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Tia Carrera

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Many rings improvise their music, however in the case from the Austin, TX-based Tia Carrera, it’s their whole career that appears to have happened this way — spontaneously and lacking any ounce of preparation. Not to become puzzled with the celebrity and occasional vocalist Tia Carrere, the music group was first founded (in the event that you could contact it that) in 2003 by guitarist Jason Morales and drummer Erik Conn, who have been soon became a member of by bassist Andrew Duplantis, but no full-time vocalist. In the end, the trio’s live in-studio jams around the recycleables of hard rock and roll, stoner rock and roll, space rock and roll, psychedelic rock and roll, and rock (among other activities) had been hardly Best 40 material anyhow, so performing was an afterthought, and it didn’t quit a wholesome cult from developing round the trio’s sporadic shows and produces, including 2004’s November Classes, 2006’s Tia Carrera, and 2007’s Heaven/Hell EP. Many of these had been released by Australia’s Cattle God Information, but Tia Carrera would hyperlink up with Detroit’s Little Stone for his or her following full-length, 2009’s sardonically called The Quintessential.

Quick Facts


Height 1.73 m
Profession Model, Singer, Voice Actor, Film producer
Education Sacred Hearts Academy
Nationality American
Spouse Simon Wakelin, Elie Samaha
Children Bianca Wakelin
Parents Audrey Duhinio Janairo, Alexander Janairo
Awards Grammy Award for Best Hawaiian Music Album
Music Songs ALOHA'OE, Why You Wanna Break My Heart, Ballroom Blitz, I Never Even Told You, He Aloha Mele, Me Ke Aloha Pumehana, We Need to Belong, Dream a Perfect Dream, I Wanna Come Home With You Tonight, Pupu Hinuhinu, Love Is a Cannibal, I'll Remember You, State of Grace, Gift of Perfect Love, Ku?u Lei ?Awapuhi, He Nani, Hi?ilawe, The Dessert Song, ?Ulili E, Po La?i E, Ho'opomaika'i, Kaiholena, Innocent Side, Pua Olena, Wakea, 'Aina Pumehana, Home Pumehana, Feelings, Ku?u Ipo I Ka He?e Pu?e One, Selfish, Remember, Change of Plans
Albums Cosmic Priestess, The November Session, The Quintessential, Heaven/Hell, Tia Carrera
Nominations MTV Movie Award for Best Dance Sequence, MTV Movie Award for Most Desirable Female, ALMA Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Nationally Syndicated Drama Series, VGX Award for Best Performance by a Human Female
Movies Wayne's World, True Lies, Lilo & Stitch, My Teacher's Wife, Wayne's World 2, High School High, Showdown in Little Tokyo, Kull the Conqueror, Rising Sun, Aloha Summer, Jury Duty, Stitch! The Movie, Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, You May Not Kiss the Bride, Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch, Dark Honeymoon, Zombie Nightmare, Scar City, Leroy & Stitch, Aloha, Scooby-Doo!, Meet Prince Charming, Hollow Point, The Immortals, Five Aces, Merlin: The Return, Hard Breakers, Back in the Day, 20 Dates, Gutshot Straight, Dogboys, Asteroid vs Earth, The Night of the Headless Horseman, Showdown in Manila, Wild Cherry, Top of the World, Natural Enemy, The Road Raiders, Fine Gold, Enemy, The Adventures of Mickey Matson and the Pirate's Code, Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest, Torn Apart, Little Sister, Supernova, Quick, Business Unusual, Treacherous, Palm Swings, Final Recourse, Collision Course, Desert Breeze
TV Shows Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc., Combat Hospital, Lilo & Stitch: The Series, Duck Dodgers, Relic Hunter, The A-Team, Dancing with the Stars, Noble House


