January 2, 1967
54 years old
5 ft 8 in | 173 cm tall
35-24-35 in | 89-61-89 cm
58 kg | 128 lbs
10 US | 41 EU
Tia Carrere was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, on January 2, 1967, is an American actress.
Young Tia Carrere first started her career as a model in Los Angeles.
She made her big screen debut in horror film Zombie Nightmare (1987) in role as Amy.
She got her television debut in CBS action military drama series Airwolf (1985) in episode "Annie Oakley", in role as Kiki Tinabi.
Her breakthrough performance came as Cassandra Wong in comedy film Wayne's World (1992), for which she was nominated for the MTV Movie + TV Award for Most Desirable Female.
She released her debut studio album "Dream" in 1993.
She played Cassandra Wong in comedy films:
Wayne's World (1992)
Wayne's World 2 (1993)
She voiced Nani Pelekai in animated science fiction comedy drama films:
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005)
Leroy & Stitch (2006)
She was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress and a MTV Movie + TV Award for Best Dance Sequence (shared with Arnold Schwarzenegger) for her role as Juno Skinner in action comedy film True Lies (1994).
She was nominated for the DVD Exclusive Award for Best Supporting Actress in a DVD Premiere Movie for her role as Loot in crime drama movie Back in the Day (2005).
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991) action crime opposite Mickey Rourke and Don Johnson
Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991) buddy cop action with Dolph Lundgren, Brandon Lee and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Kull the Conqueror (1997) fantasy action opposite Kevin Sorbo and Harvey Fierstein
High School High (1996) comedy with Jon Lovitz and Mekhi Phifer
20 Dates (1999) comedy mockumentary opposite Myles Berkowitz, Elisabeth Wagner and Richard Arlook
She voiced Jezebel Jade in animated action comedy movie Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest (2015).
She was nominated for the ALMA Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Syndicated Drama Series for her role as in action fiction television series Relic Hunter (1999-2002).
She had recurring role as Jade Soong in ABC soap opera General Hospital (1985-1986).
Noble House (1988) NBC action drama miniseries in role as Venus Poon
She had recurring role as Beverly Nichols in ABC legal drama television series Murder One (1995-1996).
She voiced Queen Tyr'ahnee - The Martian Queen in animated television series Duck Dodgers (2003-2005).
She voiced Nani Pelekai in Disney's animated television series Lilo & Stitch: The Series (2003-2006).
She was a contestant in ABC dance competition television series Dancing with the Stars (2006).
She had recurring role as Cha Cha in HBO comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm (2007).
Warehouse 13 (2010) Syfy science fiction series in role as Agent Katie Logan
True Justice (2011) action series in role as Lisa Clayton
She voiced Amy Cavenaugh / Judy Reeves in animated mystery comedy drama series Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (2011-2013).
In Plain Sight (2012) USA Network drama series in role as Lia Hernandez
Hawaii Five-0 (2015) action police procedural series in role as Makana Kalakauna
AJ and the Queen (2020) Netflix comedy drama series in role as Lady Danger
Attended Sacred Hearts Academy.
She started her singing lesson at the age of 11.
Has two sisters and two half-sisters.
Has Chinese, Spanish, Filipino and Hawaiian ancestry.
She was discovered in a Waikiki grocery store.
Fluent in Hawaiian Pidgin.
Featured in Playboy magazine in January 2003.
She voiced Ari Matheson in video game The Daedalus Encounter (1995).
She voiced Lin in video games: Saints Row (2006) and Saints Row IV (2013).
She released five studio albums:
Hawaiiana (2007) for which she was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Hawaiian Music Album
'Ikena (with Daniel Ho, 2008), for which she won the Grammy Award for Best Hawaiian Music Album
He Nani (with Daniel Ho, 2009) for which she was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Hawaiian Music Album
Huana Ke Aloha (2010), for which she won the Grammy Award for Best Hawaiian Music Album
She won the ShoWest Convention Award for Female Star of Tomorrow in 1994.
Lives in Los Angeles, California, United States.
She dated Tie Domi (2002).
She was married to:
Simon Wakelin (2002-2010) they have a daughter, Bianca Wakelin
Elie Samaha (1992-2000)