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Nia Vardalos wrote the screenplay for "Larry Crowne," along with Tom Hanks. She also provides the voice of the Map Genie.

Academy Award-nominated Nia Vardalos has established herself as a versatile actress, writer, producer and director—trademarked by her sharp wit and relatable persona.

Vardalos wrote and starred in the hit "My Big Fat Greek Wedding, "currently the No. 1 romantic comedy, and the most profitable film of all time. The film garnered multiple nominations and awards that distinguished Vardalos's work as both a writer and an actress, including Writers Guild, Screen Actors Guild, Critics' Choice and Golden Globe award nominations and a Film Independent Spirit Award win. Additionally, Vardalos was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Vardalos went on to write, star and produce "Connie and Carla" and star in "My Life in Ruins." She reunited on-screen with her "Greek" co-star John Corbett in "I Hate Valentine's Day"—an independent film that she directed in 18 days.

She has guest-starred on numerous television shows including "Cougar Town," "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Drop Dead Diva," and she also hosted "Saturday Night Live."

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada, Vardalos made her living in musical theater before attending the Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto. She worked in the box office of The Second City and often stayed to watch the show at night. When an actress fell ill 15 minutes before curtain, Vardalos convinced producers she knew the show and to let her on. She was hired the next day. She became a performer/writer in 12 revues for The Second City in Toronto and Chicago and won Chicago's Jeff Award for Best Actress.

Vardalos currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, actor Ian Gomez of ABC's "Cougar Town," their six-year-old daughter and many pets.


How tall is Nia Vardalos? How old is Nia Vardalos? Where does Nia Vardalos live? Find out here.

Age: 54 years old
Birthday: September 24, 1962
Height: 5' 6"
Full Name / Real Name: Antonia Eugenia Vardalos
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Husband: Ian Gomez (9/5/1993, 1 child)

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