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#Fact
1 Sister of Saundra Janairo.
2 She is a Girl Scout troop leader.
3 Competed on ABC's Dancing with the Stars (2005). [January 2006]
4 Currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
5 Is the eldest of three sisters and two half-sisters.
6 Her surname is pronounced "KUH-rare-uh".
7 Participated in the 2011 National Record-A-Thon by recording children's book titles for RFB&D (Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic)'s audiobook library. [March 2011]
8 Her husband, Simon Wakelin, is a British photojournalist.
9 Mother, with Simon Wakelin, of daughter, Bianca Wakelin, born on September 25, 2005 in Los Angeles, California.
10 Ranked #69 in FHM-USA's 100 Sexiest Women in the World (2001).
11 Named one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World (1992).
12 Featured in the January 2003 edition of Playboy magazine.
13 Was an acting contestant on Star Search (1983) in 1985; she lost in her first round.
14 As Cassandra in Wayne's World (1992), she performed all her songs as the singer and featured on the soundtrack.
15 Had a body double used in nude hot tub scene in the film Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991).
16 Her little sister could not say "Althea", it came out "Tia".
17 Has Chinese, Spanish, Filipino and Hawaiian heritage.
18 She is a two-time Grammy award singer and a voiceover artist.
19 While auditioning for a role on Baywatch (1989) she stalled on returning for the swim test so she could audition for Wayne's World (1992).


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wayne's World 2 1993 Cassandra Wong
Treacherous 1993 Dr. Jessica Jamison
Quick 1993 Janet Sakamoto
Rising Sun 1993 Jingo Asakuma
Little Sister 1992 Adrienne
Tales from the Crypt 1992 TV Series Scarlett
Wayne's World 1992 Cassandra
Intimate Stranger 1991 TV Movie Mina
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man 1991 Kimiko
Showdown in Little Tokyo 1991 Minako Okeya
Married with Children 1990 TV Series Piper Bauman
Quantum Leap 1990 TV Series Chu-Hoi
Enemy 1990/I Mai Chang
Friday the 13th: The Series 1990 TV Series Michiko Tanaka
Anything But Love 1989 TV Series Cey
Fine Gold 1989 Stella
The Road Raiders 1989 TV Movie Cyanne
MacGyver 1986-1988 TV Series Tiu / Lisa Chan
Aloha Summer 1988 Lani Kepoo
Noble House 1988 TV Mini-Series Venus Poon
Zombie Nightmare 1987 Amy
Tour of Duty 1987 TV Series Lang
The A-Team 1986 TV Series Tia
Airwolf 1985 TV Series Kiki Tinabi
Covenant 1985 TV Movie Girl at Golden Calf
Cover Up 1985 TV Series Philippines Contestant
General Hospital 1963 TV Series Jade Soong Chung, R.N. (1985-1987)
Palm Swings 2017 completed Ms. Cherry Bomb
Felo De Se announced Kirsty
Showdown in Manila 2016 Mrs. Wells
Family Guy 2016 TV Series Hawaiian Woman
Business Unusual 2016 Short Ella
Hawaii Five-0 2015 TV Series Makana Kalakaua
Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest 2015 Video Jezebel Jade (voice)
Behind Palm Swings 2015 Video short Cherry Bomb
Psychopath 2014/I Mother
Pirate's Code: The Adventures of Mickey Matson 2014 Kelly
Gutshot Straight 2014 Leanne
Uncle Grandpa 2014 TV Series Island Girl
Asteroid vs Earth 2014 TV Movie Marissa Knox
Final Recourse 2013 Michelle Gaines
Collision Course 2013 Kate Parks
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated 2011-2013 TV Series Judy Reeves / Old Daphne / Waitress / ...
In Plain Sight 2012 TV Series Lia Hernandez
Combat Hospital 2011 TV Series Jessica Draycott
True Justice 2011 TV Series Lisa Clayton
You May Not Kiss the Bride 2011 Lani
Hard Breakers 2010 Jodie
Warehouse 13 2010 TV Series Agent Katie Logan Agent Kate Logan
CSI: Miami 2009 TV Series Jacqueline Parsons
Wild Cherry 2009 Ms. Haumea
Untitled Liz Meriwether Project 2008 TV Series Paula Poland
Dark Honeymoon 2008 Video Miranda
Curb Your Enthusiasm 2007 TV Series Cha Cha
Nip/Tuck 2007 TV Series Mistress Dark Pain
Back to You 2007 TV Series Maggie
The O.C. 2006 TV Series Dean Torres
Saints Row 2006 Video Game Lin (voice)
Leroy & Stitch 2006 Video Nani (voice)
Lilo & Stitch: The Series 2003-2006 TV Series Nani
American Dragon: Jake Long 2005 TV Series Yan Yan
Supernova 2005 TV Movie Lisa Delgado
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch 2005 Video Nani (voice)
Back in the Day 2005 Loot
Aloha, Scooby-Doo! 2005 Video Snookie / Local Woman #1 (voice)
Torn Apart 2004 TV Movie Vicki Westin
Megas XLR 2004 TV Series Darklos
Johnny Bravo 2004 TV Series Woman / Beautiful Woman / Female Elephant / ...
Stitch! The Movie 2003 Video Nani (voice)
Meet Prince Charming 2002 Samantha Feld
Lilo & Stitch 2002 Nani (voice)
Stitch Experiment 626 2002 Video Game Nam (voice)
Relic Hunter 1999-2002 TV Series Sydney Fox
Merlin: The Return 2000 Dr. Joan Maxwell
The Night of the Headless Horseman 1999 TV Movie Katrina Van Tassel (voice)
Five Aces 1999 Karen Haggerty
My Teacher's Wife 1999 Vicky Mueller
Hercules 1998 TV Series Marigold
Veronica's Closet 1998 TV Series Kim
Scar City 1998 Candy
Dogboys 1998 TV Movie D.A. Jennifer Dern
Top of the World 1997/II Rebecca Mercer
Kull the Conqueror 1997 Akivasha
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 1997 TV Series Mija
Desert Breeze 1996 TV Movie
Natural Enemy 1996 Video Christina
High School High 1996 Victoria Chapell
Hollow Point 1996 Diane Norwood
Murder One 1995-1996 TV Series Beverly Nichols
The Daedalus Encounter 1995 Video Game Ari Matheson
The Immortals 1995 Gina Walker
Nothing But the Truth 1995 TV Movie Simone Gideon
Jury Duty 1995 Monica
Hostile Intentions 1995 Video Nora
True Lies 1994 Juno Skinner

