Nia Vardalos is the real person behind the character "Toula". My Big Fat Greek Wedding is based on Nia's life. As the daughter of Greek immigrants, the actress grew up in Canada and she also fell in love with an American named Ian in real life. 

Watch the video for more on the Greek-Canadian star! 

My Big Fat Greek Wedding: This Is "Toula" Today

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'My Big Fat Greek Wedding': This Is "Toula" Today