Elena Kampouris is a Greek-American actress best known for her roles as Allison Doss in the 2014 drama Men, Women & Children, Maya Decker on NBC’s American Odyssey drama series, Paris Miller in 2016 romantic comedy My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 and Juliet Sykes in Before I Fall (2017).
She was born in New York City
Elena Kampouris was born on September 16, 1997 in New York City to fashion illustrator and designer Ivey Barry and antique wine store owner Alexander Kampouris. Her father is Greek from Kassos island, while her mother is American with French ancestry.
She has an elder brother named Emmanuel. Initially, she attended Gill St. Bernard’s School but left at the end of high school to tutor for the remainder of her studies.
Her first professional acting role came in 2012 with a small guest role on The CW’s Gossip Girl. Shortly after, she made her feature film debut in Labor Day and signed with William Morris Endeavor. Most recently, she can be seen on Broadway in Les Liaisons Dangereuses alongside Liev Schreiber and Janet McTeer.
She starred in ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’
Nia Vardalos achieved international success with her 2002 romantic comedy My Big Fat Greek Wedding, which went on to become one of the biggest box office hits worldwide. Since then she has starred in multiple films and written numerous works.
The sequel to the hit movie, Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Rita Wilson, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, Joey Fatone and Elena Kampouris star in it.
The movie follows 30-something Greek woman Toula Portokalos (Nia Vardalos), who lives with her family and works at their restaurant in Chicago. There she meets school teacher Ian Miller (John Corbett), and they quickly fall in love. But Toula finds herself torn between her family obligations and newfound passion.
She starred in ‘Men, Women & Children’
Jason Reitman’s drama, MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN, is based on Chad Kultgen’s novel and explores how social media and technology have affected teens and adults alike. The movie follows four families in suburban Texas as each faces its own struggles with technology and social media.
The film chronicles the lives of a married couple (Adam Sandler and Rosemarie DeWitt) trying to cheat, a single mother who exploits her daughter through an inappropriate website, a young anorexic girl, and a former football star addicted to deviant internet porn.
Reitman’s film adaptation of Chad Kultgen’s novel is a welcome return for him after Labor Day’s misfire. However, it also does its share of uncomfortable things about teenagers, parents, couples and society in general.
She starred in ‘The Cobbler’
Elena Kampouris began her acting career in 2012 with a role on the popular teen drama Gossip Girl. Later, she landed a role in Nickelodeon film ‘Jinxed’ and has also featured in several Hollywood movies like ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’, ‘Men, Women & Children’ and ‘The Cobbler’.
She currently stars as Chloe Sampson in the upcoming superhero drama Jupiter’s Legacy and has several television credits including ‘Before I Fall’, ‘Summer Night’ and ‘Shoplifters of the World’.
The cobbler is a timeless American dessert made with layers of pastry dough beneath and fruit on top. You can customize this classic American treat by using firmer fruits like strawberries, raspberries, apples or blackberries that will release their juices before the topping becomes too mushy. For best results when making cobbler, opt for firmer fruits that won’t break down too quickly when baked.
She starred in ‘American Odyssey’
Elena Kampouris starred in the drama TV series ‘American Odyssey’. It aired for one season between April and June 2015.
On September 16th 1997 in New York City, USA, she was born to Ivey Barry and Alexander Kampouris. Her older brother Emmanuel also joins this family.
American Odyssey follows three people – a lawyer, political activist and Army soldier – as they become embroiled in an epic conspiracy. The military, Muslim groups and corporate greed all play roles in this NBC drama that takes its title from Homer’s epic poem ‘Odyssey’.
On Tuesday, NBC officially cancelled the show after one season. Star Treat Williams and co-creator Peter Horton took to Twitter to confirm the news.