Tamera Mowry

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Tamera Darvette Mowry-Housley (born July 6, 1978) is an American actress. She first gained fame for her teen role as Tamera Campbell on the ABC/WB sitcom Sister, Sister (opposite her identical twin sister Tia Mowry). She starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Twitches and its sequel, Twitches Too. She has also made a break into dramatic television, and is also known for her role as Dr. Kayla Thornton on the medical drama Strong Medicine. Beginning August 2011, the Style Network began airing Tia & Tamera.

She was one of the hosts of The Real talk show along with Tamar Braxton, Jeannie Mai, Adrienne Bailon, and Loni Love, which premiered on July 15, 2013 and ended this year in August.


Tamera Mowry was born in Gelnhausen, West Germany, to Darlene Renee Mowry (née Flowers), who managed her children's careers and also worked as a security guard, and Timothy John Mowry, who was in the U.S. Army at the time of her birth and later became a custody officer/jailer with the City of Glendale Police Department when the family moved to California.

Darlene, who is Bahamian-American, and Timothy, who is English American, met in high school in Miami, Florida. During a live taping of The Wendy Williams Show in 2010, Mowry announced that she and her twin sisters for some reason had erroneously believed they were of Italian descent on their father's side; however, after researching their family tree on Ancestry.com, they learned their father is of English descent. Her family is "close-knit" and "deeply religious", and the sisters became born again Christians when they were eight years old. The sisters have two younger brothers, Tahj Mowry, an actor, and Tavior Mowry, who plays college football for University of California, Davis.

Personal life

Tamera Mowry is the older twin by two minutes. Tamera was born first, at 4:30pm, followed by Tia at 4:32pm. In July 2013, Tamera revealed that she did not lose her virginity until she was 29 due to her being a devout Christian, and that after she did it, she felt guilty and committed to staying celibate until marriage. She married Fox News Correspondent Adam Housley after dating for almost six years. The couple married on May 15, 2011 in California's Napa Valley. The couple has one child a son named Aden, born on November 12, 2012.


Year Film Role Notes
2002 The Hot Chick Sissie
2012 Redemption of a Dog Michelle
Year Title Role Notes
1991 Flesh'n Blood Penelope 1 episode
1992 True Colors Lorae 1 episode
1994-1999 Sister, Sister Tamera Campbell 119 episodes
1994 The All-New Mickey Mouse (MMC) Herself as a Mouseketeer Guest 1 Season 7 Guest Day Episode
1995-1996 The Adventures of Hyperman Emma C. Squared 8 episodes
1995 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Evil Chameleon 1 episode
1996 All That Herself Along with Tia Mowry
1997 Smart Guy Roxanne 1 episode
1998 Blues Clues Herself 1 episode
1999 Detention Orangejella LaBelle 13 episodes
2000 Something to Sing About Lily Television movie
How I Loved A Macho Boy Jamal Santos 3 episodes
Seventeen Again Young Cat Donovan Television Movie
2004"2006 Strong Medicine Dr. Kayla Thorton 37 episodes
2005 Twitches Camryn Barnes/Apolla Disney Channel Original Movie
2006"2007 Family Guy Esther 3 episodes
2007 Twitches Too Camryn Barnes/Apolla Disney Channel Original Movie
2009 Roommates Hope 13 episodes
2009 The Super Hero Squad Show Misty Knight 1 episode
2010 Double Wedding Danielle Warren Lifetime television movie
2011 Things We Do for Love Lourdes 5 episodes
2011 Access Hollywood Live Herself Co-Host
2011 CHRISJayify Herself Episode: "Drugs Are Bad"
2011"present Tia & Tamera Herself Lead Role, Executive Producer
2012 Christmas Angel Daphney GMC TV world premiere movie
2013 The Real Herself Host

Awards and nominations

NAACP Image Awards

  • 1996: Nominated " Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress for Sister, Sister (shared with Tia Mowry)
  • 1999: Won " Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for Sister, Sister (shared with Tia Mowry)
  • 2000: Won " Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for Sister, Sister (shared with Tia Mowry)
  • 2011: Nominated " Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series, or Dramatic Special for Double Wedding
  • 2013: Nominated "? Outstanding Reality Series for Tia & Tamera
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards

People's Choice Awards

Teen Choice Awards

Young Artist Awards

  • 1995 " Nominated " Best Youth Comedienne in a TV Show for Sister, Sister (shared with Tia Mowry)
  • 1996 " Nominated " Best Performance by a Young Actress " TV Comedy Series for Sister, Sister (shared with Tia Mowry)
  • 1997 " Nominated " Best Performance in a TV Comedy " Leading Young Actress for Sister, Sister (shared with Tia Mowry)
  • 2001 " Nominated " Best Performance in a TV Movie (Comedy) " Leading Young Actress for Seventeen Again (shared with Tia Mowry)

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