Sister, Sister, Then and Now
Everyone’s favorite twins-separated-at-birth sitcom may have aired its final episode almost 20 years ago, but that doesn’t mean the show isn’t still in our hearts. The theme song‘s peppy “I ain’t ever gonna let you go” rings true every time the pang of missing this lovely comedy hits us. So, what has the cast been up to since Tia & Tamera stopped breaking the fourth wall?
Tia Mowry-Hardrict (Tia Landry)
After Tia’s onscreen alter-ego spent many a school year posing as Tamera to take a test, Mowry continued working with her twin sister in the Disney Channel franchise Twitches and, much later, the reality show Tia & Tamera. On her own, she broke out with memorable roles on The Game and Instant Mom. Mowry has since received her degree alongside her sister at Pepperdine University and, as of 2015, has become a staple on the Cooking Channel with Tia Mowry at Home. Mowry has also kicked butt as the head coach of the Entertainment Basketball League celebrity Atlanta team, for which her husband Cory Hardrict plays.
Tamera Mowry-Housley (Tamera Campbell)
Always cool, always fun, and always down to talk about Coolio, Tamera Campbell was the best friend you wanted. After starring alongside her sister in shows like Tia & Tamera and Disney Channel’s Twitches series, Mowry is now one of the hosts of the popular daytime talker The Real (alongside another former Disney Channel star, Adrienne Bailon). She also starred in Strong Medicine and Roommates. Working with her sister again, Mowry co-authors the middle-grade book series Twintuition.
Jackée Harry (Lisa Landry)
On top of being the first and only African-American actress to win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy (for her iconic turn on 227), Harry has continued stealing the show in sitcoms since 1999, appearing in episodes of 2 Broke Girls, Girl Meets World, Baby Daddy, That’s So Raven, and Young & Hungry. Most notably among her recent turns, Harry had a recurring role on Everybody Hates Chris from 2006 to 2009 and starred on the syndicated serie The First Family.
Tim Reid (Ray Campbell)
After his turn as super-serious but also kinda-cool patriarch Ray Campbell, Reid continued to star in TV sitcoms (notably with a role on the final two seasons of That ’70s Show). In 1997, Reid opened up New Millennium Studios with his wife Daphne Maxwell as an incentive to bring film production to Virginia. Since 2011, Reid has served on the board of directors of the American Civil War Center, recieved an honorary doctorate from Virginia Commonwealth University. and stepped back into television again. We wouldn’t expect anything less from Ray Campbell.
Marques Houston (Roger Evans)
Houston’s role as the annoying, nerdy neighbor (who went through one of the best sitcom glow-ups of all time) was one of the great highlights of Sister, Sister. After the show, Houston appeared in movies like Fat Albert (2005) and Boogie Town (2010) as well as the Somebody Help Me horror film series. Still, his solo R&B career is perhaps how he’s best known; his 2003 debut album MH made it to number 5 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop albums. He’ll soon be seen in Somebody Help Me 3.
RonReaco Lee (Tyreke Scott)
Since the show ended, Lee was seen in shows like Moesha, ER, and Monk, as well as the 2011 Burn Notice spin-off, The Fall of Sam Axe. Since 2014, Lee has starred as basketball player Cam Calloway’s cousin Reggie on the Starz comedy Survivor’s Remorse. After all this time, we’re sure that Tia Landry still holds the key to his heart.
Deon Richmond (Jordan Bennett)
Tamera’s onscreen college boyfriend graduated to a fairly steady film career after the show’s final episode in 1999, landing roles in movies like Scream 3 (2000), Not Another Teen Movie (2001), National Lampoon’s Van Wilder (2002), and Hatchet (2006). He also appeared in Psych, One Love, and the short-lived Teachers.