We know them as half of the famous identical twins who gained a lot of popularity as teenagers in the 1990s in the sitcom Sister, Sister, Sister. Tia Mowry played the character, Tia Landry, while her twin sister Tamera Mowry appeared in real life as Tamera Campbell. For their roles in Sister, Sister, the Mowry twins shared the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards as favorite TV actress for three consecutive years (1995-1997).
When Sister, Sister ended in 1999, both sisters took the lead roles in the animated series Detention. Tia Mowry has also been cast in several leading roles, including Dr. Melanie Barnett-Davis in the BET series The Game and Stephanie Turner-Phillips in the Nickelodeon series Instant Mom. Other notable films include the comedy The Hot Chick from 2002 and more recently the romantic comedy Baggage Claim from 2013.
In addition to acting, Tia Mowry also works as a producer, singer, voice actress and author. Her more recent projects include the cooking series Tia Mowry At Home, in which she shares her culinary habits as a working mother. In 2016, Sister, Sister Star played recurring roles in the crime series Rosewood and in the soap opera Mistresses.
Tia’s Early Life, Parents
Tia Dashon Mowry was born on 6 July 1978 in Gelnhausen, Hessen (West Germany). Her father, who was in the military, was stationed in Germany when Tia and her twin were born. The family eventually moved back to the USA and lived 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 achieved the rank of NCO.
The family moved to California after Tia’s father left the army. There he took a job as a police officer with the City of Glendale Police Department. Tia’s mother later worked as a security guard and much later as manager of Tia and her sister during their short-lived music career.
Tia Mowry received her high school education at Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, California. After graduating, she earned a degree in psychology from Seavers College at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.
Her family 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 only 2 minutes earlier. Apart from being her twin sister, Tamera Mowry is her long-time 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 began their journey into the world of entertainment by participating in beauty and talent contests. Without much success in Texas, the twins convinced their mother to move with them to Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, the twins’ career went much better as they were cast in small television shows and commercials. They also formed a music duo called “Voices” and released their debut album in 1992. The album didn’t have much commercial success and is still their only album to date.
Tia and her twin had their big breakthrough in the popular sitcom “Sister, Sister” from the 90s. The series was actually created for the Mowry twins after the producer discovered them on the set of a TV show. The series ran successfully for six seasons between 1994 and 1999, and that was the only exposure Tia and her sister needed to take off. The Mowry twins were both inducted into the Kids’ Choice Hall of Fame in 1998.
Both sisters starred in the Disney movie Twitches in 2005 and also in its sequel Twitches Too in 2007. The Mowry twins also worked on the reality Tia & Tamera, which ran for 3 seasons between 2011 and 2013. The series had the highest number of viewers for a series launch on Style Network. They were co-authors of the book “Twintuition”: Twintuition: Double Vision”, which was published in 2015.
Tia Mowry’s Husband
The sister, sister-star currently goes by the name of Tia Mowry-Hardrict, as she is married to Hollywood actor and producer Cory Hardrict. The couple met when they acted together in the movie Hollywood Horror. After a 6-year relationship, they became engaged on December 25, 2006, and two years later they entered into a marriage on April 20, 2008, in Santa Barbara.
This couple is one of the best proofs that a Hollywood marriage is possible. To celebrate its 5th anniversary in 2013, the couple renewed their vows in an intimate ceremony in Malibu, California.
Tia Mowry had her first child, a son, Cree Taylor Hardrict, on June 28, 2011, and based on her pregnancy experiences, Tia Mowry published the book Oh, Baby: Pregnancy Tales and Advice from One Hot Mama to Another in 2012.
But the sister, Sister Stern had a hard time getting pregnant again. She spoke openly about her fertility problems and the measures she took to solve 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 through social media that she was expecting a girl.
The career of Tia Mowry, who began in the 90s as a child star in the sitcom Sister, Sister, currently spans over 2 decades. In addition to her acting career, she has appeared in the reality show Tia and Tamera on Style Network. She has also enjoyed several sponsorship deals, and her 2012 book about her first pregnancy was quite successful.
In 2016 she started a website together with her sister Tamera to sell her goods. One thing remains certain: Tia Mowry has always had an eventful career. Her current net assets are estimated at 4 million dollars.