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest 2015 Video performer: "Jade's Song"
Aloha, Scooby-Doo! 2005 Video performer: "Aloha Scooby-Doo"
Duck Dodgers 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 1997 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Baywatch 1994 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm 1993 performer: "I Never Even Told You"
Wayne's World 1992 performer: "FIRE", "TOUCH ME", "WHY YOU WANNA BREAK MY HEART", "BALLROOM BLITZ"
Across the Tracks 1990 performer: "Won't Let Me Go"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Final Recourse 2013 associate producer
If... Dog... Rabbit 1999 co-executive producer
20 Dates 1998 executive producer
The Immortals 1995 associate producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Psychopath 2014/I special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
KNEKT on the Carpet: Live from the 27th Annual 100 Stars Oscars Red Carpet 2017 TV Special Herself
WGN Morning News 2017 TV Series Herself
Gwapa 2015 Documentary Narrator (voice)
The Dr. Tess Show 2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
On Your Marc! 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Top 40 Ultimate Action Movies 2014 TV Movie documentary Herself / Juno
Lovitz or Leavitz with Jon Lovitz 2013 TV Series Herself
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover 2013 TV Series Herself - Host (rumored)
The Apprentice 2012 TV Series Herself - Contestant / Herself
IC Places Hollywood 2012 TV Series Herself - Interviewee
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012 TV Series Herself
The Wendy Williams Show 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
1st Look 2012 TV Series Herself - Interviewee
52nd Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration 2011 TV Special Herself - Host
51st Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration 2010 TV Movie Herself - Host
Fashion News Live 2008-2010 TV Series Herself - Host / Herself
Iron Chef America: The Series 2010 TV Series Herself - ICA Judge / Actress / Singer
50th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration 2009 TV Movie Herself
The BackStage Pass 2009 Video Herself
7th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards 2009 TV Movie Herself
2008 Asian Excellence Awards 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2008 TV Series Herself
Chelsea Lately 2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
Phenomenon 2007 TV Series Herself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2007 TV Series Herself
2007 AZN Asian Excellence Awards 2007 TV Special Herself
Eurosport Buzz 2007 TV Series Herself
Dancing with the Stars 2006 TV Series Herself
In the Cutz 2006 TV Series Herself
Live with Kelly and Ryan 2006 TV Series Herself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2006 TV Series Herself
2005 Radio Music Awards 2005 TV Special Herself
The Story Room: The Making of 'Lilo & Stitch' 2005 Video documentary Herself
Ballbreakers 2005 TV Series Herself
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments 2004 TV Movie Herself
Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
Tussen de sterren 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
MADtv 2002 TV Series Herself
The Making of 'Relic Hunter III' 2001 TV Movie documentary Herself
L.A. Pool Party 2001 TV Series Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 2001 TV Series Herself
Hollywood Squares 2000-2001 TV Series Herself - Panelist
2001 ALMA Awards 2001 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The Test 2001 TV Series Herself - Panelist
The Big Breakfast 2001 TV Series Herself
MTV Europe Music Awards 2000 2000 TV Special Herself - Presenter
68th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 1999 TV Special Herself
The Howard Stern Radio Show 1999 TV Series Herself
Howard Stern 1999 TV Series Herself
The 13th Annual Genesis Awards 1999 TV Special Herself - Presenter
20 Dates 1998 Herself
Sammy the Screenplay 1997 Video short Herself - at 'Nine Months' premiere (uncredited)
Politically Incorrect 1997 TV Series Herself
ESPY Awards 1996 TV Special Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1995 TV Series Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994 TV Series Herself
The Making of 'True Lies' 1994 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1994 TV Special Herself - Presenter
1992 MTV Movie Awards 1992 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The New Hollywood Squares 1987-1988 TV Series Herself - Panelist

