Nia Vardalos

Antonia Eugenia "Nia" Vardalos (born September 24, 1962) is a Canadian-American actress, screenwriter, director, and producer. Her most notable work is the 2002 Academy Award nominated film My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

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Connie and Carla (2004)

After accidentally witnessing a mafia hit in the Windy City, gal pals Connie and Carla skip town for L.A., where they go way undercover as singers working the city's dinner theater circuit ... as drag queens. Now, it's not enough that they become big hits on the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lembeck
CAST:  Nia Vardalos  •  Toni Collette  •  David Duchovny  •  Stephen Spinella

After accidentally witnessing a mafia hit in the Windy City, gal pals Connie and Carla skip town for L.A., where they go way undercover as singers working the city's dinner theater circuit ... as drag queens. Now, it's not enough that they become big hits on the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lembeck
CAST:  Nia Vardalos  •  Toni Collette  •  David Duchovny  •  Stephen Spinella

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

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A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Zwick
CAST:  Nia Vardalos  •  John Corbett  •  Lainie Kazan  •  Michael Constantine

A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Zwick
CAST:  Nia Vardalos  •  John Corbett  •  Lainie Kazan  •  Michael Constantine

Dealin' with Idiots (2013)

Faced with the absurd competitiveness surrounding his son's youth league baseball team, Max Morris, a famous comedian, decides to get to know the colorful parents and coaches of the team better in an attempt to find the inspiration for his next movie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Garlin
CAST:  Jeff Garlin  •  Gina Gershon  •  Max Wright  •  Jami Gertz

Faced with the absurd competitiveness surrounding his son's youth league baseball team, Max Morris, a famous comedian, decides to get to know the colorful parents and coaches of the team better in an attempt to find the inspiration for his next movie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Garlin
CAST:  Jeff Garlin  •  Gina Gershon  •  Max Wright  •  Jami Gertz

An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars (2012)

A young girl struggles to maintain her school grades while competing as a gymnast.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vince Marcello
CAST:  Kerris Dorsey  •  Jade Pettyjohn  •  Ysa Penarejo  •  Kally Berard

A young girl struggles to maintain her school grades while competing as a gymnast.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vince Marcello
CAST:  Kerris Dorsey  •  Jade Pettyjohn  •  Ysa Penarejo  •  Kally Berard

For a Good Time, Call... (2012)

College "frenemies" Lauren and Katie move in together after losing a relationship and rent control, respectively. Sharing Katie's late grandmother's apartment in New York City, the girls bicker with each other until one fateful night, when Katie's noisy bedroom ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jamie Travis
CAST:  Seth Rogen  •  Justin Long  •  Ari Graynor  •  Mimi Rogers

College "frenemies" Lauren and Katie move in together after losing a relationship and rent control, respectively. Sharing Katie's late grandmother's apartment in New York City, the girls bicker with each other until one fateful night, when Katie's noisy bedroom ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jamie Travis
CAST:  Seth Rogen  •  Justin Long  •  Ari Graynor  •  Mimi Rogers

Greece: Secrets of the Past (2006)

GREECE: SECRETS OF THE PAST, directed by two-time Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray, is the stirring story of how a Greek archeologist of the 21st century is uncovering the secret history of his ancient ancestors who forged a society that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg MacGillivray
CAST:  Christos Sourmelis  •  Nia Vardalos  •  Marissa Becker  •  Dain Blanton

GREECE: SECRETS OF THE PAST, directed by two-time Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray, is the stirring story of how a Greek archeologist of the 21st century is uncovering the secret history of his ancient ancestors who forged a society that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg MacGillivray
CAST:  Christos Sourmelis  •  Nia Vardalos  •  Marissa Becker  •  Dain Blanton

Larry Crowne (2011)

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When he suddenly finds himself without his long-standing blue-collar job, Larry Crowne enrolls at his local college to start over. There, he becomes part of an eclectic community of students and develops a crush on his teacher.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Hanks
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Julia Roberts  •  Bryan Cranston  •  Cedric the Entertainer

