Tamera Mowry is a very known name in the world of American television. He became known through her awesome work and acting in a popular TV series titled “Sister, Sister”. Tamera starred in this sitcom alongside her sister Tia.
Tia and Tamera are identical twin sisters and that is one of the reasons for their wide popularity. They are very charismatic and often appear together in the world of media. Their warm smiles have opened them many opportunities as well.
Tamera also rose to prominence for her role as Dr.Kayla in a TV series titled Strong Medicine. She said that this opportunity is something she is very thankful for and it has opened her many doors.
Her reality show “Tia & Tamera”, where she starred alongside her twin sister Tia was also a huge hit. This is the best show they ever had because it gained the most popularity dues to their funny personalities.
Tammera is not only a talented actress but a great singer as well and she often sang the theme songs of the series she starred in.
She was born as Tamera Darvette Mowry on July 6, 1978, in the town of Gelnhausen, located in the Western part of Germany, in Europe.
She said that no one believes that they were born in Germany because they are African. They don’t speak too much German as they work mostly in English.
She is of mixed descent since her mother Darlene has roots in Africa and Bahamas and her father Timothy originates from England. This is a combination that ended up in beautiful looks for both twins and that’s also what made them pretty popular today.
The family resided in Germany because her father was a member of the military and was deployed there. Tamera said that her childhood was great because of her great mom, but she said that she missed her father.
Tamera has three siblings. Her twin sister Tia is two minutes younger than her and they are very closely connected.
They often joke about this because people ask them who is smarter or prettier and they always say that the older one must be the smarter one because age equals wisdom.
She also has two younger brothers named Tahj and Tavior. Many people ask them whether their parents give them names that start with the same letters on purpose or not, but they don’t know.
Their parents became Christians after the birth of the children so Tamera became born-again Christian at the age of eight. Religion played a huge role in her life, especially when she had a hard time later.
It was in 1990 that Tamera started believing that her dreams will come true. It was when she and Tia convinced her parents to move to the United States and they did. She said that she loves living in America and that this place is the place where she wants to be.
Tamera’s parents recognized her wish (and the wish of her twin sister Tamera) to make a career in acting and entertainment so the whole family relocated from Germany to California in order to give it a try.
She was a student at the Birmingham High School located in Los Angeles. She was always a pretty good student and most of the time she was invested in school more than your average kid.
After successfully graduating from high school she enrolled at the Pepperdine University in California. She finished it in due time. She said that it was hard, but she was very determined to succeed.
Tamera, alongside her sister Tia, didn’t immediately breakthrough on television although they have garnered a lot of attention on auditions since they were identical twins.
They started entering pageant shows together and worked them way in several talent shows. The public loved them and they rose the attention of several TV producers.
As for her singing career, she never gave up on it, since the time she was in a singing group called Voices. The group was formed in 1991 and released the debut single in 1992. The single “Yeah, ‘Yeah, Yeah!” entered the Billboard chart on No 72.
The band also released their only album titled ” Just the Beginning” the same year. She really wanted to become a singer and she had invested a lot in her career but didn’t get the results she was looking for, so she started to act alongside her sister.
Tamera and Tia both started getting minor roles in TV series. Usually, it was twins castings, but they were in many other ones on their own as well.
Tamera’s first role was of Penelope in a TV series “Flesh n Blood”.
Her next appearance was in “True Colors”. She also appeared in a show “Full House”, alongside her sister Tia.
Tamera’s first extremely successful appearance was in a series “Sister, Sister”, where she starred alongside her own twin sister Tia.
The series was made especially for them, which was an idea from a producer who recognized their talent after he saw them together in the “Full House” series. This was a very fun time for them and their parents were very happy that they are finally succeeding in life.
“Sister, sister” ran on ABC Channel for two years, but continued airing for four more years on WB Network. It was a great period in their career since they could work together and it is known that twins are especially connected.
Tamera didn’t work only on this series. She was also invited to guest in other projects such as “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”.
Since she has a very pleasant and clear voice she was hired to give her voice to characters in “The Adventures of Hyperman” and in “Detention”. Both characters had lead roles.
In 2000 she appeared in two TV movies titled “Something to Sing About”, a Christian drama film and “Seventeen Again” which was a comedy film with fantastic elements.
