Admiring Excellence: Tia Mowry-Hardict

from Instagram: @tiadmowry
from Instagram: @tiadmowry

Today we begin a new trend by admiring and honoring excellence, and our first honoree is the stunning, amazing Tia Mowry-Hardict. Tia Mowry-Hardict is an actress, singer (the Mowrys can sing), producer, college graduate, sister, wife, mother and more!

from Facebook: @Tia Mowry
from Facebook: @Tia Mowry

For many us, our first memory of Tia is from Sister, Sister where she and her real life twin sister, Tamera Mowry-Housley, played twins separated at birth and reunited at a mall. (see, shopping is good! lol)


Then we can’t forget about the movie that brought the talented actress to the new generation, Twitches! In the Disney Channel Original Movie, Tia again starred opposite of her sister as a witch named Alex that was from a magical land named Coventry. In the movie and its sequel, Alex and Camryn (played by Tamera Mowry-Housley) used their powers to protect their home land and save their father.

Diary Of A Mad Black Women, ReduxSpinning off of Girlfriends (while we wait on that movie), came Joan’s little cousin that would forever remain in our hearts as Med School (Melanie Barnett) through the hit show called The Game. This is The Top Tea’s and Tia’s favorite character the actress has portrayed. On The Game, Tia played a student in medical school, who eventually became a doctor, that moved to San Diego to follow her maaan, Derwin ‘Ding Dong’ Davis (played by Pooch Hall), after he was drafted to play football for the San Diego Sabers. Tia was really able to shine and show her different talents as an actress while portraying Melanie.

Sadly after 5 seasons of the show, Tia decided to leave the show after the producers wanted to reduce her to a recurring character. But that wasn’t the end of her reign on TV!

Tia and Tamera

Tia’s next adventure was Reality Television, and she conquered it! Tia & Tamera was a hit on Style Network. The show followed the adventures of Tia and her sister Tamera. Most notably, it showed both of their transitions into being a wife and becoming a mother. I can’t lie, I watched this show faithfully. This was really one of the few reality shows without major drama that had hundreds of thousands of people waiting each week for it to come on.

Tia & Tamera lasted for 3 seasons, but the end of the series led right into Tia’s current show, Instant Mom.


Tia plays Stephanie Phillips, a newly married step-mother that has to transition from partyhood to motherhood in the blink of an eye. Even though the plot sounds a little cliche, Tia’s and the rest cast’s talent and charisma make the show the incredible. Did I mention that it’s super funny as well? … Because it definitely is!

Outside of work, Tia lets us fans take peeks in her life through Social Media. She is obviously an amazing cook. Sometimes it seems like you can smell the food through the pictures she post (haha). Also, recently Tia decided to go natural (with her hair) and continued to shock fans when she decided to get box braids. It was a move that inspired some young black women (coming from their comments) to not feel like braids were a bad or unprofessional way to rock their hair.

from Instagram: @tiadmowry
from Instagram: @tiadmowry

Tia has lot more projects than those just listed here (take the time to look them up). Tia is a true role model. She didn’t let the Hollywood ‘life’ make her succumb to some of the derogatory things a lot of her counterparts did. Her family is arguably the best — if not the best — entertainment family in Hollywood. They are well-respected. They stay out of the tabloids, and yet they still seem to enjoy life! 🙂

Tia Mowry-Hardict, you radiate Excellence, and today we admire you!

P.S.: Just incase you didn’t believe me when I said they can SANG! Who do you think takes the high note?

Sidenote to her Loyal Fans: The Game is ending this year, and even though there has been a lot of speculation, Tia has posted on her Facebook page that she will not be returning to The Game. — We still love ya girl!

-B. Smith




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Bryant Smith

Bryant Smith is the founder and owner of The Top Tea.

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