Elena Kampouris is an actress known for her roles in Men, Women & Children, which was released in 2014 and in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, released in 2016. In Men, Women & Children, she played the role of Allison Doss, who is a teenager with an eating disorder and in My Big Fat Greek Wedding she took on the role of Toula and Ian’s daughter, Paris Miller.

Kampouris, known for her roles in American television and movies, is the daughter of Alexander, who is a Greek and owns a wine-store and American-French Ivey, who is a fashion illustrator. According to her, no one believes when she says that she is Greek by birth as her appearance does not depict enough ‘Greek-ness’ that people think of. She was born in New York City and is currently living in New Jersey in Bridgewater Township.

This 18-year-old actress started her acting career with a guest role as Constance Girl #2 in Gossip Girl in the year 2012. Later, in 2013, she played Ivy Murray in a television film named Jinxed which was a comedy that premiered on Nickelodeon. Kampouris also played the role of Alexia, alongside Adam Sandler and Dan Stevens, in The Cobbler (2014). The movie was a dud at the box-office. With the release of Men, Women & Children in 2014, Kampouris began to be recognised as a good actor.

She was then offered the role of Maya Decker in American Odyssey, a thriller by NBC. She played Paris Miller, a supporting actress in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. For her, this role was about replicating her real life, since she is a Greek by birth and has hence witnessed Greek Weddings. This movie was a huge learning curve for Kampouris as she met the actors from the original movie, which was a sleeper hit, and interacted and bonded with them.

The film released on March 25th, 2016 to mixed reviews. She has filmed for Before I Fall in a supporting role. The film is directed by Russo Young and is scheduled to release in 2016. Kampouris was spotted by John Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. She started by acting in her school and community plays. When she first played a part in Gossip Girl, she was sure that she wanted to get into the acting business and since then there has been no looking back. She has other creative interests like poetry and photography. Elena Kampouris also enjoys playing badminton, just the way she loves travelling the world and fencing.

Ashleigh Rains English Actress

Ashleigh Rains

Ashleigh Rains is a Canadian and British actor, writer, producer. She is known for her role in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. Ashleigh graduated with a BA honors degree in Drama from Queen’s University, Canada. She also trained eight years at National Ballet School, Canada. She is married to Erik Arnesen. He is a musician and guitarist. In 2006, Ashleigh appeared in Save the Last Dance 2. This drama/romance/dance movie was directed by David Petrarca. She was a ballet dancer in this movie. In 2007, she appeared in a movie called Catacombs. It was a thriller/horror movie, and she played the role of Sofi. The movie was written and directed by David Elliot and Tomm Coker. In the same year, she did a short video called Batch 508. She portrayed the role of Jacqueline Surrey. It was written as well as directed by Matthew Parkinson. In 2008, she was cast in a TV movie called Roxy Hunter and the Myth of the Mermaid. She portrayed Annie in the movie. Eleanor Lindo directed the movie. She appeared in an episode of TV series documentary Air Emergency in 2008. She played Flight Attendant Cathy Lemoine. In 2009, she did a short movie called A Bit of Rope in which she played the role of Sophie. She was the lead along with Megan Vincent and Michael Lenic. Michael Lenic was also the writer-director of this 16-minute long video. In Murdoch Mysteries TV series, she appeared in an episode as Estelle Malling in 2010. In 2010, she was cast for one episode of Warehouse 13 TV series. She played Megan for an episode. In 2011, she appeared in three episodes of Flashpoint TV series. She played Shelley Wordsworth in the TV series. In 2011, she appeared in another TV series called Dan for Mayor for an episode as Butter Wench. In 2013, she was cast as Paulette Cooper in an episode of documentary TV series, Dangerous Persuasions. Her other works include Bitten (2014 TV series, as Christie for one episode), Designated Survivor (2016 TV series, as Mindy Hesser’s Daughter for one episode), and The Handmaid’s Tale (2017 TV series, as Wife #1 for an episode). She also did a movie called The Last Supper in 2014. It was a short film in which she played the role of Hannah. In 2015, she was cast as the Girlfriend in A Sunday Kind of Love. She was also cast in the famous 2016 movie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. She played the role of the Wedding Planner in the movie. Along with acting, Ashleigh has also produced three movies and written a script. She was the producer of II; a short film in 2012, Flung and Tomorrow’s Shadows. She was also the writer of II. Along with producing and writing the story of II, she also performed in the short film as the Bride. She was also the Production Manager of A Sunday Kind of Love and The Proposal. Ashleigh has won three awards including Best of Showcase for Tomorrow’s Shadows at the 2017 Women in Film & Television, CA. She also won the Best Original Drama Short Film and Original Dramatic Short for Tomorrow’s Shadows with Geordie Sabbagh at the WorldFest Houston 2016. She was nominated for Best Short Film II along with Kristen Somborac and Annie Bradley in 2012 Toronto Female Eye Film Festival.


Gia Carides

Gia Carides is an American as well as Australian actor. She did a lot of films and television series. She got appreciations by her roles in Primary Colors, East of Everything and Year One. Gia even performed as a guest appearance in her spouse's (Anthony La Paglia) TV program 'Without A Trace'. She has worked as an artist in the 'Young Storytellers Program'. Gia Carides is Sydney-born. Carides father was Greek, and she had an American mother. Gia Carides is sister to Zoe Carides, who is also an actress, and Danielle Carides, who is a singer as well as a lyricist. Gia's brother-in-law (Jonathan LaPaglia) is an actor, who was once a doctor. She started her acting when she was 12. She got introduced in the industry with ‘The Love Letters from Teralba Road’ which was a hit drama. The star cast of the film also includes Bryan Brown along with Kris McQuade. Carides performed as Helena Angelopoulos in the Australian TV series called Police Rescue. She was acclaimed for two of her films which include Strictly Ballroom as well as Brilliant Lies and received nominations in AFI awards for both. She has been nominated twice for her work. For Strictly Ballroom (1992) she was nominated as the best Actress in a Supporting Role and then she again got nominated for Brilliant Lies (1996) as the Best Actress in a Leading Role. She is well known as Robin Spitz and also as Nikki in the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, which is the sequel TV show My Big Fat Greek Life, as well as the sequel of the flick ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.' Gia got married to Anthony LaPaglia. They both saw each other in Sydney in the year 1992. After one year, the couple was paired together in a film. The film was ‘Paperback Romance’ also known as ‘Lucky Break.' Later on, they were blessed with a daughter (Bridget) in Jan 2003. Unlike movies, there was no happy ending of their togetherness. The two got separated after 17 years of married life. Anthony LaPaglia gave unsorted differences as the reason for their divorce. He asked for joint custody of their daughter.

Gia Carides English Actress