Tia Carrare is a Grammy award-winning American singer, actress and former model. She came to the limelight for her role in the soap opera General Hospital.
She is also known for her appearance in the second season of Dancing with the Stars and the fifth season of The Celebrity Apprentice.
Tia Carrare has also featured in films like Easter Sunday, Showdown in Manila, Palm Swings, You May Not Kiss the Bride and so on.
Tia Carrere was born on January 2, 1967, in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, to parents: Audrey Lee Janairo and Alexander Janairo. Her father was a banker while her mother was a computer supervisor.
Carrere is of mixed ethnicity; of Filipino, Spanish and Chinese descent.
She went to Sacred Hearts Academy, an All-girls school for her elementary education.
Tia Carrere was discovered in a Waikiki grocery store and got a lead role as Lani in the indie movie Aloha Summer.
She rose to fame for her role in the daytime soap opera General Hospital. She made guest appearance on Tour of Duty and MacGyver. She appeared as the adopted daughter of Marty Gold (Richard Lewis) on Anything But Love.
She has featured in other films which include: as Stella in Fine Gold, as Minako Okeya in Showdown in Little Tokyo, as Cassandra Wong in Wayne’s World, True Lies, The Immortals, Natural Enemy, 20 Dates, My Teacher’s Wife, Wild Cherry, Hard Breaker, and many others.
Tia Carrare was a contestant on the reality show Dancing With the Stars and in the fifth season of The Celebrity Apprentice.
She also posed nude for the January 2003 issue of Playboy. She made a guest appearance on the television shows: Back to You, Warehouse 13. She played the role of Lady Danger in all ten episodes of the Netflix series AJ and the Queen.
As a singer, she came through with her debut solo album, Dream, in 1993. She followed up with her second album titled “Hawaiian” in June 2007, which featured the record producer, Daniel Ho.
She became the co-host of the pre-Grammy Awards telecast online event alongside Wayne Brady in 2009. She released her third album, Ikena, in 2009 and her third album, He Nani, in 2010.
Tia Carrere got married to Elie Samaha, a film producer, in 1992 and they divorced in 2000.
She also married Simon Wakelin, a photojournalist, on November 30, 2002, and they have a daughter together. They divorced in 2010 as a result of irreconciliable differences.
Awards & Nominations
Tia Carrere won the Grammy Award for Best Hawaiian Music album for Ikena (2008) and Best Hawaiian Music Album for Huana Ke Aloha in 2010.
She has been nominated for awards such as: Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress (1995) and ALMA Awsrd for Oustanding Lead Actress in a Syndicated drama series (2001).
Tia Carrere earns her career as an American actress and singer. She has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Frequently asked questions
Below are some frequently asked questions about Tia Carrere:
Who is Tia Carrere?
Tia Carrere is an American actress and singer. As an actress she is known for her role in the soap opera General Hospital and as a singer, she came through with her debut album titled “Dream”.
How old is Tia Carrere?
Tia Carrere was born on January 2, 1967.
Is Tia Carrere married?
Tia Carrere has been married twice and divorced. She first married Elie Samaha and later Simon Wakelin.
What is Tia Carrere Net Worth?
Tia Carrere has an estimated net worth of $5 million.