Antonia Eugenia Vardalos was born on the 24th September 1962, in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada, of Greek descent. She is an actress and writer, who has won an American Screenwriters Association Award, Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for the best screenplay and Independent Spirit Award, and Phoenix Film Critics Society Award as an actress in the film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” (2002). Moreover, she was nominated for an Academy, Satellite, Writers Guild of America, Golden Globe and other prestigious awards for the screenplay or acting in the previously mentioned film. Nia Vardalos has been active in the entertainment industry since 1996.
How much is the net worth of the actress and writer? It has been estimated by sources that the overall size of Nia Vardalos net worth is as much as $10 million, as of the data in mid-2016.
Nia Vardalos Net Worth $10 Million
To begin with, Nia was raised in a family of the land developer Constantine Vardalos and homemaker/bookkeeper Doreen. She was educated at St. George School, matriculated from Shaftesbury High School, and then graduated from Ryerson University. She debuted in the entertainment industry in 1996.
Vardalos already had several years in the television and film world when she broke through with 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. Afterwards, they staged the same story as a solo theater performance. The film was an unexpectedly big hit, made with a budget of $5 million which eventually generated receipts of more than $350 million worldwide. Vardalos was therefore allowed to continue the story in a television series called “My Big Fat Greek Life” (2003), about the events after the wedding; Nia was also the executive producer of the series. Nevertheless, the series was stopped after seven episodes, due to the low audience numbers.
To add more, Vardalos wrote the screenplays as well as starred in the feature films like “Connie and Carla” (2004), “I Hate Valentine’s Day” (2009), “Larry Crowne” (2011), and “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” (2016). Vardalos was also the main star of the romantic comedy directed by Donald Petrie “My Life in Ruins” (2009), and was in the main cast of the films “An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars” (2012), “Dealin’ with Idiots” (2013), “Forget Me Not” (2015) and others.
Furthermore, Nia Vardalos added sums to the total size of her net worth acting in a number of television series. She landed roles in the series including “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), and “The Catch” (2016). She has also participated in various shows like “Saturday Night Live” (2002) and “The Great Holiday Banking Show” (2015).
Finally, in the personal life of the actress and screenwriter, she has been married to the actor Ian Gomez since 1993, and they have a daughter who they adopted in 2008. Vardalos became a citizen of the USA in 1999.
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