My Big Fat Greek Life
Nia Vardalos turned stories about her eccentric Greek-Canadian family into two hit films
Nia Vardalos wrote and starred in the biggest grossing romantic comedy of all time. And the film was based on her own family. My Big Fat Greek Wedding told the true - and hilarious - story of Nia introducing her non-Greek fiance into her large, eccentric and at times overbearing family. And now there's a sequel. Nia's character and her husband have a teenage daughter called Paris, who's trying to decide whether to choose a local university or move further away to escape her family.
Image: Greek-Canadian actress Nia Vardalos
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