Tia Carrere is a professional American actress, singer, and former model. Her real name is Althea Rae Duhinio Janairo. She was born on 2 January 1967 in Honolulu, Hawaii, US. Her father is Alexander Janairo and her mother is Audrey Lee Janairo. She has married twice first to Elie Samaha and second to Simon Wakelin. She has one child. She completed her education at Sacred Hearts Academy. She participated in Star Search in 1985 to become a singer but was eliminated in the first round. She released her solo album in 1993 titled Dream and her second album was Hawaiiana which was released in 2007. It was nominated for the 2008 Grammy awards for the best Hawaiian music album. She won the Grammy award in 2009 for the third album titled Ikena. She won her second Grammy for the album Huana Ke Aloha.
She has worked on a total of 486 titles. She worked in 88 TV series starting in 1963 with a crime, drama romance series titled General Hospital. Her latest series is titled Loose Screws which will be released in some time. She has appeared in 301 episodes of these series. She has worked in 45 feature films. The first one in 1987 was a fantasy, a horror film titled Zombie Nightmare, and her recent movie is announced and will be released in some time which is titled Felo De Se. She has worked on 20 TV specials with the first one in 1992 MTV movie awards and the recent one in 2022 titled The 5th Annual HCA Film Awards. She worked in 14 TV movies the first one in 1985 which was titled Covenant and the last one in 2014 titled Asteroid vs Earth. She appeared in 11 videos starting in 1996 titled Natural Enemy and the last one in 2015 Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest.
She has worked in three video games which were The Daedalus Encounter in 1995, Stitch Experiment 626 in 2002, and Saints Row in 2006. She worked in one podcast series in 2020 titled Artists, creatives, and business. She has worked in one short film in 2016 titled Business Unusual which was a 19 minutes short comedy-drama film. She worked in a TV mini-series titled Noble House in 1988. She also worked in TV commercials including a commercial for M&M chocolate candy in 1996 and for Real Cheese in 1987. She was the winner of the ShoWest Award in 1994 for the Female Star of Tomorrow. She was nominated two times for MTV Movie+ TV Awards. In 1992 for Most desirable female and in 1995 for a Best dance sequence. She has been nominated for Grammy awards four times and has won two times. She has been nominated for seven awards but has won three Awards till now in her career.