Gia Carides

Actor, Screenwriter
Widely acknowledged as one of Australia's most accomplished young actors, Gia Carides has has a career that skyrocketed following her turn as the loud and pushy Liz in Baz Luhrmann's hit movie "Strictly Ballroom" ... Read more »
Born: 06/07/1964 in Australia

Filmography

Actor (39)

Big Little Lies 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 2016 (Movie)

Nikki (Actor)

This Isn't Funny 2015 (Movie)

Gillian Jones (Actor)

We Are Men 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Burning Man 2012 (Movie)

Carol (Actor)

White Camellias 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Year One 2009 (Movie)

Queen (Actor)

One Last Thing 2006 (Movie)

Madelene (Actor)

Stick It 2006 (Movie)

Alice Graham (Actor)

Exposed 2005 (Movie)

Jade Blake (Actor)

Without A Trace 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Big Fat Greek Life 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Jack the Dog 2002 (Movie)

Georgia (Actor)

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2002 (Movie)

Nikki (Actor)

Maze 2001 (Movie)

Julianne (Actor)

Barbara Taylor Bradford's "A Secret Affair" 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Law 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 (Movie)

Robin Swallows (Actor)

Extreme Adventures of Super Dave 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Primary Colors 1998 (Movie)

Cashmere McLeod (Actor)

The Devil's Child 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Brilliant Lies 1997 (Movie)

Susy Connor (Actor)

ER 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Last Breath 1997 (Movie)

Gale Pullman (Actor)

Paperback Romance 1997 (Movie)

Sophie (Actor)

Bad Company 1995 (Movie)

Julie Ames (Actor)

Cottonwood 1995 (Movie)

Kathy (Actor)

Strictly Ballroom 1993 (Movie)

Liz Holt (Actor)

Greenkeeping 1991 (Movie)

Gina (Actor)

The Girl Who Came Late 1991 (Movie)

Wendy (Actor)

Backlash 1987 (Movie)

Nikki Iceton (Actor)

Bliss 1986 (Movie)

Lucy Joy (Actor)

The Coca-Cola Kid 1985 (Movie)

Chambermaid (Actor)

Midnite Spares 1983 (Movie)

Ruth (Actor)

Phar Lap 1983 (Movie)

Emma (Actor)

The Love Letters From Teralba Road 1976 (Movie)

Maureen (Actor)

Letters From A Killer (TV Show)

Actor

Twin Peaks (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

Widely acknowledged as one of Australia's most accomplished young actors, Gia Carides has has a career that skyrocketed following her turn as the loud and pushy Liz in Baz Luhrmann's hit movie "Strictly Ballroom" (1992). Though blonde for "Ballroom," this attractive, smokey-voiced brunette began as an ingenue in the genre pic "Midnight Spares" (1982) and appeared in the chronicle of the champion Australian racehorse "Phar Lap" (1983), credited as Georgia Carr. She performed sex acts on her coke-dealer brother in exchange for drugs in "Bliss" (1985) and was convincing as a rookie cop in "Backlash" (1986). For the latter, she and co-star Trevor Darling turned to improvisation to fully realize their parts, contributing so much in the process that they both earned screenwriting credits.

Relationships

Danielle Carides

Sister

Zoe Carides

Sister
played Gia's sibling in "Brilliant Lies" born on February 19, 1962

Bridget LaPaglia

Daughter
born c. 2003 father, Anthony LaPaglia

Jonathan LaPaglia Actor

Brother-In-Law

Anthony LaPaglia Actor

Wife
married in 1998 LaPaglia filed for divorce.

Milestones

1998

Played Cashmere McCloud, the president's former mistress, in "Primary Colors" (directed by Mike Nichols; screenplay by Elaine May)

1996

Paired with LaPaglia again for "Brilliant Lies"

1996

Seen in Steven Feder's indie "The Cottonwood"

1995

Portrayed Vesper in TV movie "The Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer Space" on the Starz! network

1995

Appeared in "Bad Company", starring Ellen Barkin and Laurence Fishburne

1994

Acted opposite her significant other, fellow Aussie Anthony LaPaglia, in "Paperback Romance"

1992

Propelled into international acting arena by the success of "Strictly Ballroom", in which she co-starred as Liz, the loud and pushy, man-hungry blond dancer

1986

Offered a convincing turn as a rookie cop in "Backlash"

1985

Portrayed daughter Lucy, who performs sex acts on her brother in lieu of cash for drugs, in "Bliss"

1983

Billed as Georgia Carr for her turn in "Phar Lap"

1982

Played the ingenue amidst colorful characters in the Australian car movie "Midnite Spares"

1977

Appeared in 50-minute film "The Love Letters from Teralba Road"

Signed three-picture deal with Disney

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