Antonia Eugenia “Nia” Vardalos

Antonia Eugenia “Nia” Vardalos net worth is $10 Million. Also know about Antonia Eugenia “Nia” Vardalos bio, salary, height, age weight, relationship, and more …

Antonia Eugenia “Nia” Vardalos Wiki Biography

  • Antonia Eugenia Vardalos was born on September 24, 1962, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, to parents of Greek descent. 
  • She is an actress and writer who has received an American Screenwriters Association Award, a Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for best screenplay, an Independent Spirit Award, and a Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for her performance as an actress in the film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” (2002). 
  • Furthermore, she was nominated for an Academy, Satellite, Writers Guild of America, Golden Globe, and other prestigious awards for her work on the previously mentioned film’s screenplay or acting. 
  • Nia Vardalos has been in the entertainment business since 1996. 
  • What are the actress and writer’s net worth? 
  • According to sources, Nia Vardalos’ net worth could be as high as $10 million as of 2021 data. 
  • Nia grew up in the family of land developer Constantine Vardalos and homemaker/bookkeeper Doreen. 
  • Vardalos had already worked in television and film for several years when she broke through with her writing for the independent romantic comedy “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” (2002), a story Vardalos drew from her own Greek background and the stereotypes that go with it, and in which she also starred. 
  • Following that, they staged the same story as a solo theater production. 
  • Despite this, the series was canceled after seven episodes due to low viewership. 
  • Vardalos has also written screenplays and starred in feature films such as “Connie and Carla” (2004), “I Hate Valentine’s Day” (2009), “Larry Crowne” (2011), and “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.” (2016). 
  • Finally, the actress and screenwriter have been married to actor Ian Gomez since 1993, and they have a daughter whom they adopted in 2008. 
  • Vardalos became a US citizen in 1999. 
  • Wikipedia IMDB “An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars” is a film based on the book “An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Star (2012) “Dealing with Idiots” is a parody of a parody of a parody of a parody of (2013) “Don’t Forget About Me” (2015) $10,000,000.00 5 ft 5 in 1962 (1.67 m) Actors win the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. 
  • Vardalos, Antonia Eugenia “Nia” Antonia Eugenia Vardalos is the recipient of the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Writer in Canada. 
  • American-Canadian Carla and Connie (2004) Vardalos, Constantine Donald Petrie’s formal name is Donald Petrie. 
  • Doreen Vardalos is a film director and producer. 
  • Greeks in Canada I despise Valentine’s Day (2009) Ian Gomez is an actor. 
  • Ian Gomez is an actor (m. 
  • 1993) Ilaria Gomez is a female model. 

Antonia Eugenia “Nia” Vardalos Quick Info

Full NameNia Vardalos
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 24, 1962
Place Of BirthWinnipeg, Canada
Height5 ft 5 in (1.67 m)
Weight40 pounds
ProfessionActress, Screenwriter, Singer, Voice Actor, Film director, Television producer, Film Producer
EducationSt. George School, Shaftesbury High School, Ryerson University
NationalityCanadian-American
SpouseIan Gomez (m. 1993)
ChildrenIlaria Gomez
ParentsConstantine Vardalos, Doreen Vardalos
NicknamesAntonia Eugenia Vardalos , Antonia Eugenia “Nia” Vardalos , Nia
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/NiaVardalosInstantMom
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/niavardalos
Instagramhttp://www.instagram.com/niavardalos
IMDBwww.imdb.com/name/nm0889522
AwardsAmerican Screenwriters Association Award, Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for the best screenplay, Independent Spirit Award, Phoenix Film Critics Society Award
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Original Screenplay, MTV Movie Award for Female Breakthrough Performance, Satellite Award for BestActresss, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Writer
Movies“Connie and Carla” (2004), “I Hate Valentine’s Day” (2009), “My Life in Ruins” (2009), “An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars” (2012), “Dealin’ with Idiots” (2013), “Forget Me Not” (2015)
TV Shows“Two Guys and a Girl” (1999), “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (2000), “Drop Dead Diva” (2009), “Grey’s Anatomy” (2012), “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (2013 – 2014), “The Catch” (2016), “Saturday Night Live” (2002), “The Great Holiday Banking Show” (2015)

