A German-born American actress Tia Mowry was born on 6th July, 1978 in Gelnhausen, West Germany. Her actual name is Tia Dashon Mowry-Hardrict but she is known by her maiden name Tia Mowry. Tia first came into lime light when she portrayed the role of a teen girl Tia Landry on the ABC/WB sitcom Sister, Sister.
Her father Timothy John Mowry was in the U.S. Army at the time of her birth and later he became a custody officer/jailer with the city of Glendale Police department, when her family moved to California and her mother Darlene Renee Mowry worked as a security guard. Tia has a twin sister named Tamera who is just two minutes older than her. She also has tewo younger brothers.
While growing up in Texas, Tia began to enter in pageants and talent shows. When she was at the age of 12, they convinced their mother to move to California with them to pursue acting. Their family moved to California permanently in the year 1990. She and her sister then began to appear in commercials and small roles. From the year 1994 to 1999, they starred in Sister, Sister which helped them to become popular. During that time, they also appeared on an episode of their brother Tahj Mowry’s show Smart Guy.
They have also given their voice for the Kids’ WB cartoon series Detention. Her other television credits include Dangerous Women, Full House, True Colors, The All-New Mickey Mouse Club, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, The Adventures of Hyperman, Al That, Blue’s Clues, Love, Inc., Bratz, The Game, CHRISJayify, Tia & Tamera and Instant Mom.
After that, both the Mowry sisters went on to join Pepperdine University to study psychology. She also went to Europe to study humanities and Italian for a period of time. They co-starred in the 2000 movie Seventeen Again. She then appeared in the Rob Schneider comedy film titled The Hot Chick along with her sister.
They both played cheerleaders. She has also voiced for the Bratz cartoon series as the voice of Sarah. She with her sister both starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Twitches in 2005 and also reprised their roles in its sequel, Twitches Too in 2007. Her other filmography includes Bratz Genie Magic, Bratz: Passion 4 Fashion – Diamondz, The American Standards, Double Wedding, The Mistle-Tones, and Baggage Claim.
To talk about her personal life, Tia is a married woman. She is married to actor Cory Hardrict. They met each other while filming the movie Hollywood Horror. The couple dated for six long years and got engaged on Christmas of 2007. Later, they exchanged their vows on 20th April, in California. it was announced on People in 11th January, 2011 that Mowry and Hardrict were expecting their first child. Mowry then made the announcement herself on 106 & Park.
Her pregnancy was documented on the show Tia & Tamera which also featured her sister, Tamera Mowry on the Style Network. She gave birth to her first child, a son on 28th June 2011 and named him Cree Taylor Hardrict.
Apart from that, Mowry is a head coach of the Entertainment Basketball League celebrity team. She coaches the Atlanta team whose playes also includes her husband, Cory Hardrict and ex co-star Pooch Hall. She published her first book in May 2012 which is named Oh, Baby: Pregnancy Tales and Advice from One Hot Mama to Another. The book is about her pregnancy and being a working mom.