Tia Carrere’s real name is Althea Rae Duhinio Janairo, and she is a prominent actress, former model, and singer from America. She was born on 2nd January 1967, and she found her main break in performance from General Hospital, a daytime soap opera. She has also been in the Wayne’s World series of feature movies as Cassandra Wong. She has also done voice acting of Nani Pelekai in the film and TV series Lilo and Stitch. Her performance in True Lies was met with positive critical acclaim, and she performed the role of Juno Skinner. She has performed in Duck Dodgers, a famous television show, as Queen Tyr’ahnee.
Carrere is originally from Hawaii, and she was born to a computer supervisor named Audrey Lee Janario and a banker named Alexander Jenario. According to Carrere, she is of Chinese, Spanish, and Filipino ancestry. She has attended an all-girls school called Sacred Hearts Academy. Her juvenile dream was to be a singer, and so she participated in Star Search at the age of 17 in 1985. A local producer finally spotted her at a Waikiki grocery store while shopping, and then he cast her to a movie named Aloha Summer. She adopted her stage name of Tia around this time, and her last name serves as a tribute to an actress named Barbara Carrera.
Carrere then made a shift to LA, and there she worked as a model for several months. Afterward, she landed a role in Airwolf, a television series from American, in early 1985. Her first prominent breakout was in General Hospital, a daytime soap opera where she performed the character of Jade Soong Chung till 1987. She also had to appear as a guest on The A-Team and Tour of Duty, and she was supposed to lead the cast. Her obligations to General Hospital prevented her from this, and she could not join the team. She also made appearances as a guest performer on MacGyver as an instructor for Karate, and she also played the part of an assassin. Her performance on Anything but Love was about Marty’s Gold Daughter, and she did immensely well in it. In Married with children, she performed the character of Piper Bauman, a woman model. The latter has a personal rivalry against Kelly Bundy, and she attempted to steal a job of modeling from her.
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Carrere was married to a movie producer named Elie Samaha, and they were married for eight years. They finally divorced in 2000, and she got married to Simon Wakelin, a photojournalist, two years later. She also filed a divorce from him due to irreconcilable differences in the LA county supreme court. She demanded the sole custody of their daughter, but the 2010 finalization of their case settled on shared custody with her ex-husband.
The current approximate and average net worth of Tia Carrere is about 5 million dollars, and she has achieved most of it from working in the movie industry. She has done considerable work in reality television shows and has also partaken in many stages plays from various American theatres.