Darlene Mowry is Tamera and Tia Mowry’s Mother – Meet Her

Darlene Mowry (born October 25, 1956, Age; 66 years old) is an American executive producer who is famous as the mother of Tia and Tamera Mowry, the popular Hollywood identical twin sisters, and actresses. Darlene is a divorcee; she had a total of four children with her ex-husband Timothy Mowry. They were married for about 40 years, from 1977 to 2015. Her two sons Tahj and Tavior Mowry also work in the entertainment industry. 

Alongside the like of Kris Jenner, Nancy Heigl, and Carmen Millian, Darlene is counted among Hollywood momagers who played a vital role in pushing their children’s careers forward. She is often credited for the successful careers of her twin daughters, Tia and Tamera Mowry who have thrived in acting as much as they have as singers and television personalities. Before Darlene took up the job of managing her children’s career, she worked in the U.S. Army as a drill sergeant. It is said that she left the military so that she can help her kids pursue and attain their Hollywood career dreams.

Summary of Darlene Mowry’s Bio

  • Full name: Darlene Renée Flowers Mowry
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: 25th of October 1956
  • Darlene Mowry’s Age: 66 years old
  • Ethnicity: Afro-Bahamian
  • Nationality: American
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: divorced
  • Darlene Mowry’s Ex-Husband: Timothy Mowry (1977 – 2015)
  • Children: Four namely Tamera, Tia, Tahj, and Tavior
  • Darlene Mowry’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 8 inches
  • Darlene Mowry’s Height in Centimetres: 185 cm
  • Weight: 62 kg (136lbs)
  • Famous for: Tia and Tamera Mowry’s mom

Where Is Darlene Mowry From?

Tia and Tamera Mowry’s mom Darlene Mowry is an American woman of Afro-Bahamian roots. Records have it that the momager was born on the 25th of October 1956. This means she is 66 years old at the moment. She was reportedly born in Miami, Florida, where she spent most of her early life. Needless, to say, she is a citizen of the United States of America and in terms of ethnicity, she is of mixed ethnic origin.

Mowry belongs to the Afro-Bahamian ethnic group of the United States. As detailed in some credible platforms, some of her ancestors were Bahamians as they came from The Bahamas, a country in the Caribbean. Others came from Ghana, a West African country. So, while we are yet to establish what side of her family came from these countries, we can confirm that Darlene is an American of Bahamian and Ghanaian heritage.

Nonetheless, she was not been in touch with her rich heritage as much as she might have desired. She spent most of her early life in Miami, Florida, where she had her high school education. Away from the facts that have already been discussed, much isn’t known about the family she came from and her childhood. Information regarding her parents and siblings is not readily available. However, we know that after Mowry completed her high school education, she opted to join the American Army as a teenager.

What Does Tamera and Tia Mowry’s Mom Do for a Living?

Darlene Mowry is a Hollywood producer. Back in 2000, she was the executive producer of a TV movie titled Seventeen Again. The movie stars her twin daughters Tia and Tamera, alongside Mark Taylor and was directed by Jeffrey W. Byrd. The following year, she co-produced another TV movie titled The Poof Point starring her son Tahj Mowry alongside Dawnn Lewis and Mark Curry. The 2001 family comedy was directed by Neal Israel.

Her most recent work is the 2010 TV movie Double Wedding. She is the executive producer of the movie written by Jennifer Maisel and directed by Craig Pryce. The movie also stars her twin daughters, Tia and Tamera Mowry. In addition to being a Hollywood producer, Darlene is also a momager as she manages the career of her children, especially that of her twin daughters.

She Served in the U.S. Army for Years before Starting Her Hollywood Career

The history of Darlene Mowry’s career wouldn’t be complete without mentioning that she served in the U.S. Army. As stated earlier, she joined the military right after high school when she was still a teenager. Mowry then served in the army for years, rising to the position of a Drill Seargent before she retired in the late 80s.

Tia and Tamera Mowry’s mom reportedly joined the army sometime in the 70s. The years that followed saw her serve in Texas, Hawaii, and in countries like Germany. With time, she was able to attain the position of a Drill Seargent and would have progressed in rank had she not opted to retire. It is said that she decided to leave the army so that she could help her kids pursue their respective careers in the entertainment industry.

Things were quite tough for Darlene and her kids after she left the army in the 80s. To make ends meet, she had to take up various menial jobs. At some point, she worked as a security guard to support her family. Things improved when her twin daughters began to make headways in their careers. As they continued to popularize their names in showbiz circles and land more jobs, Darlene left her job as a security guard to become their manager.

Meet Darlene Mowry Ex-Husband Timothy Mowry

Darlene Mowry was once married to a fellow named Timothy Mowry. Now her ex-husband, Timothy John Mowry is an English-American man born and raised in Florida. It is said that he was born on the 4th of January 1957. This means he is 66 years old at the moment. It also means his ex-wife Darlene is roughly nine weeks older than him.

Timothy is an American Veteran. He is a retired first sergeant of the U.S. Army. However, he is most known to the public as the father of celebrity twin actresses, Tia and Tamera Mowry. Unlike his ex-wife who is of Bahamian and Ghanaian heritage, Timoty is of Irish ancestry. From what we gathered, he met his ex-wife Darlene Mowry while they were in High School.

The two reportedly began dating in high school and both decided to join the US army after they graduated. Around the same time, when they were both 18, they eloped. They secretly got married sometime in 1975 and almost made it to happily ever after.

How Long Did Darlene Mowry’s Marriage to Her Husband Last?

