Tia Carrere is an American model, actress, singer, and voice artist as well. She is best recognized for her appearances on the daytime soap opera, General Hospital. She is also known for her portrayal as Ca s sandra Wong in the feature films Wayne's World and its sequel.
Carrere was named as one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World (1992). She also ranked #69 in the 2001 FHM-USA list of 100 Sexiest Women in the World.
Early Life And Education of Tia Carrere
Tia Carrere was born Althea Rae Janairo on January 2, 1967, Hawaii, U.S.A, under the birth sign Capricorn. She is the daughter of Filipino parents. She is an American belonging to mixed ethnicity. Her father's name is Audrey Duhinio Janairo and her mother's name is Alexander Janeiro.
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 at Sacred Heart Academy which is a girl’s school.
Carrere was interested in singing from a very early age. Her first approach to the singing competition was in 1985 Star Search where she unluckily got eliminated from the very first round.
Tia Carrere's Career and Struggle
Carrere was first spotted by a local producer while she was shopping and she got a breakthrough in the movie Aloha Summer. With this success, she later returned to California and started working as a model.
After spending a 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.
Carrere also made some guest appearances in Tour of Duty, MacGyver, and The A-Team. Some other of her actions were seen in Anything But Love, Married. With Children.
In 1991, Carrere was seen in some action films like Harley Davidson and Marlboro Man, and Showdown in Little Tokyo. She also appeared in Wayne’s World, Wayne’s World 2. She was a trained singer too.
Carrere 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, Carrere was seen in True Lies and later in Rising Sun, The Immortals, High School High, The Daedalus Encounter. Later in 1997, she acted like a witch in Kull –The Conqueror.
In 2002, Carrere 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 the animated film Scooby-Doo.
Carrere 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.
Carrere also appeared as a guest on shows like Back to You, Warehouse 13, and Nip/Tuck. Since her early, she was pa s sionate about music since an early age. She carried music as her career too. Her first solo album was released in 1993 titled DREAM.
In the same year, Carrere was featured on the 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 the 2008 Grammy Awards.
In 2009, Carrere became a co-host in the Pre-Grammy Awards, and later in 2009, she won Grammy Award for her third album titled Ikena. Again in the year 2011, she won another Grammy Award for her album Huana Ke Aloha as Best Hawaiian Music Album.
Tia Carrere's Net Worth And Body Measurements
Tia Carrere's net worth is $5 million at present. She has ama s sed a decent amount of money from her career.
Carrerre was featured on "People" magazine's list of the 50 most beautiful people in the world, appeared on the pages of "Maxim" and posed nude for "Playboy" in 2003. She has won Grammy Award two times. She has released several albums, including "Dream", "'Ikena" and "Huana Ke Aloha".
She has appeared in commercially successful movies; The Girl on the Train (Box Office: $173.2 million), Wayne's World (Box Office: $183.1 million), Rising Sun (Box Office: $107.2 million), True Lies (Box Office: $378.9 million, and Lilo & Stitch (Box Office: $273.1 million).
Tia Carrere 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.
Tia Carrere's Personal Life
Tia Carrere dated Stephen Caffrey, Stephen Hensley for a few years which later proved to be a 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 Carrere dated Nelle Hopper for two years 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 married him but unfortunately, the marriage didn’t work out. She separated from him in April of 2010. She is a mother to a child named Bianca Wakelin.
by sushma, 31 May, 2014