Tia Carrere Net Worth

Tia Carrere Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Althea Rae Janairo net worth is
$3 Million

Althea Rae Janairo Wiki Biography

Althea Rae Janairo was born on 2 January 1967, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, of Chinese, Spanish and Filipino ancestry. Tia is an actress, voice actor, singer, and model perhaps best known for her role in the soap opera “General Hospital”. She also earned recognition in the films “Wayne’s World” and “Wayne’s World 2”. Other people may know her as Lilo’s sister Nani in the animated film “Lilo & Stitch”. The efforts she’s made has helped raise her net worth to where it is now.

How rich is Tia Carrere? As of early-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $3 million, mostly acquired through a relatively successful career in acting. Aside from that, she’s also established herself as a model, appearing in publications and commercials. Tia’s also released a few songs and albums, which have all helped her wealth.


Tia Carrere Net Worth $3 Million

As a child, Carrere was really interested in music and singing. She attended Sacred Heart Academy which was an all-girls school, and later made her first appearance in the “Star Search” competition when she was 17 years old. She was eliminated during the first round, but she had been noticed and was cast in her first film “Aloha Summer”. Afterwards, Tia would move to Los Angeles and do modelling work while looking for acting jobs. Her first series was in the 1985 show “Airwolf” but she truly gained recognition when she joined “General Hospital” as Jade Soong Chung, also concurrently making appearances in “The A-Team” and “Tour of Duty”. Her net worth was rising steadily.

After these series, she made appearances in “McGyver”, “Anything But Love” and “Married…with Children”. She continued to work in film and television, appearing in action films such as “Showdown in Little Tokyo”, but would gain high public recognition in the film “Wayne’s World” as Wayne’s love interest, and she reprised the role in “Wayne’s World 2”. She continued to appear in well-known films including “True Lies”, “Rising Sun” and “The Immortals”. Along with these, Tia continued doing modelling work and commercials.

In 1999, Tia was cast in the series “Relic Hunter”, which lasted for three seasons. In 2002, she became part of “Lilo and Stitch”, and continued to work for the franchise in subsequent films, spin-offs and television series. In more recent years she has appeared in “Dancing with the Stars”, “The Celebrity Apprentice”, and even did a shoot for Playboy magazine. She has also appeared in popular series such as “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Nip/Tuck”.

Aside from film, television and modelling, Carrere established a very successful music career. Her first album was entitled “Dream” and it went platinum in the Philippines. She continued to record songs for various films, and released a second album “Hawaiiana” which was nominated for a Grammy Award. By 2009, she released her third album “’Ikena” which won her a Grammy. Her following album “Huana Ke Aloha” also won a Grammy in 2011.

For her personal life, Tia has married twice – Carrere’s first marriage was to Elie Samaha in 1992, but they divorced in 2000 following rumors of infidelity. In 2002, she married photojournalist Simon Wakelin, and they have a daughter. Eight years later, Tia filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. The two have a shared custody with their daughter, and Tia currently resides in Los Angeles.

