Identical twins Tia and Tamera Mowry's mother is Darlene Renee Flowers Mowry, a Bahamian-American who once worked as a security guard before becoming her daughters' manager. Darlene is married to the twins' father, English-American Timothy John Mowry, a former U.S. Army captain.
Darlene gave birth to the twins in 1978 in West Germany, where Timothy was stationed at the time. Tamera is older than Tia by two minutes. Darlene and Timothy have two other children, brothers Tavior and Tahj, who is also an actor.
Tia and Tamera achieved fame as teen actors on the ABC sitcom "Sister, Sister" and later on starred in the Disney Channel movies "Twitches" and "Twitches Too." The twins had their own reality show "Tia & Tamera" that aired for three seasons on the Style Network from 2011 to 2013. Since September 2013, Tia stars in Nickelodeon's comedy sitcom "Instant Mom" while Tamera is one of the hosts of BET's talk show "The Real" since July 2013.