Tatyana Ali

Actress/Singer/Producer

After moving to Los Angeles from New York City at the age of eleven, Tatyana Ali won the breakthrough role that established her career, playing Will Smith’s spunky cousin Ashley Banks on the hit sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. While filming the show, Ali also made guest appearances on The Cosby Show, The Mickey Mouse Club and Are You Afraid of the Dark? Ali has also found success in the music industry, releasing her single “Daydreamin’” in 1998. Within weeks, the song went gold and rose to number six on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart. In 2010, she was the star and executive producer of the BET web series Buppies. Currently, Ali stars in the hit show Second Generation Wayans.

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