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Gia Carides

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Actress who also played Robin Spitz in Austin Capabilities: The Spy Who also Shagged Me personally and Cousin Nikki in my own Big Body fat Greek Wedding ceremony. She received AFI Honor nominations on her behalf function in the movies Purely Ballroom and Amazing Lies. She started acting at age 12 and got her 1st film part in the feature The Like Characters from Teralba Street. She made an appearance as Suzanne Alner inside a 1997 bout of the long-running medical center theatre ER. She wedded acting professional Anthony LaPaglia. She and Anthony possess a daughter called Bridget. She performed a supporting part to Nia Vardalos in the 2002 passionate humor My Big Extra fat Greek Wedding.

Quick Facts


Full Name Gia Carides
Date Of Birth June 7, 1964
Place Of Birth Sydney, Australia
Profession Movie Actress
Education Chatswood High School
Nationality Australian
Spouse Anthony LaPaglia
Children Bridget LaPaglia
Siblings Zoe Carides, Danielle Carides
Nominations AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress, AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actress, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Movies My Big Fat Greek Wedding, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Strictly Ballroom, Stick It, Year One, Brilliant Lies, Paperback Romance, Letters from a Killer, One Last Thing..., Primary Colors, This Isn't Funny, The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave, Last Breath, A Secret Affair, Bad Company, The Devil's Child, Midnite Spares, The Girl Who Came Late, The Love Letters from Teralba Road, Joe Cinque's Consolation, Phar Lap, Burning Man, Thank Heaven, Bliss, The Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer Space, Maze, Firehouse, Backlash, The Trap, White Camellias, Greenkeeping, Exposed, In Loco Parentis, The Cottonwood
TV Shows Big Little Lies, Small Time Gangster, East of Everything, My Big Fat Greek Life, Seven Deadly Sins, Ultraman: Towards the Future
Star Sign Gemini

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#Fact
1Gia has 2 sisters: Zoe Carides (also an actor) and Danielle Carides.
2Close friends with actress Naomi Watts.
3Once worked at a child-care center in Lane Cove, Sydney.
4Has volunteered as an actress with the Young Storytellers Program.
5Sister Zoe Carides played Gia's sibling in the film Brilliant Lies (1996).
6Speaks Greek fluently.
7She attended Chatswood High School, the same school attended by Mark Taylor - a well-known Australian cricketer.
8Sister-in-law of actor Jonathan LaPaglia and Ursula Brooks.
9Welcomed her first child with Anthony LaPaglia, a daughter named Bridget. [January 2003]
10Greek on her father's side and English on her mother's side.
11Sister of Zoe Carides and Danielle


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Twin Peaks2017TV Series post-production
Big Little Lies2017TV Series post-productionMelissa
We Only Know So Much2017post-productionTrudy
Six Train2014Short completedEvelyn
Joe Cinque's Consolation2016Maria Cinque
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 22016Nikki
This Isn't Funny2015Gillian Jones
Wonderland2013-2015TV SeriesHelena
We Are Men2013TV SeriesFrank's Ex-Wife / Sheila
Annie and the Gypsy2012
In Loco Parentis2011ShortMum
Burning Man2011/ICarol
Small Time Gangster2011TV Mini-SeriesDarlene
East of Everything2008-2009TV SeriesMelanie Freedman
Year One2009Queen
The Trap2007/IShortClara
Stick It2006Alice Graham
One Last Thing...2005Madelene
Without a Trace2005TV SeriesStephanie Patterson
Exposed2003Jade Blake
Gladius2003Video GameAdditional Voices (voice)
My Big Fat Greek Life2003TV SeriesNikki
My Big Fat Greek Wedding2002Cousin Nikki
Thank Heaven2001Cybil
Jack the Dog2001Georgia
Maze2000Julianne
The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave2000VideoSandy
A Secret Affair1999TV MovieMimi
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me1999Robin Swallows
Letters from a Killer1998Lita
Primary Colors1998Cashmere McLeod
Firehouse1997TV MovieCharlotte Brooks
Lifebreath1997Gale Pullman
The Devil's Child1997TV MovieEva
ER1997TV SeriesSuzanne Alner
The Cottonwood1996Kathy
Brilliant Lies1996Susy Connor
Two If by Sea1996Joan Rappaport (uncredited)
The Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer Space1995TV MovieVesper, Vox's High Priestess
Bad Company1995Julie Ames
Paperback Romance1994Sophie
Police Rescue1992-1993TV SeriesHelena Angelopoulos
Seven Deadly Sins1993TV Mini-SeriesGluttony
Greenkeeping1992Gina
The Resting Place1992TV ShortSally
The Girl Who Came Late1992Wendy
Strictly Ballroom1992Liz Holt
Ultraman: Towards the Future1990-1992TV Mini-SeriesJean Echo
Acropolis Now1991TV SeriesHaroula
Boys from the Bush1991TV SeriesMaria
Inside Running1989TV Series
Backlash1986Nikki Iceton
Studio 861986TV Series
Bliss1985Lucy Joy
The Coca-Cola Kid1985Chambermaid
A Test of Love1984Narration
Five Mile Creek1984TV SeriesBeth
Phar Lap1983Emma (as Georgia Carr)
A Country Practice1983TV SeriesTracy Power
Midnite Spares1983Ruth
Enough Guts to Say No!1981Video shortGirl in diner (uncredited)
The Love Letters from Teralba Road1977Maureen

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Six Train2014Short executive producer completed
This Isn't Funny2015associate producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Making the Greekquel2016Video documentary shortHerself
Inside Film Awards2009TV SeriesHerself
Australia Unites: The Victorian Bushfire Appeal2009TV MovieHerself
David Tench Tonight2006TV SeriesHerself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion PictureMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)· Michael Constantine
· John Corbett
· Joey Fatone
· Lainie Kazan
· Andrea Martin
· Nia Vardalos
1996AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Actress in a Lead RoleBrilliant Lies (1996)
1992AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Actress in a Supporting RoleStrictly Ballroom (1992)


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