Tatyana Ali

American actress, singer Tatyana Ali

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.
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Drums Please! Will Smith And DJ Jazzy Jeff Reveal Comeback Gigs
Huffington Post - 10 months
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'Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air' Cast Reunites And It’s The Coolest
Huffington Post - 11 months
They’re all still fresh. The cast of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” reunited for a sunny reunion shot posted Monday by costar Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Tom Jones fan Carlton. Will Smith, who portrayed the streetwise Philadelphia teen sent west to live with his well-to-do aunt and uncle on the 1990-96 sitcom, stood tall in the middle. Always amazing to spend an afternoon with my Fresh Prince family. Wishing that James Avery was still with us to make this complete. A post shared by Alfonso Ribeiro (@therealalfonsoribeiro) on Mar 27, 2017 at 5:27pm PDT In case you need your memory jogged; from left in the photo are: Tatyana Ali (Ashley), Ribeiro, Karyn Parsons (Hilary), Smith, Daphne Maxwell Reid (Aunt Vivian ’93-’96) and Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey). Ribeiro gave a shoutout to James Avery, who died in 2013. We won’t forget you, Uncle Phil. Portions of the cast have gotten together occasionally over the years, and it’s always a welcome reunio...
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PHOTOS: 'Fresh Prince' Actress Tatyana Ali Cradles Her Baby Bump
ABC News - over 1 year
Celebrity Baby Boom
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Tatyana Ali and Ethan Zohn both got married this weekend
CNN - over 1 year
This past weekend was a good one for celebrity weddings.
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'Fresh Prince's' Tatyana Ali reveals she's pregnant and engaged
CNN - almost 2 years
Fans may still remember Tatyana Ali as little cousin Ashley on "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," but she is all grown up now.
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9 Famous Faces On The Struggles And Beauty Of Being Afro-Latino
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Afro-Latinos face many challenges when it comes identity, particularly when people refuse to believe that being Black and Latino aren't mutually exclusive experiences. The Latino identity denotes an ethnicity, which means that Latinos exist in every color and race imaginable -- and explaining the difference between race and ethnicity can be quite a cumbersome task to take on on a daily basis. And yet, many Afro-Latinos are often forced to do so after being told they're not "Latino enough" or being asked to choose between being Black and Latino. While many Latino actors have been brutally honest about the limitations that come with working in a predominately white industry, Afro-Latino celebrities often face even tougher challenges in Hollywood and beyond. Take a look at what Laz Alonso ("The Mysteries of Laura"), Tatyana Ali ("Fresh Prince of Bel-Air") and more famous Afro-Latinos have said about being Black and Latino.  Also on HuffPost:  -- This feed and its content...
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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 24-30
Yahoo News - about 2 years
Jan. 24: Actor Jerry Maren (Lollipop Kid from "The Wizard of Oz") is 97. Singer Ray Stevens is 77. Singer Aaron Neville is 75. Singer Neil Diamond is 75. Actor Michael Ontkean ("Twin Peaks") is 70. Country singer-songwriter Becky Hobbs is 66. Comedian Yakov Smirnoff is 65. Keyboardist-turned-TV personality Jools Holland (Squeeze) is 58. Actress Nastassja Kinski is 57. Drummer Keech Rainwater of Lonestar is 53. Singer Sleepy Brown of Society of Soul is 46. Actress Matthew Lillard ("Scooby-Doo," ''She's All That") is 46. Actress Merrilee McCommas ("Friday Night Lights," ''Family Law") is 45. Singer Beth Hart is 44. Actor Ed Helms ("The Office") is 42. Actress Tatyana Ali ("The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air") is 37. Actor Justin Baldoni ("Jane the Virgin") is 32. Actress Mischa Barton ("The O.C.") is 30.
