We should always be proud of our origin and our native language. Although this might not seem necessary in the beginning, but it can also create a new world for us and make us unique in our career. This is exactly the case with Nia Vardalos and her success in the film industry. Let’s continue reading this to learn more about Nia Vardalos net worth in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Nia Vardalos was born Antonia Eugenia on 24th September 1952 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is the daughter of Doreen Christakis who was a bookkeeper and a homemaker and her father was Constantine “Gus” Vardalos and he was a land developer. Both of Nia’s parents were Greek Canadians.
Nia studied at St George School, Shaftesbury High School which were both located in Winnipeg then moved to Ryerson University which is located in Toronto after graduating from High School. After graduating from Ryerson University, her career kicked off.
On 5th September 1993, Nia married American actor Ian Gomez. Gomez however, had to convert to Greek Orthodoxy before marrying Nia. Nia was given an American citizenship in 1999. The couple didn’t get a child of their own and so they opted to adoption in 2008 and they together agreed to adopt a baby girl whom they named Ilaria. After being married for more than 20 years, the couple filed a divorce on 3rd July 2018. Nia termed the reason for their separation as irreconcilable differences.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Nia Vardalos is a Canadian-American screenwriter, actress and producer of Greek descent. She has been involved in very many movies and television shows since she got to the world of acting. Some of the most famous plays and movies she has appeared in include: The Drew Carey Show, Two Guys and a Girl, Star Wars, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Connie and Carla.
In 2009, she did more videos and she always made a directorial debut the same year. Her first movie as a direct was “I Hate Valentine’s Day”. This movie however, didn’t do so well but she didn’t stop at that. She did a second one which was titled “My Life In Ruins”. The second film became a moderate success both in the DVD sales as well as International Box Office.
Nia has won a number of awards since she started acting and some of them include; Best Actress in Motion Picture or Comedy, Screen Actors Guild Award Nomination, Academy Award Nomination among many others.
Net Worth & Earnings
Nia Verdalos as an actress has an estimated net worth of $11.5 million. Nia’s income and wealth is as a result of the various roles she has played in different television shows and films as well as being a director and screenwriter.
Nia Vardalos can be considered as among the most successful celebrities in her time both career-wise and also as a family person. Although she later divorced with her husband Ian Gomez, she managed to maintain her marriage for 23 years.