Tia Carrere

  • Birth Name: Althea Rae Duhinio Janairo
  • Birth Place: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Model, Singer
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  • Competed on Star Search in 1985 but was eliminated after the first round.
  • Attended an all-girls Catholic high school.
  • Was discovered as a teenager in a grocery store in Hawaii.
  • Auditioned for Wayne's World by singing "Moon River" in a Chinese accent.
  • Debut album Dream went platinum in the Philippines.
  • Featured on the cover of the January 2003 issue of Playboy.
  • Appeared on the second season of Dancing with the Stars, paired with Maksim Chmerkovskiy; came in sixth place.


  • 2008, Grammy — Best Hawaiian Music Album: Winner
  • 2010, Grammy — Best Hawaiian Music Album: Winner


  • Elie Samaha — Ex-husband
  • Simon Wakelin — Ex-husband
  • Audrey Janairo — Mother
  • Alexander Janairo — Father
  • Audra Lee Janairo — Sister
  • Bianca Wakelin — Daughter
  • Alesaundra — Sister

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