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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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Known For

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Ashley Banks / Herself
(1990-1996)
Dorm Daze
Dorm Daze Claire
(2003)
Kiss the Girls
Kiss the Girls Janell Cross
(1997)
Jawbreaker
Jawbreaker Brenda
(1999)

Filmography

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 2018 Doe (post-production)
Rachel
 2018 Olive Forever (TV Series) (pre-production)
Alison
- Pilot (2018) ... Alison
 2018 The Reason (completed)
Macey
 2017 Wrapped Up In Christmas (TV Movie) (post-production)
Heather Nash
 2018 Fly (TV Series) (announced)
Capt. Bess Davenport
- Crash!, Part 2 (2018) ... Capt. Bess Davenport
- Crash!, Part 1 (2018) ... Capt. Bess Davenport
- Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged (2018) ... Capt. Bess Davenport
- Baggage Claim (2018) ... Capt. Bess Davenport
- Ignorance or Hate (2018) ... Capt. Bess Davenport
 2017 Graham: A Dog's Story (Short)
Stella
 2017 American Koko (TV Series)
N'Shay
- The Stig (2017) ... N'Shay
 2017 The Good Nanny (TV Movie)
Monica Thorne
 2016 Samaria (Short)
Audrey
 2016 Second Sight (TV Movie)
Clara
 2016 Zoe Ever After (TV Series)
Ashley King
- Game Face (2016) ... Ashley King
- Zoe & the Interviewer (2016) ... Ashley King
 2016 It Snows All the Time
Technologist
 2015 Teachers (Short)
Ms. Faith Mayfield
 2015 Key and Peele (TV Series)
Heresa
- Hollywood Sequel Doctor (2015) ... Heresa
 2015 Supermodel
Lauren
 2015 Fatal Flip (TV Movie)
Roslyn
 2015 November Rule
Leah
 2015 Save for Now (Short)
Woman
 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
Nima
 2014 Locker 13
Lucy (segment "story #1")
 2014 The Black Bachelor (Short)
 2014 The Divorce (TV Movie)
 2013 A Very Larry Christmas
Nicole
 2013 Dear Secret Santa (TV Movie)
Jennifer
 2007-2013 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Roxanne
- Episode dated 20 November 2013 (2013) ... Roxanne
- Episode dated 19 November 2013 (2013) ... Roxanne
- Episode #1.10172 (2013) ... Roxanne
- Episode #1.10171 (2013) ... Roxanne
- Episode #1.10170 (2013) ... Roxanne
 2013 The Last Letter
Jillian
 2013 24 Hour Love
Simply
 2013 Second Generation Wayans (TV Series)
Maya
- 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
 2012 Dysfunctional Friends
Alex
 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)
Quinci
- 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 (Video)
Talia
 2009 Mother and Child
Maria
 2009 Locker 13: Down and Out (Short)
 2009 The Jeffrey Henderson Show (TV Series)
Herslf
- The 21st Annual ASCAP Awards (2009) ... Herslf
 2008 Hotel California
Jessie
 2008 Nora's Hair Salon II
Lilliana
 2007/II The List
Cynthia
 2006 A Warm Place (Short)
Clair Andrews
 2006 Glory Road
Tina Malichi
 2005 Back in the Day
Alicia
 2005 Domino One
Laeticia Richards
 2004 Nora's Hair Salon
Lilleana
 2003 Dorm Daze
Claire
 2003 Half & Half (TV Series)
Olivia
- The Big Condom-nation Episode (2003) ... Olivia
 2002 Fastlane (TV Series)
Shelly
- Girls Own Juice (2002) ... Shelly
 2001 The Brothers
Cherie Smith
 2000/I Brother
Latifa (as Tatyana M. Ali)
 1999 The Clown at Midnight
Monica
 1999 Jawbreaker
Brenda
 1997 413 Hope St. (TV Series)
Kai
- Heartbeat (1997) ... Kai
 1997 Fakin' Da Funk
Karyn
 1997 Kiss the Girls
Janell Cross (as Tatyana M. Ali)
 1985-1997 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Tatyana / The Alphaquest Girl
- Dances from All Over the World Day (1997) ... The Alphaquest Girl
- 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)
 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
 1989 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Girl
- Shall We Dance? (1989) ... Girl (as Tatyana M. Ali)
 1989 A Man Called Hawk (TV Series)
Michelle
- 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:

Audio book: Narrated "Inspired By . . . The Bible Experience". See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Tatyana M. Ali

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

I actually studied political studies and Afro-American studies in school, which was my major. I'm very interested in politics privately, but I think that each individual should be politically active. It's really important because politics affects your everyday life; it affects how much we pay for gas. Hello? Those are the things you're voting for in the booth, and I think people forget that. The ... See more »

Trivia:

Her favorite movies are Gone with the Wind (1939), West Side Story (1961), Vertigo (1958) and the biopic, What's Love Got to Do with It (1993). See more »

Nickname:

Ty

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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