Althea Rae Janairo Biography

Althea Rae Janairo

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Birth Name: Althea Rae Janairo
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Birth Sign: capricorn
Age:   51 Years
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Althea Rae Janairo, an American actress, was born in the year of 1967 on January 2, in Honolulu, USA. She is professionally known by the name of Tia Carrere. Today at the age of 50, she has established herself as a voice artist and singer. She is famous for her role in the soap opera, General Hospital. She was born in a well-educated family as the daughter of Filipino parents, Audrey Duhinio Janairo, a computer Supervisor, and Alexander Janairo, a banker. Tia, a native Hawaiian, belongs to Filipino-American ethnicity.

She was passionate in music since her childhood. Although, she did not get success in entry level as a singer she was highly praised for her role in the daytime soap opera General Hospital. Starting her career from modeling she appeared in the television series as well. 

 She got married to Elie Samaha, a film producer and also dated with  Toronto Maple Leaf Tie Domi. After ending the living relationship with Samaha she again got married to Simon Wakin,  a Photo Journalist. As a loving couple, they welcome their only child, a baby girl, Bianca Wakelin. She couldn’t continue her further life with him and finally divorced sharing the custody of Bianca.

 She was recognized as the top 100 sexiest Women in the world by FHM-USA  in early 2000 and today she earns money from her singing, acting and modeling career.It is estimated that net worth is around $3 million US dollar. 

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Born in USA on 1967

1967 2nd of January

Althea Rae Janairo was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, the United States of America in the year of 1967 on  2nd January. She was born and raised in an upper-middle-class family. Her parents were well educated. 


Participated in Star Search


She participated in the Star Search Program for the first time in the year 1985. It was her passion in singing which lead her for the participation. Although she was unsuccess, she did not lose her hope.


Appeared in the day time Soap Opera,General


She appeared in the daytime Soap Opera General Hospital in the year of 1985. Her role in this had raised her to prominence. In the early days of the year 1985, she also appeared in the television series. 


Appeared in the movie Wayne's World


After she made her acting debut in 1985, she began appearing in several movies and television series. As an actress, she is known for starring her role in the movies, Wayne’s World. She appeared in the movie, Wayne’s World 2 in 1993.


Married to Elie Samaha

1992 22nd of November

 On 22nd of November 1992, Tia got married to Elie Samaha. Eile is a talented actor, writer, producer and a nightclub owner. He is also a real estate entrepreneur. They were happily married. However, it was ended in 2000.


Released her debut solo in 1993


Though she gained massive popularity as an actress, she continued pursuing her singing career and finally in the year 1993, she released her debut solo album, Dream. Her second album, Hawaiiana was released after one and half decade.


Won ShoWest Convention,USA in 1994


In the year 1994, she got her one and only nomination in ShoWest Convention, USA. She was nominated for this award as a  Female Star of Tomorrow and got honored with the award. Later in 1995, she got nominated for MTV Movie Awards.


Married to Simon Wakelin in 2002

2002 31th of December

 She got married to Simon Wakelin, a photojournalist from Great Britain, on 31st of December 2002. It was her second marriage.  As a loving couple, they welcomed their only one child, a little baby girl, Bianca Wakelin in 2005.


Grammy Award winner of 2009


She was honored with the Grammy Award in 2009. This award is one of the prestigious awards in the musical world. After the release of her second album, Hawaiians, she was nominated for this award for the first time.

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