Actress, Producer, Author & Entrepreneur
Tia Mowry-Hardrict is a multi-talented actress, producer, author and business owner. She is also one of social media’s most prominent influencers with over 14 million followers across all social platforms. She has been in the public eye for over 20 years, gaining initial fame and becoming a 90’s pop culture icon in her teens starring opposite her twin sister Tamera in the hit comedy, “Sister, Sister” from Paramount Television.
In 2020, Tia celebrated the launch of Anser supplements, a brand she co-founded with BioSchwartz and UTA. She worked with their teams of experts to create simple, high-quality, and affordable products in an effort to inspire people of all backgrounds to take charge of their own health.
Tia currently stars in the Netflix Series “Family Reunion” alongside Loretta Devine and Richard Roundtree. The family comedy premiered on Netflix in July 2019.
Tia has also partnered with KIN Community on a YouTube channel titled “Tia Mowry’s Quick Fix”. The digital brand includes multiple episodes and social amplification across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat. It is Kin’s fastest growing channel to date, reaching over 2 million followers on all platforms in just under 2 years. In March 2017, she released her first cookbook – the Amazon #1 seller, Whole New You, by Random House Publishing Group. Her other recent projects include, “Tia Mowry at Home”, which ran for three seasons on The Cooking Channel; and “Instant Mom” which ran on Nick at Nite for three seasons and she also served as an executive producer.
Tia rose to fame with a six year run on the successful hit series, “Sister, Sister.” She won two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series and three Kids Choice Awards for Favorite Television Actress. She was also nominated for three Young Artist Awards for Best Performance by a Young Actress, in 1995, 1996, and 1997 for her work on the show. In 1999, Tia wrapped production on the show and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the prestigious Pepperdine University in Southern California.
Throughout 2000 – 2006, Tia made appearances in various projects, including starring with her sister in the Disney Channel’s highly rated original movie TWITCHES in 2005, and again in TWITCHES TOO, two years later. Off camera, she voiced the character of “Sasha” on the animated series “Bratz.” In 2006, Tia landed the role of “Melanie Barnett,” a medical student turned wife of pro-football player “Derwin Davis” [played by Pooch Hall] on “The Game.” The series, a comedy about women involved with players of a fictional San Diego pro football team, landed her two more NAACP Image Award nominations, for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series.
The Game aired three seasons on the CW – before it’s finale in 2009. Less than two years later, due to fan demand, BET picked up the series giving it new life, and aired season four in winter 2011. It was an overwhelming success for the network ranking as the #1 ad-supported scripted series premiere in cable history, and debuting to an audience of 7.7 million viewers in January 2011. In January 2012, “The Game” returned to television once again, pulling in 5.3 million viewers making it cable’s #1 scripted series telecast among 18-49. Tia also starred with her sister in DOUBLE WEDDING, an original film for the Lifetime Movie Network [June 2010], where she also served as Executive Producer. In 2013, Tia appeared in the Fox Searchlight feature film BAGGAGE CLAIM, opposite Paula Patton and Trey Songz.
In summer 2011, Tia and Tamera entertained audiences once again, in their self-titled STYLE Network series “Tia and Tamera,” where she served as Executive Producer. That year the show set record ratings for the network, being the most watched series launch in their history. Throughout 2012-13, Tia secured her sixth NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on “The Game,” a People’s Choice Award nomination for Favorite TV Celebreality Star, and two Teen Choice Award nominations for Choice TV: Female Reality/Variety Star [in 2012 and 2013].
In 2012, Tia released her debut book, “Oh Baby! Pregnancy Tales and Advice from One Hot Mama to Another,” [Penguin Books] which quickly became a national bestseller. In the summer of 2016, Tia and her sister Tamara released their second book, Twintuition,” a series of books for middle grade school children published by HarperCollins Children’s Books.
When not acting, Tia spends time working with several charities including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Partnership for a Healthier America, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, actor Cory Hardrict, and their two kids, Cree and Cairo.