Tia Carrere


Tia Carrere is a great role model for youth. An actress and Grammy-winning singer, Tia was born and raised by her grandmother in Honolulu, Hawai’i, and she has become synonymous with contemporary Hawaiian culture. Tia grew up speaking Hawaiian Pidgin (Hawaiian Creole English), and singing traditional Hawaiian songs, which she later recorded with long time friend, and fellow Hawaiian, Daniel Ho, winning multiple Grammys. Tia has brought Hawaiian culture to a global audience, not only with her award-winning albums, but also through her portrayal of Hawaiian characters in Hawaii Five-O, You May Not Kiss the Bride, Legend of Hallowaiian, and her most beloved Hawaiian role to date, big sister Nani in Disney’s Lilo & Stitch.