HOLLYWOOD’S GREEK GODDESS: A 1-ON-1 INTERVIEW with Nia Vardalos
Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Nia Vardalos’s feature films include the # 1 romantic comedy of all time, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for best Screenplay, a Golden Globe award for Best Actress, winning the Independent Spirit Award and People’s Choice award.
She also wrote and starred in “Connie and Carla,” acted in “My Life in Ruins,” and “For a Good Time Call,” co-wrote “Larry Crowne” with actor Tom Hanks, and directed her screenplay, “I Hate Valentine’s Day.” Her television credits include appearances on “Law & Order: SVU”, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Cougar Town,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” hosting “Saturday Night Live,” guesting on the hit CW show “Jane The Virgin”, and voicing Angie Diaz in Disney XD’s animated series “Star Vs. the Forces of Evil.”
Vardalos wrote her memoir INSTANT MOM, a New York Times bestseller, on adopting her daughter at the age of three from American Foster Care, and donates all proceeds to adoption charities.
In late 2015, Vardalos hosted ABC’s “The Great Holiday Baking Show” alongside her husband Ian Gomez. Vardalos also wrapped a series for EPIX “Graves”, opposite Nick Nolte and Sela Ward, and recently joined the cast of ABC’s current show, THE CATCH.
In 2016, Vardalos wrote, produced and reprised the lead role in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.”
Vardalos is developing a new play with Thomas Kail (HAMILTON) to be performed in New York in the 2016/2017 schedule.
You can learn about Vardalos’s life and career in this in-depth one-on-one interview.