Birth Name: Althea Rae Duhinio Janairo
Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Date of Birth: January 2, 1967
Ethnicity: Filipino, Chinese, Spanish
Tia Carrere is an American actress, singer, and model. Her roles include Wayne’s World, True Lies, Jury Duty, Kull the Conqueror, Lilo & Stitch, General Hospital, Relic Hunter, AJ and the Queen, and Easter Sunday.
Tia was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, the daughter of Audrey, a computer supervisor, and Alexander Janairo, a banker. 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 was born Althea Rae Duhinio Janairo. She received her stage first name because her little sister could not pronounce her full name, 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 (the 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 (the 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.