Nia Vardalos Overview

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Born: September 24, 1962

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Vardalos took an unconventional path to improvisational comedy through the box office. Though she wanted to be on stage, she took a job in the ticket office for the Toronto Second City stage company in the late 1980s. When a performer was rushed to the hospital with only 10 minutes to curtain time, she went backstage and told the producers that she knew the show. With a sold-out audience out front, they took a chance. The next day she was invited to... See All

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