Tia Mowry Biography

Tia Dashon Mowry-Hardrict is an American actress who was born in Mowry. She first became known for playing Tia Landry in the sitcom Sister, Sister, which ran from 1994 to 1999, and starred her twin sister Tamera Mowry. The sisters then acted together in the Disney Channel Original Movie Twitches (2005) and its sequel, Twitches Too (2007). They also starred in the fantasy comedy Seventeen Again (2000) and voiced the LaBelle sisters in the animated series Detention (1999–2000). From 2011 to 2013, they were on the reality show Tia & Tamera.

Mowry was Sasha’s voice in the animated TV show Bratz (2005–2006). She played Melanie Barnett on the comedy-drama show The Game from 2006 to 2015, Stephanie Phillips on the sitcom Instant Mom from 2013 to 2015, and Cocoa McKellan on the sitcom Family Reunion (2019–present).

Mowry was the main character in the teen comedy The Hot Chick (2002), the musical comedy The Mistle-Tones (2012), the romantic comedy Baggage Claim (2013), and the drama Indivisible (2015). (2018).

In the early 1990s, Mowry and her sister Tamera started a singing group called Voices. “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!” was the group’s first single. It came out in 1992 and reached No. 72 on the Billboard Hot 100.



Early life

Tia Mowry was born on July 6, 1978, in Gelnhausen, West Germany. Her mother, Darlene Renée Mowry (born Flowers), managed her children’s careers when they were in the group Voices and also worked as a security guard. Her father, Timothy John Mowry, was in the U.S. Army when she was born. When the family moved to California, he became a custody officer for the City of Glendale Police Department.

Her father’s family is from England and Ireland, and her mother is from the Bahamas. When they were in high school in Miami, Florida, her parents met. Both joined the U.S. Army, and both worked their way up to Sergeant. Her family is “close-knit” and “very spiritual,” because when they were eight, her sisters became “born-again” Christians.

Tamera, Tia’s twin sister, is two minutes younger than Tia. Tamera came first, at 4:30 p.m., and Tia came next, at 4:32 p.m. [needs citation] She also has two younger brothers: actor Tahj Mowry and musician Tavior Mowry, who played college football for the University of California, Davis.



While their family was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, Mowry and her sister started entering beauty pageants and talent shows. At age 12, they persuaded their mother to move to California with them so they could pursue acting. She said yes, but only if they could find a job as actors within the first month of their stay. In 1990, her family moved permanently to California and settled in Los Angeles. She and her sister started doing commercials and small roles around the same time.

She is well-known for her role as Tia Landry on the show Sister, Sister. Tia and her twin sister were separated at birth, but they found each other when they were teenagers. After a producer saw them on the set of Full House, where their brother was a regular, he came up with the idea for the show. Sister, Sister started out on ABC, but after two years, the show was taken over by The WB, where it ran for another four years. During the run of The Jamie Foxx Show, they had guest roles in a Sister, Sister crossover episode and on an episode of their brother Tahj Mowry’s sitcom Smart Guy. They also did voice-over work for the Kids’ WB show Detention.

After the show was over, Mowry and her sister both went to Pepperdine University to study psychology. She also went to Europe for a while to study Italian and the humanities. [8] Both she and her sister played cheerleaders in the Rob Schneider movie The Hot Chick, which was a comedy. Mowry also did voice-overs as Sasha for the 4KidsTV cartoon Bratz. In 2005, Mowry and her sister were both in the Disney Channel Original Movie Twitches and its follow-up, Twitches Too. Before that, they were both in the movie Seventeen Again, which came out in 2000. In January 2006, Tia also appeared on an episode of her sister’s TV show, Strong Medicine. She played Keisha, Dr. Kayla Thornton’s twin sister, who was played by Tamera Mowry. Mowry plays the main character, Melanie Barnett, on the BET TV show The Game. Both the Teen Choice Awards and the NAACP Image Awards have nominated Mowry for best actress in a comedy.

Mowry and her sister make cameos in the Blue’s Clues episode “Blue’s Birthday” as two of the famous people who wish Blue a happy birthday. “Happy Birthday, Blue!” is the only thing they say together. Tia & Tamera, a reality show about the twins, started airing on the Style Network in July 2011. Tia was pregnant at the time, and Tamera was making plans for her wedding. Both Mowry and her sister can sing. They’ve shown off their singing skills on episodes of Sister Sister, such as when Tamera sang covers of “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Amazing Grace,” and “I’m Going Down.” During seasons five and six, they also sang the theme song.

Mowry’s first book, Oh, Baby: Pregnancy Tales and Advice from One Hot Mama to Another, came out in May 2012. It was about her pregnancy and being a working mom. Mowry said on Twitter in May 2012 that she would not be back for the sixth season of The Game. She was in the NickMom/Nick at Night show Instant Mom from 2013 to 2015.

From 2015 to 2017, Mowry had a show on the Cooking Channel called Tia Mowry at Home. In it, she cooked things like macaroni and cheese, cake, pie, curry chicken, collard greens, shakshuka, potato, galette, and different kinds of cocktails. Hosea Sanchez, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Brittany Daniel, Lilly Singh from YouTube, and Kelly Rowland from Destiny’s Child were all guests on her show.

In 2016, Mowry began a podcast called “Mostly Mom with Tia Mowry” on PodcastOne. On April 29, 2016, she went on the daytime talk show The Real with her twin sister to talk about her new book, Twintution. She has been a star on the Netflix comedy show Family Reunion since 2019. Three years in a row, the show has been nominated for Outstanding Children’s Program at the NAACP Image Awards, and in 2020 and 2021, it won.

Mowry’s second cookbook, The Quick Fix Kitchen, came out in September 2021. Rodale Books put it out.


The book has tips for making mealtimes more fun and balanced, as well as easy, tasty, and healthy recipes that the whole family will love. Tia worked with Gibson in 2021 to make Spice! by Tia Mowry, a large collection of home goods.


Personal life

On the set of their movie, Hollywood Horror, Mowry met actor Cory Hardrict. They went out on dates for six years, got engaged on Christmas Day 2006, and got married on April 20, 2008, in California. People told the world on January 11, 2011, that Mowry and Hardrict were going to have their first child. Mowry herself told the world on 106 & Park. The pregnancy was shown on the Style Network show Tia & Tamera, which starred her sister Tamera Mowry. [19] On June 28, 2011, she had a son, Cree Taylor. Mowry announced on November 8, 2017, that she was expecting her second child, a girl. On May 5, 2018, they had a baby girl, and they named her Cairo Tiahna.

After 14 years of marriage, Mowry and Hardrict told their followers on Instagram on October 4, 2022, that they were splitting up.