Greek-Canadian actress, screenwriter and director, Nia Vardalos, who wrote and starred in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, a movie about a woman of the Greek Diaspora trying to get her family to accept her non-Greek fiancé, has now been named cultural ambassador.
On Monday, July 7, a ceremony was held in honor of the Greek-Canadian actress, where she was named cultural ambassador for the Greek Community of Toronto for the year 2014-2015.
Vardalos, who is currently performing in Theatre 20 in Toronto, was presented with a plaque to acknowledge her commitment to the Greek Community of Toronto. The ceremony took place at Polymenakion Hellenic Cultural Centre and it was followed by dance performances and autograph signing by the actress.
More than 150,000 members of the Greek Diaspora live in the Greater Toronto Area and are part of the Greek Community of Toronto. Their aim is to promote Greek culture.
The famous Greek-Canadian actress recently announced that a sequel for My Big Fat Greek Wedding is on the works and she plans on reuniting most of the old cast, including John Corbett.