Who is Darlene Mowry?

Darlene Renée Flowers was born in the Bahamas on 25 October 1956 – her zodiac sign is Scorpio, and she holds both Bahamian and American nationality. She’s a US Army veteran, but is probably known best for being the mother of Tia Mowry, a famous American actress.

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Early life and education

Darlene was raised in the Bahamas by her parents, however, not a lot about them is known because she respects their privacy; it’s believed that her father was a mailman, and that her mother was a high school teacher. Darlene hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, and is thus believed to be an only child.

She grew up being physically highly active, as she enjoyed playing sports with her peers, and was also into dancing and cycling.

Darlene studied at a local high school in Miami, Florida, and excelled in running track during her four years there.

Upon matriculating in 1974, she joined the US Army and thus didn’t enroll at college.

Darlene’s career

Darlene spent three years in the US before the Army sent her to serve in Gelnhausen, West Germany; she stayed there for a couple of years, and eventually reached the rank of Sergeant. Upon leaving the army and settling in California, USA, she became a security guard.

Following her daughter’s success in the film industry, Darlene began working as a film producer. Her debut was the popular 2000 family fantasy comedy movie “Seventeen Again”, directed by Jeffrey W. Byrd, and which starred her twin daughters Tia and Tamera Mowry-Housley.

The movie follows two elderly people who have accidentally been transformed into teenagers, and it won one of the six awards for which it was nominated.

Darlene produced the 2001 family science fiction comedy movie “The Poof Point”, which starred her son Tahj Mowry; her only other producing credit was the 2010 romantic comedy film “Double Wedding”, which also starred her twin daughters.

Love life and marriage

Darlene met Timothy John ‘Tim’ Mowry while they were attending the same high school, and they then agreed to enlist in the US Army together; they exchanged vows in 1975, when they were both 18 years old.

Darlene gave birth to their twin daughters Tia and Tamera, on 6 July 1978, while she and Tim were stationed in Gelnhausen; she gave birth to their son Tahj Dayton Mowry on 17 May 1986, in Honolulu, Hawaii USA, and their second son Tavior Mowry followed on 5 July 1993, born in Agoura Hills, California.

After 40 years married, Darlene and Timothy divorced in 2015.

Neither has spoken of any other people whom they have perhaps been with, and as of May 2022, Darlene seems to be single, was once married to Tim Mowry, and has four children with him.

Hobbies and other interests

Darlene became passionate about travelling while still attending high school, which was one of the reasons why she enlisted in the army; she has been to many US states and European countries, while her dream travel destination is Dubrovnik, Croatia.

She’s a huge lover of animals, and has donated money and volunteered at several animal shelters; Darlene has also donated money to a couple of charity organizations, aiming to help war veterans.

Although she was physically highly active in her 20s, 30s and 40s, Darlene doesn’t seem to be working out nowadays.

She enjoys watching movies in her spare time – her favorite actor and actress are Benedict Cumberbatch and Anne Hathaway, while a couple of her favorite films include “Doctor Strange”, “Les Miserables” and “One Day”.

Age, height and net worth

Darlene’s age is 65. She has long black hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) and she weighs around 145lbs (65kgs).

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As of May 2022, Darlene’s net worth stands at over $200,000, while her daughter Tia’s net worth has been estimated at more than $4 million.

Who is her daughter Tia?

Tia’s zodiac sign is Cancer, and she holds American nationality. She has appeared in more than 50 movies and TV series, while she’s probably still known best for her portrayal of Venetia in the 2002 fantasy comedy movie “The Hot Chick”, written and directed by Tom Brady, and which starred Rob Schneider, Rachel McAdams and Anna Faris. It follows an attractive but mean teenager who has found herself trapped in an older man’s body, and must now find a way to return to her own body; the movie was nominated for four awards.

It was Tia and Tamera who had convinced Darlene to move the family to California, so that they could pursue acting careers; Tia was 12 when she made her debut TV series appearance, playing Judith Anne Webb in a 1991 episode of the crime comedy series “Dangerous Women”, and the following years saw her appear in an episode of several series, such as the comedy “True Colors”, the family comedy “Full House”, and the fantasy horror “Are You Afraid of the Dark”.

Between 1994 and 1999, she starred as Tia Landry in the popular family comedy series “Sister, Sister”, created by Kim Bass and Gary Gilbert, and which also stared her twin sister and Jackée Harry.

It follows twin sisters who were separated at birth, and have now reunited as teenagers; the series won 10 awards, including a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Lighting Direction (Electronic) for a Comedy Series, while it was nominated for 20 other awards.

A couple of Tia’s most notable performances in the 2000s were in the 2000 comedy movie “Seventeen Again”, the 2005 horror film “Hollywood Horror” and the 2008 romantic movie “The American Standards”. Between 2006 and 2015, she played the supporting character Melanie Barnett in the romantic comedy series “The Game”, created by Mara Brock Akil, and which starred Hosea Chanchez, Wendy Raquel Robinson and Coby Bell. It follows several women who are all dating Football Players, and the series won five of the 30 awards for which it was nominated.

Three of Tia’s most recent roles have been in the 2020 episode “Ashley Garcia: Pasadena 2020” of the family comedy series “Game On! A Comedy Crossover Event”, 35 episodes of the family comedy series “Family Reunion”, between 2019 and 2021, and the 2021 romantic comedy movie “Miracle in Motor City”.

Tia has won seven of the 24 awards for which she has been nominated, and her wins include two Image Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 1999 and 2000, both for “Sister, Sister”, and three Kids’ Choice Blimp Awards.

Tia met American actor Cory Hardrict in 2000, they became engaged on 25 December 2006 (Christmas Day) and married on 20 April 2008, in a large ceremony attended by many of their friends and family members. On 28 June 2011, Tia gave birth to their son Cree Taylor, and their daughter Cairo Tiahna followed on 5 May 2018.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Pepperdine University.

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