|Years active 1977–present|
Name Gia Carides
Children Bridget LaPaglia
|Born 7 June 1964 (age 51) (1964-06-07) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
Spouse Anthony LaPaglia (m. 1998)
Siblings Zoe Carides, Danielle Carides
TV shows My Big Fat Greek Life, Ultraman: Towards the Future, Small Time Gangster, East of Everything
Movies My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Strictly Ballroom, Austin Powers: The Spy, Year One, Stick It
Similar People Anthony LaPaglia, Andrea Martin, Louis Mandylor, Zoe Carides, Michael Constantine
In happier times anthony lapaglia and now ex wife gia carides
Gia Carides (born 7 June 1964) is an Australian actress. She is best known for her portrayals of Liz Holt in Strictly Ballroom, Susy Connor in Brilliant Lies, and Cousin Nikki in My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
- In happier times anthony lapaglia and now ex wife gia carides
- Gia carides ballroom babe
- Early life
- Personal life
Gia carides ballroom babe
Carides was born in Sydney, Australia, to a Greek father and an English mother. She began acting at the age of 12. Her first film was the drama The Love Letters from Teralba Road starring Bryan Brown and Kris Macquade.
Early in her career, Carides starred as Helena Angelopolous on the Australian television series Police Rescue, also receiving acclaim for her films Strictly Ballroom and Brilliant Lies, with AFI Award nominations for each.
She is best known for her roles as Robin Spitz/Swallows in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and as Cousin Nikki in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, the sequel television show My Big Fat Greek Life, and the sequel film My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.
Carides works in both America and Australia, recognised for a host of film and television credits including Primary Colors, Year One and East of Everything. She also appeared in a guest spot on husband Anthony LaPaglia's television series Without A Trace.
She has volunteered as an actress with the Young Storytellers Program.
Carides was married to actor Anthony LaPaglia, whom she met in Sydney in 1992. A year later they starred in the film Paperback Romance (a.k.a. Lucky Break). She and LaPaglia are the parents of daughter Bridget (born in January 2003). Gia Carides is sister to Zoe Carides, also an actress, and Danielle Carides, singer songwriter. Her former brother in-law is doctor-turned-actor Jonathan LaPaglia.