Whatever Happened To The Cast Of Sister, Sister?

The beloved '90s sitcom "Sister, Sister" followed twins Tia and Tamera, who reunited as teenagers after being separated at birth. The girls first meet in a clothing store after a hilarious mix-up causes trouble with a salesperson. Soon after, their parents decide to move in together so the sisters won't have to be separated again. Tia and her mother, Lisa, move in with Tamera and her father, Ray. From there, the series followed the lives of the unconventional family as the twins grew into adults and faced challenging situations along the way. With plenty of heartwarming moments, it's no surprise that this portrayal of young Black women resonated with so many fans.

After the series ended, the talented actors who brought these unforgettable characters to life continued to make their mark in the entertainment industry. The Mowry sisters continued to find success together (in "Seventeen Again" and the "Twitches" films) and apart. Tia went on to star in series like "The Game" and "Instant Mom," while Tamera was in shows like "Strong Medicine" (Tia guest-starred on one episode) and "Roommates." Other members of the cast, like Tim Reid, focused on multiple areas of entertainment by gaining directing, writing, and producing credits, in addition to acting. Jackée Harry, who played Lisa, starred in series like "The Paynes" and, more recently, "Days of Our Lives."

With the stars receiving no shortage of remarkable achievements, naturally, fans are wondering, what is the cast behind these well-loved characters up to now?

Tia Mowry-Hardrict released her second cookbook in September 2021

Starring in the popular '90s sitcom "Sister, Sister," Tia Mowry-Hardrict was known for playing the studious, more organized twin on the hit television series. After the show ended, Mowry-Hardrict and her sister continued to find success in the industry (via IMDb). They appeared together on popular television movies like "Seventeen Again" and the "Twitches" films. Mowry-Hardrict also found solo success starring on series like "The Game," "Instant Mom," and the "Bratz" franchise.

Nowadays, Mowry-Hardrict balances multiple projects. In 2019, she started playing Cocoa McKellan on "Family Reunion." Outside of appearing on the family sitcom, Mowry-Hardrict released her second cookbook, "The Quick Fix Kitchen," in September 2021. In an interview with Essence, she stated, "I wanted to show women how I navigate through the kitchen because, like many of them, I'm a mom with more than one job." Mowry-Hardrict also spoke about her recent vitamins and supplements line, Anser, saying, "In trying to find a way to overcome my health and fertility issues related to endometriosis, I started meditating and using supplements. That inspired me to start Anser."

Mowry-Hardrict also hosts a popular lifestyle show called "Tia Mowry's Quick Fix." Deadline reported that her digital series would be coming to Cleo TV. Additionally, she has an upcoming cookware and dinnerware line called Spice by Tia Mowry

In her personal life, Mowry-Hardrict has been married to actor Cory Hardrict since 2008 (via Essence). The couple has two children, a son named Cree and a daughter named Cairo.

Tamera Mowry-Housley co-hosted The Real

In the '90s, Tamera Mowry Housley was known for starring in the beloved series "Sister, Sister" as the mischievous, boy-crazy twin. Since then, Mowry-Housley has gone on to find success, both with her sister and solo (via IMDb). Outside of starring in television movies, they had a reality series called "Tia & Tamera" and published a book series called "Twintuition." Some of Mowry-Housley's other projects include "Strong Medicine" and "Roommates."

Recently, she's been in Hallmark holiday films, such as "A Christmas Miracle" and "Christmas Comes Twice." Mowry-Housley told Media Village in late 2020, "Doing 'A Christmas Miracle' last year, I fell in love with the [creative] process all over again," adding, "It ignited this fire and now it's like a burning log constantly on fire. I can't wait do more."

Mowry-Housley also co-hosted the popular daytime talk show "The Real" before announcing her departure in 2020. On Instagram, she confirmed that she would be stepping down as co-host. "For seven years, my home and heart has been at 'The Real,'" she said, later stating, "However, all good things must come to an end." Since then, Mowry-Housley has appeared on "The Masked Singer," performing as the Seashell. Though she was eliminated, Mowry-Housley told People that she had "an amazing journey" on the show and "had the best time." 

In her personal life, Mowry-Housley has been married to Adam Housley since 2011 (via Distractify). The couple has two children: a son named Aden and a daughter named Ariah. 

Jackée Harry will star on the upcoming series Everything's Trash

On "Sister, Sister," Jackée Harry was known for playing Lisa, Tia's mother and an aspiring fashion designer. But, of course, this talented actor had already been making waves in the entertainment industry long before her time on the sitcom (via IMDb). Her starring role in the NBC sitcom "227" earned Harry an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and a Golden Globe nomination (via IMDb). For her role in "Sister, Sister," Harry won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 1999 and again in 2000.

Since then, Harry has gone on to appear in well-known series like "The Paynes," "Everybody Hates Chris," and "The First Family." In 2016, she received a NAFCA nomination for Best Actress for an Independent Film for "The Man in 3B," and she received an OFTA Television Award nomination for Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her work in "Pose" in 2021. Currently, Harry has been playing Paulina Price on "Days of Our Lives. Additionally, Daytime Confidential reported that Harry will star in the upcoming Freeform series "Everything's Trash." Harry confirmed the news on social media, stating, "Back in May, I filmed a pilot with the hilarious @dopequeenpheebs for @FreeformTV and I'm so excited that everyone will get to see the genius of this woman on their screens soon!"