Her first appearance in a cinema movie was in 2002 when she gained the role in a teen comedy movie named “The Hot Chick”. She had a role in it together with her sister Tia. The movie was directed by Tom Brady and the leading male actor was Rob Schneider.
Next year she entered a new TV show titled “Express Yourself” where she starred alongside her sister Tia. The two of them collaborated on this show until 2005.
Her big success came with her role as Dr. Kayla Thornton, a lead role in a medical drama series called “Strong Medicine”. She starred in it for two years. This was an interesting role for her and she said that she wanted to become a doctor after it, but couldn’t bear to go to school anymore.
In 2005, she again appeared alongside her sister Tia in a movie named “Twitches” which was made by Disney Channel and in its sequel named “Twitches Too”.
Tamera often gave her voice to characters in animated series so she did it several times for the series “Family Guy”.
She also appeared in a TV sitcom “Roommates”. She said that this was a very interesting time in her life and that she wanted to get more invested into similar stuff, but she wasn’t the one making the call since she had to be invited to a set to work on it.
In 2009 she gave her voice to Misty Knight for Marvel’s animated series called “The Super Hero Squad Show”.
In 2010 she appeared in the role of Danielle Warren in a TV movie called “Double Wedding”.
In 2011 she appeared in the movie “The Things We Do for Love”. This was a pretty popular movie back in the day, especially when the proverb became more popular.
She and her sister became a part of a reality TV show called simply “Tia & Tamera” which was aired on Style Network and lasted for three consecutive seasons.
Her following movies were “Rebounding Vanessa” and “Christmas Angel” in 2012.
Tamera is also a host of a talk show titled “The Real”, which aires on Disney Channel. Disney was very welcoming of them and they wanted to continue working with them more.
From 2014 until 2016 she appeared in a sitcom “Melissa and Joey”.
In 2016 she was invited to guest in a popular TV show titled “Talking Dead” where she appeared alongside many celebrities.
In 2017 she appeared in a comedy series named “Hollywood Darlings” and “Daytime Divas”.
In 2018 she hosted a reality web series called “Help Us Get Married”. The show’s main task is to plan the wedding of three young couples but they have to do it with the help of the Facebook community through Facebook Watch.
In 1999 and 2000 she has received the Image Award in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in “Sister, Sister”. She and her sister were also named as the Favorite TV Actresses by Nickelodeon three times.
In 1998 she was honored to receive the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Hall of Fame Award. This was very emotional for her and she was very grateful for all of the opportunities she had been given by this company.
The sisters have a production company together and it is titled “Twilight Production.”
In 2015, Tamera and Tia have published their own fiction book called Twintuition: Double Vision.
The sisters have also started a business together. In 2013, they launched two products: Milky! and Stretchy!. Both products are motherhood related. Milky! is made to help lactating and Stretchy! to help reducing scars after pregnancy and birth.
Tamera has over seven million followers on her Instagram account where she regularly posts.
As for her personal life, she is very open and candid. She has revealed in an interview that she is very shy and became intimate with a man when she was nearly 30 years old. This was a shock for many and they thought that religion was the reason for that.
One of her first public relationships was with an actor Andrew Keegan but it did not work out. The breakup was very public and weird, which made it even worse for them.
In 2006 she dated Seth MacFarlane, known as being the director of a popular project “Family Guy”.
In 2011 she got married to Adam Housley from Fox News after being in a relationship with him over six years. One year later, she gave birth to their son Aden John Tanner Housley.
Their daughter Ariah Talea Housley was born in the summer of 2015. She loves her to the moon and back.
She lives with her family in the Napa Valley, in California.
Tamera has suffered a great tragedy in 2018, which caused her to undergo therapy in order to heal enough to continue her normal life. Her niece named Alaina Housley was killed in a mass shooting that took place in a bar in Thousand Oaks. She was very shocked by it and it caused severe grief, especially because she knows through what pain Alaina’s mother is going through.
She mentioned several times on television that she is for more strict gun laws, especially connected to machine guns and similar weapons that can do so much more damage.
Full name: Tamera Darvette Mowry
Date of birth: July 6, 1978
Birthplace: Gelnhausen, West Germany, Europe
Profession: actress, singer, TV host, author, businesswoman
Height: 1, 64 m
Weight: 55 kg
Net Worth: $5 million