Tahj Mowry

Tahj Mowry ethnicity

Mowry in 2015, photo by prphotos

Birth Name: Tahj Dayton Mowry

Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 17, 1986

*father – Irish, smaller amounts of English and Scottish
*mother – African-Bahamian

Tahj Mowry is an American actor, dancer, and singer. His roles include the Kim Possible franchise, in voice performance; the shows Smart Guy, Full House, and Baby Daddy, the films Are We Done Yet?, Welcome Matt, and Me Time; and the made-for-tv movies Seventeen Again (2000), Hounded, and The Poof Point.

His father, Timothy John Mowry, who is from Worcester, Massachusetts, is white, and has Irish, and smaller amounts of English and Scottish, ancestry. His mother, Darlene Renee Flowers, who is from Miami, Florida, is black, of African-Bahamian descent. His parents were in the U.S. military. His father was later a custody officer and jailer in Glendale, California, where the family moved. His siblings are twin sisters Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Tamera Mowry-Housley, and brother Tavior.

Tahj’s patrilineal line can be traced to Roger Mowrey, who was born, c. 1610, in Herne Hill, London, Middlesex, England.

Tahj’s paternal grandfather was Mahlon Henry Mowry (the son of George Rodney Mowry and Isabella/Isabel/Isabelle May Ferguson). Mahlon was born in Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island. George was the son of George McKay Mowry and Sarah Jane Crocker, who was born in New Brunswick, Canada, to an Irish mother. Tahj’s great-great-great-grandfather, Russell Mowry, had three grandparents surnamed Mowry. Tahj’s great-grandmother Isabelle was the daughter of William Ferguson, who was from Vermont, and of Mary Gleason, who was Irish.

Tahj’s paternal grandmother was Bernice I. O’Halloran (the daughter of Thomas Francis O’Halloran and Mary Lillian McLachlan/McLachlen). Bernice was born in Massachusetts, to parents who were born in Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island. Thomas was the son of Irish parents, John J. O’Halloran and Bridget Ryan. Mary was the daughter of John McLachlan, who was born in Canada, to an Irish mother; and of Emma Vigeant/Vigant, whose father was from Vermont and whose mother was Canadian.

Tahj’s maternal grandfather was named James Calhoun Richardson.

Tahj’s maternal grandmother was Cloretha/Cloreta/Clo Flowers (the daughter of Rolly/Rolle “Raleigh”/Riley/Raliegh Flowers and Cecelia/Cecile Campbell). Cloretha was born in Perrine, Miami-Dade, Florida, to Bahamian parents. Rolly was born on Andros Island, and was possibly the son of Joshua Cuthbert Flowers, from Exuma, and of Christiana Monica Hall. Joshua’s mother’s family, the Rolles, were owned by John Rolle, 1st Baron Rolle, on whose estate a significant slave rebellion occured in 1830. Tahj’s great-grandmother Cecelia was born on Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera Island.

A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show The Real (2016) stated that Tahj’s sister, Tamera’s, genetic ancestry is:

*53% European
——–*21% British
——–*12% Irish
——–*8% Iberian Peninsula
——–*7% other European
——–*5% Western European
*45% Sub-Saharan African
——–*22% Ivory Coast and Ghana
——–*10% Cameroon and Congo
——–*9% Mali
——–*4% other African

Tahj’s sister Tamera has also said that she has over 40% “English & Irish” ancestry.

A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2023) stated that Tahj’s sister Tamera’s genetic ancestry consists of:

*24% Scotland
*17% Cameroon, Congo, & Western Bantu
*15% Ireland
*15% Nigeria
*8% Benin + Togo
*6% England & Northwestern Europe
*3% Senegal
*2% Mali
*2% Ivory Coast and Ghana
*1% North Africa

Sources: http://twitter.com

Genealogy of Tahj Mowry (through his sister Tamera) – https://famouskin.com

Obituary of Tahj’s paternal great-grandmother, Mary Lillian (McLachlan/McLachlen) O’Halloran – https://www.currentobituary.com

Tahj’s maternal grandmother, Cloreta/Clo Flowers, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org


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17 Responses

  1. phaedra says:

    Yeah he looks blasian (who appears more black though), Polynesian or Amerindian.

  2. Malefactor says:

    He looks Polynesian.

  3. xoxo says:

    He does not look black/white at all. He looks Blasian.
    In fact he reminds me of Bruno Mars (half Filipino) and Will Demps (half Korean/half black).

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