Tim Reid is an actor, director, producer, and author

Even before his role on "Sister, Sister," Tim Reid had already established himself in the entertainment industry (via IMDb), starring in the television series "WKRP in Cincinnati" as Venus Flytrap. Additionally, he won a Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Actor in a Quality Comedy Series" for "Frank's Place," a St. Louis International Film Festival Audience Choice Award for "Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored" (which Reid directed), and received two Emmy nominations (Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series) in 1988 for his work on "Frank's Place" (via IMDb). In 1990, he won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for "Frank's Place." Reid's role on "Sister, Sister as the uptight yet lovable father Ray earned him an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1998 and again in 2000.

Since his days playing Ray on the sitcom series, Reid has continued to make his mark in the entertainment industry, appearing in various television films and series. In addition to working as an actor, Reid co-founded a film production studio with his wife Daphne (which they later sold), directed and starred in the comedy "For Real," and co-authored the book "Tim and Tom: An American Comedy in Black and White." His most recent acting credits include television holiday movies, such as "Check Inn to Christmas," "Baking Christmas," and "A Welcome Home Christmas."

Marques Houston is the CEO of Footage Films

On "Sister, Sister," Marques Houston was known for playing the twins' annoying next-door neighbor Roger. His unwanted appearances coined the catchphrase "Go home, Roger!" which the exasperated family would often repeat. Outside of the series, Houston was well-known in the '90s and early '00s for being the lead singer and founder of the R&B group Immature (later known as IMx). The group later disbanded in 2002, and Houston went on to pursue a solo musical career. Additionally, he appeared in films and series like "You Got Served," "Fat Albert," "One on One,” and "Cuts" (via IMDb). Houston's recent work includes "Sacrifice" and "Howard High."

According to Footage Films, in 2010, Houston teamed up with his music manager Chris Stokes and began working behind the camera. He later became the CEO of Stokes' film production company, Footage Films, which Stokes founded in 2014. Currently, Houston is listed as an executive producer and writer for the company, which crafts films that "are mostly made-for-TV features." 

Outside of his professional work, Houston faced backlash for his marriage to Miya Dickey. After receiving negative comments about their 20-year age difference, Houston addressed his love life on Instagram, stating, "Miya and I didn't start dating until she was an adult." He added, "We fell in love and got engaged in March of 2019. My dad Michael loves her, and the people I am closest to all love her as well. Most importantly we have [Jehovah's] blessing."

RonReaco Lee starred in Netflix's Coffee & Kareem

Though he appeared later in the series, RonReaco Lee is still well-known for playing Tia's boyfriend Tyreke in "Sister, Sister." Before appearing on the family sitcom, Lee had already started to build up his acting resume (via IMDb), appearing in films like "Glory" and "How I Spent My Summer Vacation." Of course, after his role as Tyreke, Lee steadily made appearances on popular series like "Moesha," "ER," "Girlfriends," and "All About the Andersons." He was also featured in films like "Guess Who" and "Madea Goes to Jail." In recent years, Lee has been in series like "Let's Stay Together," "Survivor's Remorse," and "The Quad." In an interview with Hidden Remote, Lee praised "Survivor's Remorse," saying, "It was very different from anything else I had done before and the hard work was really rewarding in the end. It was definitely a highlight of my career." 

In an interview with Talk Nerdy With Us, Lee spoke about his passion for directing in regards to his 2018 film short "A Father's Love," and his recent roles playing Gary Washington on "First Wives Club" and Orlando Johnson in Netflix's "Coffee & Kareem." While talking about "Coffee & Kareem," Lee stated, "I play opposite Ed Helms and Taraji P. Henson. It's your typical action crime movie where it gets crazy. Ed is hilarious and Taraji is great. They are great talent and awesome to work with." He finished by saying, "It's a fun, fun movie."

Deon Richmond continues to work in the entertainment industry

Prior to his appearance in the later seasons of "Sister, Sister," actor Deon Richmond had already established himself on television (via IMDb), playing Kenny on "The Cosby Show” and Darren Dixon on "Getting By." Richmond also appeared on series like "The Parent 'Hood," "On Our Own," and "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper," before becoming known as Tamera's boyfriend Jordan on "Sister, Sister." Following his role on the family sitcom, Richmond appeared in various well-known films such as "Scream 3," "Not Another Teen Movie," and "Van Wilder." He has also appeared in shows like "Teachers” and the mini-series "It's a Mall World."

Richmond's most recent work includes appearances on the television series "Psych" and "One Love" (both in 2014) and the 2018 movie "What Matters." He also appeared as himself on the television series "That Show Called Arif" in 2019. 

In 2018, Richmond addressed rumors that had appeared on multiple sites claiming that the actor had various forms of cancer. He tweeted, "I'm trying to figure out how that happened?! They said I had a mammogram," followed by a sad emoji and laughing emoji, making it clear that the unverified statements about his health were false.

