Academy Award® nom’d screenwriter/actor, New York Times bestselling author, New York Times Critics’ Pick playwright, Nia Vardalos is the only woman who has created a film franchise. MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING is the number one romantic comedy of all time, Vardalos received WGA, Golden Globe, SAG, Academy Award® noms, Independent Spirit, People’s Choice awards.
In the last year: wrote/starred in Audible series, MOTIVATED!, directed MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 3, Netflix’s IVY + BEAN, Guillermo Del Toro’s CABINET OF CURIOSITIES. LAW AND ORDER, GREYS ANATOMY, STAR vs. EVIL, WONDER WOMAN, DUCK TALES.
Wrote/starred in MBFGW 2 & 3, CONNIE AND CARLA, I HATE VALENTINE’S DAY, LARRY CROWNE, MY LIFE IN RUINS.
Classically trained in Shakespeare and musicals, alumnus of The Second City, 24 Hour Plays on Broadway, COMPANY, awarded Jefferson Best Actress, and the Broadway Award.
Vardalos starred in the play she wrote, the New York Times Critics’ Pick, TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, on the Top Ten Most Produced Plays list.
New York Times Bestselling author of INSTANT MOM, donates all proceeds to adoption charities. Information from the book has placed 1700 children in permanent homes.
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