Tia Dashon Mowry-Hardrict (née Mowry; born July 6, 1978), known by her maiden name Tia Mowry, is an American actress and model. She first gained fame for her teen role as Tia Landry on the ABC/The WB sitcom Sister, Sister (opposite her identical twin sister Tamera Mowry). From 2006 until 2012, she portrayed medical student Melanie Barnett on The CW/BET comedy-drama series The Game. She is also notable for starring in the television movie Twitches and its sequel Twitches Too. Mowry has portrayed as Sasha in Bratz and Sashabella in Bratzillaz. Since September 2013, Mowry has starred in Nickelodeon's Nick at Nite and TV Land comedy sitcom Instant Mom.