Tia Mowry-Hardrict
Biographical Information
  • Gelnhausen, West Germany
Birth Date
  • July 6, 1978
  • Alive
Character Information
First Appearance

Tia Dashon Mowry-Hardrict plays the role of Barbara Rutledge on Mistresses.


Tia Dashon Mowry was born in Gelnhausen in West Germany. Her mother, Darlene Renée Mowry (née Flowers), managed her children's careers when they were in the group Voices, and also worked as a security guard. Her father, Timothy John Mowry, 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.

Her father, who is white, has English ancestry, and her mother is of Afro-Bahamian descent. Her parents met in high school, in Miami, Florida. Both joined the U.S. Army, and both would eventually reach the rank of Sergeant. Her family is "close-knit" and "very spiritual", as the sisters became born-again Christians when they were eight.

She is two minutes younger than her twin sister Tamera.

Mowry gained fame for her role in the hit show "Sister, Sister".



  • Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)
  • Baggage Claim (2013)
  • Bratz: Go to Paris (2013)
  • The Mistle-Tones (2012)
  • Double Wedding (2010)
  • The American Standards (2008)
  • Twitches Too (2007)
  • Bratz: Forever Diamondz (2006)
  • Twitches (2005)
  • The Hot Chick (2002)
  • Seventeen Again (2000)


  • Rosewood (2016)
  • Mistresses (2016)
  • Fresh Beat Band of Spies (2015)
  • Instant Mom (2013-2015)
  • Tia & Tamera (2011-2013)
  • Girlfriends (2007)
  • The Game (2006-2012; 2015)
  • Strong Medicine (2006)
  • Girlfriends (2006)
  • Bratz (2005-2006)
  • Love, Inc. (2005)
  • Express Yourself (2001-2005)
  • Detention (1999-2000)
  • Smart Guy (1997)
  • Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1995)
  • The Adventures of Hyperman (1995)
  • Sister, Sister (1994-1999)
  • True Colors (1992)
  • Full House (1992)
  • Dangerous Women (1991)

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