Canadian-American actress and director Nia Vardalos is best known for her role in the film "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", for which she won an Academy Award in 2002. She is not only an actress but also a writer and director. Nia Vardalos is the writer and director of "I Hate Valentine's Day", in which she also starred as Genevieve.
Vardalos attended Shaftesbury High School and then Ryerson University. In 1999, she became a U.S. citizen.
On September 5, 1993, Nia married
Ian Gomez, who is am American actor. They adopted a child in 2008. That's a daughter.