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Issa Rae Backs New Webseries That Aims To Show Black Women As More Than Stereotypes
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Our favorite 'Awkward Black Girl' Issa Rae is on a roll dishing out project after project. Not only is she working on an HBO series, and starring in a few webseries, she's also producing and curating content on her YouTube channel. The latest project she's behind is entitled "Black Actress," and falls right in line with an issue that hits close to home for African-American actresses and creatives trying to make it in Hollywood. The webseries, created, written by and starring actress Andrea Lewis, features cameos and commentary from the likes of Tatyana Ali, Naturi Naughton, Essence Atkins, and Jenifer Lewis. "My channel started off with 'Awkward Black Girl' but I always wanted to be a curator of great content, so when I saw "Black Actress" it was just like 'wow this story is hilarious.' I know so many women that have gone through this as an actress," said Rae. The mockumentary style series centers around “Kori Bailey,” played by Lewis, as she "struggles with the pursuit of gettin...
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The 'Black Girls Rock' Red Carpet Was Filled With Stylish & Stunning Black Women, Obvi (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Our favorite annual parade of beautiful black women on the red carpet took place on Saturday. Beverly Bond's 2013 Black Girls Rock event was yet again an awesome celebration for the organization that aims to empower and mentor young women of color, while also promoting a positive portrayal of black women in the media. With Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King hosting; Queen Latifah and Venus Williams being honored; and performances by Patti LaBelle, Mariah Carey and Janelle Monáe -- it was certainly an amazing night. But before the dazzling show inside the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, there were plenty of showstopping moments on the red carpet. Between Venus' colorful braids, Tatyana Ali's stunning white gown and J. Hud's new pixie cut, our style-loving hearts were bursting with joy. You'll have to tune into BET on November 3 at 7pm (EST) to see all the fabulousity for yourself -- but in the meantime check out all the sensational red carpet moments in the slides...
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Stars' Twitter Reactions To The Government Shutdown
Huffington Post - over 4 years
There looks to be no end in sight as Day 2 of the country's government shutdown unfolds. Citizens are confused, frustrated and fed up. Guess who else has had it with Congress? None other than our favorite stars, of course. Here's a roundup of the best celebrity tweets about the shutdown -- spanning serious to silly: First, there's those who call out the BS. Good morning tw'orld, happy Wednesday, aka #shameoncongress day! — Kate Walsh (@katewalsh) October 2, 2013 A thousand times yes, Tatyana! Republicans in Congress should b ashamed. Shutting down the government should never be a negotiating tactic. Cry babies #governmentshutdown — Tatyana Ali (@TatyanaAli) October 1, 2013 Dawson is so eloquent. If you can't avoid a government shutdown, you have failed to govern. #GOPshutdown #MakeDCListen #Obamacare Do your jobs. #SorryNotSorry — James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) September 30, 2013 Preach, Sophia Bush. The GOP is shutting the government down over birth control...
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1990 Things From The 90s (Seriously)
Huffington Post - over 4 years
It's been more than a decade since the 1990s ended, yet the Internet can't seem to go a day without a reminder of the neon slap bracelets that may have been banned from your school. Yes, we get it. Times are tough and there's comfort in reflection, but enough is enough. Below, a final goodbye to the 90s to end the nostalgia once and for all. (We're not kidding. There are 1990 items below.) 1. Scrunchies 2. "The Wild Thornberries" 3. Dawson and Joey 4. "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" 5. Mr. Feeny 7. MTV playing music videos 8. Snick 9. The premiere of "Freaks and Geeks" 10. Levar Burton 11. "Daria" 12. "Arthur" 13. "The Powerpuff Girls" 14. "Smart Guy" 15. Comedy Central globe logo with buildings 16. "The X-Files" 17. Rosie O'Donnell 18. Bill Nye 19. "Dawson's Creek" 20. The Mighty Ducks" 21. "Are You Afraid of the Dark" 22. Cornholio 23. Rachel Green 24. Tim Allen 25. "All That" 26. "Bever...
