Tatyana Ali
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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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Nora's Hair Salon II: A Cut Above

Character : Lilliana

Nora's Hair Salon

Character : No character defined

24 Hour Love

Character : Simply


Dear Secret Santa

Character : Jennifer

Christmas Everlasting

Character : Lucy Toomey

23rd Psalm: Redemption

Character : Stacey Wayne

Eddie Murphy Raw

Character : Singing Child

Fall Into Darkness

Character : Sharon McKay

Home Again

Character : Marva Johnson

November Rule

Character : Leah

Fakin' Da Funk

Character : Karyn

Second Sight

Character : Clara


Character : Lauren

Wrapped Up In Christmas

Character : Heather Nash

Jingle Belle

Character : Belle Williams

Christmas Hotel

Character : Erin

Comeback Dad

Character : Nima

The Reason

Character : Macey

Locker 13

Character : Lucy

Yes We Can

Character : Herself

A Very Larry Christmas

Character : Nicole

Dancing Man the Documentary

Character : Herself


Character : Rachel

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion Special

Character : Self

The Divorce

Character : Victoria

The List

Character : Cynthia

Deadly Match

Character : Professor Savoy

The Brothers

Character : Cherie Smith

Hotel California

Character : Jessie

Fatal Flip

Character : Roslyn

The Last Letter

Character : Jillian

National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze

Character : Claire

The Clown at Midnight

Character : Monica

The Good Nanny

Character : Monica Thorne

Kidz in the Wood

Character : Rita

Back in the Day

Character : Alicia


Character : Brenda

Light Girls

Character : Herself

Mother and Child

Character : Maria

Scenes by the Sea: Takeshi Kitano

Character : No character defined


Character : Latifa

Dysfunctional Friends

Character : Alex

Kiss the Girls

Character : Janell Cross

Pete Smalls Is Dead

Character : Cocktail Waitress

Glory Road

Character : Tina

Crocodile Dundee II

Character : Park Girl

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Living Single

Character : No character defined

413 Hope St.

Character : Kai

In the House

Character : No character defined

Half & Half

Character : No character defined


Character : Shelly

Getting By

Character : No character defined

Love That Girl!

Character : Tyana Jones

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Character : No character defined

Brains & Brawn

Character : Host

Name Your Adventure

Character : Host

The Eric Andre Show

Character : Self

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Character : Ashley Banks

Second Generation Wayans

Character : Maya

Fancy Nancy

Character : Bree’s Mom (voice)