Vardalos in 2011
|Born||Antonia Eugenia Vardalos
September 24, 1962
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
|Occupation||Actress, director, producer, screenwriter, singer|
|Spouse(s)||Ian Gomez (m. 1993)|
And (cue music swell) motherhood turned out to be the most meaningful thing I've ever done with my life. Really.
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.
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.
I don't card out my screenplays ever. I just have an idea I just sit down and write I don't edit.
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.
On November 15th, 2008, in over 300 cities, 4,000 children were adopted in one day.
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.
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 wasn't easy to adopt an American child. Actually it's quite simple, but finding out how to do it was the hard part.
I do recommend it for all girls, and boys, out there: put on a pair of fishnet stockings and find your inner sexiness!
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.
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.
My New Year's Resolution List usually starts with the desire to lose between ten and three thousand pounds.
I'd been raised by my parents who taught me not to think you're better than you are.