20MM $8.1MM
  • Primary photo for My Big Fat Greek WeddingMy Big Fat Greek Wedding Toula Portokalos, Writer  Less 2002 $5MM $241MM
  • Primary photo for Meet Prince CharmingMeet Prince Charming Jennifer  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Porno OuttakesPorno Outtakes (Video) Caterer  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Short CinemaShort Cinema (Video) Actress  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Men Seeking WomenMen Seeking Women Iris  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for No Experience NecessaryNo Experience Necessary (Short) Sheila  Less 1996
Past Television (22 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Star vs. the Forces of EvilStar vs. the Forces of Evil (TV Series) Additional Voices / Mrs. Diaz ( 11 episodes, 2015–2017 )  Less 2015–2017 11
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  • Primary photo for Dr. KenDr. Ken (TV Series) Tiffany ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017 1
  • Primary photo for GravesGraves (TV Series) Annie Spiro ( 7 episodes, 2016 )  Less 2016 7
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  • Primary photo for The CatchThe Catch (TV Series) Leah Wells ( 3 episodes, 2016 )  Less 2016 3
  • Primary photo for Marry MeMarry Me (TV Series) Pam ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for Jane the VirginJane the Virgin (TV Series) Barbara ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for Law & Order: Special Victims UnitLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series) Minonna Efron ( 3 episodes, 2013–2014 )  Less 2013–2014 3
  • Primary photo for Grey's AnatomyGrey's Anatomy (TV Series) Karen ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for Cougar TownCougar Town (TV Series) Angela Torres ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for The Good GuysThe Good Guys (TV Series) Eileen ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010 1
    • Pilot (May 19, 2010) Eileen  Less
  • Primary photo for Drop Dead DivaDrop Dead Diva (TV Series) Lisa Shane ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009 1
  • Primary photo for My BoysMy Boys (TV Series) Jo ( 3 episodes, 2008 )  Less 2008 3
  • Primary photo for My Big Fat Greek LifeMy Big Fat Greek Life (TV Series) Nia Portokalos ( 7 episodes, 2003 ) , Writer (developed by) ( 7 episodes, 2003 ) , Writer (created by) ( 7 episodes, 2003 ) , Co-Executive Producer ( 3 episodes, 2003 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 2003 ) , Developed For Television By ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003 7
    • Greek Easter (Apr 13, 2003) Nia Portokalos, Writer (created by), Writer (developed by)  Less
    • Nick Moves Out (Apr 6, 2003) Nia Portokalos, Writer (created by), Writer (developed by)  Less
    • Big Night (Mar 30, 2003) Nia Portokalos, Writer (created by), Writer (developed by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Curb Your EnthusiasmCurb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series) Lawyer ( 1 episode, 2000 )  Less 2000 1
  • Primary photo for Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza PlaceTwo Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (TV Series) Evelyn ( 1 episode, 1999 )  Less 1999 1
  • Primary photo for It's Like, You Know...It's Like, You Know... (TV Series) Mindy ( 1 episode, 1999 )  Less 1999 1
  • Primary photo for Boy Meets WorldBoy Meets World (TV Series) Mrs. Gallagher / Waitress ( 2 episodes, 1998–1999 )  Less 1998–1999 2
  • Primary photo for Team Knight RiderTeam Knight Rider (TV Series) Domino ( 22 episodes, 1997–1998 )  Less 1997–1998 22
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  • Primary photo for The Drew Carey ShowThe Drew Carey Show (TV Series) Grace Almada ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for Common LawCommon Law (TV Series) Actress ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996 1
  • Primary photo for High IncidentHigh Incident (TV Series) Actress ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996 1
  • Primary photo for Missing PersonsMissing Persons (TV Series) Female Bartender ( 1 episode, 1994 )  Less 1994 1
Self (59 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for TodayToday (TV Series) Herself / Herself - Guest 3rd Hour Co-Anchor / Herself - Guest 4th Hour Co-Anchor / Herself - Guest ( 11 episodes, 2004–2017 )  Less 2004–2017
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  • Primary photo for The History of ComedyThe History of Comedy (TV Series) Herself ( 2 episodes, 2017 )  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for The Great Holiday Baking ShowThe Great Holiday Baking Show (TV Series) Herself - Host ( 12 episodes, 2015–2017 )  Less 2015–2017
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  • Primary photo for The ChewThe Chew (TV Series) Herself - Guest ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Making the GreekquelMaking the Greekquel (Video) Herself  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for My Big Fat Greek DinnerMy Big Fat Greek Dinner (Video) Herself  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Celebrity Name GameCelebrity Name Game (TV Series) Herself - Celebrity Player ( 16 episodes, 2014–2016 )  Less 2014–2016
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  • Primary photo for The TalkThe Talk (TV Series) Herself - Guest ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Weekend TodayWeekend Today (TV Series) Herself - Guest ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Entertainment TonightEntertainment Tonight (TV Series) Herself ( 6 episodes, 2008–2016 )  Less 2008–2016
