Tia Carrere Bio, Age, Sister, Husband, Daughter, Movies and TV Shows

Tia Carrere Biography

Tia Carrere (Althea Rae Janairo) is an American actress and musician who obtained her first big break as a regular on the daytime soap opera General Hospital.

She acted as co-host for the pre-Grammy Awards telecast online event alongside Wayne Brady in 2009. She also won a Grammy Award in 2009 for her third album ‘Ikena. The album was also produced by Ho and was a finalist in 2010 for He Nani.

Tia won another Grammy Award (Best Hawaiian Music Album) for her album Huana Ke Aloha in 2011.

How Old Is Tia Carrere?

Althea Rae Janairo was born on 2 January 1967, in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. She is 52 years old as of 2019.

Tia Carrere Family

She was born to Audrey Duhinio Janairo, a computer supervisor, and Alexander Janairo, a banker.

Tia Carrere Sister

She has a sister, Saundra Janairo.

Tia Carrere Husband

In 1992, She married film producer Elie Samaha, the couple later divorced in February 2000. Carrere married photojournalist Simon Wakelin on November 30, 2002, and they together have a daughter, Bianca Wakelin. She then filed for divorce in person at Los Angeles County Superior Court on April 2, 2010. According to the court documents, Carrere cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the divorce and also asked for sole physical custody of their daughter. The divorce was finalized in August 2010 and the two reportedly shared custody of their daughter.

Actress Tia Carrere

She attended Sacred Hearts Academy which is an all-girls school. As a child, she longed to be a singer. At the age of 17, though she was eliminated during the first round of her 1985 Star Search, Tia was spotted by a local producer while shopping at a Waikiki grocery store and was also cast in the movie Aloha Summer, which he then produced and had a cameo.

Following her success, Tia returned to Los Angeles, and after working several months as a model,she landed her first role in the American television series Airwolf in early 1985. She made her first major breakthrough in the daytime soap opera General Hospital. From 1985 to 1987, she played the role of Jade Soong Chung. She then made a guest appearance on Tour of Duty and The A-Team, which was then supposed to lead to her joining the cast; her General Hospital obligations, however, prevented her from joining the team and her character dropped after one episode.

Tia Carrere Relic Hunter

Tia starred as archeology professor Sydney Fox in Relic Hunter from 1999 to 2002. It is a syndicated action-adventure series strongly reminiscent of the Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider films and video games. The series lasted for a total of three contracted television seasons.

Tia Carrere True Lies

Tia plays Juno Skinner in the American action comedy film True Lies. She stars alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Art Malik, Bill Paxton, Eliza Dushku, Grant Heslov, and Charlton Heston.

Tia Carrere Wayne’s World

Tia was cast as Cassandra, a rock singer and love interest of Mike Myers’s character, Wayne Campbell, in Wayne’s World (1992). She reprised the role the next year in Wayne’s World 2. Being a trained singer, she performed all of her own songs in the first film, and the Wayne’s World soundtrack features her vocals. Tia turned down a role in Baywatch to audition for Wayne’s World. People named her to its annual “50 most beautiful people” list in 1992.

Tia Carrere Lilo and Stitch

Carrere provided the voice of Lilo’s sister Nani in the animated film Lilo & Stitch (2002) and its spinoffs.

Tia Carrere Blue Bloods

Tia plays Chao Lin in the American police procedural fictional drama series Blue Bloods. Chao is the main villainess from “The Enemy of My Enemy,” episode 8.03. She is also a notorious human trafficker who had been selling girls as young as the age of 13 as sex slaves.

Tia Carrere Music

  • Dream (1993)
  • Hawaiiana (2007)
  • ‘Ikena (with Daniel Ho, 2008)
  • He Nani (with Daniel Ho, 2009)
  • Huana Ke Aloha (2010)

Tia Carrere Net Worth

The American actress has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

Tia Carrere Nationality

The General Hospital is American by birth.

Tia Carrere Height

She stands at a height of 1.73 m.

Tia Carrere Measurements

  • Hip Size 34 in
  • Neck Size 9.2
  • Shoe Size 10
  • Weight in KG 59 kg

Tia Carrere Ethnicity

According to her, she is of Chinese, Filipino, and Spanish ancestry.