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Tia Carrere Biography

Birth Name:
Althea Rae Duhinio Janairo
Birth Place:
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Actor, model, singer

Fast Facts

  • 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