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. total23 says:

    She Is Not Italian Descent, But British Descent!

    Tamera’s Mom Is Not African American But Bahamian!

    Here’s The Link:

    Go To 4:03

    • ethnic says:

      Total what a great find. thanks!

    • multigrl says:

      What exactly is your point? the Bahamanians are either black or white Bermuda has a similar make-up as does Haiti and then there are those who have parents of both races.

      What to you is African American? Get a clue, ‘African Americans’ are typically black and at least one other race but may be two or three more races.

      • Multiethnicchick says:

        No, black Americans are usually monoracial with 12.5-20% white admixture and 0-3% Native admixture. They certainly don’t qualify as biracial or triracial

  2. total23 says:


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