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Name: Tatyana Ali  
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Date of Birth: 24th January 1979
Place of Birth: North Bellmore, Long Island, New York, USA
Profession: Singer
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Tatyana Marisol Ali (born January 24, 1979 in North Bellmore, New York) is an American actress and R&B singer. Ali is half Black and half Indian; her mother, Sonia Ali, is an Afro-Latino from Panama while her father, Sheriff Ali, is an Indo-Trinidadian from Trinidad and Tobago. Ali herself is a native of Long Island, New York.

At the age of four, Ali began singing, and by seven she won the Star Search television contest two times.

Ali's breakthrough came when she was cast as "Ashley Banks" for the popular television sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

She sang on various episodes of the show, and Will Smith asked her if she seriously considered pursuing a musical career. Despite her singing ability, she concentrated on her acting career on Fresh Prince the next few years.

In the penultimate season of Fresh Prince, Ali began preparing herself for her musical debut. The result was the album Kiss The Sky, which peaked at #6 on the Billboard 200. The album spawned the hit song Daydreamin.

Ali once dated American actor Jonathan Brandis († 2003).

In 2002, she graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Harvard University.

Soon after, she found relative difficulty getting back into show business. But as of 2005, she completed work on the film Glory Road and is recording her sophomore album.

Selected Filmography

  • Glory Road (2006)
  • National Lampoon's Dorm Daze (2005)
  • The Brothers (2001)
  • Brother (2000)
  • Jawbreaker (1999)
  • Kiss the Girls (1997)
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990) (TV series)
  • Crocodile Dundee II (1988)
  • Eddie Murphy Raw (1987)

External link

  • Tatyana Ali at the Internet Movie Database

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