THEN AND NOW: The cast of ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’

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“My Big Fat Greek Wedding” premiered almost 17 years ago.
The majority of the cast reprised their original roles in the film’s sequel.
Most of the cast has remained active in the entertainment industry and have appeared in several other movies and TV series.

In 2002, the romantic comedy “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” (“MBFGW”) first premiered. The film about a Greek-American woman’s quest for her family to approve of her non-Greek fiancé was even followed by a short-lived TV series, “My Big Fat Greek Life” and a big-screen sequel, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.”

Here’s what the cast has been up to since the movie premiered nearly 17 years ago.

Nia Vardalos played Toula Portokalos, the leading lady of the film.

Nia Vardalos gained fame after her performance as the lead character, Toula Portokalos. Vardalos also wrote the script for the film.

Her participation in the film earned her an Academy-Award nomination for best writing, a Golden-Globe nomination for best actress in a motion picture musical or comedy, and a Screen Actors Guild-Award nomination for outstanding performance by the cast of a theatrical motion picture. After the movie, Vardalos went on to participate in the short-lived TV series “My Big Fat Greek Life” and the film’s sequel “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.”

Vardalos has also been involved in movies such as “Connie and Carla,” “I Hate Valentine’s Day” (which she wrote, co-directed, and starred in alongside her “MBFGW” co-star John Corbett), and “For A Good Time Call…” She has also appeared in several hit shows including “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Cougar Town,” “Jane The Virgin,” and “Graves.” She recently appeared in an episode of the CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.”

John Corbett played Ian Miller, Toula’s non-Greek love interest.

John Corbett took a break from being Carrie Bradshaw’s boyfriend Aiden on “Sex and the City” to take up his role as Toula’s loveable and notably non-Greek love interest, Ian Miller.

After “MBFGW,” Corbett reprised his role on “Sex and the City.” Although he was missing from the franchise’s TV spin-off (he was replaced by Steven Eckholdt), Corbett reprised his role as Ian Miller in the movie’s sequel.

Like Vardalos, Corbett has participated in a variety of films and TV series since his time as Ian Miller. He has appeared in shows like “United States of Tara,” “Parenthood,” and “Still The King.” He’s also appeared in a few movies including “Sex and the City 2,” “The Lookalike,” “All Saints,” and “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.”

Michael Constantine played Toula’s father Gus Portokalos.

Michael Constantine portrayed the patriarch of the Portokalos family. Constantine reprised his signature role for both “My Big Fat Greek Life” and “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.”

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