Tatyana Ali

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Tatyana Marisol Ali is an American actress and R&B singer, best known for her childhood role as Ashley Banks on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Since January 2010, she has starred as Tyana Jones on the TV One original sitcom Love That Girl!, and has had a recurring role as Roxanne on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless.… Read More

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1979 Birth Born on January 24, 1979.
1985 6 Years Old By the age of six, she had begun her acting career, as a regular child performer on Sesame Street starting in 1985, even appearing with Herbie Hancock in a musical number. … Read More


1990 11 Years Old She made her breakthrough when she was cast as Ashley Banks for the television sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1990. … Read More


2005 26 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, she completed work on the film Glory Road and starred in the music video for Nick Cannon and Anthony Hamilton's "Can I Live?" as Cannon's mother.
2008 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In early 2008, she performed on the song "Yes We Can", a project supporting Barack Obama's presidential campaign. … Read More


2009 30 Years Old In 2009 and 2010 she produced and starred in the BET web show, Buppies. … Read More
2011 32 Years Old In 2011, Ali received the Living Legacy Award from the Caribbean Heritage Organization in Los Angeles.
2012 33 Years Old In 2012, Ali appeared as a guest on The Eric Andre Show.
2013 34 Years Old Ali's most recent role, as of January 15, 2013, is starring as Maya, along with Craig Wayans and Damien Dante Wayans, in the BET comedy, Second Generation Wayans.
2014 35 Years Old In January 2014, Ali released a new EP entitled Hello, with her first single being "Wait For It", which she also performed on The Arsenio Hall Show on February 4, 2014.
Ali was in a relationship with actor Jonathan Brandis for six years. On March 31, 2016, Ali revealed that she was engaged to Vaughn Rasberry, assistant professor of English at Stanford University and they were expecting their first child.
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