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Tatyana Ali

Photos Tatyana Ali Birth name: Tatyana Marisol Ali
Birth date: 1979/01/24 (44 years old)
Birth place : North Bellmore Long Island New-York
Height: 1.63 m

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Biography for Tatyana Ali

On January 24th 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.

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 and won twice, receiving a four star rating when she appeared for a second time. At the age of eleven Tatyana moved from New York to Los Angeles for her breakthrough role and to established her career. Most of us know her as Will Smith's cousin as Ashley Banks from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

While filming The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, she also had interesting side projects, including guest roles in television shows such as the Cosby Show, The Mickey Mouse Club, Kyno's Storytime, Are you Afraid of the Dark?, and the television movie Mr. Foster's Field Trip. During this time she grew up in front the public and sang in several episodes most notably her rendition of Aretha Franklin's Respect and the original song Make up your mind. Her co-star Will Smith was so impressed he asked Tatyana if she would consider doing this for real. Tatyana began preparing for her singing career during the last year of the show as she began training her vocal chords, recording demos, and publicly performing on television and in various informal live concerts. Her performances in The Fresh Prince actually helped her build a fan base that anxiously waited for her first album launch. On the 25th of August she released her album Kiss the Sky and single Daydreamin'. Her single was certified Gold within weeks of its release and it quickly rose into the Billboard 100 Hot Singles, where it peaked at number six for two weeks. Tatyana also contributed to major movies such as Crocodile Dundee II and Eddy Murphy's Raw. Since then, she has had large roles in two movies, Fall into Darkness and Fakin da Funk, a feature film from 1997. She has also guest-starred in several sitcoms, including In the House, and had a cameo role in the film Kiss the Girls. She also went to Harvard and graduated with a degree in Anthropology in June 2002. She is now working on her new album as well as starring in more movies.

Tatyana Ali is an actress and singer of American R'n'B born January 24, 1979 in North Bellmore, Long Island.

Tatyana Ali began her career by playing in the Prince of Bel Air series with Will Smith. After the stop of this sitcom in 1996, little Tatyana follows the traces of her partner and embarked on music. In 1998, she signed her first single daydreamin. He is followed by the album Kiss the Sky.

Tatyana Ali is an American actress and singer known for her role as Ashley Banks in the television series "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air". She was born on January 24, 1979 in North Bellmore, New York, and grew up in Long Island with her mother and two brothers.

Ali started her acting career at the age of 6 by playing in advertisements for brands such as Jell-O and Crayola. She also participated in beauty contests and won the title of Miss New York Teen USA in 1995.

In 1990, Ali obtained his first major role by playing Ashley Banks in the television series "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air". She played in the series for six seasons and received numerous awards for her work, including two nominations at the NAACP Image Awards.

In addition to her acting career, Ali is also a talented singer. She released her first album, "Kiss The Sky" in 1998, and has recorded several other albums since. She also collaborated with other artists such as Will Smith and Musiq Soulchild.

Apart from his professional career, Ali is also very involved in charitable causes. She is a member of the board of directors of the CHILDREN's Defense Fund charitable association and is committed to supporting causes such as education, the environment and the fight against cancer.

In summary, Tatyana Ali is a talented actress and singer who began her very young career and managed to build a solid career in the entertainment industry. It is also engaged in charitable causes and is a model for young women around the world.


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Title Role
Locker 13 (2009) (filming) Lucy
Privileged (2009) (post-production) Talia
The Young and the Restless Roxanne (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
Hotel California (2008) Jessie
Nora's Hair Salon II (2008) Lilliana
On the Lot Girl
The List (2007/II) Cynthia
Glory Road (2006) Tina Malichi
Domino One (2005) Laeticia Richards
Back in the Day (2005) Alicia Packer
Nora's Hair Salon (2004) Lilleana
National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze (2003) Claire
Half & Half Olivia (1 episode, 2003)
Fastlane Shelly (1 episode, 2002)
The Brothers (2001/I) Cherie Smith
Brother (2000) Latifa
Jawbreaker (1999) Brenda
The Clown at Midnight (1998) Monica
413 Hope St. Kai (1 episode, 1997)
Kiss the Girls (1997) (as Tatyana M. Ali) Janell Cross
Fakin' Da Funk (1997) Karyn
Fall Into Darkness (1996) (TV) (as Tatyana M. Ali) Sharon McKay
Kidz in the Wood (1996) (TV) (as Tatyana M. Ali) Rita
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Ashley Banks (133 episodes, 1990-1996)
Living Single Stephanie James (1 episode, 1996)
In the House Ashley Banks (1 episode, 1995)
TV's Funniest Families (1994) (TV)
Are You Afraid of the Dark? Connie Turner / ... (1 episode, 1994)
Getting By Nicole Alexander (1 episode, 1993)
Sesame Street Tatyana (198?) (4 episodes, 1985-1990)
The Cosby Show Girl (1 episode, 1989)
A Man Called Hawk Michelle (1 episode, 1989)
Wally and the Valentines (1989) (TV) Jamaica Valentine
Wow, You're a Cartoonist! (1988) (V) Child Cartoonist
'Crocodile' Dundee II (1988) Park Girl




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