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Tia Carrere

The exotic beauty - Tia Carrere's an intriguing blend of Hawaiian, Chinese, Spanish and Filipino heritages - has stolen the hearts of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes and Mike Myers in her most memorable roles in True Lies, Rising Sun and both installments of Wayne's World. Her films have scored more than a combined $750 million at the box office worldwide. But it was probably a TV commercial that truly captured her innate appeal - that yellow M&M was smitten and powerless under her charms.

With RELIC HUNTER, Carrere returns to television in her first regular role since she made her Hollywood debut in the daytime drama General Hospital. She's made unforgettable guest appearances - on Veronica's Closet, Murder One, Married...With Children and Quantum Leap, among others - but had never found the right TV vehicle...until RELIC HUNTER.

The Hawaiian native recently served as executive producer on the pseudo-documentary 20 Dates, in which a lovelorn Angeleno searches for Ms. Right in a series of on-camera dates. She also appears as herself in the film, agreeing to a romantic interlude with the film's Myles Berkowitz. Her other producing credits include the feature film The Immortal, and she'll appear in the upcoming indie film Meet Prince Charming.

Carrere is an avowed dog lover and supporter of numerous charities, including Planned Parenthood, and lives in Los Angeles.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Tia Carrere Facts

Birth NameAlthea Janairo
OccupationActress, Musician
BirthdayJanuary 2, 1967 (50)
SignCapricorn
BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, USA
Height5' 8" (1m73)  How tall is Tia Carrere compared to you?
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Selected Filmography

True Lies
Lilo & Stitch
Wayne's World
Aloha Scooby-Doo!
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has A Glitch
The Wish Child
Lilo & Stitch / Lilo & Stitch: Stitch Has A Glitch Two-Movie Collection
Murderer's Sky
Disney's Leroy & Stitch
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