Tamera (left) with her twin sister Tia (right)
|Born||Tamera Darvette Mowry
6 July 1978
Gelnhausen, West Germany
|Residence||Napa Valley, California, United States|
|Other names||Tamera Mowry-Housley|
|Occupation||Actress, television host, model, author, businesswoman, singer|
|Spouse(s)||Adam Housley (m. 2011)|
|Relatives||Tia Mowry (twin sister)
Cory Hardrict (brother-in-law)
Tamera Darvette Mowry-Housley (born July 6, 1978), known by her maiden name Tamera Mowry (/ /), is an American actress and model. 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). She has also starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Twitches and its sequel, Twitches Too. and played Dr. Kayla Thornton on the medical drama Strong Medicine. A reality TV show following the life of her and her twin sister, Tia & Tamera, began airing on the Style Network in 2011, ending in 2013 after three seasons.
She and her identical twin sister Tia Mowry were in a singing group in the early 1990s called "Voices". The group debuted their first single, "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!" in 1992 and charted No.12 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Tamera Darvette Mowry was born in Gelnhausen in then-West Germany on July 6, 1978 to Darlene Renee Mowry (née Flowers), a security guard and later her children's manager, and Timothy John Mowry, who was in the U.S. Army at the time of her birth and who became a custody officer/jailer with the City of Glendale Police Department when the family moved to California. Tamera Mowry is the older twin by two minutes. Tamera was born at 4:30pm, followed by Tia at 4:32pm.
Her father has English ancestry, and her mother is of Afro-Bahamian descent. Mowry's parents met in high school, in Miami, Florida, both joining the U.S. Army, and both eventually reaching the rank of Sergeant. Mowry has described her family as being both "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.
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 welcomed their first child, a son named Aden John Tanner Housley, on November 12, 2012. On January 4, 2015, Mowry-Housley announced through social media that she was expecting her second child, a girl, due July 2015. The couple welcomed daughter Ariah Talea Housley on July 1, 2015.
|2002||Hot Chick, TheThe Hot Chick||Sissy|
|2012||Redemption of a Dog||Michelle|
|1991||Flesh 'n' Blood||Penelope||"Beauty Is in the Eye of the Ticketholder"|
|1992||True Colors||Lorae||"In a Flash"|
|1992||Full House||Denise||"The Devil Made Me Do It"|
|1994-1999||Sister, Sister||Tamera Campbell||Lead role|
|1995||Are You Afraid of the Dark?||Evil Chameleon||"The Tale of the Chameleons"|
|1995-1996||Adventures of Hyperman, TheThe Adventures of Hyperman||Emma C. Squared (voice)||Main role|
|1997||Smart Guy||Roxanne||"Brother, Brother"|
|1999-2000||Detention||Orangejella LaBelle (voice)||Regular role|
|2000||Something to Sing About||Lily||TV film|
|2000||Seventeen Again||Young Cat Donovan||TV film|
|2004-2006||Strong Medicine||Dr. Kayla Thornton||Main role|
|2005||Twitches||Camryn Barnes / Apolla DuBaer||TV film|
|2006-2007||Family Guy||Esther (voice)||"Mother Tucker", "Barely Legal", "Peter's Daughter"|
|2007||Twitches Too||Camryn Barnes / Apolla DuBaer||TV film|
|2009||Roommates||Hope Daniels||Main role|
|2009||Super Hero Squad Show, TheThe Super Hero Squad Show||Misty Knight (voice)||"A Brat Walks Among Us!"|
|2010||Double Wedding||Danielle Warren||TV film|
|2011||Things We Do for Love||Lourdes||Main role|
|2011-2013||Tia & Tamera||Herself||Lead role|
|2012||Christmas Angel||Daphney Conroy||TV film|
|2013-Present||The Real||Herself||Talk Show|
|2014-2015||Melissa & Joey||Gillian||"To Tell the Truth", "Let's Get It Started", "Failure to Communicate"|
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)
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- "It’s Official: ‘The Real’ Talk Show Begins Four-Week Test Run July 15". Deadline.com. June 12, 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
- "Winsome twinsome: Tia and Tamera Mowry are 'Sister, Sister's sibling schemers". People. 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.
- Michaud, Sarah. (2015-01-04)Tamera Mowry-Housley Expecting Second Child People.com Retrieved on 2015-01-31.
- Leon, Anya. (2015-01-08) It’ll Be a Girl for Tamera Mowry-Housley People.com Retrieved on 2015-01-31.