Born In: Gelnhausen, Germany
Tia Mowry Hardrict is an American actress and model who is well-known for her inherent acting skills and poignant performances. She first gained limelight for her teen role as Tia Landry in the ABC/WB sitcom ‘Sister, Sister’ and since then there has been no looking back for this skilled actress. She has given one memorable performance after the other, starting with the 2006 comedy-drama ‘The Game’ wherein she portrayed the role of Melanie Barnett. Her other important appearances were on the reality show ‘Tia & Tamera’ on Style Network, Nickelodeon's Nick at Nite and TV Land comedy sitcom ‘Instant Mom.’ Television apart, she has also done a couple of films. Having established her career as an actor, Tia has now widened her artistic horizons and is aiming for a career in singing as well. And this is not just all—Tia is a very well-known basketball player as well. She is the head coach of the Entertainment Basketball League celebrity team and even coaches the Atlanta team.
Also Known As: Tia Dashon Mowry, Tia Dashon Mowry-Hardrict
Spouse/Ex-: Cory Hardrict (m. 2008)
father: Timothy John Mowry
mother: Darlene Renée Mowry
children: Cree Taylor Hardrict
Born Country: Germany
Ancestry: Bahamian American, British American, Irish American
education: Pepperdine University
Tia Mowry was born on July 6, 1978, in Gelnhausen, West Germany, to Darlene Renée Mowry (née Flowers) and Timothy John Mowry. Tia has mixed ancestry, her father being of English and mother of Afro-Bahamian descent. She has three siblings, a twin sister Tamera and two younger brothers Tahj and Tavior.
Tia Mowry began her career at an early age. Along with her twin sister, Tamera, she entered pageants and talent shows while they were kids. At twelve, convinced with the idea of pursuing acting as a career, the sisters persuaded their family to move to California.
Tia climbed up the ladder of success speedily and bagged herself a prominent role in the television series, ‘Sister, Sister’ which also starred Tamera. In it, she played the role of a twin separated at birth and reunited with her sister as a teenager. Interestingly, the series was developed for Tia and Tamera after a producer spotted them on the sets of ‘Full House.’ The show ran on ABC network for 2 years after which it was taken up by WB where it ran for another 4 years.
While working on ‘Sister, Sister’, Tia Mowry guest-appeared on several shows, including ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ and her brother’s show ‘Smart Guy.’ She even did a voice role for ‘The Adventures of Hyperman’ and Kid’s WB cartoon series ‘Detention.’
In 2011, impressed by the raving success of the twin sisters and their immense fan following, the Style Network began airing ‘Tia & Tamera’, a reality show which followed the day-to-day lives of the twins. The show ran for 2 years.
In 2012, she starred as Holly in the TV film, ‘The Mistle-Tones.’ The same year, she also came up with her first book, ‘Oh, Baby: Pregnancy Tales and Advice from One Hot Mama to Another’, about her pregnancy and being a working mother. The following year, she featured in the Nick at Nite comedy series ‘Instant Mom’ alongside Michael Boatman and Sheryl Lee Ralph.
The most celebrated work of Tia Mowry came in 1994, when she bagged a prominent role in the television series, ‘Sister, Sister.’ Portraying the role of a twin separated at birth and reunited with her sister as a teenager, Tia ruled the screen with her brilliance and artistic talent. The show continued for 6 years and was a super hit of its time.
Tia Mowry’s next big breakthrough came in 2006, when she bagged a starring role in the BET television series ‘The Game’ as Melanie Barnett. The show was a major hit and bagged several awards and nominations.
Tia Mowry dated actor Cory Hardrict for 6 years before getting engaged on Christmas 2006. The duo married on April 20, 2008, in California. On June 28, 2011, the couple welcomed their first child Cree Taylor Hardrict. Her entire pregnancy was documented on the show, ‘Tia & Tamera.’ The couple welcomed a daughter named Cairo in May 2018. The couple announced their separation in October 2022.
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