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Nia Vardalos (actress)

Nia Vardalos

born - September 24, 1962 in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Nia Vardalos gained overnight success with her movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding was inspired by her eccentric family and her colorful childhood.

In a just two weeks Nia penned My Big Fat Greek Wedding as a stage play, basing it on recollections from her friends. The play was full of humorous stories about her family but centered around everyone's account of her and her husband's memorable wedding.

AMy Big Fat Greek Wedding was a huge stage hit that drew the attention of actress Rita Wilson, wife of Tom Hanks. After Hanks attended a performance of the one-woman play the couple agreed that a film version would captivate audiences.