Tatyana Ali, born January 24, 1979 in Atlanta (Georgia), is an American actress, model and R&B singer native to the Caribbean.
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She was best known for her childhood role as Ashley Banks in the NBC sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Her mother, Sonia Edia, is from Panamanian origin (paname) and her father, Ali Sheriff, is an Indian native of Trinidad and Tobago Island. Tatiana is fluent in Spanish and English. 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) alongside Herbie Hancock. At the age of seven, she won a TV contest on two occasions.At age 11 Tatyana moved from New York to Los Angeles to establish her career and got her breakthrough rolenot long afterwards as Will Smith's cousin, Ashley Banks inThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990). The public saw her remarkable growth in her singing career as she launched her first album Kiss the sky, which was released in 1999. Besides singing, Tatyana also starred in major movies such as Crocodile Dundee II (1988) and Eddie Murphy’s Raw (1987). Since then, she has had large roles in two movies, Fall into Darkness (1996) and Fakin' Da Funk (1997).She went to Harvard and graduated with a degree in Anthropology in June 2002
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