|Born||Tamera Darvette Mowry
July 6, 1978
Gelnhausen, West Germany
|Residence||Los Angeles & Napa Valley, California, U.S.|
|Other names||Tamera Mowry-Housley|
|Alma mater||Pepperdine University|
|Occupation||Actress, television host, model, author, businesswoman, singer|
|Adam Housley (m. 2011)|
|Relatives||Tia Mowry (sister)
Tahj Mowry (brother)
Cory Hardrict (brother-in-law)
Tamera Darvette Mowry-Housley (; born July 6, 1978) is an American actress and model. She first gained fame for her teen role as Tamera Campbell on the ABC/WB sitcom Sister, Sister (opposite her identical twin sister Tia Mowry). She has also starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Twitches and its sequel, Twitches Too, and she played Dr. Kayla Thornton on the medical drama Strong Medicine. A reality TV show following her and her twin sister's lives, Tia & Tamera, began airing on the Style Network in 2011, ending in 2013 after three seasons.
She and her identical twin sister Tia Mowry were in a singing group in the early 1990s called Voices. The group debuted their first single, "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!" in 1992 and charted No.72 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Tamera Darvette Mowry was born in Gelnhausen in then-West Germany on July 6, 1978 to Darlene Renee Mowry (née Flowers), who served in the U.S. Army and later became her children's manager, and Timothy John Mowry, who was in the U.S. Army at the time of her birth and who became a custody officer/jailer with the City of Glendale Police Department when the family moved to California. Tamera Mowry is the older twin by two minutes. Tamera was born at 4:30pm, followed by Tia at 4:32pm. She also has two younger brothers named Tahj Mowry, an actor, and Tavior Mowry, who played college football for University of California, Davis.
Her father has Irish ancestry, and her mother is of Afro-Bahamian descent. Mowry's parents met in high school, in Miami, Florida, both joining the U.S. Army, and both eventually reaching the rank of sergeant. Mowry has described her family as being both "close-knit" and "deeply religious", and the sisters became born-again Christians when they were eight years old.
To kick off motherhood, Tamera and her sister, Tia Mowry, planned on starting a project, Need Brand. Milky! and Stretchy! are two of the products that can cater to motherhood. Milky! is a 2.5 oz. bottle with all organic ingredients that can help mothers produce milk. Stretchy! is a stretch mark cream for post-operation scars.
In July 2013, Mowry revealed that she did not lose her virginity until she was 29 due to her being a devout Christian, and that after she did it, she felt guilty and committed to staying chaste until marriage. She married Fox News Correspondent Adam Housley after dating for almost six years. The couple married on May 15, 2011 in California's Napa Valley. The couple welcomed their first child, a son named Aden John Tanner Housley, on November 12, 2012. On January 4, 2015, Mowry-Housley announced through social media that she was expecting her second child, a girl, due July 2015. The couple welcomed daughter Ariah Talea Housley on July 1, 2015.
Tamera had a Shih Tzu named Milano.
|2002||Hot Chick, TheThe Hot Chick||Sissy|
|2012||Redemption of a Dog||Michelle|
|1991||Flesh 'n' Blood||Penelope||"Beauty Is in the Eye of the Ticketholder"|
|1992||True Colors||Lorae||"In a Flash"|
|1992||Full House||Denise||"The Devil Made Me Do It"|
|1994-1999||Sister, Sister||Tamera Campbell||Lead role|
|1995||Are You Afraid of the Dark?||Evil Chameleon||"The Tale of the Chameleons"|
|1995-1996||Adventures of Hyperman, TheThe Adventures of Hyperman||Emma C. Squared (voice)||Main role|
|1997||Smart Guy||Roxanne||"Brother, Brother"|
|1999-2000||Detention||Orangejella LaBelle (voice)||Main role|
|2000||Something to Sing About||Lily||TV film|
|2000||Seventeen Again||Young Catherine "Cat" Donovan||TV film|
|2001-05||Express Yourself||Herself||Interstitial series|
|2004-2006||Strong Medicine||Dr. Kayla Thornton||Main role|
|2005||Twitches||Camryn Elizabeth Barnes / Apolla DuBaer||TV film|
|2006-2007||Family Guy||Esther (voice)||"Mother Tucker", "Barely Legal", "Peter's Daughter"|
|2007||Twitches Too||Camryn Elizabeth Barnes / Apolla DuBaer||TV film|
|2009||Roommates||Hope Daniels||Main role|
|2009||Super Hero Squad Show, TheThe Super Hero Squad Show||Misty Knight (voice)||"A Brat Walks Among Us!"|
|2010||Double Wedding||Danielle Warren||TV film|
|2011||Things We Do for Love||Lourdes||Main role|
|2011-2013||Tia & Tamera||Herself||Lead role|
|2012||Christmas Angel||Daphney Conroy||TV film|
|2013-present||The Real||Herself||Talk show|
|2014-2015||Melissa & Joey||Gillian||"To Tell the Truth", "Let's Get It Started", "Failure to Communicate"|
|2016||Talking Dead||Herself||Talk show|