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‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ 15th Anniversary: Anatomy of the Sleeper Hit

TheWrap Logo By Meriah Doty of TheWrap | Slide 1 of 11: <p>Screenwriter-actress Nia Vardolous initially wrote "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" thinking a few people who identified with her might appreciate it. But the indie movie, starring John Corbett -- then the hunky Aidan Shaw on HBO's "Sex and the City" -- went on to become the sleeper hit of the summer in 2002 and remains the highest-grossing romantic comedy until this day. Take a look back at the origins of the hit film, about a Greek woman whose family struggles to accept the non-Greek man with whom she has fallen in love:</p>

Screenwriter-actress Nia Vardolous initially wrote "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" thinking a few people who identified with her might appreciate it. But the indie movie, starring John Corbett -- then the hunky Aidan Shaw on HBO's "Sex and the City" -- went on to become the sleeper hit of the summer in 2002 and remains the highest-grossing romantic comedy until this day. Take a look back at the origins of the hit film, about a Greek woman whose family struggles to accept the non-Greek man with whom she has fallen in love:

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