Elena Kampouris

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Elena Kampouris
Born (1997-09-16) September 16, 1997 (age 20)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Residence Bridgewater Township, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2012–present

Elena Kampouris (born September 16, 1997)[1] is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Allison Doss in the 2014 drama Men, Women & Children, Maya Decker in the NBC drama series American Odyssey, Paris Miller in the 2016 romantic comedy My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, and Juliet Sykes in the 2017 drama Before I Fall. In 2016, Kampouris made her Broadway debut in Les Liaisons Dangereuses as Cécile Volanges.

Early life[edit]

Kampouris was born in New York City, New York, the daughter of Ivey Barry,[2] a fashion illustrator and designer, and Alexander Kampouris, who owns a boutique wine store in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.[3] Her father is Greek, from the island of Kassos, and her mother is American, of English and French descent.[4][5][6][7] Kampouris has one older brother, Emmanuel. She grew up in Bridgewater Township, New Jersey and attended Gill St. Bernard's School, though she left school and was tutored for her final years of high school.[6][8]

Career[edit]

In 2012, Kampouris made her acting debut with a small guest role as a Constance Girl in one episode of The CW teen drama series Gossip Girl.[6][7][9] She followed this with the Nickelodeon television comedy film Jinxed (2013), in which she played Ivy Murray.[6][10] That same year, Kampouris made her film debut in the drama Labor Day, playing a young Rachel McCann, with Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin.[4][5] In December 2013, she signed with the William Morris Endeavor talent agency.[9]

In 2014, Kampouris played Allison Doss in the comedy-drama film Men, Women & Children.[5][11] Later, she portrayed Alexia in the comedy-drama film The Cobbler, alongside Adam Sandler and Dustin Hoffman.[12]

In 2015, she starred in the NBC thriller series American Odyssey as Maya Decker, the daughter of Peter Facinelli's character.[4][7][13] The series was cancelled after one season.[14] Kampouris had a supporting role in the romantic comedy film My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, playing the daughter of Nia Vardalos and John Corbett's characters.[4][15]

In 2016, she made her Broadway debut in a production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, also starring Liev Schreiber and Janet McTeer. Kampouris played the supporting role of Cécile Volanges, a wealthy and naive teenager. The following year, she had a supporting role as Juliet Sykes in the drama film Before I Fall, alongside Zoey Deutch and Logan Miller.[16]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
2013 Labor Day Young Rachel McCann
2014 Men, Women & Children Allison Doss
2014 The Cobbler Alexia
2016 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Paris Miller
2017 Before I Fall Juliet Sykes

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Gossip Girl Constance Girl #2 Episode: "It Girl, Interrupted"
2013 Jinxed Ivy Murray TV film
2015 American Odyssey Maya Decker 9 episodes
2018 Sacred Lies Minnow Bly Series regular

Stage[edit]

Year Production Role Location Notes
2016 Les Liaisons Dangereuses Cécile Volanges Booth Theatre Broadway

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Performer: Elena Kampouris". Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved October 2, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Obituary: Donald Barry". Wilson Funeral Home. Retrieved October 2, 2017. 
  3. ^ Nordstrom, Leigh (March 24, 2016). "Growing Up Greek: Elena Kampouris Stars in 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2'". Women's Wear Daily. 
  4. ^ a b c d Sneider, Jeff (May 14, 2015). "'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' Adds 'American Odyssey' Star Elena Kampouris (Exclusive)". TheWrap. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c Mandell, Andrea (September 11, 2014). "Toronto Spotlight: Meet Elena Kampouris". USA Today. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c d Acosta, Laura. "On The Cusp: Elena Kampouris, Actor". NeimanMarcus.com. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b c "Elena Kampouris as Maya Decker". NBC. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  8. ^ La Gorce, Tammy. "Greek Actress Elena Kampouris is True to Her Roots; The star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 and Bridgewater native talks about her Greek upbringing and spending weekends at the mall.", New Jersey Monthly, August 25, 2016. Accessed December 10, 2017. "Working alongside Nia Vardalos and John Corbett in the film My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 has been the biggest thrill in the seven-year acting career of Bridgewater Township’s Elena Kampouris....Kampouris recently attended her senior prom at Gill St. Bernard’s School in Gladstone even though she didn’t graduate with the class of 2016—she has had a private tutor since last year—and she still finds time to hang out at the Bridgewater Mall."
  9. ^ a b Ford, Rebecca (December 17, 2013). "'Labor Day' Actress Signs With WME (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  10. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 30, 2013). "Original Movie 'Jinxed' to Premiere Friday, November 29 on Nickelodeon". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  11. ^ Billington, Alex (December 16, 2013). "Jason Reitman's Next Film 'Men, Women & Children' Begins Shooting". FirstShowing.net. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  12. ^ Collinson, Gary (February 19, 2015). "New trailer for The Cobbler starring Adam Sandler". FlickeringMyth.com. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  13. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 4, 2014). "Carlos Valdes Cast In CW's 'The Flash', Elena Kampouris In NBC's 'Odyssey'". Deadline.com. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  14. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 30, 2015). "'American Odyssey' Cancelled By NBC After One Season". Deadline.com. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  15. ^ McNary, Dave (May 21, 2015). "'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' Set for March 25 Against 'Batman v Superman'". Variety. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  16. ^ Sneider, Jeff (October 27, 2015). "Halston Sage, Logan Miller, Kian Lawley Join Zoey Deutch in 'Before I Fall'". TheWrap. Retrieved January 7, 2016. 
  • "Performer: Elena Kampouris". Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  • Nordstrom, Leigh (March 24, 2016). "Growing Up Greek: Elena Kampouris Stars in 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2'". Women's Wear Daily.
  • Sneider, Jeff (May 14, 2015). "'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' Adds 'American Odyssey' Star Elena Kampouris (Exclusive)". TheWrap. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  • Mandell, Andrea (September 11, 2014). "Toronto Spotlight: Meet Elena Kampouris". USA Today. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  • Acosta, Laura. "On The Cusp: Elena Kampouris, Actor". NeimanMarcus.com. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  • "Elena Kampouris as Maya Decker". NBC. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  • La Gorce, Tammy (August 25, 2016). "Greek Actress Elena Kampouris is True to Her Roots". New Jersey Monthly. Retrieved November 8, 2016.

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