Tia Mowry

"Tia and Tamera Mowry redirects here, for her sister see Tamera Mowry."Infobox actor


name = Tia Mowry
birthname = Tia Dashon Mowry
birthdate = birth date and age|1978|07|06
birthplace = Gelnhausen, West Germany
othername =
occupation = actress
spouse = Cory Hardrict (April 2008- Present)
yearsactive = 1994 - present
influences =
influenced =
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Tia Dashon Mowry also known professionally as Tia Mowry Hardrict (born July 6, 1978) is an American actress. She first gained fame for her role opposite her identical twin sister Tamera Mowry in the sitcom "Sister, Sister".

Biography

Early life

Mowry was born in Gelnhausen, West Germany to Darlene Flowers, who managed her children's careers and also worked as a security guard, and Timothy Mowry, who was in the U.S. Army at the time of her birth and later became a police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department when the family moved to California. [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1355/is_13_95/ai_54724890 TIA, TAMERA And TAHJ MOWRY Keep Laughter In The Family With Hit TV Shows `Sister, Sister' And `Smart Guy' - actresses, television - Brief Article - Interview | Jet | Find Articles at BNET.com ] ] [http://www.geocities.com/tiaandtameramowryonline/pw_interview1994.html !~*Tia and Tamera Mowry*~! ] ] Her mother is African American and her father is Italian American; the two met in high school in Miami, Florida, and both joined the U.S. Army, and both would reach the rank of Sergeant before leaving the Army. [ [http://www.christianitytoday.com/tc/2005/002/14.42.html Double Devotion - Today's Christian ] ] She is the older sister of Tavior and Tahj Mowry. She is younger than her twin sister, Tamera, by two minutes. Her family is "close-knit" and "deeply religious", as the sisters became born again Christians when they were eight. [ [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1077/is_n1_v54/ai_21270369 TV's tantalizing twins: Tia and Tamara Mowry share 'Sister Sister' sitcom, schoolwork and singing - Interview | Ebony | Find Articles at BNET.com ] ] .

Career

Mowry and her sister began entering pageants and talent shows while their family was stationed in 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 other small roles.

She is best 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 show "Smart Guy". They also did voice-over work for the Kids' WB cartoon 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. [http://cwtv.com/shows/the-game/cast/tia-mowry "Shows - The Game - Cast - Tia Mowry"] ] Both she and her sister appeared in the Rob Schneider comedy film "The Hot Chick", playing cheerleaders. Mowry also did voiceovers for the "Bratz" cartoon series 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". She 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. She's had a starring role in the CW television series "The Game" as Melanie Barnett since 2006. Mowry has been nominated for a Teen Choice Award and a "NAACP Image Awards" for best actress in a comedy.

In 2007, she appeared in one episode of America's Next Top Model.

Personal life

Tia Mowry currently resides in Los Angeles with her "teacup" Chihuahua, whom she named Chico and her husband, actor Cory Hardrict, whom she married in 2008 and is best friends with up and coming actress Renee Bruce.

Awards

Image Awards:

Won

*1999- Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series- Sister, Sister (shared with Tamera Mowry)
*2000- Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series- Sister, Sister (shared with Tamera Mowry)

Nominated

*2008- Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series- The Game

Kids Choice Awards:

Won

*1995- Blimp Award- Favorite Television Actress- Sister, Sister (shared with Tamera Mowry)
*1996- Blimp Award- Favorite Television Actress- Sister, Sister (shared with Tamera Mowry)
*1997- Blimp Award- Favorite Television Actress- Sister, Sister (shared with Tamera Mowry)

Teen Choice Awards:

Nominated

*2007- Choice TV Actress: Comedy- The Game

Trivia

*Tia and her sister Tamera appeared in Harlem World's music video "I Really Like It" featuring Mase.
*Tia and Tamera were members of singing group The Voices in the early 1990s.
*She is the cousin of NFL fullback Jameel Cook.
*Their names start with "T" because their father's name is Timothy and with "D" because their mother's name is Darlene.

elected filmography

*"Hollywood Horror" as Kendra (2008) (post-production)
*"The American Standards" as Kate (2007)
*"Twitches Too" as Alexandra Fielding (2007)
*"The Game" as Melanie Barnett (2006-present)
*"Bratz" as Sasha (2005-2007) (voice)
*"Twitches" as Alexandra Fielding (2005)
*"The Hot Chick" as Venetia (2002)
*"Seventeen Again" as Sydney Donovan (2000)
*"Detention" as Lemonjella LaBelle (1999-2000) (voice)
*"Smart Guy" as Rochelle (1997)
*"Sister, Sister" as Tia Landry (1994-1999)

References

External links

*imdb name|name=Tia Mowry|id=0610298
* [http://thestarscoop.com/2007jan/tia-mowry.php Interview with TheStarScoop, January 2007]
*tvtome person|id=44867|name=Tia Mowry
* [http://cwtv.com/shows/the-game/cast/tia-mowry Tia Mowry cast bio on The CW]
* [http://www.christianitytoday.com/tc/2005/002/14.42.html "Christianity Today" interview]
* [http://www.aolcdn.com/aolr/the-game-tia-mowry-400a100906.jpgImage]


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