Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Tia Carrere is an accomplished actress in motion pictures and television, and a Grammy Award-winning musical artist.
Since she was discovered in a grocery store for her first movie role in "Aloha Summer," Carrere has shown her range of acting talent and versatility starring in numerous blockbusters, among them, "Wayne's World 1 & 2" with Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, "True Lies" opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger and "Rising Sun" with Sean Connery and Wesley Snipes. Carrere also voiced the character of Nani in Disney's classic animated film and TV series "Lilo & Stitch." Most recently, Carrere co-starred in "You May Not Kiss the Bride" with Rob Schneider and Mena Suvari. She can also be seen in "Wild Cherry" with Rumer Willis and Kristin Cavallari and "Hard Breakers" with Tom Arnold, Chris Kattan and Sophie Monk. Currently, Carrere is producing a biopic of Hawaiian surf legend Rell Sunn in which she will star.
In television, Carrere launched her acting career in Los Angeles with a regular role on the daytime drama "General Hospital." Recently, she has had recurring roles on "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Nip/Tuck," "Back to You" and SyFy's "Warehouse 13." "Relic Hunter," Carrere's action/adventure television series, continues to play in syndication all over the world.
Carrere and her long-time friend, artist/producer Daniel Ho, have been nominated for a Grammy each of the last three years and won music's highest honor in 2009. Their acclaimed CDs consist of all-original Hawaiian language compositions. With "Hawaiiana," they reached No. 10 on Billboard's World Music Chart. Carrere also performed on the double-platinum movie soundtrack for "Wayne's World," had the end-title song on "Batman: Mask of the Phantasm" and released her own Warner Bros. record, "Dream."