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We know her as one-half of the famous identical twins who gained much popularity as teens on the 1990s sitcom Sister, Sister. Tia Mowry played the character, Tia Landry, while her real-life twin sister Tamera Mowry starred as Tamera Campbell. For their roles in Sister, Sister, the Mowry twins shared the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards for Favorite Television Actress for 3 consecutive years (1995-1997).
When Sister, Sister ended in 1999, both sisters went on to voice the lead characters on the animated series Detention. Tia Mowry was also cast in several lead roles including as Dr Melanie Barnett-Davis in the BET series The Game and as Stephanie Turner-Phillips in the Nickelodeon series Instant Mom. Other notable movie credits include the 2002 comedy The Hot Chick and more recently, in the 2013 romantic comedy Baggage Claim.
In addition to acting, Tia Mowry is also a producer, singer, voice actor and author. Her more recent projects include a cooking series Tia Mowry At Home in which she shares her culinary habits as a working mom. In 2016, the Sister, Sister star played recurring roles in the crime drama series Rosewood and on the soap opera Mistresses.
Tia’s Early Life, Parents
Tia Dashon Mowry was born on July 6, 1978, in Gelnhausen, Hesse, West Germany. Her father who was in the military had been stationed in Germany when Tia and her twin were born. The family eventually moved back to the US and resided in Fort Hood, Texas.
Tia Mowry’s parents are Darlene Renée Mowry (née Flowers) and Timothy John Mowry. Her father is Caucasian of Irish descent. Her mother is African-American, originally from the Bahamas. Both parents joined the US army and attained the rank of sergeant.
The family moved to California after Tia’s father left the Army. There, he took up a job as a police officer at the City of Glendale Police Department. Tia’s mother later worked as a security guard and much later as the manager of Tia and her sister during their shortlived music career.
Tia Mowry had her high school education at Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, California. Upon graduation, she pursued a degree in Psychology at Seavers College at Pepperdine University, Malibu, California.
Theirs was a close-knit Christian family. Apart from her twin sister Tamera, Tia Mowry also has two younger brothers, Tavior and Tahj Mowry. Tahj Mowry is also an actor.
Her Twin Tamera Mowry
As we all know Tia Mowry has a twin sister Tamera Mowry who was born just 2 minutes earlier. Apart from being her twin, Tamera Mowry has been her longtime career partner. She is currently married to Fox News Correspondent Adam Housley. Together, they have two children, a son named Arden and a daughter named Ariah.
Both sisters started their journey into the entertainment world by participating in beauty and talent contests. Without achieving much success in Texas, the twins convinced their mum to move with them to Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, the twins’ career fared much better as they got cast in small TV shows and adverts. They also formed a music duo titled “Voices” and released their debut album in 1992. The album didn’t have much commercial success and remains their only album till date.
Tia and her twin got their big break in the popular 90s sitcom Sister, Sister. The series was actually created for the Mowry twins after the producer discovered them on the set of a TV show. The show ran successfully for 6 seasons between 1994 and 1999 and that was all the exposure Tia and her sister required to take off. The Mowry twins were both inducted into the Kids’ Choice Hall of Fame in 1998.
Both sisters had the lead roles in the 2005 Disney movie Twitches and also in its 2007 sequel Twitches Too. The Mowry twins also collaborated on the reality Tia & Tamera which ran for 3 seasons between 2011 and 2013. The series recorded the highest number of viewers for a series launch on Style Network. They co-authored the book “Twintuition: Double Vision” which was published in 2015.
Tia Mowry’s Husband
The Sister, Sister star currently goes by the name Tia Mowry-Hardict as she is married to Hollywood actor and producer Cory Hardrict. The couple met while co-starring in the movie Hollywood Horror. After a 6-year long relationship, they got engaged on December 25, 2006. Two years later, they tied the knot on April 20, 2008, in Santa Barbara.
This couple is one of the sterling proofs that Hollywood marriages can be feasible. To celebrate their 5th anniversary in 2013, the couple renewed their marriage vows in an intimate ceremony held in Malibu, California.
Tia Mowry had her first child, a son Cree Taylor Hardrict on June 28, 2011. Based on her pregnancy experiences, Tia Mowry published the book Oh, Baby: Pregnancy Tales and Advice from One Hot Mama to Another in 2012.
However, the Sister, Sister star found it difficult to conceive again. She spoke openly about her fertility issues and the measures she was taking to resolve them. In November 2017, to the delight of her fans, Tia Mowry announced that she was expecting another child. In January 2018, the actress revealed via social media, that she was expecting a girl.
Starting out as a child star on the 90s sitcom Sister, Sister, Tia Mowry’s career currently spans over 2 decades. In addition to her acting career, she was on the reality show Tia and Tamera on Style Network. She has equally enjoyed several endorsement deals and her 2012 book on her first pregnancy was quite successful.
In 2016, she launched a website alongside her sister Tamera for the sale of their merchandise. One thing remains certain, Tia Mowry has always had a busy career. Her current net worth is estimated at $4 million.