Birth Name: Althea Rae Janairo
Birth Place: Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Date of Birth: January 2, 1967
Ethnicity: Filipino, Chinese, Spanish
Tia Carrere is an American actress. Born in Hawaii, she has Filipino, Chinese, and Spanish ancestry. She is sometimes described as having Native Hawaiian ancestry as well, but it is not clear if this is accurate.
Tia received her stage first name because her little sister could not pronounce Althea. The surname Carrere is a tribute to former James Bond Girl Barbara Carrera.
Tia has a daughter with her former husband, British photojournalist Simon Wakelin.
Tia’s maternal grandfather was Alfred Cornelio Duhinio (son of Ciriaco Abagala Cantiberos and Enorata Alfeche Cornelio). Alfred was born in Hawaii, to Filipino parents, from Cebu.
Tia’s maternal grandmother was Raymonda Villaverde (daughter of Juan Postrano Villaverde and Juana Cayampat). Raymonda was born in Hawaii, to Filipino parents, from Cebu. Juan was the son of Manuel Villaverde and Olimpia Postrano. Juana was the daughter of Francisco Gomilao Cayampat and Juliana Lomansoc Manongsong.
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