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Tarpon Springs awaits arrival of My Big Fat Greek Wedding actress



There are three things every Greek young woman must do, actor Nia Vardalos lamented as Toula Portokalos in My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

Marry Greek boys, make Greek babies and feed everyone.

Portokalos — the movie character in the semiautobiographical film — chose her own destiny despite her hilariously intrusive family. And in real life, Vardalos has carved out her own path as well.

n Saturday in Tarpon Springs, the Academy Award-nominated actress and screenwriter will speak on how she and her husband (who is Puerto Rican and Russian, not Greek) struggled with infertility and adopted a toddler with only 14 hours' notice. She also will sign copies of her book, Instant Mom.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 1:03pm]


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