Mowry in March 2017
|Alma mater||Pepperdine University|
|Relatives|| Tamera Mowry-Housley (twin sister)|
Tahj Mowry (brother)
Tia Dashon Mowry-Hardrict(née Mowry; born July 6, 1978) is an American actress. She first gained recognition for her starring role as Tia Landry in the sitcom Sister, Sister (1994–1999), opposite her identical twin sister Tamera Mowry. The sisters then starred together in the Disney Channel Original Movie Twitches (2005) and its sequel, Twitches Too (2007). They were also featured in the reality series Tia & Tamera (2011–2013).
Mowry voiced Sasha in the animated series Bratz (2005–2006). She starred as Melanie Barnett in the comedy-drama series The Game (2006–2015), Stephanie Phillips in the sitcom Instant Mom (2013–2015), and Cocoa McKellan in the sitcom Family Reunion (2019–present).
Mowry had starring roles in the fantasy comedy film Seventeen Again (2000), the teen comedy film The Hot Chick (2002), the musical comedy film The Mistle-Tones (2012), the romantic comedy film Baggage Claim (2013), and the drama film Indivisible (2018).
Mowry and her sister, Tamera, formed a singing group in the early 1990s called Voices. The group debuted their first single, "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!", in 1992 and it charted at No. 72 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Mowry was born in Gelnhausen in West Germany. Her mother, Darlene Renée Mowry (née Flowers), managed her children's careers when they were in the group Voices, and also worked as a security guard. Her father, Timothy John Mowry, was in the U.S. Army at the time of her birth, and later became a custody officer/jailer with the City of Glendale Police Department, when the family moved to California.
Her father is of English and Irish ancestry, and her mother is of Afro-Bahamian descent.Her parents met in high school, in Miami, Florida. Both joined the U.S. Army, and both would eventually reach the rank of Sergeant. Her family is "close-knit" and "very spiritual", as the sisters became born-again Christians when they were eight.
Tia is two minutes younger than her twin sister, Tamera. [ citation needed ] She also has two younger brothers, actor Tahj Mowry and Tavior Mowry, who played college football for University of California, Davis.Tamera was born first, at 4:30pm, followed by Tia at 4:32pm.
Mowry and her sister began entering pageants and talent shows while their family was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. At age 12, they convinced their mother to move to California with them so they could pursue acting. She agreed, on the condition that they land an acting job within the first month of their stay. In 1990, their family moved to California permanently, settling in Los Angeles, and she and her sister began appearing in commercials and small roles.
She is well known for playing Tia Landry, a twin separated at birth and reunited with her sister as a teenager in the show Sister, Sister . The series was developed for them after a producer spotted them on the set of Full House , a show on which their brother made regular appearances. Sister, Sister was initially on ABC but was cancelled by the network after two years and picked up by The WB, where it ran for another four years. During its run, they appeared on an episode of their brother Tahj Mowry's sitcom Smart Guy , and did voice-over work for the Kids' WB series Detention .
After the show ended, both Mowry and her sister studied psychology at Pepperdine University. She also went to Europe to study humanities and Italian for a period.Both she and her sister appeared in the Rob Schneider comedy film The Hot Chick , playing cheerleaders. Mowry also did voice-overs for the 4KidsTV cartoon Bratz as the voice of Sasha. In 2005, Mowry and her sister both starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Twitches and reprised their roles in its sequel, Twitches Too and before co-starred in the 2000 movie Seventeen Again . Tia also appeared on an episode of her sister's television show, Strong Medicine , in January 2006, playing the role of Keisha, the twin sister of Tamera Mowry's character, Dr. Kayla Thornton. Mowry has a starring role in the BET television series The Game as Melanie Barnett. Mowry has been nominated for a Teen Choice Award and a NAACP Image Awards for best actress in a comedy.
In the Blue's Clues episode "Blue's Birthday", Mowry and her sister make a cameo appearance as two of the celebrities wishing Blue a happy birthday. Their only line is said in unison: "Happy Birthday, Blue!" Beginning in July 2011, the Style Network began airing Tia & Tamera , a reality show which follows the day-to-day lives of the twins; Tia being pregnant and Tamera planning her wedding. Mowry and her sister are both singers. They have showcased their vocal abilities on episodes of Sister Sister, including covers of "You Can't Hurry Love", "Amazing Grace" and "I'm Going Down", which Tamera performed. They also sang the theme song during season five and six.
