Gia Carides Net Worth

Gia Carides ( Sydney , New South Wales , June 7, 1964) is an Australian actress , best known for having played Nikki in the film and series My Big Fat Greek Wedding .

Biography, she has two sisters: the actress Zoe Carides and the singer-songwriter Danielle Carides.

He speaks fluent Greek. She is very good friends with Australian actress Naomi Watts .

On 12 September 1998 she married Australian actor Anthony LaPaglia , the couple welcomed daughter Bridget LaPaglia in January 2003. In April 2015 the couple announced that they had separated. 1


She is a volunteer as an actress in the Young Storytellers Program .

In 1992 she appeared in Ultraman: Towards the Future where she played Jean Echo, one of the two female members of UMA (a high-tech defense agency) and who is in love with Jack Shindo, an astronaut. That same year she appeared as a guest in several episodes of the police series Police Rescue where she played Helena Angelopoulos, the wife of Helena Angelopoulos ( Steve Bastoni ) until the following year.

In 1993 she appeared in the film Strictly Ballroom where she played Liz Holt, Scott Hastings’ dance partner, who after losing a competition against a rival couple leaves him for another dancer.

In 1999 he played Robin Spitz Swallows in the film Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me , starring Mike Myers .

In 2002, she played cousin Nikki in the American film My Big Fat Greek Wedding . 2

In 2008 she joined the cast of the series East of Everything where she gave life to Melanie Freedman 3 until the end of the series in 2009. In 2011 she appeared in the series Small Time Gangster where she played Darlene.

In 2013 she made a guest appearance on the series We Are Men where she played Sheila, the ex-wife of Frank Russo ( Tony Shalhoub ). That same year she appeared in the series Wonderland where she played Helena, the mother of Dani Varvaris ( Jessica Tovey ).

Charitable support 

Gia supports fundraising for the construction of schools in Africa and Ethiopia together with ” Save The Children “.


