Currently alive, at 57 years of age.
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1962 – Antonia Eugenia Vardalos, born on the 24th of September in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She is a Golden Globe-nominated actress, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and producer.
1986 – She began her professional acting career at the Rainbow Stage, a local theater company that helped her land a scholarship to Toronto’s Ryerson University.
1988 – She joined Toronto’s Second City theater troupe, moving to Chicago’s Second City stage shortly thereafter.
1993 – She married actor Ian Gomez in September.
1997 – After moving to Los Angeles to continue acting, she received bit parts on such sitcoms as The Drew Carey Show.
2002 – Began penning a stage play entitled My Big Fat Greek Wedding. The one-woman play drew the attention of actress Rita Wilson and husband Tom Hanks who agreed to turn it into a film. For a paltry $5 million, My Big Fat Greek Wedding debuted to become the sleeper hit of the year.
2003 – In February, CBS briefly ran a follow-up sitcom My Big Fat Greek Life, which featured much of the same cast.
2004 – She wrote and costarred in another film, Connie and Carla, about two women who go undercover as drag queens.
2007 – Her next work is the movie A Wilderness of Monkeys, followed by My Life In Ruins, which will arrive in theaters in next year.