'Miracle in Motor City': 5 things you didn't know about Tia Mowry
The all-time favorite festive season is almost here! Christmas involves various TV specials, holiday movies, and lots of other entertainment features. What better way to welcome everyone's most loved holidays than with Lifetime's Christmas specials?
Lifetime's 'Miracle in Motor City' walks us through the life of Amber (played by Tia Mowry), who takes charge of her church's Christmas pageant and outright promises a performance by Smokey Robinson. When her friends enlist Amber's former beau Eddie (played by Mark Taylor) to be of help, the duo reconnects in a quest to convince the famous Smokey to grace the stage.
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Let's take a look at who plays who in the Lifetime movie
Tia Mowry as Amber
Tia Mowry-Hardrict is both an actress and producer, popularly known for her role as Tia Landry in 'Sister, Sister', alongside her twin sister, Tamera Mowry. Eventually, the sisters starred together in the Disney movie, 'Twitches' and its sequel, 'Twitches Too', in the comedy film, 'Seventeen Again', and also voiced the LaBelle sisters in the animated series, 'Detention'. Later on, the two were featured in the reality series, 'Tia & Tamera' (2011-2013).
Mowry and her sister, Tamera, formed a singing group in the early 1990s called Voices. The group debuted their first single, "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!", in 1992 and it charted at No. 72 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In May 2012, Mowry published her first book, Oh, Baby: Pregnancy Tales and Advice from One Hot Mama to Another, about her pregnancy and being a working mother.
In addition to this, Tia was also seen in 'The Hot Chick', 'The Game', the comedy film, 'The Mistle-Tones', the rom-com, 'Baggage Claim' and the drama film, 'Indivisible'. She is of Bahamian descent, with both English and Irish ancestry from her paternal side. Just like her twin sister Tamera Mowry, Tia's acting mentor was Jackee Harry as well.
As of 2008, Tia is happily married to her boyfriend of 8 years, Cory Hardrict, and have two children together; a son called Cree Hardrict, and a daughter called Cairo Hardrict.
Mark Taylor as Eddie
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Mark Taylor is most famously known for his roles as Romeo in 'Student Bodies', Kwest in 'Instant Star', and as Eugene Donovan in 'Seventeen Again'. Taylor also played the role of Lewis 'Lou' Young in the police drama TV series, 'Flashpoint'.
What's more, Taylor has a background in computer engineering technology and studied at Seneca College, after which, he graduated from Albert Campbell Collegiate Institute. Taylor is part-owner of the National Basketball League of Canada's 'Oshawa Power'.
Other cast details
The rest of the cast includes Smokey Robinson.
'Miracle in Motor City' releases on November 28, 2021, on Lifetime.