Elena Kampouris is an American actress best-known for her role in the movie ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’. She was born in New York City. She made her acting debut in the teen drama ‘Gossip Girl’, in a guest role. Her first important role was in the American comedy-drama film ‘Men, Women and Children’. She also had an important role in the romantic comedy film ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’. She also played the lead role in the drama series ‘Sacred Lies’. The show received mostly favorable reviews from critics and audience. She has also starred in the Broadway production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
Elena Kampouris began her acting career with a minor guest role in an episode of the teen drama series ‘Gossip Girls’. Her next work was a supporting role in the fantasy television film ‘Jinxed’. The film premiered on the TV network Nickelodeon. It received mixed to positive reviews. She also appeared in her first feature film the same year. The film ‘Labor Day’, was directed by Jason Reitman. It received mostly mixed reviews. It wasn’t very successful at the box office, earning just $ 20 million on a budget of $ 18 million.
In 2014, she earned some popularity after she had a supporting role in the comedy-drama film ‘Men, Women and Children’, which was also directed by Jason Reitman. The film received mixed reviews from critics. Same year, she appeared in another film ‘The Cobbler’, in a supporting role. The film was a huge failure commercially, and earned only $ 1.2 million on a budget of $ 10 million. It received negative reviews from critics.
In 2015, she appeared in the thriller TV series ‘American Odyssey’ in the role of Maya Decker. The series aired for only one season between April and June. Reviews were mostly positive.
In 2016, she played Paris Miller, one of the main roles in the romantic comedy film ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’. Directed by Kirk Jones, the film is a sequel to the 2002 film ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’. The film was a commercial success, earning $ 90 million on a budget of $ 18 million. The same year, Kampouris also made her Broadway debut in a production of ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’.
In 2017, she had a supporting role in the teen drama film ‘Before I Fall’. It was directed by Ry Russo-Young. The film did quite well commercially, earning over $ 18.9 million on a budget of $ 5 million. The next year, she played the lead role in the drama web series ‘Sacred Lies’. It received positive reviews. She next played a supporting role in the romantic comedy film ‘Summer Night’. The film was directed by Joseph Cross.
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Family & Personal Life
Elena Kampouris was born in New York City in the US on 16th September 1997. Her mother is Ivey Barry, a fashion illustrator and designer, and her father is Alexander Kampouris, owner of a boutique wine store in Basking Ridge, in New Jersey. She has one older brother as well, named Emmanuel. She studied at Gill St. Bernard’s School. She is currently known to be single.