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Full NameAlthea Rae Janairo
First NameAlthea
Middle NameRae
Last NameJanairo
Birth NameAlthea Rae Janairo
ProfessionActress, Singer, Voice-Actor
Birth CityHonolulu, Hawaii
Birth CountryUnited States
Father NameAlexander Janairo
Father ProfessionBanker
Mother NameAudrey Lee Janairo
Mother ProfessionComputer Supervisor
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusSingle
SpouseElie Samaha (m. 1992- div. 2000), Simon Wakelin (m. 2002- div. 2010)
No Of Children1
FilmographyGeneral Hospital (1985- 1986),Wayne's World (1992) & its 1993 sequel,True Lies (1994)
EducationSacred Hearts Academy
Height173 cm
Networth$5 M
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Date of Birth2,1967

Tia Carrere, an American actress & former model made her acting breakthrough from a recurring role as Jade Soong in General Hospital (1985- 1986). Moreover, she is also the 2-time Grammy-winning singer & records 5 studio albums to date.

Professional since 1985, Tia records 102 acting credits & has also worked in films like Wayne's World (1992) & its 1993 sequel film and True Lies (1994).

Also, a voice-actor, the Honolulu, Hawaii-born has voiced in Duck Dodgers (2003- 2005), Lilo & Stitch: The Series (2003- 2006) and Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (2011- 2013).

What Is Tia Carrere's Net Worth In 2020?

With over 3 decades of a professional career spanning in acting & music, Tia enjoys the shower of dollars- she tags herself among the millionaire list.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the 53-year-old American actress has a net worth of $5 million as of March 2020, while some sources even claim her to be even more.

Indeed, her acting venture recording over 102 credits including TV series, films & direct-to-DVD films became the primary source of her income.

Since the acting debut through Aloha Summer, which followed her breakthrough from General Hospital (1985- 1986), Tia's career success has seen elevation.

American actress & singer Tia Carrere has $5 million net worth in 2020
American actress & singer Tia Carrere has $5 million net worth in 2020

Source: Dream Catcher

Even more, the actress has worked in some commercial-hit films Wayne\'s World film series (1992 & 1993), Rising Sun (1993) and True Lies (1994).

Furthermore, Tia gave voice-over in the animated film Lilo & Stitch (2002) where Chris Sanders & Daveigh Chase also voiced, became a box-office hit. It collected $273.1 million in gross over the budget of $80 million.

Check out box-office collection of Tia's films:

FilmsBudgetBox Office Collection
Wayne World (1992) starring Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe & Mike Myers$20 million$183.1 million
Wayne's World 2 (1993)$40 million$48.2 million
Rising Sun (1993) starring Wesley Snipes$40 million$107.2 million
True Lies (1994) alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger & Jamie Lee Curtis$100-$120 million$378.9 million

Other Income Source Besides Acting

Having worked as a model in Los Angeles, Tia Carrere also branched out her career in a singing career that got her a considerable sum of money.

In 1993, she released her debut album Dream & later released further 4 albums, totaling 5; those albums earned her 2 Grammy Awards out of 4 nominations.

List of Carrere's albums:

  1. Hawaiiana (2007)
  2. 'Ikena (with Daniel Ho, in 2008)- Won Grammy Award
  3. He Nani (with Daniel Ho, 2009)
  4. Huana Ke Aloha (2010)- Won Grammy Award
Carrere records 5 studio albums so far & has won 2 Grammy Awards from 4 nominations
Carrere records 5 studio albums so far & has won 2 Grammy Awards from 4 nominations

Source: Zimbio

Moreover, an avid user of Instagram, Tia can earn a hefty sum through promotional posts. 

She often mentions fashion brands like Gucci and Dolce&Gabbana along with magazines Vanity Fair and Och Magazines NY on her Instagram, where her followers count 62.7K (as of March 2020).

According to Influencer Marketing Hub, Tia's Instagram account can earn in the range of $249 - $415 per sponsored post.

Tia's Acting Career Beginning & Success Journey

Carrere's got her acting debut that turned out not less than a dream, as she was spotted by a producer during shopping in Waikiki grocery store & subsequently, cast her (in a cameo) in the film Aloha Summer- released in 1988.

While filming the film, she landed in a recurring role in General Hospital (1985- 1986) & made several guest appearances in TV series: MacGyver (1986), Friday the 13th: The Series (1990), Murder One (1995- 1996), and Veronica's Closet (1998)

Later, she earned the role of protagonist Sydney Fox in Relic Hunter (1999- 2002, 66 episodes).

Tia Carrere as Sydney Fox in Relic Hunter; it was her first role as protagonist after she made TV breakthrough from recurring role in General Hospital in the mid-80s
Tia Carrere as Sydney Fox in Relic Hunter; it was her first role as a protagonist after she made TV breakthrough from the recurring role in General Hospital in the mid-80s

Source: P-Interest

Thereafter, the actress worked on voice-overs for animated series Duck Dodgers (2003- 2005, 20 episodes), Lilo & Stitch: The Series (2003- 2006, 18 episodes) and Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (2011- 2013, 14 episodes).

Some of her other TV credits in the guest role also include CSI: Miami (2009), Hawaii Five-0 (2015) and Blue Bloods (2017).

Moreover, Tia Carrere also appeared in direct-to-DVD films: Enemy (1990), The Immortals (1995), Five Aces (1999), Dark Honeymoon (2008), and Gunshot Straight (2014).

Any Career Update?

The 5 ft. 8 inches actress is set to star as Kirsty in the upcoming film Felo de se, though further detail on the project is yet to be out.

Resident Of Los Angeles: Details On Her Real Estate

Currently, the Wayne's World actress lives in her house in Los Angeles, California, however, she remains low-key about the disclosure of her residence.

Formerly, Tia lived in Topanga, California, in her 4-bedroom & 4.5-bathroom house, that she sold for $2.52 million in December 2014, less than $75,000 of the asking price (placed in the market for $2.595 million in September 2014).

Reportedly, the actress has bought the 3,587 sq. ft. property in September 2005 for $1.625 million.

Tia Carrere's former house in Topanga, California sold in 2014 for $2.52 million
Tia Carrere's former house in Topanga, California sold in 2014 for $2.52 million

Source: Variety

Her other former house in Los Angeles spread on 1,618 sq ft boasted 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. She sold it in 2005 for approximately $1.499 million.

Is An Active Charity Worker

Carrere involves actively in charity works & supports causes like Human Rights, children, conservation, education & creative arts. She has associations with many non-profit organizations such as:

  • After-School All-Stars
  • Global Green Plan
  • Wyland Foundation
  • Children's Tumor Foundation
  • Alliance For Children's Rights

Divorced Twice & Mother Of One: Is She Dating?

Tia Carrere has been married 2 times in her life but divorced with both. Meanwhile, no substantial report on her dating or boyfriend is out.

She was in a marital relationship with first husband Elie Samaha from November 22, 1992, to 2000

After their divorce, Tia exchanged vows with second husband Simon Wakelin on December 31, 2002, & even more, welcomed daughter Bianca Wakelin on September 25, 2005, at the age of 38.

Tia Carrere and her second husband (now ex) Simon Wakelin shares joint custody of their daughter
Tia Carrere and her second husband (now ex) Simon Wakelin shares joint custody of their daughter

Source: Access

However, nearly after 8 years of marriage, Tia and Simon divorced on August 12, 2010, sharing the joint custody of their daughter.

Reportedly, in the past, she has dated Tie Domi (2002), Stephen Caffrey and Stephen Hensley.



Tia was born on January 2, 1967, in Honolulu, Hawaii, the USA. Her birth name is Althea Rae Janairo. Carrera's father Alexander Janairo is a banker while mother Audrey Lee Janairo is a computer supervisor.

She has a sister named Saundra Janairo.

An American by nationality, the actress & Grammy-winning singer hails from Chinese, Spanish, Filipino and Hawaiian descent.

Tia graduated from Sacred Hearts Academy & later went to participate in Star Search, a talent reality TV show in 1985 but was eliminated in 1st round.

Updated On Mon Apr 13 2020 Published On Sun Mar 29 2020 By CRM