Early in her career, Gia Carides (born June 1964) starred as 'Helena Angelopolous' on the Australian television series Police Rescue, while also having acclaim for her films Strictly Ballroom and Brilliant Lies, receiving AFI Award nominations for each.
Works in both America and Australia, credited with a host of film and television credits including Primary Colors, Year One and East of Everything. She's also appeared in a guest spot of husband Anthony LaPaglia's television series Without A Trace.
She has volunteered as an actress with the "Young Storytellers Program". Gia is active in fundraising for building schools in Africa and Ethiopia with "Save The Children".