Tia Carrere

Actress + Singer
Born Jan 2, 1967

Tia Carrere is an American actress, model, voice artist, and singer who obtained her first big break being a regular on the daytime soap opera General Hospital.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Tia Carrere.


1967 Birth Born on January 2, 1967.


Carrere attended Sacred Hearts Academy, an all-girls school. She longed to be a singer as a child. Although she was eliminated during the first round of her 1985 Star Search appearance at the age of 17, she was spotted by a local producer while shopping at a Waikiki grocery store and was cast in the movie Aloha Summer, which he produced and had a cameo in.


1991 24 Years Old After appearing in the 1991 action films Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man and Showdown in Little Tokyo, she emerged into the public spotlight when cast as Cassandra, a rock singer and love interest of Mike Myers' character Wayne in Wayne's World (1992)—a role she reprised the next year in Wayne's World 2. … Read More
1992 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1992, People magazine named her to its annual "50 most beautiful people" list. … Read More
1995 28 Years Old She also starred as Ari, a space marine-turned pirate in the 1995 adventure/puzzle game The Daedalus Encounter.


1997 30 Years Old She also starred as the evil witch/queen in the 1997 Universal Films picture Kull the Conqueror, co-starring with Kevin Sorbo and starred in late 90's M&M's commercials as herself.
1999 32 Years Old 1 More Event
From 1999 to 2002, Carrere starred as archeology professor Sydney Fox in Relic Hunter, a syndicated action-adventure series strongly reminiscent of the Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider films and video games. … Read More
2000 33 Years Old Samaha and Carrere divorced in February 2000.
2002 35 Years Old On November 30, 2002, she married again, this time to photojournalist Simon Wakelin. … Read More
2003 36 Years Old 1 More Event
Carrere then provided the voice of Lilo's sister Nani in the animated film Lilo & Stitch (2002) and its spinoffs, as well as the voice of Queen Tyr'ahnee from the 2003 Duck Dodgers animated series. … Read More


2007 40 Years Old Her second album, Hawaiiana, was released in June 2007 and takes Carrere back to her Hawaiian roots with four-time Grammy Award winning record producer Daniel Ho accompanying her on classic solo slack-key guitar and ukulele. The album was nominated for a 2008 Grammy Award under the category Best Hawaiian Music Album.
2009 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2009, she acted as co-host for the pre-Grammy Awards telecast online event alongside Wayne Brady.
2010 43 Years Old On April 2, 2010, Carrere filed for divorce in person at Los Angeles Superior Court. According to court documents she cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the divorce and asked for sole physical custody of their daughter Bianca. Their divorce was finalized in August 2010, with the two of them reportedly sharing custody of Bianca. … Read More
2011 44 Years Old In 2011, she won another Grammy Award (Best Hawaiian Music Album) for her album Huana Ke Aloha.
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