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Gia Carides

Gia Carides is a famous Aussie actor.

She was born in Sydney (NSW) on 7 June 1964.

How old is Gia Carides?

Gia Carides is currently 59 years old.

Early Life

Gia Carides was born on June 7, 1964, in Sydney, Australia. Before becoming famous, she lived in Australia and attended school there. While in school, she discovered her passion for acting and began pursuing it as a career. Gia Carides initially started her career in Australia, appearing in various theater productions and TV shows.


Gia Carides gained international recognition for her role as "Liz" in the hit 1994 Australian film "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert." She starred alongside fellow Australian actors such as Hugo Weaving and Terence Stamp. In 2000, she appeared in the critically acclaimed film "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" as the character "Nikki." This movie became a huge success and introduced her to a global audience.

Family Life

Gia Carides was married to actor Anthony LaPaglia in 1998. They have one child together, and their son, Bridget LaPaglia, was born in January 2003. Unfortunately, the couple later divorced in 2015.


During her early career in Australia, Gia Carides formed a comedy duo called "Garfunkel and Oates" with her friend and fellow actress Kate Micucci. Together, they performed musical comedy sketches and gained a following. However, the duo eventually disbanded, and Micucci went on to have success in her own acting and music career.


Gia Carides has appeared in the following famous Aussie movies: