Tia Carrere Net Worth

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Althea Rae Janairo was born on 2 January 1967, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, of Chinese, Spanish and Filipino ancestry. Tia is an actress, voice actor, singer, and model perhaps best known for her role in the soap opera “General Hospital”. She also earned recognition in the films “Wayne’s World” and “Wayne’s World 2”. Other people may know her as Lilo’s sister Nani in the animated film “Lilo & Stitch”. The efforts she’s made has helped raise her net worth to where it is now.

How rich is Tia Carrere? As of early-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $3 million, mostly acquired through a relatively successful career in acting. Aside from that, she’s also established herself as a model, appearing in publications and commercials. Tia’s also released a few songs and albums, which have all helped her wealth.



Tia Carrere Net Worth $3 Million


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As a child, Carrere was really interested in music and singing. She attended Sacred Heart Academy which was an all-girls school, and later made her first appearance in the “Star Search” competition when she was 17 years old. She was eliminated during the first round, but she had been noticed and was cast in her first film “Aloha Summer”. Afterwards, Tia would move to Los Angeles and do modelling work while looking for acting jobs. Her first series was in the 1985 show “Airwolf” but she truly gained recognition when she joined “General Hospital” as Jade Soong Chung, also concurrently making appearances in “The A-Team” and “Tour of Duty”. Her net worth was rising steadily.

After these series, she made appearances in “McGyver”, “Anything But Love” and “Married…with Children”. She continued to work in film and television, appearing in action films such as “Showdown in Little Tokyo”, but would gain high public recognition in the film “Wayne’s World” as Wayne’s love interest, and she reprised the role in “Wayne’s World 2”. She continued to appear in well-known films including “True Lies”, “Rising Sun” and “The Immortals”. Along with these, Tia continued doing modelling work and commercials.

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In 1999, Tia was cast in the series “Relic Hunter”, which lasted for three seasons. In 2002, she became part of “Lilo and Stitch”, and continued to work for the franchise in subsequent films, spin-offs and television series. In more recent years she has appeared in “Dancing with the Stars”, “The Celebrity Apprentice”, and even did a shoot for Playboy magazine. She has also appeared in popular series such as “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Nip/Tuck”.

Aside from film, television and modelling, Carrere established a very successful music career. Her first album was entitled “Dream” and it went platinum in the Philippines. She continued to record songs for various films, and released a second album “Hawaiiana” which was nominated for a Grammy Award. By 2009, she released her third album “’Ikena” which won her a Grammy. Her following album “Huana Ke Aloha” also won a Grammy in 2011.

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For her personal life, Tia has married twice – Carrere’s first marriage was to Elie Samaha in 1992, but they divorced in 2000 following rumors of infidelity. In 2002, she married photojournalist Simon Wakelin, and they have a daughter. Eight years later, Tia filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. The two have a shared custody with their daughter, and Tia currently resides in Los Angeles.

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