‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ Turns 15 — See the Cast Then and Now

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‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ Turns 15 — See the Cast Then and Now

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‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ Turns 15 — See the Cast Then and Now

From its humble beginnings as Nia Vardalos’s one-woman play, My Big Fat Greek Wedding took the box office by surprise when it came out 15 years ago today — on April 19, 2002 — racking up over $241 million in North America alone.

A decade and a half, one Oscar nomination, one TV spin-off, and a big-screen sequel later, let’s check in with our favorite Greek-American family. (No Windex required!)

‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ Turns 15 — See the Cast Then and Now
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Nia Vardalos as Fotoula “Toula” Portokalos-Miller

Nia Vardalos as Fotoula “Toula” Portokalos-Miller Credit: Sebastian Artz/Getty Images; Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for EPIX

Besides writing and appearing in the films Connie and Carla, My Life in Ruins, Larry Crowne, and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, this 54-year-old has also popped up on TV in shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Jane the Virgin, and The Catch.

Nia and her husband of 23 years, actor Ian Gomez, are also the hosts of The Great American Baking Show.

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Nia Vardalos as Fotoula “Toula” Portokalos-Miller

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Besides writing and appearing in the films Connie and Carla, My Life in Ruins, Larry Crowne, and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, this 54-year-old has also popped up on TV in shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Jane the Virgin, and The Catch.

Nia and her husband of 23 years, actor Ian Gomez, are also the hosts of The Great American Baking Show.

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John Corbett as Ian Miller

John Corbett as Ian Miller Credit: Sebastian Artz/Getty Images; Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Best known as Aidan on Sex and the City, a role he reprised in the big-screen sequels, John has also held down weighty roles on United States of Tara, Parenthood, and Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. The 55-year-old has also released two country albums.

Since 2002, he’s been in a relationship with actress Bo Derek.

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John Corbett as Ian Miller

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Best known as Aidan on Sex and the City, a role he reprised in the big-screen sequels, John has also held down weighty roles on United States of Tara, Parenthood, and Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. The 55-year-old has also released two country albums.

Since 2002, he’s been in a relationship with actress Bo Derek.

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Lainie Kazan as Maria Portokalos

Lainie Kazan as Maria Portokalos Credit: Sebastian Artz/Getty Images; Theo Wargo/Getty Images

This 76-year-old has appeared in TV shows Desperate Housewives, Modern Family, and Grey’s Anatomy in her post-Greek career. She also became an advocate for awareness of deep vein thrombosis after developing it herself.

Lainie Kazan as Maria Portokalos

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This 76-year-old has appeared in TV shows Desperate Housewives, Modern Family, and Grey’s Anatomy in her post-Greek career. She also became an advocate for awareness of deep vein thrombosis after developing it herself.

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Michael Constantine as Kostas “Gus” Portokalos

Michael Constantine as Kostas “Gus” Portokalos Credit: Robert Mora/Getty Images; Theo Wargo/Getty Images

This 89-year-old has mostly retired from the screen, but prior to My Big Fat Greek Wedding he was best known for his Emmy-winning performance on the ‘70s ABC dramedy Room 222.

Michael has two kids with his ex-wife, The Young and the Restless actress Julianna McCarthy.

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Michael Constantine as Kostas “Gus” Portokalos

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This 89-year-old has mostly retired from the screen, but prior to My Big Fat Greek Wedding he was best known for his Emmy-winning performance on the ‘70s ABC dramedy Room 222.

Michael has two kids with his ex-wife, The Young and the Restless actress Julianna McCarthy.

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Andrea Martin as Aunt Voula

Andrea Martin as Aunt Voula Credit: Lawrence Lucier/Getty Images; Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

In the years since the 2002 movie, this acclaimed actress has been nominated for Tony Awards four times — for Oklahoma!, Young Frankenstein, Pippin (winning the award that time), and Noises Off.

On TV, you’ve seen her recently on Difficult People and Hairspray Live!; and her new comedy, Great News, premieres on NBC at April 25.

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Andrea Martin as Aunt Voula

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In the years since the 2002 movie, this acclaimed actress has been nominated for Tony Awards four times — for Oklahoma!, Young Frankenstein, Pippin (winning the award that time), and Noises Off.

On TV, you’ve seen her recently on Difficult People and Hairspray Live!; and her new comedy, Great News, premieres on NBC at April 25.

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Louis Mandylor as Nick Portokalos

Louis Mandylor as Nick Portokalos Credit: Sebastian Artz/Getty Images; Theo Wargo/Getty Images

In addition to his roles on Touched by an Angel, CSI: Miami, and CSI: New York, you may recognize this 50-year-old as Joey’s fake twin in the Friends episode “The One With Unagi.”

Louis Mandylor as Nick Portokalos

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In addition to his roles on Touched by an Angel, CSI: Miami, and CSI: New York, you may recognize this 50-year-old as Joey’s fake twin in the Friends episode “The One With Unagi.”

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Gia Carides as Cousin Nikki

Gia Carides as Cousin Nikki Credit: Sebastian Artz/Getty Images; John Sciulli/Getty Images for RS/TV, Inc.

You probably saw this 52-year-old just recently: She was Melissa in Big Little Lies, one of the witnesses interviewed by detectives throughout the show. Other than that, she’s been keeping busy both here in the States and in her homeland of Australia, appearing in movies like Stick It and Year One.

She also has a teen daughter with her ex-husband, Without a Trace star Anthony LaPaglia.

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Gia Carides as Cousin Nikki

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You probably saw this 52-year-old just recently: She was Melissa in Big Little Lies, one of the witnesses interviewed by detectives throughout the show. Other than that, she’s been keeping busy both here in the States and in her homeland of Australia, appearing in movies like Stick It and Year One.

She also has a teen daughter with her ex-husband, Without a Trace star Anthony LaPaglia.

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Joey Fatone as Cousin Angelo

Joey Fatone as Cousin Angelo Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images; Theo Wargo/Getty Images

In case this guy needs any introduction to you millennials, the 40-year-old is best known as a member of boy band NSYNC, which went on hiatus right around the time My Big Fat Greek Wedding hit theaters.

Since then, he has kept busy as a TV host, presenting shows like The Singing Bee, Celebrity Circus, My Family Recipe Rocks!, and Rewrapped.

Joey and his wife of 12 years, Kelly Baldwin, have two daughters: 16-year-old Briahna and 7-year-old Kloey.

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Joey Fatone as Cousin Angelo

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In case this guy needs any introduction to you millennials, the 40-year-old is best known as a member of boy band NSYNC, which went on hiatus right around the time My Big Fat Greek Wedding hit theaters.

Since then, he has kept busy as a TV host, presenting shows like The Singing Bee, Celebrity Circus, My Family Recipe Rocks!, and Rewrapped.

Joey and his wife of 12 years, Kelly Baldwin, have two daughters: 16-year-old Briahna and 7-year-old Kloey.

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From its humble beginnings as Nia Vardalos’s one-woman play, My Big Fat Greek Wedding took the box office by surprise when it came out 15 years ago today — on April 19, 2002 — racking up over $241 million in North America alone.

A decade and a half, one Oscar nomination, one TV spin-off, and a big-screen sequel later, let’s check in with our favorite Greek-American family. (No Windex required!)