Antonia Eugenia “Nia” Vardalos Quotes

  • [on her stint as a “caterer” for a student porn film spoof] My friend asked me if I wanted to be in the film, and I said, ‘No, but I’ll come and make food for everybody – because I’m so very Greek.’ So I came and, as a joke, she gave me the credit of ‘caterer’ and now it’s on my credits forever. People think it was a real porn flick, and I really was a caterer.
  • When I worked at ‘Second City’ in Canada, they brought me down to Chicago on a work permit. I was thrilled to be in Chicago. What I didn’t know is that you only make $65 a show. I was a child of immigrants, so everyone worked. I had a job at 16. And although I didn’t like that I’m very, very grateful for that now because it taught me to be self-supporting. It’s not like suddenly when you become a working actor all your friends are in the same situation. I have friends who are still handing out flyers for their one-woman show and trying to make ends meet.
  • I’d been raised by my parents who taught me not to think you’re better than you are. And that I think is what Larry Crowne is going through. [He] will do anything to make a living, and that is indicative I think globally, and much more so in this country. People are just trying to get by. There’s a relevance to ‘Larry Crowne’ that’s fortunate and unfortunate. This is not a downer movie, this is an uplifting movie and yet it is not out of the realm of the ordinary. It’s what can happen if you keep your heart open.
  • You’re never too fat for a new purse.

Antonia Eugenia “Nia” Vardalos Important Facts

  • $61,000 (writing)
  • $10,000,000 (profit participation)
  • $150,000 (acting)
  • Her parents are both of Greek descent.
  • Once worked at the box office at Toronto’s Second City.
  • She was nominated for a 1994 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Revue for “Whitewater for Chocolate”, at the Second City Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
  • She and her husband Ian Gomez adopted a little girl named Illaria in 2008.
  • Became a naturalized U.S. citizen on April 20, 1999.
  • Is an alumna of The Second City.
  • Was a vegetarian for eleven years before her family wore her down.
  • Graduated From Ryerson University’s School Of Acting
  • Her one-woman play “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” was turned into a movie after Rita Wilson saw the play and recommended it to her husband Tom Hanks.
  • Named after her grandmothers Eugenia and Antonia.
  • Married NY-born TV actor Ian Gomez in Winnipeg’s St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church.

