It all started in a grocery store.
Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Tia Carrere is an accomplished actress in motion pictures and television as well as a two time 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- -“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”.
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 including: “Nip/Tuck”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, “Warehouse 13”, “Hawaii 5-0”. “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 share four nominations and two Grammy awards for their acclaimed CDs consisting of all original Hawaiian language compositions. Their record,‘hawaiiana’, reached #10 on Billboard’s World Music Chart. Tia also 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 Warner Bros. record “Dream.”
Tia continues to seek out projects that showcase her talents and challenge her abilities.