Alexis Fields continues to find success on television

Even before her role on "Sister, Sister," Alexis Fields was making a name for herself in the entertainment industry (via IMDb), playing Sheila Hendricks on "Roc" and Nicole Wilson on "The Secret World of Alex Mack." After her recurring role as Diavian on "Sister, Sister," Fields continued to appear in popular television series such as "The Parent 'Hood" and "Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” in addition to making regular appearances on "Kenan & Kel" and "Moesha."

Her most recent work includes playing Claudine Walker on the series "All That Matters" and Denise Patterson on "All American." In 2019, Shadow and Act reported that Fields was set to star in an upcoming comedy series produced by Kerry Washington. The show's premise was "inspired by the real-life couple pastors Touré Roberts and Sarah Jakes-Roberts." Unfortunately, it would appear that ABC passed on the series, as AmoMama noted in January 2021.

In her personal life, she is married to Kevin Jackson, and together the couple has two children (via AmoMama).

Bianca Lawson currently plays Darla on Queen Sugar

Though her role as mean girl Rhonda on "Sister, Sister" is certainly memorable, her character on the sitcom is hardly her most prominent appearance (via IMDb). Actor Bianca Lawson has steadily appeared in numerous television series and movies, and has even done voice work for the video game "Star Wars: The Old Republic." Some of her appearances prior to her role on "Sister, Sister" include "Saved by the Bell: The New Class" and "In the House." After playing Rhonda, Lawson continued to be featured on both the big and small screens. She was in series like "Goode Behavior" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," as well as films like "Primary Colors" and "Save the Last Dance."

Over the years, Lawson has become well-known for roles on popular series such as "Pretty Little Liars," "The Vampire Diaries," "Teen Wolf," "Witches of East End," and "Rogue." Currently, she stars as Darla on the television series "Queen Sugar." In an interview with Hello Giggles, Lawson spoke about "Queen Sugar" and reflected on her career, with the site stating that she "was one of the few Black women to find serious success in Hollywood in the '90s." The actor told the site, "I don't think of myself as a trailblazer," though she "feels strongly about depicting honest and nuanced characters rarely seen on-screen." Lawson added, "Women of color, we're not monolithic. We're all kinds of variations."

Gabrielle Union released a memoir

On "Sister, Sister," Gabrielle Union was known for making recurring appearances first as Tamera's manipulative friend Vanessa and later as the twins' friend Shawn. However, even before her role on the sitcom, Union appeared on series like "Moesha," "Saved by the Bell: The New Class," and "Goode Behavior" (via IMDb). After "Sister, Sister," Union continued to appear on popular shows like "7th Heaven." As she branched out, the actor eventually became well known in the entertainment industry for starring in films like "Bring It On," "Bad Boys II," and "Deliver Us from Eva." One of Union's most recent roles was Sydney Burnett on "L.A.'s Finest." She also has upcoming projects like "The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder" and "Cheaper by the Dozen." 

In 2021, Union published her second memoir, "You Got Anything Stronger?" which reflects on her personal experiences and struggles. In a September 2021 interview to discuss her publication, Union told Essence, "With the first book there were a lot of chapters I left out because I knew I wasn't ready to face the public and have meaningful, impactful conversations about those chapters." She went on, "With this book I needed to be ready. If I was going to put it in there, if I'm going to really stand in my truth, I need to be emotionally, spiritually, financially prepared for what may come and all of the possibilities."

Union is married to Dwyane Wade (via Us Weekly), and they have one child together, Kaavia. They also care for three children from Wade's previous relationships and Wade's nephew.

Brittany Murphy's death is the subject of an HBO documentary

The late Brittany Murphy built up an impressive career that was ultimately cut short when she shockingly passed away in 2009. First appearing on television series like "Drexell's Class," "Almost Home," and "Party of Five" (via IMDb), Murphy also had a recurring role as the twins' friend Sarah on "Sister, Sister." After being featured on the family sitcom, Murphy gained serious recognition for playing Tai in the hit film "Clueless." Following that, the actor steadily continued to appear in numerous television series and movies. Some of her most notable work includes "Girl, Interrupted," "8 Mile," "Just Married," "Sin City," and "Happy Feet." Murphy's final film, "Something Wicked," was released in 2014.

According to Esquire, Murphy's death was due to pneumonia, as well as "iron deficiency anemia and multiple drug intoxication." After Murphy's passing, her husband, Simon Monjack, and mother, Sharon Murphy (who were living together at the time), gave a bizarre interview on Larry King, during which Monjack disputed the need for an autopsy for his late wife, as reported by Newsweek. In 2010, Radar Online reported that Murphy's husband had died in the couple's home from acute pneumonia and severe anemia. His death happened about five months after Murphy's passing. 

In 2021, HBO Max unveiled a new two-part documentary exploring the rise and fall of the actor. Titled "What Happened, Brittany Murphy?," the documentary looks into the bizarre circumstances that surrounded Murphy's unexpected passing.