Tamera Mowry

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Tamera Mowry-Housley
BornTamera Darvette Mowry
(1978-07-06) July 6, 1978 (age 36)
Gelnhausen, West Germany
ResidenceNapa, California
EducationPepperdine University
OccupationActress
Years active1990–present
Spouse(s)Adam Housley (m. 2011)
ChildrenAden John Tanner Housley (b. November 12, 2012)
Website
www.TiaandTameraOfficial.com
 
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Tamera Mowry-Housley
BornTamera Darvette Mowry
(1978-07-06) July 6, 1978 (age 36)
Gelnhausen, West Germany
ResidenceNapa, California
EducationPepperdine University
OccupationActress
Years active1990–present
Spouse(s)Adam Housley (m. 2011)
ChildrenAden John Tanner Housley (b. November 12, 2012)
Website
www.TiaandTameraOfficial.com

Tamera Darvette Mowry-Housley (born July 6, 1978),[1] known by her maiden name Tamera Mowry, is a German-born American 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). Additionally, she played Hope Daniels on the short-lived ABC Family sitcom Roommates lasted for one season during the spring of 2009. 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 Tia & Tamera.

She is one of the hosts of The Real talk show along with Tamar Braxton, Jeannie Mai, Adrienne Bailon, and Loni Love, which premiered on July 15, 2013.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Mowry was born in Gelnhausen in then-West Germany. Her mother, Darlene Renee Mowry (née Flowers), managed her children's careers even 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 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][3][4]

Her father, who is white, has English ancestry, and her mother is of Afro-Bahamian descent.[5] Her parents met in high school, in Miami, Florida. Both joined the U.S. Army, and both would eventually reach the rank of Sergeant.[6] Her family is "close-knit" and "deeply religious",[4] and the sisters became born-again Christians when they were eight years old.[7] She also has two younger brothers named Tahj Mowry, an actor, and Tavior Mowry, who plays college football for University of California, Davis.

Tamera Mowry is the older twin by two minutes. Tamera was born at 4:30pm, followed by Tia at 4:32pm. In July 2013, Tamera revealed that she did not lose her virginity until she was 29 due to her being a devout Christian, and that after she did it, she felt guilty and committed to staying celibate until marriage.[8] She married Fox News Correspondent Adam Housley[9] after dating for almost six years. The couple married on May 15, 2011 in California's Napa Valley. The couple has one child, a son named Aden, born on November 12, 2012.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2000Something to Sing AboutLilyTelevision film
2000Seventeen AgainYoung Cat DonovanTelevision film
2002The Hot ChickSissie
2005TwitchesCamryn Barnes / Apolla
2007Twitches TooCamryn Barnes / Apolla
2010Double WeddingDanielle WarrenTelevision film
2012Redemption of a DogMichelle

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1991Flesh'n BloodPenelope1 episode
1992True ColorsLorae1 episode
1994The All-New Mickey Mouse (MMC)Herself1 episode
1994–1999Sister, SisterTamera Campbell119 episodes
1995Are You Afraid of the Dark?Evil Chameleon1 episode
1995–1996The Adventures of HypermanEmma C. Squared8 episodes
1996All ThatHerself
1997Smart GuyRoxanne1 episode
1998Blues CluesHerself1 episode
1999DetentionOrangejella LaBelle13 episodes
2000How I Loved a Macho BoyJamal Santos3 episodes
2004–2006Strong MedicineDr. Kayla Thorton37 episodes
2006–2007Family GuyEstherVoice
3 episodes
2009RoommatesHope13 episodes
2009The Super Hero Squad ShowMisty Knight1 episode
2011Things We Do for LoveLourdes5 episodes
2011Access Hollywood LiveHerselfCo-host
2011CHRISJayifyHerselfEpisode: "Drugs Are Bad"
2011–2013Tia & TameraHerselfExecutive producer
2012Christmas AngelDaphney
2013-presentThe RealHerselfHost
2014Melissa and JoeyGillianSeason 3 Episode 24 'To Tell the Truth'[11]

Awards and nominations[edit]

NAACP Image Awards

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards

People's Choice Awards

Teen Choice Awards

Young Artist Awards

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tamera Mowry profile at FilmBiography.com". FilmReference.com. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ "It’s Official: ‘The Real’ Talk Show Begins Four-Week Test Run July 15". Deadline Hollywood. June 12, 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Winsome twinsome: Tia and Tamera Mowry are 'Sister, Sister's sibling schemers". People 4 (17). May 9, 1994. p. 175. Archived from the original on August 1, 2008. Retrieved January 4, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Tia, Tamera And Tahj Mowry Keep Laughter In The Family With Hit TV Shows 'Sister, Sister' And 'Smart Guy'. Findarticles.com (1999-03-01). Retrieved on 2012-07-06.
  5. ^ During an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show in 2010, it was stated that for years, the Mowrys believed that they had Italian ancestry on their father's side; however, after researching their family tree on Ancestry.com, they discovered that their father has English ancestry.
  6. ^ Double Devotion – Today's Christian. Web.archive.org (2008-01-09). Retrieved on 2012-07-06.
  7. ^ TV's tantalizing twins: Tia and Tamera Mowry share 'Sister Sister' sitcom, schoolwork and singing. Findarticles.com. Retrieved on 2012-07-06.
  8. ^ Tamera Mowry-Housley Talks About Losing Her Virginity At 29, Staying Celibate Until Her Wedding | Posted: 07/19/2013
  9. ^ Wihlborg, Ulrica. (2011-01-20) Tamera's engagement to marry Housley. People.com. Retrieved on 2012-07-06.
  10. ^ "Tamera Mowry-Housley, Adam Housley Welcome Baby". Abcnews.go.com. 2012-11-14. Retrieved 2012-12-03. 
  11. ^ "Melissa & Joey Episode: "To Tell the Truth"". 

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