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Season 9, Episode 10: Out of the Past

Tamera Mowry-Housley is an Emmy award-winning host, actress, producer, and entrepreneur who has captivated audiences for over 20 years.

Tamera started her career in Hollywood alongside her sister, Tia, on the hit show Sister, Sister, which aired over 100 episodes from 1994-1999 and has gone on to see a cultural revival over the past few years since it was released on Netflix. Tamera’s work on the show gained praise and recognition; she received an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series and Kid’s Choice Award for Favorite Television Actress. She returned to the screen with sister, Tia, on the hit Style Network reality TV series Tia and Tamera, which chronicled her life as she balanced her acting career along with major life transformations of marriage and motherhood.

Tamera co-hosted the groundbreaking and Emmy-winning talk show, The Real, for six seasons. The Real is the first syndicated talk show in years to be renewed for a sixth season. Tamera worked alongside co-hosts Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon, and Jeannie Mai. Together, the ladies won the “Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host” Emmy at the 45th Daytime Emmy Awards in April 2018.

In November 2020, it was announced that Tamera would be expanding her relationship with Hallmark Media in a new overall deal to star in and executive produce original films for the network. In 2021,

Tamera starred and executive produced Hallmark Channel’s hit movie The Santa Stakeout. Tamera's credits include the television movies Christmas Comes Twice, A Christmas Miracle, which she also executive produced, Christmas Angel, Something to Sing About, and Seventeen Again. She was a series regular on Strong Medicine, Roommates (ABC Family), and Melissa and Joey (ABC Family). Tamera has voiced characters in the FOX hit Family Guy and Cartoon Network’s Super Hero Squad Show. She also produced and starred in the Lifetime movie Double Wedding. On the big screen, Tamera co-starred in the Rob Schneider comedy The Hot Chick. Most recently, Tamera is set to star in Hallmark Channel's Girlfriends’ Getaway premiering in Fall 2022. The film follows Samara (Tamera) and her two friends during what is supposed to be a fun birthday getaway but after a booking mix-up, the trip turns into a week-long journey where three friends rediscover their passions.

In addition to co-hosting The Real, Tamera hosted season one of Facebook Watch’s Help Us Get Married.

The 12-episode reality web television series followed three couples who are trying to plan their weddings with the help of the Facebook community. She was also a frequent guest host on Hallmark’s Home & Family. In 2021, Tamera also competed in season 5 of The Masked Singer and wowed audiences nationwide with her singing abilities as the beloved "Seashell".

In October 2021, Hulu premiered their newest baking competition series Baker’s Dozen hosted by Tamera and former White House pastry chef Bill Yosses. Together, they hosted the unscripted series which pitted passionate amateur bakers against seasoned culinary experts. In the show, contestants compete in head-to-head challenges for a chance to win the golden rolling pin and a cash prize.

Additionally, Tamera served as a judge alongside Martha Stewart and Chris Hessney on HGTV’s design competition show, Table Wars. In each episode, the competitors must deliver the ultimate themed party environment, including stunning tablescapes, lighting and displays in order to impress the judges and avoid elimination. The finalist who delivers the most over-the-top event space will win the Table Wars title and a $50,000 cash prize. The series premiered in November 2021. In August 2022, it was announced Tamera is set to host Amazon Studios’ unscripted series the Dr. Seuss Baking Challenge alongside pastry chefs Clarice Lam and Joshua John Russell. In each episode, bakers will be given a challenge based on Dr. Seuss's characters and stories and their work will be judged based on taste, creativity, and storytelling.

Next up, Tamera Mowry-Housley is preparing for the debut of her memoir ,You Should Sit Down For This. In You Should Sit Down for This, Tamera sheds her “good girl” image to empower other women to step up to life's unexpected turns and surprises, and to make it all work. The memoir is filled with Tamera’s lifelong memories from before Sister, Sister to where she is now at this point in her life. You Should Sit Down For This is available to pre-order now and goes on sale on October 4, 2022.

Born in Germany and raised in Southern California, Tamera graduated with Honors from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Abnormal Childhood Development. After meeting at Pepperdine, Tamera married FOX News correspondent Adam Housley in May 2011, and they welcomed their first child Aden John Tanner Housley in November 2012, and their second child Ariah Talea Housley July 2015. They live in Napa Valley, where they oversee Century Oak Winery. Tamera and Adam also opened their own celebrated tasting room, Housley Napa Valle, in the heart of Downtown Napa where they both can frequently be seen pouring their family wines for fans and visitors. They also opened their own coffeehouse and coffee line called Barnhouse Napa Brews in Downtown Napa in Winter 2021. They feature 6 brews of coffee at the shop, all of which are locally brewed and sourced and grown sustainably from all over the world. 90% of the food and products available for sale are women and minority-owned.

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Finding Your Roots Season Nine

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