Tamera Mowry-Housley

Mowry in 2011, Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: Tamera Darvette Mowry

Place of Birth: Gelnhausen, Germany

Date of Birth: July 6, 1978

*English, some Irish (father)
*African-Bahamian (mother)

Tamera Mowry-Housley, also known as Tamera Mowry, is an American actress and model. She was born in Germany, while her father served in the U.S. army. Her siblings are her twin Tia Mowry-Hardrict, and younger brothers Tavior and Tahj Mowry. Her father, Timothy, is white, and has English, and some Irish, ancestry, and her mother, Darlene, is black, of African-Bahamian descent.

Tamera is married to journalist, professional baseball player, and winery owner Adam Housley, with whom she has two children.

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

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

She has also said that she has over 40% “English & Irish” ancestry.

Tamera is said to be descended from Roger Mowrey, who was born, c. 1610, in Herne Hill, London, Middlesex, England.

Tamera’s maternal grandmother was Cloreta/Clo Flowers (the daughter of Raleigh/Riley Flowers and Cecelia/Cecile Campbell). Cloreta was born in Florida, to Bahamian parents. Cecelia was from Eleuthera.

Sources: http://twitter.com

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


Curious about ethnicity

26 Responses

  1. savanna says:

    Tamera talks about her Ancestry.com results being over “40% English and Irish” and “only 7% Italian”.

    She also mentions being told in the past her dad’s family was Italian and that their last name was “Morentini” lol.

    (at 1:29 into the video)

  2. italiano90 says:

    Strange how she identifies as a fully black woman but she is more caucasian than african.

  3. savanna says:

    Tia and Tamera’s maternal grandmother was Clo Flowers (the daughter of Raleigh Flowers and Cecelia Campbell). Cecelia was from Eleuthera, Bahamas.


    Season 2, ep. 14 of “Tia and Tamera”: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xurxw6

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