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Tatyana Ali

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... See full bio »

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Ashley Banks / Herself
Dorm Daze
Dorm Daze Claire
Kiss the Girls
Kiss the Girls Janell Cross
Jawbreaker Brenda


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 2016/II The Reason (post-production)
 2016 It Snows All the Time (completed)
 2016 Supermodel (post-production)
  Samaria (Short) (completed)
 2016 Second Sight (TV Movie)
 2016 Zoe Ever After (TV Series)
Ashley King
- Game Face (2016) ... Ashley King
- Zoe & the Interviewer (2016) ... Ashley King
 2015 Teachers (Short)
Ms. Faith Mayfield
 2015 Key and Peele (TV Series)
- Hollywood Sequel Doctor (2015) ... Heresa
 2015 Fatal Flip (TV Movie)
 2015 November Rule
 2015 Save for Now (Short)
 2010-2014 Love That Girl! (TV Series)
Tyana Jones
- If I Have to Move a Mountain (2014) ... Tyana Jones
- Ain't That About a Snitch (2014) ... Tyana Jones
- My Way or the Hallway (2014) ... Tyana Jones
- Imunique Gets Fired (2014) ... Tyana Jones
- Mo' Money, Mo' Problems (2014) ... Tyana Jones
 2014 Comeback Dad
 2014 Locker 13
Lucy (segment "story #1")
 2014 The Black Bachelor (Short)
 2014 The Divorce (TV Movie)
 2013 A Very Larry Christmas
 2013 Dear Secret Santa (TV Movie)
 2013 The Last Letter
 2013 24 Hour Love
 2013 Second Generation Wayans (TV Series)
- The Other, Other Wayans (2013) ... Maya
- Miss Independent (2013) ... Maya
- Independence Day (2013) ... Maya
- Play Hard or Go Home (2013) ... Maya
 2012 Home Again
Marva Johnson
 2011 23rd Psalm: Redemption
Stacey Wayne
 2011 Geo n Rat (Short)
Det. Erica Anderson
 2010 Pete Smalls Is Dead
Cocktail Waitress
 2009-2010 Buppies (TV Series)
- Pretty Wings (2010) ... Quinci
- Come Close (2010) ... Quinci
- The One You're With (2010) ... Quinci
- 99 Problems (2010) ... Quinci
- Fear v. Responsibility (2009) ... Quinci
 2010 Privileged
 2009 Locker 13: Down and Out (Short)
 2009 The Jeffrey Henderson Show (TV Series)
- The 21st Annual ASCAP Awards (2009) ... Herslf
 2008 Hotel California
 2008 Nora's Hair Salon II
 2007/II The List
 2006 A Warm Place (Short)
Clair Andrews
 2005 Back in the Day
 2005 Domino One
Laeticia Richards
 2004 Nora's Hair Salon
 2003 Dorm Daze
 2003 Half & Half (TV Series)
- The Big Condom-nation Episode (2003) ... Olivia
 2002 Fastlane (TV Series)
- Girls Own Juice (2002) ... Shelly
 2000/I Brother
Latifa (as Tatyana M. Ali)
 1999 The Clown at Midnight
 1997 413 Hope St. (TV Series)
- Heartbeat (1997) ... Kai
 1997 Fakin' Da Funk
 1997 Kiss the Girls
Janell Cross (as Tatyana M. Ali)
 1996 Fall Into Darkness (TV Movie)
Sharon McKay (as Tatyana M. Ali)
 1996 Kidz in the Wood (TV Movie)
Rita (as Tatyana M. Ali)
 1990-1996 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series)
Ashley Banks
- I, Done: Part 2 (1996) ... Ashley Banks (as Tatyana M. Ali)
- I, Done: Part 1 (1996) ... Ashley Banks (as Tatyana M. Ali)
- Eye, Tooth (1996) ... Ashley Banks (as Tatyana M. Ali)
- I, Stank Hole in One (1996) ... Ashley Banks (as Tatyana M. Ali)
- I, Stank Horse (1996) ... Ashley Banks (as Tatyana M. Ali)
 1996 Living Single (TV Series)
Stephanie James
- Whatever Happened to Baby Sister? (1996) ... Stephanie James
 1995 In the House (TV Series)
Ashley Banks
- Dog Catchers (1995) ... Ashley Banks
 1994 TV's Funniest Families (TV Movie)
 1994 Are You Afraid of the Dark? (TV Series)
Laura Turner / Connie Turner
- The Tale of the Quicksilver (1994) ... Laura Turner / Connie Turner
 1993 Getting By (TV Series)
Nicole Alexander / Vanessa
- Turnabout Dance (1993) ... Nicole Alexander
- Back to Nature (1993) ... Vanessa
 1985-1990 Sesame Street (TV Series)
- Episode dated 10 September 1990 (1990) ... Tatyana (uncredited)
- Elmo in Numberland (1990) ... Tatyana (uncredited)
- Episode #19.50 (1988) ... Tatyana
- Episode #17.28 (1985) ... Tatyana (uncredited)
- Episode #17.1 (1985) ... Tatyana (uncredited)
 1989 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
- Shall We Dance? (1989) ... Girl (as Tatyana M. Ali)
 1989 A Man Called Hawk (TV Series)
- Life After Death (1989) ... Michelle
 1989 Wally and the Valentines (TV Movie)
Jamaica Valentine
 1988 Wow, You're a Cartoonist! (Video short)
Child Cartoonist
 1988 Crocodile Dundee II
Park Girl
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Other Works:

Release of Jamie Foxx's music video for "Blame It," which premiered on 106 & Park Top 10 Live (2000); and was directed by Hype Williams; with appearances by Ron Howard; Forest Whitaker; Jake Gyllenhaal; Samuel L. Jackson; Quincy Jones; Cedric the Entertainer; Morris Chestnut; Clifton Powell; Alex Thomas; DeRay Davis; Joe; ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Tatyana M. Ali


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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Personal Quote:

It's kind of like the Wild West out there, and not just for black Hollywood. In a traditional sense, things look bad-there are people out of work, shows aren't going up and a lot of films aren't being made, because of the fear of actors going on strike. But I think it's a real fertile time to stake your claim. With things up in the air, it creates new space for people who are trying to break ... See more »


Started in showbiz at the age of four-and-a-half on the classic children's show Sesame Street (1969), most notably when she said her name into a C.M. I. Fairlight synthesizer that was being played by Herbie Hancock. See more »



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