Full NameTia Carrere
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 2, 1967
Place Of BirthHonolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Height5' 8" (1.73 m)
EducationSacred Heart Academy
SpouseSimon Wakelin (m. 2002–2010), Elie Samaha (m. 1992–2000)
ChildrenBianca Wakelin
ParentsAudrey Duhinio Janairo, Alexander Janairo
AwardsGrammy Award (2009, 2010), Grammy Award (Best Hawaiian Music Album - 2011)
Albums“Dream” (1993), “Hawaiiana” (2007), ’Ikena” (2009), “Huana Ke Aloha” (2011)
NominationsGrammy Award- Best Hawaiian Music Album- 2008
Movies“Aloha Summer”, “General Hospital”, “Wayne’s World” (1992), “Wayne’s World 2” (1993),“Lilo & Stitch” (2005)
TV Shows“Airwolf” (1985),“The A-Team” (2009), “Tour of Duty” (2010), Dancing with the Stars, “The Celebrity Apprentice”, “Star Search” (1984)
1The reporter claimed he was going to write the article from my point of view. Instead, he made me sound like a little idiot. It made me never want to do another interview again.
2If there's a Disney animated feature based in Hawaii, I knew I had to be part of it. I'm very proud to be from Hawaii. There was no question the role was mine.
3As an actress, you're already disregarded for a lot of the parts by the people who are setting up those shows. You don't need your agent to be doing the same.
4I'm of Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese descent, and was raised on Hawaii.
5When I first met my agent, I said, If something comes up and it fits my age range and personality, I would like you to send me up for it, even if it specifies blonde or brunette.
6Did you know hemp is a natural fiber?
7Having the Stitch character, the villain that becomes a hero, coming from outer space, it took a very difficult and complex story and put it into a simpler, kinder time.
8That's always at the heart and soul of Disney's features, the feeling of a family values.
9Doors open because you're beautiful, but I wouldn't cultivate beauty to the exclusion of brains.
10I like theme parks. The fastest roller coaster I've ever been on is at a casino in Nevada.
11Beauty lasts five minutes. Maybe longer if you have a good plastic surgeon.
12I'm concentrating on the positive, on all the wonderful things I'm doing now.
13I had been gullible, naive, soft, pliable. That's why I got taken advantage of. To survive, you have to have a tough skin.
14I can't stand when people say, 'Don't hate me because I'm beautiful'. OK, how about I hate you because you said that.
15I act and perform in hopes of getting attention and admiration.
16Jason Lee is the most famous actor from Hawaii I can think of.
17I can't sit on grass without a blanket.
18People want me to do the strangest things. They want me to sign their arms or chests.
19This is a Disney animated feature; it's eternal, it's history. What's there to think about?
20I'm not really this rock'n'roll chick.
21I play a female Indiana Jones, a professor who hunts down precious objects, like a bowl that belonged to the Buddha. They tailored the role to me: I wanted to be smart, funny, and to kick some ass.
22The kids all knew me from Wayne's World. The grown-ups knew me after True Lies.
23When I first came here, Hollywood was very closed-minded.
24I slipped at a bus stop; I went one way and my hair went the other. That was the end of my wig.
25I wanted to be a part of the Disney history.
26I was very young. I thought I knew a lot and I really didn't. I trusted the wrong people.
27I love to sing, so I just figured that I was going to sing or something.
28I kind of fell into acting, but I have sung and trained since I was in the eighth grade.
1Sister of Saundra Janairo.
2She is a Girl Scout troop leader.
3Competed on ABC's Dancing with the Stars (2005). [January 2006]
4Currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
5Is the eldest of three sisters and two half-sisters.
6Her surname is pronounced "KUH-rare-uh".
7Participated in the 2011 National Record-A-Thon by recording children's book titles for RFB&D (Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic)'s audiobook library. [March 2011]
8Her husband, Simon Wakelin, is a British photojournalist.
9Mother, with Simon Wakelin, of daughter, Bianca Wakelin, born on September 25, 2005 in Los Angeles, California.
10Ranked #69 in FHM-USA's 100 Sexiest Women in the World (2001).
11Named one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World (1992).
12Featured in the January 2003 edition of Playboy magazine.
13Was an acting contestant on Star Search (1983) in 1985; she lost in her first round.
14As Cassandra in Wayne's World (1992), she performed all her songs as the singer and featured on the soundtrack.
15Had a body double used in nude hot tub scene in the film Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991).
16Her little sister could not say "Althea", it came out "Tia".
17Has Chinese, Spanish, Filipino and Hawaiian heritage.
18She is a two-time Grammy award singer and a voiceover artist.
19While auditioning for a role on Baywatch (1989) she stalled on returning for the swim test so she could audition for Wayne's World (1992).


