Nia Vardalos is a Canadian-American actress. She’s also a screenwriter and producer. She rose to fame in the early 2000s for her role as Toula Portokalos in the romantic comedy film My Big Fat Greek Wedding. She received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress nomination for her role here. As a writer, she was also nominated for Best Screenplay at the Academy Awards. Afterward, she co-starred in the film Connie and Carla, which she also wrote. Her next film credits were in My Life in Ruins and I Hate Valentine’s Day. In 2016, she reprised her role as Toula in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. She also played the role of Annie Spiro in the TV series Graves.