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  • Primary photo for ExtraExtra (TV Series) Herself ( 2 episodes, 2016 )  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Late Night with Seth MeyersLate Night with Seth Meyers (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Live with Regis and Kathie LeeLive with Regis and Kathie Lee (TV Series) Herself - Guest ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for WGN Morning NewsWGN Morning News (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for The HourThe Hour (TV Series) Herself ( 3 episodes, 2013 )  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for MarieMarie (TV Series) Self ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for The Jeff Probst ShowThe Jeff Probst Show (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Good Day L.A.Good Day L.A. (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for The Morning ShowThe Morning Show (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Big Morning Buzz LiveBig Morning Buzz Live (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for KatieKatie (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Watch What Happens: LiveWatch What Happens: Live (TV Series) Herself - Guest ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Larry King NowLarry King Now (TV Series) Herself - Guest ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Late Show with David LettermanLate Show with David Letterman (TV Series) Herself - On the 'Larry Crowne' Set / Herself ( 2 episodes, 2002–2011 )  Less 2002–2011
  • Primary photo for The 3 Minute Talk ShowThe 3 Minute Talk Show (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for The 2011 Independent Spirit AwardsThe 2011 Independent Spirit Awards (TV Special) Herself  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for The SoupThe Soup (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Chit ChatChit Chat (TV Movie) Herself  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Sidewalks EntertainmentSidewalks Entertainment (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for A Night of 140 Tweets: A Celebrity Tweet-A-Thon for HaitiA Night of 140 Tweets: A Celebrity Tweet-A-Thon for Haiti (Video) Herself  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The Bonnie Hunt ShowThe Bonnie Hunt Show (TV Series) Herself ( 2 episodes, 2009 )  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Up Close with Carrie KeaganUp Close with Carrie Keagan (TV Series) Herself ( 2 episodes, 2009 )  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Tavis SmileyTavis Smiley (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Jimmy Kimmel Live!Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) Herself ( 2 episodes, 2004–2009 )  Less 2004–2009
  • Primary photo for Kevin Pollak's Chat ShowKevin Pollak's Chat Show (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Whatever Happened To?Whatever Happened To? (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for The Dialogue: An Interview with Screenwriter Nia VardalosThe Dialogue: An Interview with Screenwriter Nia Vardalos (Video) Herself  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and BlockbustersBoffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters Herself  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Greece: Secrets of the PastGreece: Secrets of the Past Narrator (voice)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Debbie Reynolds: 'Connie and Carla'Debbie Reynolds: 'Connie and Carla' (Video) Herself  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Dressing in Drag: 'Connie and Carla'Dressing in Drag: 'Connie and Carla' (Video) Herself  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Cooking's a DragCooking's a Drag (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The Oprah Winfrey ShowThe Oprah Winfrey Show (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for On-Air with Ryan SeacrestOn-Air with Ryan Seacrest (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres ShowEllen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (TV Series) Herself - Guest ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show with Jay LenoThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) Herself ( 4 episodes, 2002–2004 )  Less 2002–2004
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  • Primary photo for The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit AwardsThe 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (TV Movie) Herself - Performer (segment "Shattered Glass")  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Backstage with Connie and CarlaBackstage with Connie and Carla (Video) Connie  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The 75th Annual Academy AwardsThe 75th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Herself - Nominee: Best Original Screenplay & Presenter: Best Makeup  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for 9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (TV Special) Herself  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Hollywood Celebrates Denzel Washington: An American Cinematheque TributeHollywood Celebrates Denzel Washington: An American Cinematheque Tribute (TV Special) Herself  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for The 14th Annual Producers Guild of America AwardsThe 14th Annual Producers Guild of America Awards (TV Special) Herself - Presenter  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for The 60th Annual Golden Globe AwardsThe 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for The 29th Annual People's Choice AwardsThe 29th Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) Herself  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Charlie RoseCharlie Rose (TV Series) Herself - Guest ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for VH1 Big in 2002 AwardsVH1 Big in 2002 Awards (TV Special) Herself  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for V Graham NortonV Graham Norton (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night LiveSaturday Night Live (TV Series) Herself - Host ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002
Archive Footage (3 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for The ChewThe Chew (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Entertainment TonightEntertainment Tonight (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for 101 Biggest Celebrity Oops101 Biggest Celebrity Oops (TV Special) Herself - #75: My Big Fat Greek Oops (archive footage)  Less 2004

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