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45 interesting facts about Tia and Tamera Mowry: How they got their big break on TV

Apr 23, 2015 06:57 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 17: Actresses Tamera Mowry-Housley (L) and Tia Mowry arrive at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 17, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
(Photo : Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards) LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 17: Actresses Tamera Mowry-Housley (L) and Tia Mowry arrive at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 17, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

Tia and Tamera Mowry are childhood T.V. stars who shot to fame on the hit TV show "Sister, Sister." Here are 45 interesting facts about these stunning actresses and reality stars.

  1. Tia and Tamera Mowry were born on July 6 1978 in Gelnhausen, Germany. Gelnhausen is a city located just east of Frankfurt am Main.

  2. Tia was born two minutes after her twin sister, Tamera Mowry.

  3. They have two younger brothers, actor Tahj Mowry and Tavior Mowry, who plays college football for University of California, Davis.

  4. Their mother is Darlene Renee Mowry. She managed their careers when they were in the group Voices, and also worked as a security guard.

  5. Their father is Timothy John Mowry who was in the U.S. Army at the time of her birth, and later became a custody officer/jailer with the City of Glendale Police Department, when the family moved to California.

  6. They are bi-racial. Their father, who is Caucasian, has English ancestry, and her mother is of Afro-Bahamian descent. Their parents met in high school, in Miami, Florida.

    Actresses Tia and Tamera Mowry attends the 32nd Annual NAACP Image Awards March 1, 2001 in Universal City, CA.
    (Photo : Getty Images) Actresses Tia and Tamera Mowry attends the 32nd Annual NAACP Image Awards March 1, 2001 in Universal City, CA.
  7. The twins have described their family as being both "close-knit" and "deeply religious", and the sisters became born-again Christians when they were eight years old.

  8. The the most talked about physical difference between the two is the famous mole on Tamera's left cheek.

  9. Being self-described "Army Brats", they have moved around a lot. They have lived on Army bases in Gelnhausen, on Hawaii and in Texas and then to Southern California.

  10. Since the family moved around a lot, the sisters became very close as they would make friends at school, but then would have to leave them as they moved on to other cities.

    Actors Tamera Mowry (L), Andrew Keegan and Tia Mowry attend the AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) celebration party of the launch of the AVP Crocs Tour, held at the House of Blues on May 2, 2006 in Hollywood,California.
    (Photo : Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) Actors Tamera Mowry (L), Andrew Keegan and Tia Mowry attend the AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) celebration party of the launch of the AVP Crocs Tour, held at the House of Blues on May 2, 2006 in Hollywood,California.
  11. They were so close that up until the fall of 1997, they had never been longer away from each other for 9 hours!

  12. While living in Texas, the sisters did a lot of talent shows. Tia would dance while Tamera would sing.

  13. After winning several shows, the sisters asked their mom if they could try their hand at acting instead. Then their mother, Darlene, quit her job in the military so they could move to Los Angeles. She said : ' Tia and Tamera, I know you guys want to act, so that's what we're going to do. 'We're going to go to California and stay there for a month. If you guys get a job, I'll quit mine.'

  14. When they first moved to Los Angeles, they did some work apart from each other. Tia danced in some music videos and appeared in many different Tv-series including Flesh 'N Blood.

    TV personalities Tamera Mowry-Houseley and Tia Mowry Hardrict attend the NBC Universal 2012 Summer TCA press tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 25, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.
    (Photo : Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) TV personalities Tamera Mowry-Houseley and Tia Mowry Hardrict attend the NBC Universal 2012 Summer TCA press tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 25, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.
  15. One day, they visited their brother Tahj at the set of "Full House" and they discovered that they were really interested in acting. So they began auditioning for roles against each other.

  16. Then they became discovered by DePasse Entertainment. They got their own series on ABC, "Sister, Sister" But after two seasons ABC decided not to renew the show. It was then picked up by Warner Brothers. Sister, Sister was the first show at WB to reach 100 shows.

  17. They both love hiking and doing yoga.

  18. Tia played the older sister of real-life brother Tahj Mowry on an episode of Full House titled "The Devil Made Me Do It."

     DECEMBER 14: Actress Tia Mowry attends the 'Selma' New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 14, 2014 in New York City.
    (Photo : Ben Gabbe/Getty Images) DECEMBER 14: Actress Tia Mowry attends the 'Selma' New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 14, 2014 in New York City.
  19. The sisters share several Kids' Choice Awards with Tamera for Favorite Television Actress before being inducted into the Kids' Choice Hall of Fame in 1998.

  20. Tia and Tamera went to Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA and got their Bachelors in Psychology in 2003.

  21. Tia also went to Europe to study humanities and Italian for a period.

  22. They are both 5' 4½" (1.64 m) tall.

    Cree Taylor Hardrict (L) and actress Tia Mowry-Hardrict attend Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2014 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on July 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
    (Photo : Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images For Nickelodeon) Cree Taylor Hardrict (L) and actress Tia Mowry-Hardrict attend Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2014 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on July 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
  23. Mowry and her sister are both singers. They have showcased their vocal abilities on episodes of Sister Sister, including covers of "You Can't Hurry Love", "Amazing Grace" and "I'm Going Down", which Tamera performed. They also sang the theme song during season five and six.

