Tamera Mowry

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Tamera Mowry
BornTamera Darvette Mowry-Housley
(1978-07-06) July 6, 1978 (age 34)
Gelnhausen, Germany
Other namesTT
OccupationActress, singer, voice actress
Years active1990–present
Spouse(s)Adam Housley (2011–present)
Children1
 
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Tamera Mowry
BornTamera Darvette Mowry-Housley
(1978-07-06) July 6, 1978 (age 34)
Gelnhausen, Germany
Other namesTT
OccupationActress, singer, voice actress
Years active1990–present
Spouse(s)Adam Housley (2011–present)
Children1

Tamera Darvette Mowry-Housley (born July 6, 1978)[1] is an American actress, singer, and voice actress. She first gained fame for her teen role as Tamera Campbell on the ABC/WB sitcom Sister, Sister (opposite her identical twin sister Tia Mowry). She starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Twitches and its sequel, Twitches Too. She has also made a break into dramatic television, and is also known for her role as Dr. Kayla Thornton on the medical drama Strong Medicine. Beginning August 2011, the Style Network began airing the reality show Tia & Tamera.

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Biography

Tamera Mowry was born in Gelnhausen, West Germany to Darlene Renee Mowry (née Flowers), who managed her children's careers and also worked as a security guard, and Timothy John Mowry, who was in the U.S. Army at the time of her birth and later became a custody officer/jailer with the City of Glendale Police Department when the family moved to California.[1][2][3]

Darlene, who is Bahamian-American, and Timothy, who is British American, met in high school in Miami, Florida. During a live taping of The Wendy Williams Show in 2010, Mowry announced that for years, she and her twin sister believed they were of Italian descent on their father's side; however, after researching their family tree on Ancestry.com, they quickly discovered that his ancestry instead lay in Great Britain.[2][3][4] Her family is "close-knit" and "deeply religious",[3] as the sisters became born again Christians when they were eight.[5]

She also has two younger brothers, actor Tahj Mowry, and Tavior Mowry, who plays college football for University of California, Davis. Tamera is two minutes older than Tia.

Personal life

Tamera Mowry is the first twin, older by two minutes. She married Fox News Correspondent Adam Housley[6] after dating for almost six years. Confirmed by Mowry while being interviewed on The Wendy Williams Show, they married on May 15, 2011 and her dress was designed by Carolina Herrera. They married at the Vintage Estate in Yountville, California (Villagio Inn and Spa) in California's Napa Valley. In April 2012, Mowry confirmed that she and her husband are expecting their first child, a boy, due October 30, 2012.

On November 12th, 2012 Tamera gave birth to her first child Aden John Tanner Housley. He weighed in at 9 lbs, 5 oz, and is 21.5 inches long.

Filmography

Film
YearFilmRoleNotes
2002The Hot ChickSissie
2010Double WeddingDanielle WarrenLifetime TV Movie
Also Producer
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1991Flesh'n BloodPenelope1 episode
1992True ColorsLorae1 episode
1994-1999Sister, SisterTamera Campbell119 episodes
1995-1996The Adventures of HypermanEmma C. Squared8 episodes
1995Are You Afraid of the Dark?Evil Chameleon1 episode
1996All ThatHerselfAlong with Tia Mowry
1997Smart GuyRoxanne1 episode
1998Blues CluesHerself1 episode
1999DetentionOrangejella LaBelle13 episodes
2000Something to Sing AboutLilyTelevision movie
How I Loved A Macho BoyJamal Santos3 episodes
Seventeen AgainYoung Cat DonovanTelevision Movie
2004–2006Strong MedicineDr.Kayla Thorton37 episodes
2005TwitchesCamryn Barnes/ApollaDisney Channel Original Movie
2006–2007Family GuyEsther3 episodes
2007Twitches TooCamryn Barnes/ApollaDisney Channel Original Movie
2009RoommatesHope13 episodes
2009The Super Hero Squad ShowMisty Knight1 episode
2011Things We Do for LoveLourdesLead Role
2011Access Hollywood LiveHerselfCo-Host
2011CHRISJayifyHerselfEpisode: "Drugs Are Bad"
2011–presentTia & TameraHerselfLead Role, Executive Producer
2012Christmas AngelDaphneyGMC TV world premiere movie, airing November 24 and 25, 2012 [7]

Awards and nominations

NAACP Image Awards

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards

People's Choice Awards

Teen Choice Awards

Young Artist Awards

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