Tamera Mowry is a talented actress known for her Disney TV film Twitches and the reality TV series named Tia & Tamera.

Quick Info
Full nameTamera Darvette Mowry-Housley
Date of BirthJuly 6, 1978
Birth PlaceGelnhausen, West Germany
Parent(s)/Sibling(s)Darlene Renee Mowry (mother) Timothy John Mowry (Father)
Tamera Mowry-Housley (twin sister)
Tahj Mowry (brother)
Tavior Mowry (brother)
OccupationActress, TV personality
Spouse(s)Adam Housley ​(m. 2011)
Net worthUS $4 million


Early life

Mowry was born on 6th July of 1978 in the town called Gelnhausen of West Germany. Her full name is Tamera Darvette Mowry-Housley, and she is the daughter of Darlene Renee Mowry and Timothy John Mowry. She has a twin sister named Tia Mowry, who was born 2 minutes late than her. Her father was an officer in the City of Glendale Police Department and a former U.S. Army as well; her mother is also a retired U.S. Army. Her other siblings include Tahj Mowry, a singer, and Tavior Mowry; both are younger than her.

Mowry grew up in a religious family as both her parents were a devoted Christian. She joined the Pepperdine University from which she graduated.

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Tamera Mowry is mostly known for the countless number of TV series she has performed on. Talking about her film, she has appeared in only two films till 2020. She first made her film debut in 2002, appearing in a teen comedy film called The Hot Chick as a sissy. Her final movie appearance was in 2012, where she appeared in the film Redemption of a Dog portraying the character of Michelle.

She made her first TV debut as Penelope in 1991 in an episode of Flesh ‘n’ Blood called “Beauty is in the Eye of the Ticketholder.” The following year, she made appearances in 2 TV series called True Colors as Lorae and Full House as Denise. She finally received the lead role in TV series called Sister, Sister, and her twin sister. In the series, she has portrayed the character of Tamera Cambell. For her performance, she achieved numerous NAACP Image Award nominations for Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress in 1996, Outstanding Actress in a Comedy series in 1999 and 2000, which she won.

Tamera Mowry also received the nominations of Young Artist Award for Best Youth Comedienne in a TV Show in 1995, Best Performance by a Young Actress- TV Comedy Series in 1996, and Best Performance in a TV Comedy- Leading Young Actress in 1997. She also won the 3 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite TV Actress.

During those years, she appeared in an episode called “The Tale of the Chameleons” of the horror series named Are You Afraid of the Dark? as an evil chameleon. She again went on to voice for the lead character in an animated series called The Adventures of Hyperman as Emma C. Squared. The series lasted for a year and ended in 1996. Before voice acting in an animated series, Detention appeared in an episode of Smart Guy as Roxanne. In 2000, she appeared in a drama called Something to Sing About as Lily. The same year, she appeared in a TV film called Seventeen Again, for which she earned a Young Artist Award with her younger sister Tia.


Tamera Mowry then continued her appearances in other series like Express Yourself, Twitches 1 and 2, Roommates, Double Wedding, Things We Do for Love, and so on. She played the leading role in the medical drama, Strong Medicine, as Dr. Kayla Thornton. Mowry received the NAACP Image Award nomination for her performance in Double Wedding. In 2011, she played the lead role in a reality TV series called Tia & Tamera.

Starting in 2013, Mowry began hosting in the talk show called The Real. She hosted for six episodes and eventually won 2 NAACP Image Award and a Daytime Emmy Award.

Mowry’s further work includes Melissa & Joey, Talking Dead, Hollywood Darlings, Daytime Divas, and so on.

Tamera Mowry

Personal life

Tamera Mowry is happily married to Adam Housley, a correspondent for the TV channel Fox News. Before getting committed to each other, they dated for six years, and she gave birth to a son named Aden John Tanner Housley on 12th November of 2012 and a daughter named Ariah Talea Housley on 1st July of 2015. They currently reside in Napa Valley, where they got married.

Tamera Mowry is active in social media and is quite popular, with over 8.1 million followers on Instagram. She can be accessed with @tameramowrytwo. She is also a dog lover and owned Shih Tzu, which a toy breed dog. She is also a strong and faithful Christian follower.


Physical statistics

Tamera Mowry has a height of 5 feet and 4 inches with a weight of over 58 kg. Her body measurements are 34-27-35 inches. She celebrated her 42nd birthday as of 2020, and she still possesses a slim and healthy body. Her distinct features include her well-defined chin and a small face with a big smiley glowing face. She has dark brown hair and a dark brown eye.

Her zodiac sign is Cancer, and she belongs to American nationality.

Tamera Mowry

Awards and nominations

Tamera Mowry has received countless nominations winning 9 of the awards. She first received her first award in 1995, which she shared with her twin sister Tia Mowry. She won the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Actress for three consecutive years for her Sister, Sister’s performance. In 1998, she was inducted in the Hall of Fame. Following year, she won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series in 1999 and 2000 respectively for Sister, Sister.

In 2018, she was awarded Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host and NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Talk Series for her performance in the American talk show called The Real. She again received the NAACP Image Awards the following year in 2019, and all of those three awards were shared with the fellow hosts Houghton, Love, and Mai.


Net worth

As of 2020, Tamera Mowry’s net worth is estimated to be around $4 million.


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