  24. They appeared in the Disney Channel's original movie Twitches, which would debut as one of the channel's highest-rated movies of all time. She would reprise her role after two years in Twitches Too.

  25. Tamera's favorite color is purple.

  26. Tia's favorite color is green.

    Actors Cory Hardrict (R) and Tia Mowry-Hardrict attend Rihanna's First Annual Diamond Ball at The Vineyard on December 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.
    (Photo : Jason Merritt/Getty Images) Actors Cory Hardrict (R) and Tia Mowry-Hardrict attend Rihanna's First Annual Diamond Ball at The Vineyard on December 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.
  27. She and Tamera starred in the fantasy-comedy movie Seventeen Again in 2000.

  28. Tia and Tamera make an appearance in the 2002 comedy The Hot Chick starring Rob Schneider.

  29. Tia met Cory Hardrict at a bus stop. They dated for six years; became engaged on Christmas 2006.

  30. Tia married actor Cory Hardrict in 2008 and the couple had a son named Cree in June 2011.

  31. The couple welcomed their first child, a son, Cree Taylor, on June 28, 2011.

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: Actresses Tia Mowry-Hardrict (L), Tamera Mowry-Housley (2nd R) and family attend the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation's 24th Annual 'A Time For Heroes' at Century Park on June 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
    (Photo : Jason Kempin/Getty Images for EGPAF) LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: Actresses Tia Mowry-Hardrict (L), Tamera Mowry-Housley (2nd R) and family attend the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation's 24th Annual 'A Time For Heroes' at Century Park on June 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
  32. The appeared in a reality show on the STYLE Network called Tia & Tamera. The show would set record ratings for the network, being the most watched series launch in their history.

  33. Tia is the head coach of the Entertainment Basketball League celebrity team. She coaches the Atlanta team whose players include her husband, Cory Hardrict, and ex co-star, Pooch Hall.

  34. Tia Mowry became vegan as a New Year's resolution. She says, "I heard such great things about it. I'm absolutely enjoying it." She attributes fellow actress Alicia Silverstone's book "The Kind Diet" for helping her with the change.

  35. Tia Mowry also posed for a PETA campaign promoting veganism.

  36. Tia is currently starring in the TV sitcom show "Instant Mom." She is also one of the producers.

  37. They starred in a one-time reality special Tia & Tamera Take 2 for the Style Network in 2010, followed by the 2011 reality series Tia & Tamera. She also produced the series.

  38. The sisters have their own production company Twilight Production. They produced and starred in the Lifetime romantic comedy movie Double Wedding as twins who discover they are both in a serious relationship with the same man.

  39. In July 2013, Tamera revealed that she did not lose her virginity until she was 29 due to her being a devout Christian, and that after she did it, she felt guilty and committed to staying celibate until marriage.

  40. Tamera married Fox News Correspondent Adam Housley after dating for almost six years. The couple married on May 15, 2011 in California's Napa Valley.

    Actress Tamera Mowry and reporter Adam Housley arrive at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on March 4, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
    (Photo : Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards) Actress Tamera Mowry and reporter Adam Housley arrive at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on March 4, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
  41. Tamera and Adam Housley welcomed their first child, a son, Aden John Tanner, on November 12, 2012.

  42. Tamera Mowry is currently one of the hosts of The Real talk show along with Tamar Braxton, Jeannie Mai, Adrienne Bailon, and Loni Love, which premiered on July 15, 2013.

  43. On January 4, 2015, Tamera Mowry-Housley announced through social media that she is expecting her second child, a girl, due in July 2015.

  44. Both of their net worth is $4 million.

  45. They released a book together in 2015 called "Twintuition: Double Vision". Together they've created a magical story about twin sisters with a powerful gift. "Along with my sister, it's called Twintuition: Double Vision and this is something that we've always wanted to do. As kids we loved to read, my mom said it was really important for us to get our nose in books," the twin said. "Now that I became a mom we feel like this was just the natural thing for us to do because a lot of our fans are moms, they're are growing up with us and to me I think it's really important to have children read. It encourages creativity, it encourages their imagination so this is something we had to do."
    Tia and Tamera's new book
    (Photo : Creative Commons) Tia and Tamera's new book

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Twintuition: Double Trouble (Click Link to Check Price on Amazon)
Editor's Rating : 9.5 out of 10

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Oh, Baby!: Pregnancy Tales and Advice from One Hot Mama to Another (Click Link to Check Price on Amazon)
Editor's Rating : 8.5 out of 10
Used Book in Good Condition

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Seventeen Again (Click Link to Check Price on Amazon)
Editor's Rating : 9.4 out of 10
Factory sealed DVD

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Double Wedding (Click Link to Check Price on Amazon)
Editor's Rating : 8.5 out of 10
Factory sealed DVD

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Sister, Sister: Season 2 (Click Link to Check Price on Amazon)
Editor's Rating : 9 out of 10

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