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Early in her career, Gia Carides (born June 1964) starred as 'Helena Angelopolous' on the Australian television series Police Rescue, while also having acclaim for her films Strictly Ballroom and Brilliant Lies, receiving AFI Award nominations for each.

She is best known for her roles as Robin Spitz Swallows in The Spy Who Shagged Me and as Cousin Nikki in My Big Fat Greek Wedding and the sequel television show My Big Fat Greek Life.

Works in both America and Australia, credited with a host of film and television credits including Primary Colors, Year One and East of Everything. She's also appeared in a guest spot of husband Anthony LaPaglia's television series Without A Trace.

She has volunteered as an actress with the "Young Storytellers Program". Gia is active in fundraising for building schools in Africa and Ethiopia with "Save The Children".