Tia Carrere

Tia Carrere

About Tia Carrere

Tia Carrere (born Althea Rae Janairo on January 2, 1967) is an American actress, model, voice artist, and singer who obtained her first big break being a regular on the daytime soap opera General Hospital. She is most widely known for her roles as Cassandra Wong in the feature films Wayne's World and Wayne's World 2, as Nani in Lilo & Stitch, its sequel films and Lilo & Stitch: The Series, as Queen Tyr'ahnee in Duck Dodgers, and as Sydney Fox in the syndicated television series Relic Hunter, and for her participations as a contestant in the second season of the United States version of Dancing with the Stars and the fifth season of The Celebrity Apprentice. Carrere was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, the daughter of Filipino parents, Audrey Duhinio Janairo, a computer supervisor, and Alexander Janairo, a banker. Carrere identifies herself as being of 'Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese descent ... raised in Hawaii.' Carrere attended Sacred Heart Academy, an all-girls school.

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