Darlene’s marriage to her ex-husband Timothy Mowry lasted for about four decades. The former couple was married for about 40 years as they eloped in 1975 and remained together until 2015 when they divorced. Even though they came from different backgrounds, it didn’t deter them from falling in love with each other while in high school. Their shared passion to serve in the US Military probably consolidated their love for each other, informing their decision to elope.

As teenagers, Darlene and Timoty Mowry started a family together. They moved around a lot with the kids they had and faced some challenges peculiar to interracial couples. In all, they were able to sustain their marriage for many years. They divorced in 2015 for reasons that have remained unknown to the public.

Darlene, according to several reports, has been single since the divorce. But it is probably truer to assert that her relationship status has been unknown to the public since she parted ways with her ex-husband. For all we know, she might be seeing someone but has kept it away from the prying eyes of the media.

How Many Children Does Darlene Mowry Have?

Darlene Mowry has a total of four children; all of whom she had with her ex-husband Timoty Mowry. She is a mother of two twin daughters named Tia and Tamera Mowry who are older sisters to her sons, Tahj Mowry and Tavior Mowry. All of her kids work in the entertainment industry and Darlene played a vital role in propelling their careers.

It is said that her twin daughters picked up an interest in show business when they were kids. At that time, Darlene and her family lived in Texas where she was stationed. The twins attracted several modeling and commercial gigs that inspired their parents to move the family to Los Angeles. The reason behind this isn’t far-fetched; Darlene and her ex-husband believed that the kids would get better opportunities in Los Angeles.

But then, Darlene was in the Army and couldn’t just leave. She had to go to court to plead her case. She succeeded and the family left Texas for Los Angeles. Her twin daughters landed a few small roles thereafter but it was not enough to compensate for Darlene’s decision to leave the army. Because of this, she took up a job as a security guard. When her daughters got their breakthrough in the television sitcom Sister, Sister in 1994, Darlene left the security job to focus on managing their careers.

When Did Darlene Mowry Give Birth to Tamera?

Darlene Mowry gave birth to her daughter Tamera on the 6th of July 1978, the same day she gave birth to Tia. Tamera and Tia are identical twin sisters. They were born in Gelnhausken, West Germany, on the 6th of July 1978. This means they are 44 years old at the moment. Darlene and her ex-husband Timoty Mowry welcomed the twin sisters when they were 21. Tamera is the older of the two as she was born two minutes before Tia arrived.

Tamera and Tia Mowry have a great relationship with their parents, especially their mom Darlene who abandoned her career in order to help them pursue theirs. Several times, they have publicly acknowledged the vital role she played in their career journey and often take her along to important industry events. Thanks to the early support they got from Darlene, the twin sisters are now notable entertainers. They have also capitalized on their Hollywood fame to launch various businesses and notable brands.

Meet Darlene Mowry’s Sons Tahj Dayton and Tavior Dontae Mowry

Apart from her famous twin daughters Tamera and Tia Mowry, Darlene has two sons. The names of her sons are Tahj Dayton and Tavior Dontae Mowry. Perhaps not as much as their older twin sisters, but Darlene’s sons are equally famous.

Tahj Mowry

Tahj is Darlene Mowry’s third child and oldest son. Per records, he was born on the 17th of May 1986 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Taj who is currently 36 years old attended Westlake High School in California and furthered his education at Pepperdine University Malibu, California.


He has been active in the entertainment industry as an actor and singer since 1990. Some of his most notable works as an actor include Smart Guy, Full House, Seventeen Again, and Baby Daddy. His roles in these projects earned him several nominations for the Young Artist Awards in multiple categories.

Tavior Mowry 

The fourth and youngest child of the Mowry family, Tavior Dontae Mowry is Darlene’s second son. He was born on the 5th of July 1993 in Fort Irwin, California, where he was also raised. Tavior is [get dob=”19930705″] years old at the moment and he is also pursuing a career in the entertainment industry.

Growing up, he attended Westlake High School where he played football and ultimately earned an athletic scholarship to the University of California. It was anticipated that he would play professional football but a series of injuries buried that dream, leaving Tavior to turn to the entertainment industry.

He is still considered a budding talent in the industry. While he is an actor and singer, he doesn’t have much work to show for it. So far, his only acting role is as Isaiah in Karen, a 2021 crime drama thriller written and directed by Coke Daniels. He also wrote, performed, and produced the “Get Away” soundtrack from the movie.

Darlene Mowry Also Has at Least Four Grandchildren

Thanks to her daughters, Darlene Mowry is also a grandmother. Her eldest child Tamera is married to Adam Housley, a prominent journalist who works for Fox News as a correspondent. Tamera and Adam got married in May 2011 and are now parents to two children. The couple had their first child named Aden John Tanner Housley on the 15th of May 2011. Four years later, precisely on the 1st of June 2015, they welcomed their second child named Ariah Talea Housley.

Darlene’s second daughter Tia Mowry is married to American actor Cory Hardrict. Tia and Cory reportedly got engaged on Christmas of 2006 and exchanged martial vows on the 20th of January 2008. Their marriage has also been blessed with two children. Their first child named Cree Cardrict was born on the 28th of June 2011. Cree has a younger sister named Cairo Tiahna Cardrict; she was born on the 5th of May 2018.

So in all, Darlene Mowry has four grandchildren; two from each of her twin daughters. All things being equal, she would have more grandchildren in the nearest future. While her eldest son is not married and has no child, her second son Tavior is married to a lady named Zandy Fitzgerald. The couple got engaged in July 2020 and wedded in September of the same year.


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