Biography

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

Since she was discovered in a grocery store for her first movie role in “Aloha Summer”, she 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, “Rising Sun” with Sean Connery and Wesley Snipes. Tia also voiced the character of Nani in Disney’s classic animated film and tv series “Lilo & Stitch”.  Most recently, Tia co-starred in “You May Not Kiss The Bride” alongside Rob Schneider and Mena Suvari. She also can be seen in “Wild Cherry” with Rumer Willis and Kristin Cavallari and “Hardbreakers” with Tom Arnold, Chris Kattan, and Sophie Monk. Currently, Tia is producing a biopic of Hawaiian surf legend Rell Sunn in which she will star.

In television, Tia launched her acting career in Los Angeles with a regular role on the daytime drama “General Hospital”.  Since then she has been seen in numerous TV programs. Recently Tia could be seen recurring on “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, “Nip/Tuck”, and “Back To You”. She has just been made a recurring character on SyFy network’s Warehouse 13.  “Relic Hunter”, her own action/adventure television series continues to play in syndication all over the world.

Tia and her long-time friend, artist/producer Daniel Ho have been nominated for a Grammy each of the last three years and won music’s highest honor in 2009. The acclaimed CDs consist of all original Hawaiian language compositions.  With ‘hawaiiana’, they reached #10 on Billboard’s World Music Chart. Prior to this, Tia performed on the double- platinum movie soundtrack for “Wayne’s World”, had the end title song on “Batman:Mask of the Phantasm” as well releasing her own Warner Bros. record “Dream.”

Tia continues to seek out projects that showcase her talents and challenge her abilities.