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Mowry, Tamera 1978–

MOWRY, Tamera 1978

PERSONAL

Full name, Tamera Darvette Mowry; born July 6, 1978, in Gelhausen, West Germany (now Germany); daughter of Timothy (a police officer) and Darlene (a personal manager; maiden name, Flowers) Mowry; twin sister of Tia Mowry (an actress); sister of Tahj Mowry (an actor). Education: Attended Pepperdine University; also studied at Young Actors Space. Religion: Christian. Avocational Interests: Reading.

Addresses: Agent Metropolitan Talent Agency, 4526 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010.

Career: Actress. Appeared in commercials, including advertisements for Chrysler, 1988, Frosted Cheerios breakfast cereal, 199697, Double Mint chewing gum, 1998, and Old Navy retail stores, 1999; worked as a model and appeared in pageants; appeared in Express Yourself, a series of public service announcements. Volunteer with Big Helpathon, Cure 2000, DARE, MakeaWish Foundation, NOADdiction Campaign, Sail with the Stars, Starlight Foundation, KidsPeace, and Right Decisions.

Awards, Honors: Young Artist Award nomination, best youth comedienne in a television show, 1995, Nickelodeon Kids' Choice awards, best actress, 1995, 1996, and 1997, Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award, favorite television actress, 1996, Young Artist Award nomination, best performance by a young actress in a television comedy series, 1996, Image Award nomination, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), outstanding youth actress in a comedy series, 1996, Young Artist Award nomination, best performance in a television comedy by a leading young actress, 1997, and Image awards, outstanding lead actress in a comedy series, 1999, and outstanding actress in a comedy series, 2000, all with Tia Mowry, all for Sister, Sister; inducted into the Nickelodeon Hall of Fame, 1998; Young Artist Award nomination (with Tia Mowry), best performance in a comedy television movie by a leading young actress, 2001, for Seventeen Again.

CREDITS

Television Appearances; Series:

Tamera Anne Campbell, Sister, Sister, ABC, 19941995, The WB, 19951999.

Voice of Emma C. Squared, The Adventures of Hyperman (animated), CBS, 19951996.

Voice of Orangejella LaBelle, Detention (animated), The WB, 19992000.

Appeared as Tamera Malone in Family of Five.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Lily, Something to Sing About, syndicated, 2000.

Young Cat Donovan, Seventeen Again, Showtime, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Welcome Home Animaniacs, The WB, 1995.

AllStar T.G.I.F. Magic, ABC, 1997.

The 1997 Hollywood Christmas Parade, syndicated, 1997.

The WB's Second Annual New Year's Eve Jam, The WB, 1997.

Disney's Animal Kingdom: The First Adventure, ABC, 1998.

NBA Team Up Celebration, NBC and Black Entertainment Television, 1998.

Take a Moment, The Disney Channel, 1998.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The Seventh Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 1994.

Presenter, The Eighth Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 1995.

Presenter, The Walt Disney Company and McDonald's Present the American Teacher Awards, The Disney Channel, 1996.

Presenter, The 28th Annual NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 1997.

Presenter, The 26th Annual American Music Awards, ABC, 1998.

Presenter, The Walt Disney Company Presents the Eighth American Teacher Awards, The Disney Channel, 1998.

The Fourth Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, syndicated, 1998.

Presenter, The 1999 Essence Awards, Fox, 1999.

Presenter, The 1999 Trumpet Awards, TBS, 1999.

The 13th Annual Soul Train Music Awards, syndicated, 1999.

The 31st Annual NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 2000.

Presenter, The 32nd NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Flesh 'n Blood, NBC, 1991.

Denise, "The Devil Made Me Do It," Full House, ABC, 1992.

True Colors, Fox, 1992.

Evil chameleon, "The Tale of the Chameleons," Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Nickelodeon, 1995.

Herself, "Colorful Dogs," Sidewalks Entertainment (also known as Sidewalks Entertainment Hour ), syndicated, 1995.

Guest, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996.

Guest host, Soul Train, syndicated, 1996.

Roxanne, "Brother, Brother," Smart Guy, The WB, 1997.

Herself, "Blue's Birthday," Blue's Clues, Nickelodeon, 1998.

Appeared as Kayla, Strong Medicine, Lifetime; in "Sister, Sister," Sidewalks Entertainment (also known as Sidewalks Entertainment Hour ), syndicated; and in Storytime, PBS.

Film Appearances:

Sissy, The Hot Chick, Buena Vista, 2002.

Allison, Hollywood Horror, 2004.

RECORDINGS

Music Videos:

Appeared in the music video "I Really Like It," by Harlem World.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Essence, August, 1999.

Jet, March 1, 1999.

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