|Born||Tamera Darvette Mowry
July 6, 1978
Gelnhausen, West Germany
|Other names||Tamera Mowry-Housley|
|Spouse(s)||Adam Housley (m. 2011)|
|Relatives||Tia Mowry (twin sister)|
Tamera Darvette Mowry-Housley (née Mowry; born July 6, 1978), 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.
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.
Her father, who is white, has English ancestry, and her mother is of Afro-Bahamian descent. Her parents met in high school, in Miami, Florida. Both joined the U.S. Army, and both would eventually reach the rank of Sergeant. Her family is "close-knit" and "deeply religious", and the sisters became born-again Christians when they were eight years old. 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. She married Fox News Correspondent Adam Housley 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 John Tanner, born on November 12, 2012.
|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|
|1991||Flesh'n Blood||Penelope||1 episode|
|1992||True Colors||Lorae||1 episode|
|1994||The All-New Mickey Mouse (MMC)||Herself||1 episode|
|1994–99||Sister, Sister||Tamera Campbell||119 episodes|
|1995||Are You Afraid of the Dark?||Evil Chameleon||1 episode|
|1995–96||The Adventures of Hyperman||Emma C. Squared||8 episodes|
|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|
|2004–06||Strong Medicine||Dr. Kayla Thorton||37 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"|
|2011–13||Tia & Tamera||Herself||Executive producer|
|2014||Melissa and Joey||Gillian||Season 3 Episode 24 'To Tell the Truth'|
Awards and nominations
- 1996: Nominated – Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress for Sister, Sister (shared with Tia Mowry)
- 1999: Won – Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for Sister, Sister (shared with Tia Mowry)
- 2000: Won – Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for Sister, Sister (shared with Tia Mowry)
- 2011: Nominated – Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series, or Dramatic Special for Double Wedding
- 2013: Nominated — Outstanding Reality Series for Tia & Tamera
- 1995 – Won – Favorite Television Actress for Sister, Sister (shared with Tia Mowry)
- 1996 – Won – Favorite Television Actress for Sister, Sister (shared with Tia Mowry)
- 1997 – Won – Favorite Television Actress for Sister, Sister (shared with Tia Mowry)
- 1998 – Nominated – Favorite Television Actress for Sister, Sister (shared with Tia Mowry)
- 1998 – Won – Hall of Fame Award (shared with Tia Mowry)
- 2012: Nominated – Choice Reality Show for Tia & Tamera (shared with Tia Mowry)
- 2012: Nominated – Choice Female Reality Star for Tia & Tamera (shared with Tia Mowry)
- 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)
- "Tamera Mowry profile at FilmBiography.com". FilmReference.com. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
- "It’s Official: ‘The Real’ Talk Show Begins Four-Week Test Run July 15". Deadline Hollywood. June 12, 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
- "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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Double Devotion – Today's Christian. Web.archive.org (2008-01-09). Retrieved on 2012-07-06.
- TV's tantalizing twins: Tia and Tamera Mowry share 'Sister Sister' sitcom, schoolwork and singing. Findarticles.com. Retrieved on 2012-07-06.
- Tamera Mowry-Housley Talks About Losing Her Virginity At 29, Staying Celibate Until Her Wedding | Posted: 07/19/2013
- Wihlborg, Ulrica. (2011-01-20) Tamera's engagement to marry Housley. People.com. Retrieved on 2012-07-06.
- "Tamera Mowry-Housley, Adam Housley Welcome Baby". Abcnews.go.com. 2012-11-14. Retrieved 2012-12-03.
- "Melissa & Joey Episode: "To Tell the Truth"".