Tatyana Ali

Actress + Singer

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, Ali 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
1995 16 Years Old 1 More Event
In the final season of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1995–1996, Ali began preparing herself for her musical debut. … 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


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.
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