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Tia Carrere

Full / Real Name: Althea Rae Duhinio Janairo
Born: 02 January 1967 (54 years old)
Gender: Female

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Tia Carrere is an American actress, model, voice artist and singer best known for her roles as Cassandra Wong in the feature films Wayne's World and Wayne's World 2, as Nani in Lilo & Stitch, its sequel films and Lilo & Stitch: The Series, as Queen Tyr'ahnee in Duck Dodgers, and as Sydney Fox in the syndicated television series Relic Hunter.

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Tia Carrere is an accomplished actress in motion pictures and television, and a Grammy Award-winning musical artist.

Since she was discovered in a grocery store for her first movie role in Aloha Summer, Carrere has shown her range of acting talent and versatility starring in numerous blockbusters, among them, Wayne's World 1 & 2 with Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, True Lies opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rising Sun with Sean Connery and Wesley Snipes.

Carrere also voiced the character of Nani in Disney's classic animated film and TV series Lilo & Stitch. She also co-starred in You May Not Kiss the Bride with Rob Schneider and Mena Suvari.

She can also be seen in Wild Cherry with Rumer Willis and Kristin Cavallari and Hard Breakers with Tom Arnold, Chris Kattan and Sophie Monk. She also produced a biopic of Hawaiian surf legend Rell Sunn in which she stars.

In television, Carrere launched her acting career in Los Angeles with a regular role on the daytime drama General Hospital. She has had recurring roles on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Nip/Tuck, Back to You and SyFy's Warehouse 13.

Relic Hunter, Carrere's action/adventure television series, continues to play in syndication all over the world.

Carrere and her long-time friend, artist/producer Daniel Ho, were nominated for a Grammy from 2009-2011 and won music's highest honour in 2009. Their acclaimed CDs consist of all-original Hawaiian language compositions. With Hawaiiana, they reached No. 10 on Billboard's World Music Chart.

Carrere also performed on the double-platinum movie soundtrack for Wayne's World, had the end-title song on Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and released her own Warner Bros. record, Dream.

In 2012 she was a contestant on the reality competition The Celebrity Apprentice.



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