Born on 24 September, 1962, Nia Vardalos is an actress, producer, and writer. She started her as a second City comedy troupe. She gained popularity when her one-woman play “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” was made into a major hit in 2002 and was later on converted into a TV show. Her net worth is estimated to be above $10 million. She can be contacted in her Instagram.

Before Fame: Nia Vardalos graduated from Ryerson University’s School of Acting.

Career / Awards: She gained fame with her movie about a woman’s struggle to find love in My Big Fat Wedding which was base on a one-woman show which she had written for the theater.

Nia Vardalos married
Nia Vardalos with her husband

The show earned Vardalos Academy Award Nomination for Best Writing, a Golden Globe Nomination and a Screen Actors Guild Award Nomination.

Nia Vardalos Earnings/Salary/Net Worth

  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding   $150000 (acting)
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding   $10000000 (profit)
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding   $61000 (writing)

We can estimate that her Net Worth is above $10 million USD.

Nia Vardalos Family

Born in Winnipeg, Canada, Nia Vardolas is the daughter of Greek Canadian Doreen Christakis, a bookkeeper and Constantine Vardolas, a land developer.

Who is Nia Vardalos married to? Changed religion?

She married American actor Ian Gomez on September 5, 1993. Gomez, then, converted to Greek Orthodoxy before marrying Nia. The couple adopted a daughter name Illaria in 2008.

Profile / Wiki / Biography

Personal Information                       

  • Full Name: Nia Vardolas
  • Birth Name: Antonia Eugenia Vardolas
  • Nicknames: Nia
  • Birthday: 24 September, 1962
  • Age in 2017: 54
  • Gender: Female
  • Birthplace: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Current Residence: United States
  • Education: Ryerson University’s School of Acting
  • Profession: Actress, Writer, Producer
  • Nationality: Canadian, American
  • Ethnicity/Race: Greek
  • Religion: Christian (Greek Orthodox)
  • Zodiac: Libra
  • Spouse: Ian Gomez
  • Children: IIaria
  • Net Worth: $10 million USD
  • Net Worth in Aus: 1378255 AUD
  • Earnings: Above $150000 USD


  • Height: 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
  • Weight: 59 kg (130 lbs)
  • Feet Size: 9
  • Dress Size: N/A
  • Shoe Size: 9
  • Chest Size: 32 in
  • Biceps: N/A
  • Bra Size/ Breast Size: 32B
  • Body Type: Average
  • Hair Color:  Light Brown
  • Eye Color: Dark Brown

10 Trivia/ Facts that you probably didn’t know

  • Nia is named after her grandmothers Eugenia and Antonia.
  • Nia Vardolas graduated from Ryerson University’s School of Acting.
  • She is an alumna of The Second City.
  • It was rumored that she was a vegetarian for eleven years.
  • Nia married New York TV actor Ian Gomez in Winnipeg’s St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church.
  • She became a U.S citizen on April 20,1999.
  • Her parents are of Greek descent.
  • Nia and her husband have adopted a girl name Illaria in 2008.
  • Her one-woman play “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” was turned into a movie after Rita Wilson saw the play.

 Memorable Quotes by Nia Vardalos

You’re never too fat for a new purse.