Date of Birth : Sep 24th 1962
Golden Globe-nominated Canadian-American actress, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and producer.
Vardalos, who is of Greek descent, was born Antonia Eugenia Vardalos in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Greek Canadian parents Doreen, a bookkeeper and homemaker, and Gus Vardalos, who worked in business. She attended Ryerson University. Vardalos married actor Ian Gomez on September 5, 1993 (her husband converted to the Greek Orthodox religion prior to marrying her). She became a dual citizen (with the U.S.) in 1999.
Vardalos had done many different works but gained almost overnight success with her movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding. The success of the movie led to an unsuccessful T.V. series on CBS, called My Big Fat Greek Life. Except for John Corbett, this series featured the original movie cast. In 2004 she followed it up with Connie and Carla, which co-starred Toni Collette. Vardalos and her husband have appeared together in the films Meet Prince Charming (1999), My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), and Connie and Carla (2004). Vardalos also guest starred on The Drew Carey Show in 1997, where Gomez was a frequent guest star.
As of 2007, her next work is the movie A Wilderness of Monkeys, followed by My Life In Ruins, which will arrive in theaters in 2008.