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Tatyana Ali

On January 24, 1979, Tatyana Marisol Ali was born to Sonia, who was a nurse from Panama, and Sheriff Ali, a retired police officer from Trinidad. At the age of four she started singing and got a taste of fame when she begged her mother to take her to an audition for Sesame Street (1969). She went on to perform in many productions in her native city, New York, including the Broadway show "Fences"--with James Earl Jones and, later, Billy Dee Williams--and the off-Broadway show "Orfeo del Campo". When she was seven she appeared on Star Search (1983) and won twice, receiving a four-star rating when she appeared for a second time. At age 11 Tatyana moved from New York to Los Angeles to establish her career and not long afterwords got her breakthrough role--Will Smith's cousin, "Ashley Banks", from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990). While filming "The Fresh Prince" she also had interesting side projects, including guest roles in television shows such as The Cosby Show (1984), The All New Mickey Mouse Club (1989) (aka "The Mickey Mouse Club"), Kyno's Storytime (1992), Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990) and Foster's Field Trip (1994).

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Jan 24, 1979 In Long Island, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Brains & Brawn 1958-09-13
Latest Project:
Movie The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion Special 2020-11-18
Known For
Poster of Second Generation Wayans
Poster of Glory Road
Poster of Brother
Poster of Crocodile Dundee II
Movie The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion Special Self 2020-11-18
Movie The Reason Macey 2020-09-12
Movie Deadly Match Professor Savoy 2019-01-20
Movie Christmas Hotel Erin 2019-12-21
Series Fancy Nancy Bree’s Mom (voice) 2018-07-13
Movie Doe Rachel 2018-09-27
Movie Christmas Everlasting Lucy Toomey 2018-11-24
Movie Jingle Belle Belle Williams 2018-11-25
Movie The Good Nanny Monica Thorne 2017-05-14
Movie Wrapped Up In Christmas Heather Nash 2017-11-25
Movie Second Sight Clara 2016-04-23
Movie Light Girls Herself 2015-01-19
Movie Fatal Flip Roslyn 2015-06-13
Movie November Rule Leah 2015-02-14
Movie Dancing Man the Documentary Herself 2015-09-17
Movie Supermodel Lauren 2015-06-15
Movie The Divorce Victoria 2014-02-04
Movie Locker 13 Lucy 2014-03-29
Movie Comeback Dad Nima 2014-06-21
Movie 24 Hour Love Simply 2013-03-19
Series Second Generation Wayans Maya 2013-01-15
Movie 23rd Psalm: Redemption Stacey Wayne 2013-05-21
Movie Dear Secret Santa Jennifer 2013-12-01
Series The Chase Unknown 2013-08-06
Movie The Last Letter Jillian 2013-12-17
Movie A Very Larry Christmas Nicole 2013-12-31
Movie Dysfunctional Friends Alex 2012-02-03
Movie Home Again Marva Johnson 2012-09-12
Series The Eric Andre Show Self 2012-05-20
Series Love That Girl! Tyana Jones 2010-01-19
Movie Pete Smalls Is Dead Cocktail Waitress 2010-09-17
Movie Mother and Child Maria 2009-11-07
Movie Nora's Hair Salon II: A Cut Above Lilliana 2008-05-13
Movie Yes We Can Herself 2008-02-02
Movie Hotel California Jessie 2008-07-25
Movie The List Cynthia 2007-05-05
Movie Glory Road Tina 2006-01-13
Movie Back in the Day Alicia 2005-05-24
Movie Nora's Hair Salon 2004-05-25
Movie National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze Claire 2003-09-26
Series Fastlane Shelly 2002-09-18
Series Half & Half Unknown 2002-09-23
Movie The Brothers Cherie Smith 2001-03-23
Movie Brother Latifa 2000-09-09
Movie Scenes by the Sea: Takeshi Kitano 2000-05-05
Movie Jawbreaker Brenda 1999-01-30
Movie The Clown at Midnight Monica 1999-02-09
Movie Fall Into Darkness Sharon McKay 1998-04-25
Movie Fakin' Da Funk Karyn 1997-07-20
Series 413 Hope St. Kai 1997-09-11
Movie Kiss the Girls Janell Cross 1997-09-29
Series In the House Unknown 1995-04-10
Series Getting By Unknown 1993-03-05
Series Living Single Unknown 1993-08-29
Series Are You Afraid of the Dark? Unknown 1992-08-15
Series Name Your Adventure Host 1992-09-12
Series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Ashley Banks 1990-09-10
Movie Crocodile Dundee II Park Girl 1988-05-19
Movie Eddie Murphy Raw Singing Child 1987-11-25
Series Brains & Brawn Host 1958-09-13