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  • Real name : Tia Dashon Mowry
  • Date of birth : 06/07/1978

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  • Mowry Tia
  • Tia D. Mowry

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Tia Mowry (1978)

Tia Dashon Mowry

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Tia Dashon Mowry Hardrict is an American actress. She first gained fame for her teen role as Tia Landry on the ABC/WB sitcom Sister, Sister . Currently, she portrays medical student Melanie Barnett Davis on the former CW now BET comedy-drama series The Game.

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Tia Mowry and her sister began entering pageants and talent shows while their family was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. At age 12, they convinced their mother to move to California with them so they could pursue acting. She agreed, on the condition that they land an acting job within the first month of their stay. In 1990, their family moved to California permanently, settling in Los Angeles, and she and her sister began appearing in commercials and other small roles.

She is well known for playing Tia Landry, a twin separated at birth and reunited with her sister as a teenager in the show Sister, Sister. The series was developed for them after a producer spotted them on the set of Full House, a show on which their brother made regular appearances. Sister, Sister was initially on ABC but was cancelled by the network after two years and picked up by The WB, where it ran for another four years. During its run, they appeared on an episode of their brother Tahj Mowry's show Smart Guy. They also did voice-over work for the Kids' WB cartoon series Detention.

After the show ended, both Mowry and her sister studied psychology at Pepperdine University. She also went to Europe to study humanities and Italian for a period. Both she and her sister appeared in the Rob Schneider comedy film The Hot Chick, playing cheerleaders. Mowry also did voiceovers for the Bratz cartoon series as the voice of Sasha. In 2005, Mowry and her sister both starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Twitches and reprised their roles in its sequel, Twitches Too and before co-starred in the 2000 movie Seventeen Again. She also appeared on an episode of her sister's television show, Strong Medicine, in January 2006, playing the role of Keisha, the twin sister of Tamera Mowry's character, Dr. Kayla Thornton. Mowry has a starring role in the BET television series The Game as Melanie Barnett. Mowry has been nominated for a Teen Choice Award and a NAACP Image Awards for best actress in a comedy.

In the Blues Clues episode Blue's Birthday, Mowry and her sister make a cameo appearance as two of the celebrities wishing Blue a happy birthday in her birthday card. Their only line is said in unison: "Happy Birthday, Blue!"

Beginning July 2011, the Style Network began airing, Tia & Tamera, a reality show which follows the day to day lives of the twins; Tia being pregnant and Tamera engaged planning her wedding.

Mowry and her sister Tamera both can sing. They have showcased their vocal abilities on episodes of Sister Sister, including The Supremes' "You Can't Hurry Love" and "I'm Going Down", which Tamera performed. They also sung the theme song during season five and six.

 personal life
Mowry met actor Cory Hardrict while filming the film Hollywood Horror. They dated for six years. On January 11, 2011, People announced that Mowry and Hardrict were expecting their first child. She also made the announcement herself on 106 & Park. The pregnancy was documented on the show Tia & Tamera on the Style Network. The baby, a boy, named Cree Taylor Hardrict was born June 28, 2011. Mowry has a reality show on Style, Tia & Tamera, alongside with her sister, Tamera Mowry.

Mowry is the head coach of the Entertainment Basketball League celebrity team. She coaches the Atlanta team whose players include her husband, Cory Hardrict, and co-star, Pooch Hall. She recently coached at the battle of the sexes game in Chicago against the Sky of the WNBA.

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