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Tia Carrere Biography

Tia Carrere
  • Age: 50 years old
  • Birth Nation: United States of America
  • Height: 5 feet 5 inch
  • Name: Tia Carrere
  • Birth Name: Althea Rae Janairo
  • Nick Name:
  • Father: Audrey Duhinio Janairo
  • Mother: Alexander Janairo
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Place/City: Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
  • Profession: Acting, Modelling
  • Net Worth: $1.5 Million USD
  • Body Measurements: 34C-26-34 (Bust-Waist-Hip)
  • Breast Size: 34 in
  • Waist size: 26 in
  • Hip Size: 34 in
  • Neck Size: 9.2
  • Shoe Size: 10
  • Weight in KG: 59 kg
  • Children: Bianca Wakelin
  • Divorce: Yes
  • Online Presence: Facebook,Twitter,Wiki
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Tia Carrere is an American model, actress , singer and voice artist as well. She was born in January 2 of the year 1967.She was born in Hawaii in U.S.A. She is the daughter of Filipino parents. Her birth name is Althea Rae Janairo. Her father name is Audrey Duhinio Janairo and her mother name is Alexander Janairo .Her father is a computer supervisor while her mother is a Banker. She is of Spanish, Chinese, Hawaiian and Filipino descent .She started her study from Sacred Heart Academy which is girl’s school. She was interested in singing from her very early age. Her first approach in singing competition was in 1985 Star Search where she unluckily got eliminated from the very first round.

Career and Struggle

She was first spotted by a local producer while she was shopping and she got a breakthrough in a movie Aloha Summer.With this success she later returned to California and started working as a model. After spending couple of months as a model she got her first ever role in a series which was Airwolf .But generally her major breakthrough in the career is taken as her play in Soap Opera General Hospital. She also made some guest appearances in Tour of Duty, MacGyver and The A-Team. Some other of her act were seen in Anything But Love , Married ..With Children .In 1991 she was seen in some action films like Harley Davidson and Marloboro Man and Showdown in Little Tokyo. She also appeared in Wayne’s World ,Wayne’s World 2.She was a trained singer too .She gave her voice in two films. She later turned down her role in Baywatch to audition for Wayne’s World. She was listed as ’50 most beautiful people’ .In 1994 she was seen in True Lies  and later in Rising Sun, The Immortals ,High School High, The Daedalus Encounter. Later in 1997 she acted as witch in Kull –The Conqueror .In 2002 she acted in Lilo and Stitch and back in 2003 she was seen in an animated series Duck Dodgers. In 2005 she provided her voice of Snookie in animated film Scooby-Doo. She also was a contestant on a reality show named Dancing with the Stars. She was seen in the 5th season of The Celebrity Apprentice. She also gave nude photography for the January 2003 issue of Playboy magazine. She also appeared as a guest on shows like Back to You, Warehouse 13 and Nip/Tuck. Music being her passion from very early age she carried music as her career too. Her first solo album was released in 1993 titled DREAM. In the same year she was featured on soundtrack of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, I Never Told you e.t.c .She got her second album released in 2007 and named it Hawaiian. Her album was nominated for 2008 Grammy Awards. In 2009 she was a co-host in Pre-Grammy Awards and later in 2009 she won Grammy Award for her third album titled “Ikena”.Again in the year of 2011 she won another Grammy Award for her album Huana Ke Aloha as Best Hawaiian Music Album.

Personal life, Body measurements and Net worth

She dated Stephen Caffrey , Stephen Hensley for few years which is more rumor than reality. Apart from that she also dated Elie Samaha and later married with whom she was  from 1992 to 2000 for 8 years in total. After breaking up with him she also dated Nelle Hopper for 2 year and after breaking up with him she dated Tie Domi for 1 year until she met Simon Wakelin in 2001.She dated him from 2002 and later got married with him but unfortunately the marriage didn’t work out and she got separated from him in April of 2010.She is mother to a child named Bianca Wakelin. She is 1. 7 m tall and weighs around 59 kg .Her body measurement is 34-26-34. Her shoe size is 10 while her neck size is 9.2. Her Zodiac sign is Capricorn. Her net worth is $1.5 million USD. There is not much information about her salary but she is assumed to earn enough to live a gentle life.

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