Tia Carrere

Actor, Singer, Model
With her captivating good looks and desire to perform from an early age, Tia Carrere's journey to Hollywood was practically a foregone conclusion. Arriving on the mainland while barely out of high school, Carrere ... Read more »
Born: 01/01/1967 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Filmography

Actor (85)

Beds & Breakfast 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dark Honeymoon 2014 (Movie)

Miranda (Actor)

General Hospital 1962 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Wild Cherry 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gutshot Straight 2013 (Movie)

Leanne (Actor)

The Birthday Boys 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Top of the World 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Celebrities at Home 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dancing With the Stars 1998 - 1999, 2004 - 2006, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Duck Dodgers 1990 - 1991, 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 1999, 2004 - 2006, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

In Plain Sight 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Married... With Children 1990 - 1991, 1998 - 1999, 2004 - 2006, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder One 1990 - 1991, 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 1999, 2004 - 2006, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Quantum Leap 1990 - 1991, 1998 - 1999, 2004 - 2006, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Apprentice 2004 - 2005, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Contestant

True Justice 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Veronica's Closet 1998 - 1999, 2004 - 2005, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

You May Not Kiss the Bride 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Combat Hospital 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hard Breakers 2011 (Movie)

Jodie (Actor)

Iron Chef America 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Warehouse 13 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Miami 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spike TV's Video Game Awards 2007 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Back to You 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nip/Tuck 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The O.C. 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Back in the Day 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Leroy & Stitch 2005 (Movie)

Voice of Nani (Actor)

Torn Apart 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Spike TV Video Game Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Lilo and Stitch 2002 (Movie)

of Nani (Voice)

Relic Hunter 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Stitch! The Movie 2002 (Movie)

Voice of Nani (Actor)

The Test 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

2001 ALMA Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great American History Quiz: 50 States 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Meet Prince Charming 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Merlin: The Return 2000 (Movie)

Joan Maxwell--Scientist (Actor)

The 79th Annual Miss America Pageant 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

20 Dates 1999 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Thirteenth Annual Genesis Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

My Teacher's Wife 1998 (Movie)

Vicki Mueller (Actor)

Canned Ham: High School High 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Kull the Conqueror 1997 (Movie)

Akivasha (Actor)

High School High 1996 (Movie)

Victoria (Actor)

Hostile Intentions 1996 (Movie)

Nora Bell (Actor)

The 1996 ESPY Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Fox All Star Challenge 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Fox NFL Primetime 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Jury Duty 1995 (Movie)

Monica (Actor)

Nothing But the Truth 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

1993: A Year at the Movies 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Making of "True Lies," The 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Music in Movies '93 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Treacherous 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

True Lies 1994 (Movie)

Juno Skinner (Actor)

Quick 1993 (Movie)

Janet (Actor)

Rising Sun 1993 (Movie)

Jingo Asakuma (Actor)

Wayne's World 2 1993 (Movie)

Cassandra (Actor)

On a Dead Man's Chest 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1992 MTV Movie Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Wayne's World 1992 (Movie)

Cassandra (Actor)

Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man 1991 (Movie)

Kimiko (Actor)

Little Sister 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

Showdown in Little Tokyo 1991 (Movie)

Minako Okeya (Actor)

Fatal Mission 1990 (Movie)

Mai Chong (Actor)

The Road Raiders 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Aloha Summer 1988 (Movie)

Lani (Actor)

Zombie Nightmare 1986 (Movie)

Amy (Actor)

Dogboys (TV Show)

Actor

Fine Gold (TV Show)

Actor

Five Aces (TV Show)

Actor

Free Money (TV Show)

Actor

James Clavell's Noble House (TV Show)

Actor

Natural Enemy (TV Show)

Actor

Scarred City (TV Show)

Actor

Supernova (TV Show)

Actor

The Immortals (TV Show)

Actor

Top of the World (TV Show)

Actor
Music (2)

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm 1993 (Movie)

("I Never Even Told You") (Song Performer)

Instant Karma 1990 (Movie)

("Beginnings") (Song Performer)

Biography

With her captivating good looks and desire to perform from an early age, Tia Carrere's journey to Hollywood was practically a foregone conclusion. Arriving on the mainland while barely out of high school, Carrere quickly began landing jobs as a model and actress, making small guest appearances on several episodic television series. Although initially cast as the ubiquitous "babe" in B-movie fare like 1991's "Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man," Carrere quickly began being noticed by producers and fans alike. Her big break came with "Wayne's World" (1992), the unexpected comedy smash based on a "Saturday Night Live" (1975- ) skit of the same name. Carrere soon followed with roles in other high-profile films, the most successful being the role of a gorgeous sociopath in the Arnold Schwarzenegger spy romp, "True Lies" (1994). This would also be the high-water mark of Carrere's career, as what followed would be a string of sub-par film projects like "High School High" (1996) and "Kull the Conqueror" (1997), and a return to episodic television, including a sixth place finish on the second season of "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ). Still, Carrere's indelible impression in the mid-1990s as a beautiful, yet versatile actress and the ultimate "babe" earned her a loyal following through the years.

Relationships

Alexander Janairo

Father
Divorced from Carrere's mother c. 1983

Audrey Janairo

Mother
Divorced from Carrere's father c. 1983

Audra Janairo

Sister

Elie Samaha Producer

Husband
Married 1993 divorced February 2000

Simon Wakelin Producer

Husband
Began dating in 2001 and married December 31, 2002 filed for divorce in April 2010

Bianca Wakelin

Daughter
Born Sept. 25, 2005 father, Simon Wakelin

Milestones

2007

Had a recurring role on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" as Cha Cha, Richard Lewis's girlfriend

2006

Joined the second season of ABC's Hit Series, "Dancing with the Stars"

2002

Appeared nude in Playboy's celebrity photo layout

2002

Voiced older sister Nani Pelekai in the Disney animated film "Lilo & Stitch"

1999

Starred as archeology professor Sydney Fox in the syndicated series "Relic Hunter"

1998

Was an executive producer (with husband) on "20 Dates"

1997

Starred as the evil witch/queen in "Kull the Conqueror"

1996

Co-starred in the comedy "High School High"

1995

Cast as robber Gina Walker in "The Immortals"

1994

Teamed with Arnold Schwarzenegger for "True Lies" playing smuggler Juno Skinner

1993

Released first album, Dream

1993

Joined Sean Connery and Wesley Snipes to star in "Rising Sun"

1993

Reprised the role of Cassandra in the sequel to the hugely successful "Wayne's World"

1992

Signed a recording deal with Warner Bros.

1992

Cast as Cassandra, a rock singer and love interest of Mike Myers' character Wayne, in "Wayne's World"

1991

Appeared in the action film "Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man" starring Mickey Rourke and Don Johnson

1990

First credit as a song performer, "Instant Karma"

1989

Appeared on the short-lived situation comedy, "Living Dolls" (ABC)

1988

First significant film role, "Aloha Summer"

1987

Feature acting debut, "Zombie Nightmare"

1985

Joined the cast of ABC's daytime soap opera "General Hospital" playing the role of Jade Soong Chung

1985

Made TV acting debut in an episode of "Airwolf" (CBS)

Moved to L.A. after high school graduation

Worked as a model

Appeared as a contestant on the syndicated talent show "Star Search"

Bonus Trivia

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In 1996, Carrere was featured in a series of commercials for M & M candy.

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