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Tia Mowry-Hardrict is a multi-talented actress, producer, author, and one of social media’s most prominent influencers, with over 12 million followers across all social platforms. She has been in the public eye for over 20 years, gaining initial fame and becoming a ‘90s pop culture icon in her teens, starring opposite her twin sister, Tamera, in the hit comedy Sister, Sister
from Paramount Television.
Most recently, Tia has partnered with KIN on a YouTube channel titled “Tia Mowry’s Quick Fix.” The digital brand includes a 20-episode series and social amplification across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat. It is KIN’s fastest-growing channel to date, reaching 1.6 million followers on all platforms in just under a year.
In March 2017, she released her first cookbook—the Amazon No. 1 seller Whole New You
, by Random House Publishing Group—and she recently wrapped up season three on her Cooking Channel series, Tia Mowry at Home
, where she also served as Executive Producer.
Tia rose to fame with a six-year run on the successful hit series Sister, Sister
. She won two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series and three Kids’ Choice Awards for Favorite Television Actress.
She was also nominated for three Young Artist Awards for Best Performance by a Young Actress in 1995, 1996, and 1997 for her work on the show. In 1999 Tia wrapped production on the show and obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the prestigious Pepperdine University in Southern California.
From 2000-2006 Tia made appearances in various projects, including starring with her sister in the Disney Channel’s highly rated original movie Twitches
in 2005 and again in Twitches Too
two years later. Off camera, she voiced the character of Sasha on the animated series Bratz.
In 2006 Tia landed the role of Melanie Barnett, a medical-student-turned-wife of pro football player Derwin Davis, played by Pooch Hall, on The Game.
A fan favorite, the comedy series chronicled the lives of women involved with players of a fictional San Diego pro football team. Her work on The Game
landed her two more NAACP Image Award nominations for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series.
aired for three seasons on the CW before its finale in 2009. Less than two years later, due to popular demand, BET picked up the series, giving it new life, and aired season four in the winter of 2011. It was an overwhelming success for the network, ranking as the No. 1 ad-supported scripted series premiere in cable history and debuting to an audience of 7.7 million viewers in January 2011. In January 2012 The Game
returned to television once again, pulling in 5.3 million viewers and making it cable’s No. 1 scripted series telecast among ages 18-49. Tia also starred with her sister in Double Wedding
, an original film for the Lifetime Movie Network in June 2010, where she also served as executive producer. In 2013 Tia appeared in the Fox Searchlight feature film Baggage Claim
opposite Paula Patton and Trey Songz.
In summer 2011 Tia and Tamera entertained audiences once again in their self-titled STYLE Network series Tia and Tamera
,where she served as executive producer.
That year the show set record ratings for the network as the most-watched series launch in their history. Throughout 2012 and 2013, Tia secured her sixth NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on The Game, a People’s Choice Award nomination for Favorite TV Celeb Reality Star
, and two Teen Choice Award nominations for Choice TV: Female Reality/Variety Star.
From 2013–2015, Tia served as Executive Producer and starred in the Nickelodeon/TV Land comedy series Instant Mom
. She starred as Stephanie Phillips, a food blogger and party girl who becomes a stepmother of three children alongside her husband, Charlie, played by Michael Boatman. The series produced the time block's best debut ratings in the channel's history.
In 2012 Tia released her debut book, Oh Baby! Pregnancy Tales and Advice from One Hot Mama to Another
, through Penguin Books, which quickly became a national bestseller.
In the summer of 2016, Tia and Tamara released their second book, Twintuition
, a series of books for middle-grade school children published by Harper Collins Children’s Books.
When not acting, Tia spends time working with several charities, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Partnership for a Healthier America, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and the Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, actor Cory Hardrict, and their two kids.