Carrere, Tia 1967–

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Carrere, Tia 1967–


Original name, Althea Rae Duhinio Janairo; born January 2, 1967, in Honolulu, HI; daughter of Alexander (a banker) and Audrey (a computer supervisor) Janairo; married Elie Samaha (a producer), November 22, 1992 (divorced, February 2000); married Simon Wakelin (a photojournalist), December 31, 2002; children: (second marriage) Bianca.

Addresses: AgentWilliam Morris Agency, One William Morris Pl., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Innovative Artists, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Career: Actress and producer. Appeared in television commercials, including M&M's, 1996; worked as a model.

Member: Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors: MTV Movie Award nomination, most desirable female, 1992, for Wayne's World; ShoWest Award, female star of tomorrow, National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), 1994; MTV Movie Award nomination (with Arnold Schwarzenegger), best dance sequence, Saturn Award nomination, best supporting actress, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, 1995, both for True Lies; ALMA Award nomination, outstanding lead actress in a syndicated drama series, 2001, for Relic Hunter; special commendation from the government of the Philippines.


Film Appearances:

Amy, Zombie Nightmare, New World Pictures, 1987.

Lani Kepoo, Aloha Summer, Spectrafilm, 1988.

Oro fino (also known as Fine Gold), 1989.

Mai Chang, Fatal Mission (also known as Enemy), 1990.

Instant Karma, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Home Video, 1991.

Kimiko, Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Pathe, 1991.

Minako Okeya, Showdown in Little Tokyo, Warner Bros., 1991.

Adrienne, Little Sister (also known as Mister Sister), LIVE Home Video, 1992.

Cassandra Wong, Wayne's World, Paramount, 1992.

Cassandra Wong, Wayne's World 2, Paramount, 1993.

Jingo Asakuma, Rising Sun, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993.

Dr. Jessica Jamison, Treacherous, FoxVideo, 1994.

Janet Sakamoto, Quick (also known as Crossfire), Academy Entertainment, 1994.

Juno Skinner, True Lies, Twentieth Century-Fox/Universal, 1994.

Monica Lewis, Jury Duty, Sony Pictures Releasing, 1995.

Nora Bell, Hostile Intentions, WarnerVision, 1995.

Vicki Mueller, Learning Curves (also known as Bad with Numbers and My Teacher's Wife), Savoy Pictures, 1995.

Diane Norwood, Hollow Point (also known as Arsenal de pointe and Rysk Roulette), 1996.

Victoria Chapell, High School High, TriStar, 1996.

Akivasha, Kull the Conqueror, Universal, 1997.

Heather, Operation Delta Force III: Clear Target (also known as Clear Target), 1997.

(Uncredited) Herself at Nine Months premiere, Sammy the Screenplay, 1997.

Herself, 20 Dates, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 1998.

Scientist, Merlin: The Return, Peakviewing Productions, 1999.

Mr. Hughes, 2000.

Voice of Nani, Lilo & Stitch (animated), Buena Vista, 2002.

Voice of Nani, Stitch! The Movie (animated; also known as Disney's "Stitch! The Movie"), Buena Vista Home Video, 2003.

Vicki Westin, Torn Apart, 2004.

Loot, Back in the Day, First Look Home Entertainment, 2005.

Voice of Snookie/local woman #1, Aloha, Scooby-Doo (animated), Warner Home Video, 2005.

Voice of Nani, Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (animated), Buena Vista Home Video, 2005.

Voice of Nani, Leroy & Stitch (animated), Walt Disney Television Animation, 2006.

Also appeared in My Generation.

Film Work:

(With others) Executive producer, 20 Dates, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 1998.

Co-executive producer, If … Dog … Rabbit …, 1999.

Television Appearances; Series:

Nurse Jade Soong Chung, General Hospital, ABC, 1985–87.

Voice of Martian Queen, Duck Dodgers (animated; also known as Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century), Cartoon Network, 2003.

Herself, Dancing with the Stars, ABC, 2006.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Venus Poon, Noble House (also known as James Clavell's "Noble House"), NBC, 1988.

Lisa Delgado, Supernova, The Hallmark Channel, 2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Diane, The Road Raiders, CBS, 1989.

Mina, Intimate Stranger (also known as After Midnight), Showtime, 1991.

Gina Walker, The Immortals, HBO, 1995.

Simone Gideon, Nothing But the Truth (also known as The Examiner), CBS, 1995.

Christina D'Amelio, Natural Enemy, HBO, 1997.

Rebecca Mercer, Top of the World (also known as Cold Cash and Showdown), HBO, 1997.

Candy, Scar City (also known as S.C.A.R. and Scarred City), HBO, 1998.

District attorney Jennifer Dern, Dogboys (also known as Tracked and Dresses pour tuer), The Movie Channel, 1998.

Cameo appearance, Free Money, Starz!, 1999.

Karen Haggerty, Five Aces, Cinemax, 1999.

Samantha Feld, Meet Prince Charming, Cinemax, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Music in the Movies '93, ABC, 1993.

1993: A Year at the Movies, CNBC, 1993.

The Making of "True Lies," Fox, 1994.

Fox NFL Primetime, Fox, 1995.

Celebrity competitor, Fox All-Star Challenge, Fox, 1995.

Canned Ham: High School High, Comedy Central, 1996.

