10 Things You Didn’t Know About Tia Mowry
Tia Mowry, who’s also known as Tia Mowry-Hardrict, is one half of the famous identical twin sisters from the hit show, Tia & Tamera. The American actress and model rose to fame after she and her sister landed their own show Sister, Sister. After the show ended, they both went on to continue acting, landed their own reality show, and in Tia’s case, publish a book, star in her own Cooking Channel series called Tia Mowry at Home, host her own podcast and, more recently, become an author of a new cookbook on clean eating! In honor of all her recent success and the quiet chatter about the possibility of a possible Sister, Sister reboot, here’s a look into 10 things you might not have known about the child star!
She was born on July 6, 1978 in Gelnhausen, West Germany, to her parents, Darlene Renee Mowry and Timothy John Mowry, a member of the U.S. Army, who later became a police officer when they moved to California. Tia is bi-racial as her father is white and her mother is of Afro-Bahamian descent. Her parents met while attending high school in Miami and both joined the U.S. Army. They describe themselves as “Army Brats” because they moved around a lot as kids. They lived on Army bases in Gelnhausen, Hawaii, Texas and in Southern California. She and her sister, Tamera became born-again Christians when they were eight. They also have two brothers, Tahj Mowry, who is also an actor, and Tavior Mowry.
9. Acting Career
Tia Mowry’s acting career came about after she and her sister entered several talent shows and won! Tia would dance and Tamera would sing. At the age of 12, they convinced their mother to move to California so they could pursue a career in acting. She obliged and in 1990 the family permanently moved to California. Tia and Tamera began appearing in commercials and small roles for television. A producer saw the twins on the set of Full House and developed the series Sister, Sister — the role that made these two famous! Their show ran from 1994 to 1999, first on ABC and then The WB. When the show was cancelled for good, the girls enrolled in University and traveled to Europe to study humanities and Italian for a period of time.