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PHOTOS: Tatyana Ali Resurfaces, Looks Incredible
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Tatyana Ali is red hot. The actress was spotted is Los Angeles, Calif. yesterday on set of her new TV movie "A Very Larry Christmas" looking all sorts of amazing. Ali, 34, wore a knee-length red dress cinched at the waist with a skinny belt and accentuated with a big necklace. We haven't seen Ali in a while, aside from her showstopping look on the red carpet at the BET awards last month, so these photos were a nice surprise. Last January, the beauty took part in HuffPost's #nofilter series and revealed her admiration for Drake, her affinity for one-night stands, and the motto "big brother" Will Smith gave her during their "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" days. "Never be afraid to be on your own," said Ali, explaining that Smith applied it to business, but she believes it to be true in dating as well. "It can mean that your path is only up to you, and the possibilities are wide open. Anything can happen." PHOTOS:
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200 New Orleans Girls 'Imagine A Future'
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Over 200 girls from New Orleans gathered in the city's historic Joy movie theater on Friday to see My Black Is Beautiful's (MBIB) documentary "Imagine A Future." The viewing was one of the many community-focused events taking place during the four-day 2013 Essence Festival. The film, which is co-directed by Shola Lynch and Lisa Cortes, follows Janet Goldsboro, a teenager from Delaware who is struggling with self-acceptance and takes a journey to South Africa to find herself. Goldsboro's issues primarily stem from the color of her skin -- she feels that her dark complexion makes her unattractive and worthless. Sadly, Goldsboro isn't alone, which is why MBIB teamed up with Walmart, Black Girls Rock! and Girl Up Nola, a girl-empowerment initiative started by New Orleans first lady Cheryl Landrieu, to gather the large group of girls to see the documentary. "This film was so beautifully done, and it's really going to reaffirm to them how much they can love themselves an...
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'Fresh Prince' Mom Blasts Wendy: You Will Never Be Oprah
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Listen to internet radio with SPEAK OWN IT on Blog Talk Radio This week has been quite eventful for Wendy Williams. In addition to receiving an increase in her ratings and extending episodes of "The Wendy Williams Show" through July, the nationally-syndicated talk show host was also on the receiving end of a verbal assault initiated by former “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star, Janet Hubert. Apparently Hubert watched Tuesday’s episode of “The Wendy Williams Show” in support of former television co-star, Tatyana Ali and didn’t take a liking to how Williams inquired about being replaced on the sitcom in 1993 by Daphne Maxwell Reid. Hubert responded to the segment during an episode of her BlogTalkRadio show, “Speak, Own It,” where she dedicated an open letter to the self-proclaimed “Queen of All-Media”; Dear Wiggy, I’m sorry, Wendy, Recently, you found the need to put an end to the mystery surrounding my departure from a show that I did so damn long ago that I don’t e...
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Tatyana Ali Gets Tongue-Tied Over Drake?
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Earlier this year Tatyana Ali celebrated her 34th birthday in Los Angeles. And after professing her admiration for Drake to the Huffington Post in January it appeared that the Grammy Award winner decided to charm the Harvard graduate by joining her during her birthday party at LA hotspot, “Supperclub.” During an appearance on “The Wendy Williams Show” this week, Ali was put on the spot about her connection to the Young Money MC. “He is absolutely brilliant,” she gushed to Wendy before adding; “And I am a huge fan of his…I wasn’t popping bottles like that, but he got me a beautiful bottle of champagne and it fell down from the sky and I felt really special.” After tip toeing around Wendy’s question, the self-proclaimed “Queen of All Media” then followed up by asking the former “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star if she had a one-night stand with Drizzy. Check out Ali’s speechless reaction in the clip above.
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Chie Davis: ESSENCE Honors Oprah at Black Women in Hollywood Event
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
An immaculate baby blue wall stood as the backdrop of the red carpet at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Anchored in a color representing tranquility, the 6th annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon, hosted by Essence on Wednesday afternoon, was anything but calm. Wall-to-wall media stacked and crawled from every crevice. Onlookers whipped out their camera phones and lingered in the lobby. Burly security guards held back squeals. Passion thumping -- the energy was palpable. A sea of warm hugs encircled abundant smiles. It was the reunification of a tight clique. Essence magazine dolled out honors, redefining the meaning of 'ladies who lunch.' Six African-American women, among the industry's most inspiring on- and off-camera, were recognized. One of the undisputed most powerful women in recent history, Oprah Winfrey was given the Power Award. Closing out the red carpet, she glided gracefully, stopping to greet press and fans as she led a procession of South African girls fr...
