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Tamera Mowry
Born Tamera Darvette Mowry
July 6, 1978 (1978-07-06) (age 31)
Gelnhausen, West Germany
Other name(s) tamera nicole
Occupation Actress
Years active 1993 - Present

Tamera Darvette Mowry (born July 6, 1978) is an NAACP Image Award winning American actress. She first gained fame for her role opposite her identical twin sister Tia Mowry in the sitcom Sister, Sister. She has starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Twitches and its sequel, Twitches Too. She has also made a break into dramatic television and is also known for her role as Dr. Kayla Thorton on the medical drama Strong Medicine.

In 2009, Mowry appeared in the ABC Family series Roommates.

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Career

In 1994, producer Irene Dreayer came up with new show about twin sisters who got separated at birth and reunited as teens. Dreayer discovered the Mowry twins and cast them in the starring roles for Sister, Sister. Jackee Harry and Tim Reid played the twins’ parents. The show aired for six seasons and is still enjoying a longtime syndication run. Mowry enjoyed working with her twin and their comedic chemistry was evident on screen.

While filming Sister, Sister, the Mowry twins starred alongside brother Tahj in the movie Seventeen Again (2000). The story is of a grandmother who takes a bath with a contaminated bar of soap that turns her seventeen again. She followed that project with the movie Something to Sing About (2001), acting alongside Irma P. Hall and another ABC sitcom alum, Darius McCrary of Family Matters fame.

Education was always a big part of Mowry’s life. She attended Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, CA. In 2001, Mowry graduated from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA with a degree in Psychology, along with her sister. They spent the summer of 2001 at the university’s campus in Florence, Italy.

The twins hit the big time in 2002 by joining the cast of The Hot Chick. The comedy starred Saturday Night Live alum Rob Schneider and Rachel McAdams.

Mowry took on a solo project in 2004 when she joined the cast of Strong Medicine. She played Dr. Kayla Thorton for he final two seasons of the show and proved she was a veritable dramatic actor. Her sister later made a guest appearance in an episode titled My Sister, My Doctor, Myself (2006).

In 2005, Mowry and her sister filmed the movie Twitches for Disney Channel. The plot was very similar to Sister, Sister, with a magical twist. They were twin witches who got separated at birth. Mowry played Camryn Barnes/Apolla. Kristen Wilson played the girls’ mother, even though in reality, she was only nine years older than them. Mowry made a return to TV comedy in 2006 when she voiced the character of Esther in four episodes of the hit animated series Family Guy.

In 2009, Mowry began starring in a new sitcom on ABC Family titled Roommates. However, the show was not renewed for a second season.

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2000 Seventeen Again Young Cat Donovan
2002 The Hot Chick Sissy appearance
2009 Hollywood Horror Allison appearance
Fight or Flight Anne
TV Films
Year Title Role Channel
2005 Twitches Camryn Elizabeth "Cam" Barnes (Birth Name: Apolla DuBaer) Disney Channel
2007 Twitches Too
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1994—1999 Sister, Sister Tamera Campbell Main Character
1995—1996 The Adventures of Hyperman Emma c. squared Recurring role
2004—2006 Strong Medicine Dr. Kayla Thorton Seasons 5–6 / Recurring role
2009 Roommates Hope Daniels Main Character
Television guest appearances
Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Super Hero Squad Show Misty Knight Voice

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