Judge, The 79th Annual Miss America Pageant, 1999.

Voice of Katrina Van Tassel, The Night of the Headless Horseman, Fox, 1999.

Herself, The Making of "Relic Hunter III" (documentary), 2001.

The Great American History Quiz: 50 States, History Channel, 2001.

Herself, The 101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Also appeared in Circus of the Stars.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 1992 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1992.

Presenter, The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, CBS, 1995.

The 1996 ESPY Awards, ESPN, 1996.

Presenter, Thirteenth Annual Genesis Awards, Animal Planet, 1999.

Presenter, The 2001 ALMA Awards, ABC, 2001.

Herself, Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards, Spike, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Star Search, 1985.

Miss Philippines, "Who's Trying to Kill Miss Globe?," Cover Up, 1985.

Kiki Tinabi, "Annie Oakley," Airwolf, CBS, 1985.

Lisa Chan, "The Wish Child," MacGyver, ABC, 1986.

Tia, "The Sound of Thunder," The A Team, NBC, 1986.

Lang, "Dislocations," Tour of Duty, CBS, 1987.

Tiu, "Murderer's Sky," MacGyver, ABC, 1988.

Herself, The New Hollywood Squares, syndicated, 1988.

Cey, "Those Lips, Those Thais," Anything But Love, ABC, 1989.

Chu-Hoi, "The Leap Home: Part 2 (Vietnam)—April 7, 1970," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1990.

Michiko Tanaka, "Year of the Monkey," Friday the 13th: The Series (also known as Friday the 13th and Friday's Curse), syndicated, 1990.

Piper Bowman, "Kelly Bounces Back," Married … with Children, Fox, 1990.

Scarlett, "On a Dead Man's Chest" (also known as "None But the Lonely Heart" and "This'll Kill Ya"), Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1992.

Beverly Nichols, "Chapter Two," Murder One, ABC, 1995.

Beverly Nichols, "Chapter Six," Murder One, ABC, 1995.

Voice of Princess Miga, "The Little Mermaid," Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (animated), HBO, 1995.

Beverly Nichols, "Chapter Fourteen," Murder One, ABC, 1996.

Herself, Politically Incorrect, ABC, 1997.

Kim, "Veronica's on the Herb," Veronica's Closet, NBC, 1998.

Voice of Marigold (daughter of King Midas), "Hercules and the Golden Touch," Hercules (animated; also known as Disney's "Hercules"), ABC and syndicated, 1998.

Herself, Howard Stern, E! Entertainment Television, 1999.

Herself, The Howard Stern Radio Show, syndicated, 1999.

Sydney Fox, "Nine Lives," Relic Hunter (also known as Sydney Fox l'aventuriere and Relic Hunter—Die Schatzjaegerin), syndicated, 2000.

Sydney Fox, "Wages of Sydney," Relic Hunter (also known as Sydney Fox l'aventuriere and Relic Hunter—Die Schatzjaegerin), syndicated, 2001.

Herself, The Big Breakfast, Channel 4, 2001.

Herself, Hollywood Squares (also known as H2 and H2: Hollywood Squares), syndicated, 2001.

Herself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 2001.

The Test, F/X, 2001.

Herself, Mad TV, Fox, 2002.

Voice of Nani, "Sprout: Experiment 509," Lilo & Stitch: The Series (animated), The Disney Channel, 2003.

Herself, Tussen de sterren, 2003.

Voice of Darklos, "Department of Megas Violations," Megas XLR, Cartoon Network, 2004.

Voice of Lieutenant O'Hara, "The Fudd," Duck Dodgers (animated; also known as Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century), Cartoon Network, 2004.

Herself, Ballbreakers, 2005.

Voice of cosmetics manager, "Deathmatch Duck/Deconstructing Dodgers," Duck Dodgers (animated; also known as Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century), Cartoon Network, 2005.

Voice of Martian Queen, "Of Course You Know, This Means War and Peace: Parts 1 & 2," Duck Dodgers (animated; also known as Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century), Cartoon Network, 2005.

Voice of cheerleader, "The Kids Are All Wrong/Win, Lose or Duck," Duck Dodgers (animated; also known as Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century), Cartoon Network, 2005.

Voice of Yan Yan, "Fu and Tell," American Dragon: Jake Long, The Disney Channel, 2005.

Voice of Nani, "Lax: Experiment 285," Lilo & Stitch: The Series (animated), The Disney Channel, 2006.

Herself, Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2006.

Herself, "From Soul Train to Tony Orlando," In the Mix (also known as In the Cutz), Urban America Television, 2006.

Also appeared in Murphy's Law, ABC.

Television Work; Movies:

Associate producer, The Immortals, HBO, 1995.



Dream, Reprise, 1993.

Singles include "Ballroom Blitz," Warner Bros., 1992; "Why You Wanna Break My Heart," Warner Bros., 1992; "I Never Even Told You," Warner Bros., 1993; "State of Grace," Warner Bros., 1994.

Taped Readings:

Between Sisters, Dove Books Audio, 1996.

Video Games:

Voice of Ari, The Daedalus Encounter, Virgin Interactive Entertainment, 1995.

Voice of Lin, Saints Row, 2006.



Notable Asian Americans, Gale Research, 1995.


People Weekly, January 23, 2006, p. 88.

Publishers Weekly January 1, 1996, p. 39.