Tia Carrere

Tia Carrere

Highest Rated: 86% Lilo & Stitch (2002)

Lowest Rated: 0% Showdown in Manila (2018)

Birthday: Jan 2, 1967

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Though her role as the unlikely girlfriend of the eponymous dunderheaded character in Wayne's World (1992) would propel actress/model/singer Tia Carrere into what was seemingly an overnight success, the multi-talented entertainer had been appearing onscreen and making a name for herself as a vocalist since the mid-'80s. A native of Oahu (born Althea Rae Duhinio Janairo) who received her primary education at the Sacred Hearts Academy, Carrere first gained recognition at the well-known local talent contest Brown Bags to Stardom. Despite her reputation as having as much brains as beauty, it was her stunning looks that first caught the attention of a film producer's parents while shopping at a Waikiki grocery store -- a chance encounter that ultimately led to her casting in the 1988 feature Aloha Summer. Subsequently moving to Los Angles, it was no time before Carrere had landed frequent model work, and though an opportunity to take a leading role in Baywatch proved unbearably tempting, the aspiring actress ultimately held out in favor of an impressionable role in the 1992 runaway hit Wayne's World. In addition to her memorable comic performance, Carrare's ability to provide all of her own vocal work assured that the film would also be a vehicle for her vocal talents. The remainder of Carrere's work in the 1990s leaned more toward the comic, though her roles in the True Lies (1994) and Kull the Conqueror (1997) soon led to more action-oriented roles and increasing voice work in such efforts as Hercules (1998). In 1999 Carrere took the lead for her own television adventure series Relic Hunter (inspired by the success of the Tomb Raider video games), and during the series' three-year run she would also appear in the television miniseries Merlin (1999) and provide voice work for the Disney feature Lilo & Stitch as well as its sequel and television spin-off.Carrere would continue to remain a constant force on screen over the coming years, memorably appearing on Dancing with the Stars, as well as on series like In Plain Sight. She's also maintained a successful career as a voice actress, providing the voices for characters on animated shows like Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated and Lilo & Stirch: The Series.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Legend of Hallowaiian Nana 2018
0% Showdown in Manila Actor 2018
No Score Yet Palm Swings Cherry Bomb 2017
No Score Yet Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest Jezebel Jade 2015
No Score Yet The Adventures of Mickey Matson and the Pirate's Code Actor 2014
No Score Yet Asteroid Vs. Earth Actor 2014
No Score Yet Gutshot Straight Leanne 2014
No Score Yet Final Recourse Michelle Gaines 2013
0% You May Not Kiss the Bride Lani 2012
No Score Yet Collision Course Kate Parks 2012
No Score Yet Treacherous Dr. Jessica Jamison 2012
14% Hard Breakers Jodie 2011
No Score Yet Wild Cherry Ms. Haumea 2009
No Score Yet Dark Honeymoon Actor 2007
40% Leroy & Stitch Nani 2006
No Score Yet Supernova Lisa Delgado 2005
40% Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch Nani 2005
No Score Yet Aloha, Scooby-Doo! Snooky 2005
No Score Yet Hollywood Stories Actor 2005
No Score Yet Enemy Actor 2005
No Score Yet Back in the Day Loot 2004
20% Stitch! The Movie Nani 2003
86% Lilo & Stitch Nani $145.8M 2002
No Score Yet Lilo and Stitch: DVD Read-Along Actor 2002
No Score Yet Merlin:The Return Dr. Joan Maxwell 2001
No Score Yet Top of the World Rebecca 1999
No Score Yet The Night Of The Headless Horseman Katrina Van Tassel 1999
No Score Yet Scar City Actor 1999
No Score Yet Five Aces Karen Haggerty 1999
36% 20 Dates Executive Producer Herself 1999
No Score Yet Meet Prince Charming Samantha Feld 1999
No Score Yet Scarred City Candy 1998
No Score Yet Tracked (Dogboys) (Dog Boys) D.A. Jennifer Dern 1998
26% Kull the Conqueror Akivasha 1997
No Score Yet Natural Enemy Christina D'Amelio 1997
19% High School High Victoria Chapell 1996
No Score Yet Hollow Point Diane 1995
No Score Yet The Immortals Gina Walker 1995
0% Jury Duty Monica 1995
No Score Yet My Teacher's Wife (Learning Curves) Vicky Mueller 1995
70% True Lies Juno 1994
No Score Yet Hostile Intentions Nora 1994
61% Wayne's World 2 Cassandra 1993
33% Rising Sun Jingo Asakuma 1993
No Score Yet Quick Janet Sakamoto 1993
No Score Yet Little Sister Adrienne 1992
84% Wayne's World Cassandra 1992
22% Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man Kimiko 1991
33% Showdown in Little Tokyo Minako 1991
No Score Yet Instant Karma Actor 1990
No Score Yet Enemy Actor 1990
No Score Yet Fine Gold Actor 1989
No Score Yet Fatal Mission Mai Chang 1989
No Score Yet Aloha Summer Lani Kepoo 1988
No Score Yet Noble House Actor 1988
No Score Yet Zombie Nightmare Amy 1986


53% AJ and the Queen
Lady Danger 2020
50% Dollface
Teresa 2019
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
Makana Kalakaua 2015
No Score Yet In Plain Sight
Lia Hernandez Lea Hernandez 2012
No Score Yet The Apprentice
Reality cast member 2012
43% Combat Hospital
Jessica Draycott 2011
83% Warehouse 13
Agent Katie Logan 2010
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
Jacqueline Parsons 2009
40% Back to You
Maggie 2007
92% Curb Your Enthusiasm
Cha Cha 2007
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
Cha Cha 2007
75% Nip/Tuck
Mistress Dark Pain 2007
72% The O.C.
Dean Torres 2006
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
Appearing Reality cast member 2006
No Score Yet Lilo & Stitch The Series
Voice 2006
No Score Yet American Dragon: Jake Long
Voice 2005
No Score Yet Relic Hunter
Sydney Fox 2002
No Score Yet Veronica's Closet
82% Tales from the Crypt
No Score Yet Friday the 13th: The Series
Michiko 1990
No Score Yet Married...With Children
Piper 1990
No Score Yet MacGyver
Tiu 1988
No Score Yet The A-Team
Tia 1986
No Score Yet Duck Dodgers
No Score Yet The Apprentice (UK)
Reality cast member


Nani says: Watch where you're going! (kicks Mr Bubbles' car after he nearly hits her) STUPIDHEAD!

Nani says: Watch where you're going! Stupidhead!

Nani says: You are such a pain!

Lilo says: So why don't you sell me and buy a rabbit instead?

Nani says: At least a rabbit would behave better than you!

Lilo says: Go ahead than you'll happy because it'll be smarter than me too!

Nani says: And quieter!

Lilo says: You'll like it because it's stinky like you!

Cassandra says: You DID spy on me!!

Wayne Campbell says: Yes! I did!

Cassandra says: [punches him]

Wayne Campbell says: I think she took that well.

Nani says: CIA?

Cobra Bubbles says: Former. Saved the planet, once. Convinced an alien race that mosquitoes were an endangered species.