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Tatyana Ali Bio

(Roxanne, Y&R)


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BIRTHDATE: January 24
HOMETOWN: North Bellmore, NY
YEARS ON SHOW: 2007-present

Tatyana Ali began her acting career at age 6, doing what many kids dream of: she was a regular on the iconic children's series SESAME STREET. At 11, the pre-teen ended her run on the STREET and landed another plum role, playing Will Smith's little cousin, Ashley, in THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR. The show became a hit and stayed on the air for six seasons. Meantime, Smith encouraged his talented younger co-star to also pursue a singing career.

et cetera 5 random facts
  1. Graduated from Harvard University with a degree in government in 2002.
  2. Appeared on STAR SEARCH in 1987 and was Junior Vocalist Champion.
  3. Speaks Spanish and Hindi.
  4. Her middle name is Marisol.
  5. Her album Kiss The Sky went gold in 1999.
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Other Roles

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TV Roles
LOVE THAT GIRL! (Tyana Jones, 2010)
PRIVILEGED (Talia, 2010)
HALF & HALF (Olivia, 2003)
FASTLANE (Shelly, 2002)
413 HOPE STREET (Kai, 1997)
LIVING SINGLE (Stephanie James, 1996)
IN THE HOUSE (Ashley Banks, 1995)
ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK? (Connie Turner/Laura Turner, 1994)
GETTING BY (Nicole Alexander/Vanessa, 1993)
THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR (Ashley Banks, 1990-96)
SESAME STREET (Tatyana, 1985-90)
THE COSBY SHOW (Girl, 1989)
MAN CALLED HAWK (Michelle, 1989)

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