When he suddenly finds himself without his long-standing blue-collar job, Larry Crowne enrolls at his local college to start over. There, he becomes part of an eclectic community of students and develops a crush on his teacher.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Hanks
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Julia Roberts  •  Bryan Cranston  •  Cedric the Entertainer

Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters (2006)

Hollywoods biggest talents explore what is the recipe for blockbuster, flops, and how absolute happenstance and controlled luck can make movie magic.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Couturié
CAST:  Peter Bogdanovich  •  Pierce Brosnan  •  David Brown  •  George Clooney

Hollywoods biggest talents explore what is the recipe for blockbuster, flops, and how absolute happenstance and controlled luck can make movie magic.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Couturié
CAST:  Peter Bogdanovich  •  Pierce Brosnan  •  David Brown  •  George Clooney

I Hate Valentine's Day (2009)

A love story set in Manhattan, where a florist who abides by a strict five-date-limit with any man finds herself wanting more with the new restaurateur in town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nia Vardalos
CAST:  Nia Vardalos  •  John Corbett  •  Jason Mantzoukas  •  Judah Friedlander

A love story set in Manhattan, where a florist who abides by a strict five-date-limit with any man finds herself wanting more with the new restaurateur in town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nia Vardalos
CAST:  Nia Vardalos  •  John Corbett  •  Jason Mantzoukas  •  Judah Friedlander

Meet Prince Charming (1999)

Jonathan 'Jack' Harris is a waiter, who hopes to start a newspaper called The Tribeca Times, after the part of Manhattan where he lives, and while struggling to find advertisers and stories decides to do one on Internet dating services, so he joins one and seems to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Parker
CAST:  Tia Carrere  •  David Charvet  •  Nia Vardalos  •  Boyd Banks

Jonathan 'Jack' Harris is a waiter, who hopes to start a newspaper called The Tribeca Times, after the part of Manhattan where he lives, and while struggling to find advertisers and stories decides to do one on Internet dating services, so he joins one and seems to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Parker
CAST:  Tia Carrere  •  David Charvet  •  Nia Vardalos  •  Boyd Banks

Men Seeking Women (1997)

Three friends, finding themselves single on their 33'rd birthdays, agree to bet $2000 each to see who can get a girlfriend and live together for three months.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Milio
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Maureen Teefy  •  Anthony Palermo  •  Grant Shaud

Three friends, finding themselves single on their 33'rd birthdays, agree to bet $2000 each to see who can get a girlfriend and live together for three months.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Milio
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Maureen Teefy  •  Anthony Palermo  •  Grant Shaud

My Life in Ruins (2009)

A Greek tour guide named Georgia attempts to recapture her kefi (Greek for mojo) by guiding a ragtag group of tourists around Greece and showing them the beauty of her native land. Along the way, she manages to open their eyes to the wonders of an exotic foreign ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Nia Vardalos  •  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Alexis Georgoulis  •  Alistair McGowan

A Greek tour guide named Georgia attempts to recapture her kefi (Greek for mojo) by guiding a ragtag group of tourists around Greece and showing them the beauty of her native land. Along the way, she manages to open their eyes to the wonders of an exotic foreign ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Nia Vardalos  •  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Alexis Georgoulis  •  Alistair McGowan

Helicopter Mom (2015)

Maggie Cooper thinks it would be really cool if her son Lloyd were gay. So cool, in fact, that she outs him to the entire school.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Salomé Breziner
CAST:  Jason Dolley  •  Mark Boone Junior  •  Nia Vardalos  •  Skyler Samuels

Maggie Cooper thinks it would be really cool if her son Lloyd were gay. So cool, in fact, that she outs him to the entire school.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Salomé Breziner
CAST:  Jason Dolley  •  Mark Boone Junior  •  Nia Vardalos  •  Skyler Samuels

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)

The continuing adventures of the Portokalos family. A follow-up to the 2002 comedy, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kirk Jones
CAST:  John Corbett  •  Elena Kampouris  •  Nia Vardalos  •  Ian Gomez

The continuing adventures of the Portokalos family. A follow-up to the 2002 comedy, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kirk Jones
CAST:  John Corbett  •  Elena Kampouris  •  Nia Vardalos  •  Ian Gomez

