‘That Was the Best Advice I Had Ever Been Given’: Tia Mowry Shares What Her TV Dad Tim Reid Told Her When ‘Sister, Sister’ Ended

Actress Tia Mowry recalled that the best advice she’d received in her early days of acting helped to shape her future and it came from her television dad and fellow actor Tim Reid.

Reid played her father on the hit sitcom “Sister, Sister” on ABC for six seasons during the 1990s. Mowry starred in the sitcom with Reid, Jackée Harry and Mowry’s twin sister, actress Tamera Mowry.

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Tia Mowry discusses her time on “Sister, Sister” during “Tia Mowry’s Quick Fix” on YouTube. (Photo: Screenshot/YouTube)

On the YouTube show “Tia Mowry’s Quick Fix” on April 1, Mowry shared the advice she received from Reid. “It was the last season of ‘Sister, Sister.’ It was the sixth year, you know, it was basically my childhood, and they had told us that this was going to be the last season, and, of course, I was just like, devastated.”

The 43-year-old said that Reid advised the young actress to find other things that they enjoyed doing other than acting. “He had told me and my sister, ‘Make sure you find something else that you want to do’ and I remember when he told us this, my sister and I were like, ‘Oh my God, like, what is he talking about? Like, I love to act. Like, this is what I want to do’ It was the truth, and that was the best advice I had ever been given,” said Mowry. “Look at me. That’s how I am today. I am diversified in my career, meaning I don’t just do one thing, so when one thing is over, I’m beginning another.”

The actress went on to say being diverse in her career has resulted in longevity. She noted that people can be successful doing more than one thing.

Mowry also described the first time she and her twin sister, Tamera, realized they needed bodyguards due to their fame. While the two sisters were starring on ABC’s “Sister, Sister,” they once hid in a Times Square pharmacy after being chased by a group of over-zealous young fans in New York City.

“Oh my gosh! Like, we need a bodyguard,” said Mowry. “This is crazy, you know, kids they would literally grab our legs and like, we would be dragging them, like, ‘Oh my, God! Okay, yeah nice to meet you’ you know that was my first, kind of, sign of fame.”

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