Tia Carrere – American Actress
Tia Carrere is a successful American actress, voice over artist, singer and model. She is 47 and was born in Honolulu Hawaii with the name Althea Rae Janairo, with 3 sisters and 2 half sisters of which she is the elder.
She attended an all girls’ school in Hawaii and when she was 17 she was given a part in the movie Aloha Summer after being spotted by a local producer who also had a cameo in the movie.
She has been married and divorced twice and has one daughter. She is now single and living in Los Angeles.
She was given her first big break in television when she became a regular in the daily drama ‘General Hospital,’ playing the part of Jade Soong Chung from 1985 to 1987. She was offered a place in The A-Team cast after appearing in one episode called The Sound Of Thunder but had to turn it down due to her ties with General Hospital. She was also a co-star in Quantum Leap.
She was bought into the spotlight like a whirlwind after her role as Cassandra the Hard Rock Singer/Goddess and girl friend of Mike Myers in Wayne’s World and Wayne’s world 2. Some can’t believe it but she actually turned down a part in Baywatch to audition for Wayne’s world because she would be able to show off her awesome vocal abilities. Bagging the role of Cassandra meant she could sing and perform in the movie and be included in the sound track giving her the edge as not only a sexy actress/model but hard rocking female front woman that could rival any Diva in history. After this she was added to the 50 most Beautiful people poll in People Magazine.
She has acted along side numerous A-list action stars including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sean Connery and Wesley Snipes to name but a few. Her voice-over skills are also something to be marveled upon, she performs voice-overs for Lilo’s sister “Nani” in Lilo and Stitch and ‘Snookie’ from the Aloha Scoobydoo Animation.
In 2003 she posed nude for Playboy, which was there best selling copy that year and so was reprinted in Germany in 2006. Her humorous side was shown when she played Richard Lewis girlfriend in Kurb Your Enthusiasm the hit comedy written by and starring Larry David, the writer of Seinfeld.
No matter how highly regarded Tia Carrere became as an actress and model her true love was singing so she has always pushed ahead with her musical carrier and it paid off after winning 2 Grammy awards in 2009 and 2011 along with performing the closing track on the ‘Batman: Mark of Phantasm’ soundtrack.
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