Tamera Mowry

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Tamera Mowery-Housley
Born Tamera Darvette Mowry
(1978-07-06) July 6, 1978 (age 36)
Gelnhausen, West Germany
Education Pepperdine University
Occupation Actress
Years active 1990–present
Spouse(s) Adam Housley (m. 2011)
Children Aden 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 an 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 caucasian, 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]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Something to Sing About Lily Television film
2000 Seventeen Again Young Cat Donovan Television film
2002 The Hot Chick Sissie
2005 Twitches Camryn Barnes / Apolla
2007 Twitches Too Camryn Barnes / Apolla
2010 Double Wedding Danielle Warren Television film
2012 Redemption of a Dog Michelle

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1991 Flesh'n Blood Penelope 1 episode
1992 True Colors Lorae 1 episode
1994 The All-New Mickey Mouse (MMC) Herself 1 episode
1994–1999 Sister, Sister Tamera Campbell 119 episodes
1995 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Evil Chameleon 1 episode
1995–1996 The Adventures of Hyperman Emma C. Squared 8 episodes
1996 All That Herself
1997 Smart Guy Roxanne 1 episode
1998 Blues Clues Herself 1 episode
1999 Detention Orangejella LaBelle 13 episodes
2000 How I Loved a Macho Boy Jamal Santos 3 episodes
2004–2006 Strong Medicine Dr. Kayla Thorton 37 episodes
2006–2007 Family Guy Esther Voice
3 episodes
2009 Roommates Hope 13 episodes
2009 The Super Hero Squad Show Misty Knight 1 episode
2011 Things We Do for Love Lourdes 5 episodes
2011 Access Hollywood Live Herself Co-host
2011 CHRISJayify Herself Episode: "Drugs Are Bad"
2011–2013 Tia & Tamera Herself Executive producer
2012 Christmas Angel Daphney
2013-Present The Real Herself Host
2014 Melissa and Joey Gillian Season 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

  • 1995 – Nominated – Best Youth Comedienne in a TV Show for Sister, Sister (shared with Tia Mowry)
  • 1996 – Nominated – Best Performance by a Young Actress – TV Comedy Series for Sister, Sister (shared with Tia Mowry)
  • 1997 – Nominated – Best Performance in a TV Comedy – Leading Young Actress for Sister, Sister (shared with Tia Mowry)
  • 2001 – Nominated – Best Performance in a TV Movie (Comedy) – Leading Young Actress for Seventeen Again (shared with Tia Mowry)

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. ^ http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/melissa-and-joey-2014/episode-24-season-3/to-tell-the-truth/304666.  Missing or empty |title= (help)|title=Melissa & Joey Episode: "To Tell the Truth"

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