In May 2012, Mowry published her first book, Oh, Baby: Pregnancy Tales and Advice from One Hot Mama to Another, about her pregnancy and being a working mother.In May 2012, Mowry revealed on Twitter that she would not be returning to The Game , for a sixth season. From 2013 to 2015 she starred in the NickMom/Nick at Nite series Instant Mom .
From 2015 to 2017, Mowry starred in her Cooking Channel series Tia Mowry at Home,where she made everything from macaroni and cheese, cake, pie, curry chicken, collard greens, shakshuka, potato, galette and various types of cocktails. Some of her guest stars included her The Game co-stars Pooch Hall, Hosea Sanchez, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Brittany Daniel, Lilly Singh from YouTube and Kelly Rowland from Destiny's Child.
In 2016, Mowry started a podcast on PodcastOne called Mostly Mom with Tia Mowry.On April 29, 2016, she appeared with her twin sister on the daytime talk show The Real , where she promoted her new book Twintution. Since 2019, she had played the starring role of Cocoa McKellan in the Netflix comedy series Family Reunion .
Mowry met actor Cory Hardrict on the set of their film, Hollywood Horror.They dated for six years, then became engaged on Christmas Day, 2006, and married in California on April 20, 2008. On January 11, 2011, People announced that Mowry and Hardrict were expecting their first child; Mowry made the announcement herself on 106 & Park . The pregnancy was documented on the show Tia & Tamera featuring her sister, Tamera Mowry, on the Style Network. She gave birth to a son on June 28, 2011. On November 8, 2017, Mowry announced that she was pregnant with her second child, a girl. Their daughter was born on May 5, 2018.
Mowry is the head coach of the Entertainment Basketball League celebrity team. She coaches the Atlanta team, whose players include her husband, Cory Hardrict, and ex co-star, Pooch Hall.She recently coached at the "Battle of the Sexes" game in Chicago against the Sky of the WNBA.
|2002||The Hot Chick||Venetia|
|2004||Bratz: Starrin' & Stylin'||Sasha (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2006||Bratz: Genie Magic||Sasha (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2008||The American Standards||Kate|
|2013||Bratz Go to Paris: The Movie||Sasha (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|1991||Dangerous Women||Judith Ann Webb||Unknown episodes|
|1992||True Colors||Rene||Episode: "In a Flash"|
|1992||Full House||Denise||Episode: "The Devil Made Me Do It"|
|1994–1999||Sister, Sister||Tia Landry||119 episodes|
|1995||Are You Afraid of the Dark?||Janice Robinson||Episode: "The Tale of the Chameleons"|
|1995||The Adventures of Hyperman||The Bad Emma (voice)||Episode: "The Good, the Bad and the Emmas"|
|1997||Smart Guy||Rachelle||Episode: "Brother, Brother"|
|1999–2000||Detention||Lemonjella LaBelle (voice)||13 episodes|
|2000||Seventeen Again||Sydney Donovan||Television film|
|2001–2005||Express Yourself||Herself||Interstitial series|
|2005–2006||Bratz||Sasha (voice)||17 episodes|
|2005||Twitches||Alex Fielding / Artemis DuBaer||Television film|
|2005||Love, Inc.||Kim||2 episodes|
|2006||Strong Medicine||Keisha||Episode: "My Sister, My Doctor, Myself"|
|2006–2007||Girlfriends||Melanie Barnett||2 episodes|
|2006–2012, 2015||The Game||Dr. Melanie Barnett-Davis||97 episodes|
|2007||Twitches Too||Alex Fielding / Artemis DuBaer||Television film|
|2010||Double Wedding||Deanna Warren||Television film|
|2011–2013||Tia & Tamera||Herself||40 episodes|
|2012||The Mistle-Tones||Holly||Television film|
|2013–2015||Instant Mom||Stephanie Phillips||65 episodes|
|2015–2016||Fresh Beat Band of Spies||Sindy Sauernotes (voice)||19 episodes|
|2015–2017||Tia Mowry at Home||Herself / Host||28 episodes|
|2016||Man with a Plan||Brenda||Episode: "Un-Dressed"|
|2017||Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn||Ericka Knightly||2 episodes|
|2017–2018||Me, Myself, & I||Wendy||4 episodes|
|2018||My Christmas Inn||Jen Taylor||Television film|
|2018||A Gingerbread Romance||Taylor Scott||Television film|
|2019||Prince of Peoria||Meghan||Episode: "Game Night"|
|2019–present||Family Reunion||Cocoa McKellan||20 episodes|
|2019||A Black Lady Sketch Show||Imani||Episode: "Where Are My Background Singers"|
|2019||A Very Vintage Christmas||Dodie Brite||Television film|
|2015||Sway's Universe: Sway In the Morning||Herself||"Our Sister, Sister Tia Mowry Goes From The Game to Reality T.V. + New Chef Speaks On Keke Issue"|