Year Title Character Notes
2012 Annie and the Gypsy with David Burtka , Cybill Shepherd , Bryce Johnson, Lenny von Dohlen Peter Paige
2011 Burning Man Carol with Bojana Novakovic , Essie Davis , Rachel Griffiths , Kerry Fox , Anthony Hayes Tasneem Roc
2011 In Loco Parentis Mother short – with Paul Ashton, Ben Lawson Anthony LaPaglia
2009 Year One Queen with Jack Black , Michael Cera , Oliver Platt , David Cross Vinnie Jones
2007 The Trap clear short – opposite Jeanne Tripplehorn , Greg Butler , Camilla Belle , Aisha Tyler Channing Tatum
2006 stick it Alice Graham with Missy Peregrym , Jeff Bridges , Vanessa Lengies Kellan Lutz
2005 One Last Thing… madelene with Michael Angarano , Matt Bush, Gideon Glick, Cynthia Nixon & Johnny Messner
2004 thank heaven Cybil with Matt Keeslar , Jenny McCarthy , Michael E. Rodgers & Kadeem Hardison
2003 Exposed Jade Blake with Brenda Strong , Lumi Cavazos , Tate Donovan David Rasche
2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding Nikki with Nia Vardalos , John Corbett , Lainie Kazan , Joey Fatone Ian Gomez
2001 Jack the Dog Georgia with Nestor Carbonell , Barbara Williams, Travis Fine , Barry Newman Anthony LaPaglia
2000 Maze Julianne with Rob Morrow , Laura Linney , Craig Sheffer & Robert Hogan
2000 The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave sandy with Bob Einstein , Dan Hedaya & Don Lake
1999 A Secret Affair mimi with Janine Turner , Fionnula Flanagan , Robert Mailhouse, Michael J. Reynolds Sarah Bolger
1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Robin Swallows with Mike Myers , Heather Graham , Michael York , Robert Wagner Rob Lowe
1998 Letters from a Killer Lita with Patrick Swayze , Kim Myers , Roger E. Mosley Bruce McGill
1998 Primary Colors Cashmere McLeod with John Travolta , Emma Thompson , Billy Bob Thornton , Kathy Bates Adrian Lester
1997 Firehouse sharlotte brooks with Richard Dean Anderson , Lillo Brancato , Edie Falco Skipp Sudduth
1997 Lifebreath Gale Pullman with Luke Perry , Francie Swift & Gary Basaraba
1997 The Devil’s Child Eve with Kim Delaney , Matthew Lillard & Ivana Milicevic
nineteen ninety six Brilliant Lies Suzy Connor with Anthony LaPaglia , Zoe Carides , Ray Barrett & Michael Veitch
nineteen ninety six Two If by Sea Joan Rappaport with Denis Leary , Sandra Bullock Stephen Dillane
nineteen ninety six The Cottonwood kathy with Ricardo Cordero, Stacy Edwards & Steven Feder
nineteen ninety five The Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer Space evening with Daniel Riordan, Liz Vassey Ron Perlman
nineteen ninety five Bad Company Julie Ames with Ellen Barkin , Laurence Fishburne , Frank Langella & Michael Beach
1994 lucky break sophie with Jacek Koman , Anthony LaPaglia , Rebecca Gibney , Robyn Nevin Marshall Napier
1992 The Girl Who Came Late Wendy with Miranda Otto , Martin Kemp, Geoff Morrell & Bruce Venables
1992 Ballroom Liz Holt with Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice , Bill Hunter, Pat Thomson, Barry Otto Kris McQuade
1992 The Resting Place sally short – with Peter Mochrie
1992 greenkeeping gina with Mark Little, Lisa Hensley, Max Cullen Robyn Nevin
1987 Backlash nikki iceton with David Argue, Lydia Miller & Brian Syron
1985 bliss Lucy Joy with Barry Otto , Lynette Curran, Helen Jones Miles Buchanan
1985 The Coca Cola Kid Waitress with Eric Roberts , Greta Scacchi , Chris Haywood , Kris McQuade Max Gillies
1984 Annie’s Coming Out narrator with Angela Punch McGregor., Drew Forsythe , Liddy Clark, Monica Maughan Lyn Collingwood
1983 phar lap Emma with Tom Burlinson, Richard Morgan, Robert Grubb & Simon Wells
1983 Midnite Spares ruth with Max Cullen , Bruce Spence , Tony Barry & Graeme Blundell
1977 The Love Letters from Teralba Road Maureen with Kris McQuade , Bryan Brown , Joy Hruby & Kevin Leslie
T.V. series
Year Title Character Notes
2013 wonderlands helena episode “Equal Rights”
2013 We Are Men Sheila 2 episodes
2011 Small Time Gangster Darlene 8 episodes
2008 – 2009 East of Everything 4 melanie freeman 10 episodes
2005 Without a Trace Stephanie Patterson episode #4.0
2003 My Big Fat Greek Life Nikki 7 episodes
1997 RD Suzanne Alner episode “You Bet Your Life”
1992 – 1993 Blue Heelers Helena Angelopoulos 7 episodes
1993 seven deadly sins gluttony miniseries
1992 Ultraman: Towards the Future jean echo 13 episodes – miniseries
1991 Acropolis Now Haroula episode “The Goddess”
1991 Boys in front of the Bush 2 episodes
1989 Inside Running
1986 Studio 86 2 episodes
1984 Five Mile Creek Beth episode “Maggie”
1983 Country Practice Tracy Power 2 episodes
Year Title Notes
2003 gladius lent his voice for additional vocals
Year Work 5 Character Director) Theater Notes
1992 The White Rose of Annandale john bashford stables theater with Peter Bodnar, John Mandoukos, Jill Mckay & Martin Reefman
1989 The Marriage of Figaro Jean Pierre Mignon The Wharf Theater with Miles Buchanan , Peter Collingwood, Jennifer Hagan Barry Otto
1988, 1989 Don’s Party Graeme Blundell Athenaeum Theater with Steve Bisley , Nicholas Eadie, Deborah Kennedy & Bill Young
1988 The Kid Peter Kingston stables theater with Beth Child, David Field & Rebecca Frith
1987, 1988 The Heartbreak Kid Peter Kingston stables theater with Marcus Graham , Nicholas Papademetriou & Franco Serafin
1987 shakers Terence O’Connell Belvoir St. Theater with Nikki Coghill , Kaarin Fairfax & Lisa Kelly
1984 Fair and Tender Ladies Arne Neeme with Bill Conn, Julie Hudspeth, Bill Pearson & Toni Scanlan
1979 Dancing Partners/Animal Fred Simms stables theater with Terry Byrnes, Julie Herbert, Bronwen Phillips & Michael Ross

Awards and nominations 

Year Category Reward Films Result
2003 Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture Screen Actors Guild Award My Big Fat Greek Wedding Winners
nineteen ninety six Best Actress in a Lead Role AFI Award Brilliant Lies nominated
1992 Best Actress in a Supporting Role AFI Award Ballroom nominated