'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' Star Adopts a Child

Another child needing parents has been adopted by a Hollywood star.

Nia Vardalos, the star of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," and her husband, actor Ian Gomez, have adopted a little girl, report celebrity news sources.

It's the first child for the couple. The toddler is less than 5 years old and was adopted several months ago. Her name has not been released.

"They are going public now to bring attention to National Adoption Month and the 500,000 children in foster care," says Vardalos's rep in a statement. "Of these children, 129,000 are 'legally free' for adoption and waiting for a family."

The couple wanted to bring the site AdoptUsKids.org to the attention of the public.

Gomez, 43, is a character actor who had a recurring role on "The Drew Carey Show" and has appeared in guest roles for various shows including "Heroes" and "Reaper."

Vardalos, 46, will appear in the upcoming "My Life in Ruins" and "I Hate Valentine's Day," which she wrote and directed.

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