Karyn Parsons


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Karyn Parsons decided to go into acting at the age of 13. She had her first TV role in the NBC drama The Bronx Zoo (1987), but she made her big break as Will Smith's cousin "Hilary Banks" on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990). During the show's six-year run, she starred in movies such as Class Act (1992) and Major Payne (1995). After... See full bio »

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Major Payne Emily Walburn
(1995)
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Hilary Banks / Self
(1990-1996)
Lush Life Margot Hines
(1996)
Gulliver's Travels Lady-in-Waiting
(1996)

Filmography

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 2020 Sweet Thing
Eve
 2018 On Monday of Last Week (Short)
Tracy
 2001-2002 The Job (TV Series)
Toni
- Vacation (2002) ... Toni
- Gay (2002) ... Toni
- Betrayal (2002) ... Toni
- Quitter (2002) ... Toni
- Boss (2002) ... Toni
 2002 Static Shock (TV Series)
Tracy Flackman
- Static Shaq (2002) ... Tracy Flackman (voice)
 2002 13 Moons
Lily
 2000 The Ladies Man
Julie Simmons
 1999 Linc's (TV Series)
Elaine
- Dog Day Afternoon (1999) ... Elaine
 1999 Melrose Place (TV Series)
Jackie Zambrano
- Unpleasantville (1999) ... Jackie Zambrano
- How Amanda Got Her Groove Back (1999) ... Jackie Zambrano
 1998 Mixing Nia
Nia
 1996 Lush Life (TV Series)
Margot Hines
- The Not So Lush Rock Star (1996) ... Margot Hines
- The Lush Hex (1996) ... Margot Hines
- The Lush Ex-Posures (1996) ... Margot Hines
- First Lush Date (1996) ... Margot Hines
- The Dead Lush Artist (1996) ... Margot Hines
 1990-1996 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series)
Hilary Banks
- I, Done: Part 2 (1996) ... Hilary Banks
- I, Done: Part 1 (1996) ... Hilary Banks
- Eye, Tooth (1996) ... Hilary Banks
- I, Stank Hole in One (1996) ... Hilary Banks
- I, Stank Horse (1996) ... Hilary Banks
 1996 Gulliver's Travels (TV Mini Series)
Lady-in-Waiting
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Lady-in-Waiting
 1995 The John Larroquette Show (TV Series)
Annie
- Several Unusual Love Stories (1995) ... Annie
 1995 Major Payne
Emily Walburn
 1992 Out All Night (TV Series)
Hilary Banks
- The Great Pretender (1992) ... Hilary Banks
 1992 Class Act
Ellen
 1992 Blossom (TV Series)
Hilary Banks
- Wake Up Little Suzy (1992) ... Hilary Banks
 1988 Death Spa
Brooke
 1988 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Lynette
- Roughhouse (1988) ... Lynette
 1988 Hunter (TV Series)
Elizabeth Childs
- Renegade (1988) ... Elizabeth Childs
 1987 The Bronx Zoo (TV Series)
Student #2 / Girl
- The Power of a Lie (1987) ... Student #2
- Changes (1987) ... Girl
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Official Sites:

Sweet Blackberry

Alternate Names:

Karyn Rockwell

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Spouse:

Alexandre Rockwell  (2 children) | See more »

Children:

Lana Rockwell | See more »

Parents:

Louise | Kenneth
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Now runs a non-profit organization dedicated to educating children on the important historic roles of lesser-known Black Americans. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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