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And (cue music swell) motherhood turned out to be the most meaningful thing I've ever done with my life. Really.

And (cue music swell) motherhood turned out to be the most meaningful thing I've ever done with my life. Really.

In many ways we are all sons and daughters of ancient Greece. ---->>>

My New Year's Resolution List usually starts with the desire to lose between ten and three thousand pounds.

My New Year's Resolution List usually starts with the desire to lose between ten and three thousand pounds.

You only get one life so you might as well make it a happy one, and that's why I tend to just jump into things. I'm sort of a fearless idiot that way. ---->>>

I do recommend it for all girls, and boys, out there: put on a pair of fishnet stockings and find your inner sexiness! ---->>>

You're never too fat for a new purse. ---->>>

I don't card out my screenplays ever. I just have an idea I just sit down and write I don't edit. ---->>>

Let's face it: Russell Crowe is fat and no one ever talks about it. ---->>>

On November 15th, 2008, in over 300 cities, 4,000 children were adopted in one day. ---->>>

What I wish I had, is that I wish I was a little more Greek, in that I wish I could lose my North American driven attitude and that I could be a little bit more poetic and laissez faire.

What I wish I had, is that I wish I was a little more Greek, in that I wish I could lose my North American driven attitude and that I could be a little bit more poetic and laissez faire.

When I used to do musical theatre, my dad refused to come backstage. He never wanted to see the props up close or the sets up close. He didn't want to see the magic. ---->>>

I think our skin clears up and we're nicer when you are in love. ---->>>

I'd been raised by my parents who taught me not to think you're better than you are. ---->>>

Socially, the issue of men's weight is simply not a big deal. ---->>>

We live in an unsafe world. ---->>>

I couldn't get an acting job to save my life when I moved to L.A. ---->>>

It wasn't easy to adopt an American child. Actually it's quite simple, but finding out how to do it was the hard part. ---->>>

My daughter is a preschooler but I have only known her for a while. She is adopted. ---->>>

You're not ethnic enough. You're not fat enough. You're not thin enough. You're not blond enough. You're not dark enough. You're not young enough. You're not old enough. ---->>>

I thought I was attractive when I shot 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding.' Studio executives and movie reviewers let me know I had a confidence in my looks that was not shared by them. ---->>>

It's not like suddenly, when you become a working actor all your friends are in the same situation. I have friends who are still handing out flyers for their one-woman show and trying to make ends meet. ---->>>

On the publicity tour of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding,' I was asked over and over again, if, as the writer, I felt it was a fair depiction of real life to have someone of my er, below average looks, hook up with hottie John Corbett. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Canadian
Born: 09-24, 1962
Birthplace: in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Occupation: Actress
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Antonia Eugenia "Nia" Vardalos (born September 24, 1962) is a Canadian-American actress, screenwriter, director, and producer of Greek descent. Her most notable work is the 2002 Academy Award–nominated film My Big Fat Greek Wedding, which was based on a one-woman stage play she dramatized and in which she starred (wikipedia)