Carides, Gia 1964–

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CARIDES, Gia 1964–

(Georgia Carr)


Born June 7, 1964, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; sister of Zoe Carides (an actress); married Anthony LaPaglia (an actor), September 1998; children: Bridget.

Addresses: Agent—Innovative Artists, 1505 Tenth St., Santa Monica, CA 90401; RGM Associates, 64–66 Kippax St., Suite 202, Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia. Manager—ICA Talent Intercontinental Creative Artists, 818 12th St., Suite 9, Santa Monica, CA 90403.

Career: Actress and screenwriter.

Awards, Honors: Australian Film Institute Award nomination, best actress in a supporting role, 1992, for Strictly Ballroom; Australian Film Institute Award nomination, best actress in a leading role, 1996, for Brilliant Lies; Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by the cast of a theatrical motion picture, 2003, for My Big Fat Greek Wedding.


Film Appearances:

Maureen, The Love Letters from Teralba Road, 1977.

(As Georgia Carr) Emma, Phar Lap: Heart of a Nation (also known as Phar Lap), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1983.

Ruth, Midnite Spares, 1983.

Lucy Joy, Bliss, 1985.

Chambermaid, The Coca–Cola Kid, 1985.

Nikki Iceton, Backlash, Samuel Goldwyn, 1986.

Wendy, The Girl Who Came Late (also known as Daydream Believer), 1991.

Gina, Greenkeeping, 1992.

Liz Holt, Strictly Ballroom, Miramax, 1992.

Sophie, Lucky Break (also known as Paperback Romance), 1994.

Julie Ames, Bad Company, Buena Vista, 1995.

Kathy, The Cottonwood, 1996.

Susy Connor, Brilliant Lies, Castle Hill, 1996.

Gale Pullmann, Lifebreath (also known as Last Breath), A–Pix Entertainment, 1997.

Cashmere McLeod, Primary Colors (also known as Mit aller Macht and Perfect Couple), Universal, 1998.

Robin Spitz Swallows, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (also known as Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me), New Line Cinema, 1999.

Sandy, The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 2000.

Julianne, Maze (also known as Touched), Andora Pictures International, 2000.

Cybil, Thank Heaven, 2001.

Cousin Nikki, My Big Fat Greek Wedding (also known as Mariage a la grecque), IFC Films, 2002.

Jade Blake, Exposed, Mainline Releasing, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Inside Running, 1989.

Helena Angelopolous, Police Rescue, 1992–1993.

Nikki, My Big Fat Greek Life, CBS, 2003.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Jean Echo, Ultraman: Towards the Future (also known as Ultraman Great and Urutoraman G), 1990.

Gluttony, Seven Deadly Sins, 1993.

Television Appearances; Movies:

The Resting Place, 1992.

Vesper, Vox's high priestess, The Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer Space, Starz!, 1995.

Eva, The Devil's Child, ABC, 1997.

Charlotte Brooks, Firehouse, 1997.

Mimi, A Secret Affair (also known as Barbara Taylor Bradford's "A Secret Affair"), CBS, 1999.

Lita, Letters from a Killer, HBO, 1999.

Georgia, Jack the Dog, Sundance Channel, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Herself, The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Beth, "Maggie," Five Mile Creek, 1984.

Suzanne Alner, "You Bet Your Life," ER, NBC, 1997.

"Are You My Father?," Family Law, 2000.

Miss Tomkins, "There Might Be Dragons," The Dragon Chronicles, 2002.

Also appeared as Stella Hatzidimitropoulos, "The Proxy Blues," Acropolis Now.

Stage Appearances:

Marie Oldam, Working Title, American Jewish Theatre, New York City, 1996.


Video Games:

Additional voices, Gladius, LucasFilm Ltd., 2003.

Taped Readings:

(With others) Lost in Yonkers, Theatre Works, 2002.



(With others) Backlash, Samuel Goldwyn, 1986.