Wayne's World 21993Cassandra Wong
Treacherous1993Dr. Jessica Jamison
Quick1993Janet Sakamoto
Rising Sun1993Jingo Asakuma
Little Sister1992Adrienne
Tales from the Crypt1992TV SeriesScarlett
Wayne's World1992Cassandra
Intimate Stranger1991TV MovieMina
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man1991Kimiko
Showdown in Little Tokyo1991Minako Okeya
Married with Children1990TV SeriesPiper Bauman
Quantum Leap1990TV SeriesChu-Hoi
Enemy1990/IMai Chang
Friday the 13th: The Series1990TV SeriesMichiko Tanaka
Anything But Love1989TV SeriesCey
Fine Gold1989Stella
The Road Raiders1989TV MovieCyanne
MacGyver1986-1988TV SeriesTiu / Lisa Chan
Aloha Summer1988Lani Kepoo
Noble House1988TV Mini-SeriesVenus Poon
Zombie Nightmare1987Amy
Tour of Duty1987TV SeriesLang
The A-Team1986TV SeriesTia
Airwolf1985TV SeriesKiki Tinabi
Covenant1985TV MovieGirl at Golden Calf
Cover Up1985TV SeriesPhilippines Contestant
General Hospital1963TV SeriesJade Soong Chung, R.N. (1985-1987)
Palm Swings2017completedMs. Cherry Bomb
Felo De SeannouncedKirsty
Showdown in Manila2016Mrs. Wells
Family Guy2016TV SeriesHawaiian Woman
Business Unusual2016ShortElla
Hawaii Five-02015TV SeriesMakana Kalakaua
Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest2015VideoJezebel Jade (voice)
Behind Palm Swings2015Video shortCherry Bomb
Pirate's Code: The Adventures of Mickey Matson2014Kelly
Gutshot Straight2014Leanne
Uncle Grandpa2014TV SeriesIsland Girl
Asteroid vs Earth2014TV MovieMarissa Knox
Final Recourse2013Michelle Gaines
Collision Course2013Kate Parks
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated2011-2013TV SeriesJudy Reeves / Old Daphne / Waitress / ...
In Plain Sight2012TV SeriesLia Hernandez
Combat Hospital2011TV SeriesJessica Draycott
True Justice2011TV SeriesLisa Clayton
You May Not Kiss the Bride2011Lani
Hard Breakers2010Jodie
Warehouse 132010TV SeriesAgent Katie Logan Agent Kate Logan
CSI: Miami2009TV SeriesJacqueline Parsons
Wild Cherry2009Ms. Haumea
Untitled Liz Meriwether Project2008TV SeriesPaula Poland
Dark Honeymoon2008VideoMiranda
Curb Your Enthusiasm2007TV SeriesCha Cha
Nip/Tuck2007TV SeriesMistress Dark Pain
Back to You2007TV SeriesMaggie
The O.C.2006TV SeriesDean Torres
Saints Row2006Video GameLin (voice)
Leroy & Stitch2006VideoNani (voice)
Lilo & Stitch: The Series2003-2006TV SeriesNani
American Dragon: Jake Long2005TV SeriesYan Yan
Supernova2005TV MovieLisa Delgado
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch2005VideoNani (voice)
Back in the Day2005Loot
Aloha, Scooby-Doo!2005VideoSnookie / Local Woman #1 (voice)
Torn Apart2004TV MovieVicki Westin
Megas XLR2004TV SeriesDarklos
Johnny Bravo2004TV SeriesWoman / Beautiful Woman / Female Elephant / ...
Stitch! The Movie2003VideoNani (voice)
Meet Prince Charming2002Samantha Feld
Lilo & Stitch2002Nani (voice)
Stitch Experiment 6262002Video GameNam (voice)
Relic Hunter1999-2002TV SeriesSydney Fox
Merlin: The Return2000Dr. Joan Maxwell
The Night of the Headless Horseman1999TV MovieKatrina Van Tassel (voice)
Five Aces1999Karen Haggerty
My Teacher's Wife1999Vicky Mueller
Hercules1998TV SeriesMarigold
Veronica's Closet1998TV SeriesKim
Scar City1998Candy
Dogboys1998TV MovieD.A. Jennifer Dern
Top of the World1997/IIRebecca Mercer
Kull the Conqueror1997Akivasha
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1997TV SeriesMija
Desert Breeze1996TV Movie
Natural Enemy1996VideoChristina
High School High1996Victoria Chapell
Hollow Point1996Diane Norwood
Murder One1995-1996TV SeriesBeverly Nichols
The Daedalus Encounter1995Video GameAri Matheson
The Immortals1995Gina Walker
Nothing But the Truth1995TV MovieSimone Gideon
Jury Duty1995Monica
Hostile Intentions1995VideoNora
True Lies1994Juno Skinner


Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest2015Video performer: "Jade's Song"
Aloha, Scooby-Doo!2005Video performer: "Aloha Scooby-Doo"
Duck Dodgers2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1997TV Series performer - 1 episode
Baywatch1994TV Series performer - 1 episode
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm1993performer: "I Never Even Told You"
Across the Tracks1990performer: "Won't Let Me Go"


Final Recourse2013associate producer
If... Dog... Rabbit1999co-executive producer
20 Dates1998executive producer
The Immortals1995associate producer


Psychopath2014/Ispecial thanks


KNEKT on the Carpet: Live from the 27th Annual 100 Stars Oscars Red Carpet2017TV SpecialHerself
WGN Morning News2017TV SeriesHerself
Gwapa2015DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
The Dr. Tess Show2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
On Your Marc!2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Top 40 Ultimate Action Movies2014TV Movie documentaryHerself / Juno
Lovitz or Leavitz with Jon Lovitz2013TV SeriesHerself
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover2013TV SeriesHerself - Host (rumored)
The Apprentice2012TV SeriesHerself - Contestant / Herself
IC Places Hollywood2012TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
1st Look2012TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
52nd Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration2011TV SpecialHerself - Host
51st Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration2010TV MovieHerself - Host
Fashion News Live2008-2010TV SeriesHerself - Host / Herself
Iron Chef America: The Series2010TV SeriesHerself - ICA Judge / Actress / Singer
50th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration2009TV MovieHerself
The BackStage Pass2009VideoHerself
7th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards2009TV MovieHerself
2008 Asian Excellence Awards2008TV Movie documentaryHerself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2008TV SeriesHerself
Chelsea Lately2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Phenomenon2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHerself
2007 AZN Asian Excellence Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
Eurosport Buzz2007TV SeriesHerself
Dancing with the Stars2006TV SeriesHerself
In the Cutz2006TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Ryan2006TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006TV SeriesHerself
2005 Radio Music Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
The Story Room: The Making of 'Lilo & Stitch'2005Video documentaryHerself
Ballbreakers2005TV SeriesHerself
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHerself
Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Tussen de sterren2003TV Series documentaryHerself
MADtv2002TV SeriesHerself
The Making of 'Relic Hunter III'2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
L.A. Pool Party2001TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2001TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Squares2000-2001TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
2001 ALMA Awards2001TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Test2001TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The Big Breakfast2001TV SeriesHerself
MTV Europe Music Awards 20002000TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
68th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade1999TV SpecialHerself
The Howard Stern Radio Show1999TV SeriesHerself
Howard Stern1999TV SeriesHerself
The 13th Annual Genesis Awards1999TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
20 Dates1998Herself
Sammy the Screenplay1997Video shortHerself - at 'Nine Months' premiere (uncredited)
Politically Incorrect1997TV SeriesHerself
ESPY Awards1996TV SpecialHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995TV SeriesHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1994TV SeriesHerself
The Making of 'True Lies'1994TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
1992 MTV Movie Awards1992TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The New Hollywood Squares1987-1988TV SeriesHerself - Panelist

Archive Footage

Heroes Manufactured2016DocumentaryHerself
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHerself
Phenomenon2007TV SeriesHerself
Computer Chronicles1995TV SeriesAri Matheson

Won Awards

1994ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USAFemale Star of Tomorrow

Nominated Awards

2001ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Syndicated Drama SeriesRelic Hunter (1999)
1995Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActressTrue Lies (1994)
1995MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Dance SequenceTrue Lies (1994)
1992MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsMost Desirable FemaleWayne's World (1992)

Known for movies

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