Tia Carrere was born on January, 2nd 1967. She was discovered in true Hollywood fashion. While shopping in a grocery store, she was approached by an elderly couple whose son was about to start shooting a coming-of-age film called "Aloha summer" and needed a young actress for the starring role. Tia landed that role, put the money in her pocket, and headed for Los Angeles.
She did a brief stint as a print and commercial model and, a few months later, landed a regular role on the daytime soap 'General Hospital'. After 'General Hospital' her repertoire has included variety of starring roles. For more in depth look in her movies visit her
Tia and her husband Elie Samaha formed Phoeniciiciian Films which has produced an astonishing number of projects, some of which Tia has starred in.
Her latest movie called 'SHI' is a movie based on the best-selling comic book.
When she's not filming, Tia enjoys a successful music career.
She started up as a singer in a local band that played Black Sabbath
and AC/DC covers and in a jazz orchestra. Later she sang on the
Wayne's world 1 album, and after that she released the album DREAM
that sold to platinum in the Philippines.