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Latino Nominees To Shine At NAACP Image Awards
Huffington Post - about 5 years
By Michael Lopez It looks like next month is going to be jam packed with red carpets. Not only do we have the Oscars and the Grammys to look forward to, the NAACP Image Awards are being held on February 1. And this year’s nominee list features quite a few Latinos. Music seemed the be category most populated with Hispanic talent. Both Bruno Mars (who’s part Puerto Rican) and Miguel (who’s of Mexican descent) got honored with multiple nominations. They’ll going head-to-head in the Best Male Artist and Best Music Video categories. OMG Girl Bahja Rodriguez also get recognized as a Best New Artist nominee. On the acting side, Tatyana Ali (who proudly declares herself to be Afro-Panamanian) scored two TV nominations, one for her work in the sitcom "Love That Girl" and another for "The Young and the Restless." Daytime star Erik Valdez also picked up a nod for his work on "General Hospital." And the Cuban-flavored "Chico & Rita" movie picked up nominations for Best...
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UNCF promotes college readiness at Empower Me Tour
Fox News - over 5 years
The United Negro College Fund has recruited a crop of celebrities to drive home the message that getting into college is one thing, but getting through it is another. The 5th annual UNCF Empower Me Tour kicks off Saturday at George Washington University in the nation's capital. It is co-hosted by Grammy-nominated singer Ledisi, and actors Boris Kodjoe, Kim Coles and Lamman Rucker, among others. The celebrities will participate in sessions on various topics such as seeking scholarships, financial aid, internships, networking and branding. There also will be professional resume critiques, healthy cooking demonstrations, interactive games, prizes and music by celebrity DJs. "We're there to give, we're there to impart something to them, but the truth is I always leave inspired by them and by their view of the world," said Coles, who has participated in past UNCF tours. The 10-city tour will travel through next spring to Los Ange...
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Remember Ashley Banks? Here's What She Wore To TIFF
Huffington Post - over 5 years
Remember Tatyana Ali? Of course you do; she started out as the cute (and just a little spoiled) little cousin to Will Smith's Fresh Prince Of Bel Air and grew up right before our eyes as the TV series dominated the airwaves in the 1990s. After the show wrapped, she had a moderately successful music career and kept working in film and TV -- and has a film showing in this year's Toronto Film Festival, the gritty drama 'Home Again.' The 33 year-old actress landed in Toronto Tuesday, and showed two different looks: a 'blending in with the crowd' casual style at the TIFF Bell Lightbox and a sleeker, more glamorous style in an emerald green cocktail dress at a party at the Windsor Arms Hotel. We think she looks pretty fresh (sorry, couldn't resist). She's come a long way from the Banks mansion, and has clearly left the 1990s behind her. What do you think of Ali's outfits? Check them out below the poll: At The Windsor Arms WGC Hosts Party With InStyle & HFPA: ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tatyana Ali
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    In July 2016, Ali sued Warner Bros claiming that the company used her idea for the show The Real after she pitched the concept in December 2012.
    She and Rasberry married on July 17, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.
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    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.
  • 2014
    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.
  • 2013
    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.
  • 2012
    In 2012, Ali appeared as a guest on The Eric Andre Show.
  • 2011
    In 2011, Ali received the Living Legacy Award from the Caribbean Heritage Organization in Los Angeles.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    In 2009 and 2010 she produced and starred in the BET web show, Buppies.
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  • 2008
    She traveled the United States as a spokesperson for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign and headed voter registration drives at college campuses.
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    In early 2008, she performed on the song "Yes We Can", a will.i.am project supporting Barack Obama's presidential campaign.
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  • 2005
    She also performed the title song, "Sunny Valentine" along with Terrence Quaites for the indie film, Rockin' Meera directed by Param Gill in 2005.
    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.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1990
    She made her breakthrough when she was cast as Ashley Banks for the television sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1990.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1985
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1979
    Born on January 24, 1979.
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