Tamera Mowry On Dealing With Rejection, Reinventing Herself & The Impacts Of Fame

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Tamera Mowry On Dealing With Rejection, Reinventing Herself & The Impacts Of Fame


It sometimes seems like everyone only wants to discuss the failures, challenges, and obstacles we’ll all face in life—and how we can overcome them all and use them to our advantage. There’s no doubt this is a critical skill that we should all be striving to learn, but what isn’t discussed quite as often is how we’re ALL going to experience successes in life as well—big, small, and everything in between. 

That’s why being prepared to handle your successes in a healthy, level-headed way is also super important! By preparing for the wins we’re sure to experience, we’ll set ourselves up for continued success in our careers and in life. 

Our special guest today is a shining example of what dealing with fame and success in a positive way looks like. You might know her from her hit role on the long-running show, Sister, Sister, from her Emmy Award-winning talk show, or somewhere else on TV — but there’s SO much more to her that I was excited to learn during our conversation. 

Her name is Tamera Mowry and in our discussion, she goes into detail about how she was able to reinvent herself after her hit role, how she deals with the self doubt that often cripples people in the entertainment industry and beyond, what lessons she would share with her 10-year-old self, and so much more!

And now, please help me welcome the one-and-only, Tamera Mowry, to The School of Greatness!

“Saying yes to something, is saying no to something else.” @TameraMowryTwo  

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 Crown Media Family Networks, parent company to Hallmark, in a new overall deal to star in and executive  produce original films for the network. Tamera’s credits include the television movies A Christmas  Miracle, which she also executive produced, Christmas Angel, Something to Sing About, and Seventeen  Again. She was series regular on Strong Medicine, Roommates (ABC Family), and on Melissa and Joey (ABC Family).

Tamera has voiced characters in the FOX hit Family Guy and Cartoon Network’s Superhero  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 starred in the  Hallmark holiday movie, Christmas Comes Twice, which premiered to ratings that competed with major  NFL games. Up next, Tamera will be making a return to the Hallmark Channel with a new Christmas  movie coming November 2021.  

In June 2021, Hulu announced its upcoming baking competition series Baker’s Dozen with Tamera and  former White House pastry chef Bill Yosses. Together, they’ll host the unscripted series which pits  passionate amateur bakers against seasoned culinary experts. Contestants will compete in head-to-head challenges for a chance to win the golden rolling pin and a cash prize.

The series is set to premiere  October 7, 2021. Additionally, Tamera will serve as a judge alongside Martha Stewart and Chris Hessney  on HGTV’s new 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 is slated to premiere in November  2021. 

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 in the heart of Downtown Napa where they both can frequently be seen pouring their family wines for fans and visitors. Up next, they will be opening their own coffeehouse and coffee line called Barnhouse Napa Brews in Downtown Napa.

They will have 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 they’ll have for sale are women  and minority-owned. The coffeehouse is set to open in early Fall 2021.

I’m really looking forward to sharing this one with you all. If you’re ready to learn how to deal with rejection, how to handle your successes, and so much more, then this episode is for you! And now, please join me for Episode 1,189 of The School of Greatness!

“It doesn’t matter where you are in life. People need to know that they are good enough.” @TameraMowryTwo  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • How were you able to reinvent yourself after Sister, Sister ended?
  • What was the biggest thing you learned about yourself while you were on your talk show?
  • Did you and Tia ever have a rivalry or have you always been supportive?
  • What is a common insecurity that you’ve seen overall working in film and TV?
  • How have you learned to use your platform for good?

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to reinvent yourself when a big change in life occurs.
  • How to deal with self doubt and find inner peace.
  • How to be successful as a parent while also pursuing your dreams.
  • What Tamera wishes she could share with her 10 year old self.
  • Plus much more…

Show Notes:

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