Nia Vardalos, Actress: My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Nia Vardalos was born on September 24, 1962 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada as Antonia Eugenia Vardalos. She is an actress and writer, known for My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), Connie and Carla (2004) and I Hate Valentine's Day (2009). She has been married to Ian Gomez since September 5, 1993. They have one child.