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Tia Carrere

Highest Rated:   86% Lilo & Stitch (2002)
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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.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Showdown in Manila
  • Actor
2016
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
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
38% 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
13% 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
72% True Lies
  • Juno
1994
No Score Yet Hostile Intentions
  • Nora
1994
60% Wayne's World 2
  • Cassandra
1993
35% Rising Sun
  • Jingo Asakuma
1993
No Score Yet Quick
  • Janet Sakamoto
1993
No Score Yet Little Sister
  • Adrienne
1992
86% Wayne's World
  • Cassandra
1992
22% Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man
  • Kimiko
1991
29% 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Jacqueline Parsons
98% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2011
  • Cha Cha
43% Combat Hospital
2011
  • Jessica Draycott
No Score Yet In Plain Sight
2008-2012
  • Lia Hernandez Lea Hernandez
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
  • Actor
  • Appearing
  • Reality cast member
Lass es, Larry!
2000
  • Cha Cha
No Score Yet The O.C.
2003-2007
  • Dean Torres
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
  • Tiu
No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004
  • Actor
  • Reality cast member
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Makana Kalakaua
79% Nip/Tuck
2003-2010
  • Mistress Dark Pain
75% Warehouse 13
2009-2014
  • Agent Katie Logan

Quotes from Tia Carrere's Characters