Tia Carrere whose original name is Althea Rae Janairo is a popular American actress cum model. Her first big role through which she got recognition was the soap opera General Hospital. She has been equally popular as a film actress as well as TV actress. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Tia Carrere in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Tia was born on 2nd January 1967 in Hawaii. Her father was a computer supervisor while her mother was a banker. She has Filipino and Chinese ancestry, and that is why she looks different from normal American girls. Tia attended Sacred Hearts Academy, and she wanted to be a singer. Pursuing her interest in singing, she attended Star Search program but was eliminated in the first round. It was at the age of 17 when she was spotted by a local producer and was cast in a movie for a cameo.
Tia is one of those actresses who was not involved in controversies and relationship affairs. She married Elie Samaha in 1992 who is a film producer, but they got divorced in 2000. She married photojournalist Simon Wakelin, and they have a daughter. In 2010, Tia filed for divorce, and it was settled in the same year, and both of them have custody of the daughter. Currently, she lives in her house in Los Angeles.
Career, Awards, & Nomination
She debut in the movie Aloha Summer, she impressed a lot of people. She moved to Los Angles and spent a few months modeling. Then she landed her first TV role in Airwolf in 1995. But her major breakthrough was her role as Jade Soong in daily soap opera General Hospital. Tia got several guest roles in various popular TV series.
In 1991, she appeared in the action films Harley Davidson and Showdown. But her notable role was for the movie Wayne’s World as Cassandra in 1992. Her role was of a rock singer, and she performed all her own songs. Some of the other movies she was part of are True Lies, Rising Sun, The immortals, High School High and like. From 1002 to 2002, she got a recurring role in the TV series Relic Hunter.
Tia featured in men’s magazine Maxim. She participated in Dancing with the Stars in the second season. She was also part of The Celebrity Apprentice in the fifth season. In 2003, she broke free of her clothes by posing for Playboy magazine. She won two Grammy Awards for her musical albums.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much net worth do you expect from an actress who has been part of daily soap opera for the most part of her career? Well, Tia has a net worth of over $6.5 million. Most of her income has come from the TV series and films she acted in. But her music albums have contributed massively to her wealth. She has a lavishing lifestyle with her house in LA that has cut out a lot from her wealth over the years.
Tia is concentrating on her musical albums as she has found immense success and recognition lately. She is open to guest roles in films and TV series. Though she is 51 years of age, we hope her wealth increase exponentially being a multitalented person.