Date: 14th October 2002
The star of the small budget box office smash, My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2001) met Queen Elizabeth at a recent dinner.
In the film Nia Vardalos plays a Greek woman marrying a non-Greek man and her coming to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.
Her Majesty got chatting to Nia and explained how she too has Greek relatives, namely her husband Prince Philip.
Nia recalls, "She asked me to explain my movie to her. And I said, 'Well it's all about my family and they're right there.' And the whole family went, 'Whoo!' and waved -- and she smiled and waved back."
Source: Press Release