Antonia Eugenia “Nia” Vardalos Filmography

TitleYearStatusCharacterRole
Charming2017completedNeedy Neverwish (voice)Actress
33 Liberty LaneannouncedIsabellaActress
Graves2016TV SeriesAnnie SpiroActress
Star vs. the Forces of Evil2015-2016TV SeriesMrs. Diaz / Mrs.Diaz / Additional VoicesActress
The Catch2016TV SeriesLeah WellsActress
Car Dogs2016SharonActress
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 22016ToulaActress
Marry Me2015TV SeriesPamActress
Jane the Virgin2015TV SeriesBarbaraActress
Helicopter Mom2014MaggieActress
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2013-2014TV SeriesMina EfronActress
Dealin’ with Idiots2013Ava MorrisActress
McKenna Shoots for the Stars2012Mrs. BrooksActress
For a Good Time, Call…2012Rachel RodmanActress
Grey’s Anatomy2012TV SeriesKarenActress
Booking Agents2011ShortBooking AgentActress
Larry Crowne2011Map Genie (voice)Actress
Cougar Town2011TV SeriesAngela TorresActress
The Good Guys2010TV SeriesEileenActress
Drop Dead Diva2009TV SeriesLisa ShaneActress
My Life in Ruins2009GeorgiaActress
I Hate Valentine’s Day2009Genevieve GarnierActress
My Boys2008TV SeriesJoActress
Connie and Carla2004ConnieActress
My Big Fat Greek Life2003TV SeriesNia PortokalosActress
Meet Prince Charming2002JenniferActress
My Big Fat Greek Wedding2002Toula PortokalosActress
Curb Your Enthusiasm2000TV SeriesLawyerActress
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place1999TV SeriesEvelynActress
It’s Like, You Know…1999TV SeriesMindyActress
Boy Meets World1998-1999TV SeriesMrs. Gallagher / WaitressActress
Short Cinema1998VideoActress
Team Knight Rider1997-1998TV SeriesDominoActress
The Drew Carey Show1997TV SeriesGrace AlmadaActress
Men Seeking Women1997IrisActress
No Experience Necessary1996ShortSheilaActressCommon-Law
w1996TV SeriesActress
High Incident1996TV SeriesActress
Missing Persons1994TV SeriesFemale BartenderActress
Booking Agents2011ShortWriter
Larry Crowne2011written byWriter
I Hate Valentine’s Day2009screenplay / storyWriter
Connie and Carla2004written byWriter
My Big Fat Greek LifeTV Series created by – 7 episodes, 2003 developed by – 7 episodes, 2003 written by – 1 episode, 2003Writer
My Big Fat Greek Wedding2002written byWriter
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 22016written byWriter
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 22016executive producerProducer
Connie and Carla2004executive producerProducer
My Big Fat Greek Life2003TV Series co-executive producer – 1 episodeProducer
My Big Fat Greek Life2003TV Series developed for television by – 1 episodeMiscellaneous
Porno Outtakes2001Video short catererMiscellaneous
I Hate Valentine’s Day2009Director
Connie and Carla2004performer: “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”Soundtrack
The Great Holiday Baking Show2015-2017TV SeriesHerself – HostSelf
Today2004-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself – Guest / Herself – Guest 3rd Hour Co-Anchor / …Self
Making the Greekquel2016Video documentary shortHerselfSelf
My Big Fat Greek Dinner2016Video documentary shortHerselfSelf
Celebrity Name Game2014-2016TV SeriesHerself – Celebrity PlayerSelf
The Talk2016TV SeriesHerself – GuestSelf
Weekend Today2016TV SeriesHerself – GuestSelf
Extra2016TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Entertainment Tonight2008-2016TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Late Night with Seth Meyers2016TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The Chew2016TV SeriesHerself – GuestSelf
Live with Kelly and Michael2016TV SeriesHerself – GuestSelf
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHerselfSelf
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The Hour2013TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Marie2013TV Series documentarySelf
The Jeff Probst Show2013TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The Morning Show2013TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Katie2013TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Watch What Happens: Live2013TV SeriesHerself – GuestSelf
Larry King Now2012TV SeriesHerself – GuestSelf
Late Show with David Letterman2002-2011TV SeriesHerself – On the ‘Larry Crowne’ Set / HerselfSelf
The Soup2011TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The 3 Minute Talk Show2011TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards2011TV SpecialHerselfSelf
Chit Chat2010TV MovieHerselfSelf
Sidewalks Entertainment2010TV SeriesHerselfSelf
A Night of 140 Tweets: A Celebrity Tweet-A-Thon for Haiti2010VideoHerselfSelf
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Tavis Smiley2009TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2009TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show2009TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Whatever Happened To?2009TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The Dialogue: An Interview with Screenwriter Nia Vardalos2007VideoHerselfSelf
Boffo! Tinseltown’s Bombs and Blockbusters2006DocumentaryHerselfSelf
Greece: Secrets of the Past2006Documentary shortNarrator (voice)Self
Backstage with Connie and Carla2004Video documentary shortConnieSelf
Debbie Reynolds: ‘Connie and Carla’2004Video documentary shortHerselfSelf
Dressing in Drag: ‘Connie and Carla’2004Video documentary shortHerselfSelf
Cooking’s a Drag2004TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The Oprah Winfrey Show2004TV SeriesHerselfSelf
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest2004TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004TV SeriesHerself – GuestSelf
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2002-2004TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards2004TV Movie documentaryHerself – Performer (segment “Shattered Glass”)Self
The 29th Annual People’s Choice Awards2003TV SpecialHerselfSelf
The 75th Annual Academy Awards2003TV SpecialHerself – Nominee: Best Original Screenplay & Presenter: Best MakeupSelf
9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2003TV SpecialHerselfSelf
Hollywood Celebrates Denzel Washington: An American Cinematheque Tribute2003TV Special documentaryHerselfSelf
The 14th Annual Producers Guild of America Awards2003TV SpecialHerself – PresenterSelf
The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards2003TV SpecialHerself – Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or ComedySelf
Charlie Rose2002TV SeriesHerself – GuestSelf
VH1 Big in 2002 Awards2002TV SpecialHerselfSelf
V Graham Norton2002TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Saturday Night Live2002TV SeriesHimself – HostSelf
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHerselfArchive Footage
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops2004TV Special documentaryHerself – #75: My Big Fat Greek OopsArchive Footage

Antonia Eugenia “Nia” Vardalos Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieCategory
2003Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Debut PerformanceMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)Won
2003OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Breakthrough Performance – FemaleMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)Won
2003OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest First ScreenplayMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)Won
2003PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest NewcomerMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)Won
2003Discover Screenwriting AwardAmerican Screenwriters Association, USAMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)Won
2003Canadian Comedy AwardCanadian Comedy AwardsFilm – Pretty Funny Female PerformanceMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)Won
2002WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Original ScreenplayMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)Won
2003Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Debut PerformanceMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)Nominated
2003OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Breakthrough Performance – FemaleMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)Nominated
2003OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest First ScreenplayMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)Nominated
2003PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest NewcomerMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)Nominated
2003Discover Screenwriting AwardAmerican Screenwriters Association, USAMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)Nominated
2003Canadian Comedy AwardCanadian Comedy AwardsFilm – Pretty Funny Female PerformanceMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)Nominated
2002WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Original ScreenplayMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)Nominated