|2019||The Breakfast Club||Herself||"Tia Mowry On Growing Up A Twin, Non-Traditional Parenting, New Series Family Reunion + More"|
|Acapulco Black Film Festival||2014||Best Ensemble Cast||Baggage Claim||Nominated|
|NAACP Image Awards||1996||Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress (shared with Tamera Mowry)||Sister, Sister||Nominated|
|1999||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (shared with Tamera Mowry)||Sister, Sister||Won|
|2000||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (shared with Tamera Mowry)||Sister, Sister||Won|
|2008||Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series||The Game||Nominated|
|2009||Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series||The Game||Nominated|
|2011||Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special||Double Wedding||Nominated|
|2012||Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series||The Game||Nominated|
|NAMIC Vision Awards||2014||Best Performance – Comedy||Instant Mom||Nominated|
|2015||Best Performance – Comedy||Instant Mom||Nominated|
|Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards||1995||Favorite Television Actress (shared with Tamera Mowry)||Sister, Sister||Won|
|1996||Favorite Television Actress (shared with Tamera Mowry)||Sister, Sister||Won|
|1997||Favorite Television Actress (shared with Tamera Mowry)||Sister, Sister||Won|
|1998||Favorite Television Actress (shared with Tamera Mowry)||Sister, Sister||Nominated|
|People's Choice Awards||2012||Favorite Television Celebrity Star (shared with Tamera Mowry)||N/A||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||2007||Choice TV Actress – Comedy||The Game||Nominated|
|2012||Choice TV Reality/Variety Star – Female (shared with Tamera Mowry)||N/A||Nominated|
|2013||Choice TV Reality/Variety Star – Female (shared with Tamera Mowry)||N/A||Nominated|
|Young Artist Awards||1995||Best Youth Comedienne in a Television Sho w (shared with Tamera Mowry)||Sister, Sister||Nominated|
|1996||Best Performance by a Young Actress – TV Comedy Series (shared with Tamera Mowry)||Sister, Sister||Nominated|
|1997||Best Performance in a TV Comedy – Leading Young Actress (shared with Tamera Mowry)||Sister, Sister||Nominated|
|2001||Best Performance in a TV Movie (Comedy) – Leading Young Actress (shared with Tamera Mowry)||Seventeen Again||Nominated|
Merlin Santana was an American actor and rapper. Santana was best known for his roles as Rudy Huxtable's boyfriend Stanley on The Cosby Show, Marcus Dixon on Getting By, Marcus Henry in Under One Roof and as high school student Romeo Santana on The WB sitcom The Steve Harvey Show.
Tahj Dayton Mowry is an American actor and singer. He is the younger brother of identical twins Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry and is known for his role on the show Smart Guy as the main character TJ on The WB, though the show gained later recognition on Disney Channel. Mowry was later cast as the voice of ten-year-old super genius Wade Load on Kim Possible as a nod to this role. He is also known for his role on Full House playing Michelle's best friend Teddy. Mowry also played Tucker Dobbs on Freeform's comedy show Baby Daddy.
Doublemint is a variety of chewing gum made by the Wrigley Company; according to early advertisements, it is "double strength" peppermint flavored. It was launched in the United States in 1914, and has had variable market share since then.
Tia and Tamara Mowry may refer to:
Jacqueline Yvonne Harry is an American actress, singer, comedian, director, and television personality. She is best known for her roles as Sandra Clark, the sexy nemesis of Mary Jenkins, on the NBC TV series 227 (1985–90), and as Lisa Landry on the ABC/The WB sitcom Sister, Sister (1994–99). She is noted for being the first and only African-American to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Marques Barrett Houston is an American R&B singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. A member of the R&B group Immature/IMx from 1990 until 2001, Houston went solo in 2003. As an actor, he is best known for his role as Roger Evans in the television comedy Sister, Sister.
Sister, Sister is an American television sitcom starring identical twins Tia and Tamera Mowry. It premiered on April 1, 1994, and concluded on May 23, 1999 after six seasons. The premise was that Tia Landry and Tamera Campbell were separated at birth and one was adopted by a single mother while the other was adopted by a couple, although the mother died several years afterward; 14 years later the two accidentally found each other and reunited.