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Heroes Manufactured 2016 Documentary Herself
Lennon or McCartney 2014 Documentary short Herself
Phenomenon 2007 TV Series Herself
Computer Chronicles 1995 TV Series Ari Matheson

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1994 ShoWest Award ShoWest Convention, USA Female Star of Tomorrow

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001 ALMA Award ALMA Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Syndicated Drama Series Relic Hunter (1999)
1995 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actress True Lies (1994)
1995 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Dance Sequence True Lies (1994) · Arnold Schwarzenegger
1992 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Most Desirable Female Wayne's World (1992)


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#Quote
1 The reporter claimed he was going to write the article from my point of view. Instead, he made me sound like a little idiot. It made me never want to do another interview again.
2 If there's a Disney animated feature based in Hawaii, I knew I had to be part of it. I'm very proud to be from Hawaii. There was no question the role was mine.
3 As an actress, you're already disregarded for a lot of the parts by the people who are setting up those shows. You don't need your agent to be doing the same.
4 I'm of Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese descent, and was raised on Hawaii.
5 When I first met my agent, I said, If something comes up and it fits my age range and personality, I would like you to send me up for it, even if it specifies blonde or brunette.
6 Did you know hemp is a natural fiber?
7 Having the Stitch character, the villain that becomes a hero, coming from outer space, it took a very difficult and complex story and put it into a simpler, kinder time.
8 That's always at the heart and soul of Disney's features, the feeling of a family values.
9 Doors open because you're beautiful, but I wouldn't cultivate beauty to the exclusion of brains.
10 I like theme parks. The fastest roller coaster I've ever been on is at a casino in Nevada.
11 Beauty lasts five minutes. Maybe longer if you have a good plastic surgeon.
12 I'm concentrating on the positive, on all the wonderful things I'm doing now.
13 I had been gullible, naive, soft, pliable. That's why I got taken advantage of. To survive, you have to have a tough skin.
14 I can't stand when people say, 'Don't hate me because I'm beautiful'. OK, how about I hate you because you said that.
15 I act and perform in hopes of getting attention and admiration.
16 Jason Lee is the most famous actor from Hawaii I can think of.
17 I can't sit on grass without a blanket.
18 People want me to do the strangest things. They want me to sign their arms or chests.
19 This is a Disney animated feature; it's eternal, it's history. What's there to think about?
20 I'm not really this rock'n'roll chick.
21 I play a female Indiana Jones, a professor who hunts down precious objects, like a bowl that belonged to the Buddha. They tailored the role to me: I wanted to be smart, funny, and to kick some ass.
22 The kids all knew me from Wayne's World. The grown-ups knew me after True Lies.
23 When I first came here, Hollywood was very closed-minded.
24 I slipped at a bus stop; I went one way and my hair went the other. That was the end of my wig.
25 I wanted to be a part of the Disney history.
26 I was very young. I thought I knew a lot and I really didn't. I trusted the wrong people.
27 I love to sing, so I just figured that I was going to sing or something.
28 I kind of fell into acting, but I have sung and trained since I was in the eighth grade.


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