Star vs. the Forces of Evil: The Battle for Mewni (2017)

Star returns to her home dimension of Mewni where she discovers that magic is disappearing throughout the kingdom. Star must dig deep and challenge archnemesis Ludo in an effort to save her family and kingdom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Giancarlo Volpe  •  Dominic Bisignano  •  Aaron Hammersley  •  Brett Varon  •  Tyler Chen
CAST:  Eden Sher  •  Adam McArthur  •  Michael C. Hall  •  Grey DeLisle

Star returns to her home dimension of Mewni where she discovers that magic is disappearing throughout the kingdom. Star must dig deep and challenge archnemesis Ludo in an effort to save her family and kingdom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Giancarlo Volpe  •  Dominic Bisignano  •  Aaron Hammersley  •  Brett Varon  •  Tyler Chen
CAST:  Eden Sher  •  Adam McArthur  •  Michael C. Hall  •  Grey DeLisle

Car Dogs (2017)

Malcolm is a brilliant, callous businessman who is a vicious, overbearing father. Mark is the sales manager at Chamberlain Auto, the dealership that promises to do "Whatever It Takes" to put you in a new car. But on a scorching hot Saturday in the middle of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Collis
CAST:  Alessandra Torresani  •  Octavia Spencer  •  Patrick J. Adams  •  Chris Mulkey

Malcolm is a brilliant, callous businessman who is a vicious, overbearing father. Mark is the sales manager at Chamberlain Auto, the dealership that promises to do "Whatever It Takes" to put you in a new car. But on a scorching hot Saturday in the middle of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Collis
CAST:  Alessandra Torresani  •  Octavia Spencer  •  Patrick J. Adams  •  Chris Mulkey

Charming (2018)

Three fairy tale princesses find themselves engaged to the same guy, Prince Charming.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ross Venokur
CAST:  Ashley Tisdale  •  Demi Lovato  •  Avril Lavigne  •  G.E.M.

Three fairy tale princesses find themselves engaged to the same guy, Prince Charming.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ross Venokur
CAST:  Ashley Tisdale  •  Demi Lovato  •  Avril Lavigne  •  G.E.M.

Same Time, Next Christmas (2019)

Olivia Anderson is a successful young woman who met her childhood sweetheart during her family’s annual Christmas visit to Hawaii. After being separated by distance and years, the two reunite at the same Hawaiian resort years later, and the old chemistry between ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Lea Michele  •  Bryan Greenberg  •  Charles Michael Davis  •  Candace Smith

Olivia Anderson is a successful young woman who met her childhood sweetheart during her family’s annual Christmas visit to Hawaii. After being separated by distance and years, the two reunite at the same Hawaiian resort years later, and the old chemistry between ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Lea Michele  •  Bryan Greenberg  •  Charles Michael Davis  •  Candace Smith

Wonder Woman: Bloodlines (2019)

Wonder Woman tries to help a troubled young girl who has fallen in with a deadly organization known as Villainy, Inc.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Liu  •  Justin Copeland
CAST:  Rosario Dawson  •  Marie Avgeropoulos  •  Jeffrey Donovan  •  Adrienne C. Moore

Wonder Woman tries to help a troubled young girl who has fallen in with a deadly organization known as Villainy, Inc.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Liu  •  Justin Copeland
CAST:  Rosario Dawson  •  Marie Avgeropoulos  •  Jeffrey Donovan  •  Adrienne C. Moore

Poisoned Love: The Stacey Castor Story (2020)

Stacey Ruth Castor weathered the storm of her first husband's death and managed to find love again with her boss, David. But when David is discovered dead of an apparent suicide, the police suspect some foul play, as David's death mimics that of Stacey's first ...  (more)

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CAST:  Nia Vardalos  •  Chanelle Peloso  •  Mike Dopud  •  Genea Charpentier

Stacey Ruth Castor weathered the storm of her first husband's death and managed to find love again with her boss, David. But when David is discovered dead of an apparent suicide, the police suspect some foul play, as David's death mimics that of Stacey's first ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Nia Vardalos  •  Chanelle Peloso  •  Mike Dopud  •  Genea Charpentier
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