Tamera Darvette Mowry-Housley is an American actress and television personality. She first gained fame for her teen role as Tamera Campbell on the ABC/WB sitcom Sister, Sister. She has also starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Twitches and its sequel, Twitches Too, and she played Dr. Kayla Thornton on the medical drama Strong Medicine.
Twitches is a 2005 Disney Channel Original Movie, based on the popular Twitches book series published by Scholastic Press. Produced by Broomsticks Productions Limited, the film stars Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry as Alexandra Fielding and Camryn Barnes, respectively. A sequel, Twitches Too, aired on October 12, 2007, as a part of Disney Channel's Hauntober Fest.
Sheryl Lee Ralph is an American actress, singer, author, and activist. She made her screen debut in the 1977 comedy film A Piece of the Action, before landing her breakthrough role as Deena Jones in the Broadway musical Dreamgirls (1981), for which she received Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical.
The Game is an American comedy-drama television series created by Mara Brock Akil. Premiering on October 1, 2006, the series debuted as the only new comedy series chosen for The CW's primetime schedule. Along with Runaway, it was one of only two series on the new network not to be inherited from either of its predecessor networks, The WB and UPN, during the network's first season. The series is a spin-off of the long-running UPN/CW sitcom Girlfriends.
Kristen Wilson is an American actress.
Seventeen Again is an American fantasy–comedy film. It first aired on Showtime on November 12, 2000, and was released on DVD on April 9, 2002. The film was also included as a bonus feature on the Sister, SisterComplete Collection box set released in March 2016. Directed by Jeffrey W. Byrd, it stars Tia Mowry & Tamera Mowry, and their younger brother Tahj Mowry.
Marion "Pooch" Hall, Jr. is an American television and film actor, rapper, and model known for his role as Derwin Davis, the football player on The CW/BET sitcom The Game, and as Ricky in the 2011 film Jumping the Broom. He also played the character of Daryll Donovan in the Showtime drama Ray Donovan.
Cory Hardrict is an American actor. He has appeared in film and television since the late 1990s. He was an executive producer for the 2012 film The Watch.
Melanie Barnett-Davis is a fictional character, portrayed by actress Tia Mowry, who appears in the American sitcom The Game, which aired on the CW Television Network and BET from 2006 to 2015. Introduced in a backdoor pilot on the sitcom Girlfriends as Joan Clayton's cousin, Melanie chooses to support her boyfriend Derwin Davis' career with the San Diego Sabres, a fictional National Football League (NFL) team, rather than attend medical school at Johns Hopkins University. The series focuses primarily on Melanie and Derwin's complicated relationship, with her fears of his infidelity at the center of many of the episodes' storylines. Mowry left the series in 2012 upon learning that her role would be reduced as a result of co-star Pooch Hall's decision to reduce his role on The Game to appear in the crime drama series Ray Donovan. Both actors reprised their roles in the series finale, in which Melanie gives birth to twins.
Tia & Tamera is an American reality television series on that aired on the Style Network from August 8, 2011, until September 22, 2013. Originally titled Tia & Tamera Take 2, the series started off as a television special that aired on July 17, 2010. It was announced in February 2011 that the special was picked to series. Later, the series was changed to its current title and debuted on August 8, 2011, on the now defunct Style Network. In September 2011, Style Network renewed the show for a second season, which later premiered on June 11, 2012. Season 3 was announced on February 12, 2013, with it premiering on July 14, 2013. The third season concluded September 22, 2013, and was the last program to air on Style, which re-branded as Esquire Network the next day. Tia & Tamera began airing on E! starting October 15, 2013, along with former Style Network series Giuliana and Bill.
Instant Mom is an American sitcom developed by Howard Michael Gould and starring Tia Mowry-Hardrict as a stepmother of three children alongside her husband. It aired on Nick at Nite and TV Land from September 29, 2013 to December 19, 2015. The series produced the block's best debut ratings in the channel's history. On November 22, 2013, the series was renewed for a second season of 20 episodes. The series was renewed for third season on September 9, 2014. Nickelodeon announced on October 21, 2015 that Instant Mom would not extend beyond its third season and would end its run with the 65 episodes produced.
"Tia Tamera" is a song by American singer and rapper Doja Cat featuring guest vocals from American rapper Rico Nasty. It was written and produced by Doja Cat, with production handled by Doja and Kurtis McKenzie, with additional songwriting by David Sprecher, Lydia Asrat, McKenzie, and Maria-Cecilia Simone Kelly. It was released on January 31, 2019 by Kemosabe Records and RCA Records as the second single to the deluxe edition of her debut album Amala.