Tatyana Ali

Tatyana Ali

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    • January 24th, 1979
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).

Starring Tatyana Ali on Plex


Acting (22 Credits)

2018Christmas Everlasting as Lucy Toomey
2018Doe as Rachel
2017Wrapped Up In Christmas as Heather Nash
2017The Good Nanny as Monica Thorne
2015November Rule as Leah
2015Fatal Flip as Roslyn
2013Dear Secret Santa as JenniferWatch Free
2012Dysfunctional Friends as Alex
2010Pete Smalls Is Dead as Cocktail Waitress
2009Mother and Child as MariaWatch Free
2006Glory Road as Tina
2005Back in the Day as Alicia
2003Dorm Daze as Claire
2001The Brothers as Cherie Smith
2000Brother as Latifa
1999Jawbreaker as Brenda
1998The Clown at Midnight as MonicaWatch Free
1997Fakin' Da Funk as Karyn
1997Kiss the Girls as Janell Cross
1990The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as Ashley Banks
1988Crocodile Dundee II as Park Girl
1987Eddie Murphy: Raw as Singing ChildWatch Free

Herself (1 Credits)



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