Nicolas Vaporidis was born in Rome to an Italian mother and a Greek father. He obtained a classical diploma in Rome in 2000, then enrolled in a communication sciences program. After graduating he moved to London, where he remained for more than a year working as a waiter and attending English classes. After London, Vaporidis returned to Italy and attended the acting school Teatro Azione, directed by Christian Del Bianco, Cristiano Censi and Isabella Del Bianco.
In 2002, Vaporidis’ first film role was in Il Ronzio Delle Mosche directed by Dario D’Ambrosi and co-starring Greta Scacchi. The following year, Enrico Oldoini gave him the title role in 13dici a Tavola. The film won the Los Angeles Italian Film Awards in 2004.
In 2006, Vaporidis starred opposite Cristiana Capotondi in the film Notte Prima Degli Esami directed by Fausto Brizzi.
In 2007 film work included “Night before the exams – Today”, in which he stars alongside Carolina Crescentini, and “Last Minute Morocco”, with Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Valerio Mastandrea and Lorenzo Balducci. In the same year he plays the lead role in the films “Cement Armato”, first work by Marco Martani and “Come tu mi vuoi”, directed by Volfango De Biasi, again with Cristiana Capotondi. In 2008 he plays the part of Massimo in the film “This Night is still ours”, directed by Paolo Genovese and Luca Miniero. In 2009 he returned to the big screen with the film “Iago”, directed by Volfango De Biasi alongside Laura Chiatti. Also in 2009 he played and produced the film by Riccardo Grandi “All the love of the world” with Ana Caterina Morariu and Sergio Rubini. In 2010 he returned to work with Fausto Brizzi in the film “Maschi contro femmine”.
In 2012 we’ll see him in Maurizio Ponzi’s “Ci vediamo a casa” with Primo Reggiani, Ambra Angiolini and Edoardo Leo. Also in 2013 he worked with Chilean director Alicia Sherson on “The future”, the first and only film based on a book by Roberto Bolaño, where he stars alongside Rutger Hauer. The film competes at the Sundance Film Festival and wins the Rotterdam festival. In 2017 he shoots “All the Money in the World”, directed by Ridley Scott, also starring Christopher Plummer (who replaced the original protagonist, Kevin Spacey), Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams.