Tia Carrere is an American actress, singer and dancer best known for her roles in the National Lampoon’s Vacation franchise. She has a net worth of $15 million dollars thanks to successful careers in stage, film and television.
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Tia Carrere has a $5 million net worth as an actress, singer, and former model from Hawaii. Tia Carrere rose to prominence in the mid-80s as a recurrent character on the daytime drama “General Hospital.” She went on to star in films like “Wayne’s World” and “Wayne’s World 2,” as well as “True Lies” and “Lilo & Stitch.” Carrere has also appeared in shows such as “Relic Hunter,” “AJ and the Queen,” and the animated series “Duck Dodgers” and “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated,” and her music albums have won multiple Grammy Awards.
Breakthroughs in Early Life and Career
Tia Carrere was born Althea Rae Duhinio Janairo in Honolulu, Hawaii on January 2, 1967. Audrey’s mother works as a computer supervisor, while Alexander works as a banker. Carrere’s ancestors are Chinese, Spanish, and Filipino. She attended the all-girls Sacred Hearts Academy as a child. She auditioned for “Star Search” in 1985, but was eliminated in the first round due to her desire to be a singer. Carrere made her acting debut in the television shows “Airwolf” and “Cover Up” the same year. From 1985 to 1986, she had her breakout role on the daytime soap opera “General Hospital,” in which she played Jade Soong.
A Career in Television
Carrere had guest appearances in episodes of a variety of series after her breakout on “General Hospital.” She starred on “The A-Team,” “MacGyver,” “Tour of Duty,” and “Anything But Love” during the rest of the 1980s, as well as serving as a panelist on “The New Hollywood Squares.” She also appeared in the television movie “The Road Raiders” and the miniseries “Noble House.” Carrere had recurrent roles on the ABC courtroom drama “Murder One” and guest-starred in episodes of “Quantum Leap,” “Married… with Children,” “Tales from the Crypt,” and “Veronica’s Closet” in the 1990s. She also appeared in “Intimate Stranger,” “Nothing But the Truth,” “Desert Breeze,” and “Dogboys,” all of which aired on television.
Carrere’s greatest television role was as archeology professor Sydney Fox in the Canadian action-adventure series “Relic Hunter” from 1999 to 2002. Following that, she had lead parts in two animated programs, “Duck Dodgers” and “Lilo & Stitch: The Series,” as well as a recurrent role on “Johnny Bravo.” Carrere competed on the dancing competition show “Dancing with the Stars” in 2006, finishing sixth. She then appeared on “The Apprentice,” another reality competition show. “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Warehouse 13,” “True Justice,” “In Plain Sight,” “Hawaii Five-0,” and the short-lived Netflix series “AJ and the Queen” are among Carrere’s other television credits. “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated,” “Uncle Grandpa,” “Family Guy,” “Mickey and the Roadster Racers,” and “Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters” are among the animated shows in which she has provided her voice.
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A Career in Film
Carrere made her feature film debut in 1987’s “Zombie Nightmare,” a Canadian thriller. She went on to star in films including “Aloha Summer,” “Fine Gold,” and “Showdown in Little Tokyo,” as well as action pictures like “Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man.” Carrere rose to fame in 1992 after starring in “Wayne’s World” as rock singer Cassandra Wong. She returned to reprise her role as Mike Myers’ love interest in the film’s 1993 sequel. Carrere also starred in the Arnold Schwarzenegger action comedy “True Lies,” the courtroom comedy “Jury Duty,” the crime thriller “Rising Sun,” the action film “The Immortals,” the high school comedy “High School High,” and the fantasy film “Kull the Conqueror,” in which she co-starred with Kevin Sorbo. Carrere ended the decade with a prominent part in “My Teacher’s Wife,” an adolescent sex comedy.
Carrere first voiced Nani Pelekai in the Disney animated feature “Lilo & Stitch” in 2002, and she would later repeat the part in the film’s several direct-to-video spinoffs and sequels. The actress didn’t make another appearance on the big screen until 2009, in the adolescent comedy “Wild Cherry.” “Hard Breakers,” “You May Not Kiss the Bride,” and “Showdown in Manila” were among the flicks that followed. Carrere has also featured in the direct-to-video films “Back in the Day,” “Dark Honeymoon,” and “Gunshot Straight,” among others.
A Career in Music
Carrere debuted as a vocalist in 1993 with the publication of her maiden solo album, “Dream,” which went platinum in the Philippines. In the same year, she sang the final song for the animated picture “Batman: Mask of the Phantasm” on the soundtrack. Carrere returned to music in 2007 with her second album, “Hawaiiana,” the first of her collaborations with fellow Hawaiian artist and record producer Daniel Ho after a lengthy hiatus. The record was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Hawaiian Music Album. Carrere’s 2008 album “‘Ikena,” which won the Grammy in the same category, did even better. Her 2009 album “He Nani” garnered another nomination, while her 2010 album “Huana Ke Aloha” won another award.
Carrere married film producer Elie Samaha in 1992, but the couple separated in 2000. She then married photographer Simon Wakelin and had a daughter with him. The couple separated in 2010 due to irreconcilable reasons, yet their daughter is said to be shared between them. Carrere is a Los Angeles-based actor.
Purchasing Real Estate
Tia purchased a property in Topanga, California for $1.625 million in 2005. She advertised this house for $2.6 million in 2014. In December of 2014, she finally took $2.5 million.
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