Tia Carrere Biography

Updated On Jul 30, 2018 Published On Jan 11, 2016
Facts of Tia Carrere
Date of Birth: 1967 , January-2
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 8 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.
Ethnicity Mixed American
Profession Acting, Modelling
Net Worth $5 million
Body Measurements 34C-26-34
Breast Size 34 in
Waist size 26 in
Hip Size 34 in
Neck Size 9.2
Shoe Size 10
Weight in KG 59 kg
Famous for General Hospital
Married Yes
Married to Elie Samaha and Simon Wakelin
Children Bianca Wakelin
Divorce Elie Samaha and Simon Wakelin
Education Sacred Hearts Academy
Awards ShoWest Award
Online Presence Facebook,Twitter, Instagram
Movies Lilo and Stitch, Back in the Day, Wild Cherry, Gutshot Straight
TV Show General Hospital, The A-Team, Nip/Tuck, In Plain Sight
Albums Dream, Hawaiiana, He Nani
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The FHM-USA's 100 Sexiest Women in the World in 2001, Tia Carrere is an actress and model from the United States. She has also established herself as a voice artist and singer. She is famous for her role in the soap opera, General Hospital.

A Chinese, Spanish, Filipino, and Hawaiian descent, Tia was born as Althea Rae Janairo in Honolulu, Hawaii, the United States of America to Audrey Duhinio Janairo and Alexander Janairo. She was born and raised in an upper-middle-class family. 

On 22nd of November 1992, Tia got married to Elie Samaha. Elie is a talented actor, writer, producer, and a nightclub owner. They were happily married, however, in 1999, she was linked with former Canadian professional ice hockey player, Tie Domi. These love affairs dissolved her first married life and she got divorced from her first husband, Elie in February 2000.

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On 31st of December 2002, Tia got married for the second time to Simon Wakelin. Simon is a photojournalist from Great Britain. As a loving spouse, they welcomed their only child, a sweet little baby girl, Bianca Wakelin at the end of 2005. The pair got divorced later on April 2, 2010, citing irreconcilable differences. 

Tia was interested in singing since she was a child. As she had a sweet loving voice, she took part in 1985 Star Search, however; she was eliminated from the first round of this competition. She was losing her hope but she also became lucky that year as she was discovered by a local producer while she was at the Waikiki grocery store.

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She then appeared in his movie, Aloha Summer. She then began her modeling career at Los Angeles, California. With the start of 1985, she appeared in the television series, Airwolf. That year, she also appeared in the daytime soap opera General Hospital and this role raised her to prominence. 

Later, she appeared in a number of movies such as Back in the Day, Showdown in Manila, Gutshot Straight, and so on. Her latest movie was Palm Swings where she portrayed Ms. Cherry Bomb. She has also appeared in You May Not Kiss the Bride in 2010 alongside Katharine McPhee, Rob Schneider, and Dave Annable

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She has also given her voice in a couple of several video games such as Saints Row and its fourth part. 

Tia Carrere's net worth is estimated to be around $5 million and all of her salaries comes from her career in the entertainment industry. 

 

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Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

January 2 , 1967

Chinese, Spanish, Filipino and Hawaiian descent, Tia was born as Althea Rae Janairo in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America to Audrey Duhinio Janairo and Alexander Janairo. She was born and raised in upper middle class family. She is an American.

Took part in 1985 Star Search

1984

She received her formal education from Sacred Heart’s Academy. Tia was interested in singing since she was a child. As she had sweet loving voice, she took part in 1985 Star Search however; she was eliminated from the first round of this competition.

Discovered by a local producer

1985

After being eliminated from the 1985 Star Search, she lost her hope but she also became lucky that year as she was discovered by a local producer while she was at the Waikiki grocery store. She then appeared in his movie, Aloha Summer. 

Appeared in the daytime soap opera, General Hospital

1985

In 1984, she began her modeling career at Los Angeles, California. With the start of 1985, she appeared in the television series, Airwolf. That year, she also appeared in the daytime soap opera General Hospital and this role raised her to prominence.

Appeared in the movie, Wayne's World

1992

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 movie, Wayne's World. She also starred in the movie, Wayne's World 2 in 1993.

Released her debut solo album, Dream

1993

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

Married to Elie Samaha

November 22 , 1992

On 22nd of November 1992, Tia got married to Elie Samaha. Elie is a talented actor, writer, producer and a nightclub owner. He is also a   real estate entrepreneur. They were happily married however; it came to an end in 2000.

Was romantically linked with Tie Domi

1999

In 1999 she was linked with former Canadian professional ice hockey player, Tie Domi. Tie was also married to someone else at that time. These love affairs dissolved her first married life and she got divorced with her first husband, Elie in February 2000.

Married to Simon Wakelin

December 31 , 2002

On 31st of December 2002, Tia got married to Simon Wakelin. Simon is a photojournalist from Great Britain. As a loving spouse, they welcomed their only child a sweet little baby girl, Bianca Wakelin at the end of 2005.

First child, Bianca Wakelin

September 25 , 2005

She became mother for the first time in his life in 2005. She and her loving husband, Simon Wakelin welcomed their first child together on 25th of September and that time it was a daughter and they named her Bianca Wakelin. 

Won ShoWest Convention, USA

1994

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

Won Grammy Award

2009

 Grammy Award is one of the prestigious awards in the musical world and she has also been honored with this award several times. After the release of her second album Hawaiians, she got nominated in this award for the first time. However, she was honored with this award a year later with the release of her third album, Ikena.