Tatyana Marisol Ali (born January 24, 1979, Brooklyn, New York) is an African-American actress and R&B singer. She is known for her role as Ashley Banks on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air."
Tatyana was born to an Afro-Panamanian mother who was a nurse and an Indo-Trindadian father. She has two younger sisters Anastasia and Kimberly.
Tatyana started her career when she was 6 years old, starring on "Sesame Street" as a regular child performer in 1985. She has also appeared on "Star Search" two times. Tatyana starred in the 1987 movie, "Eddie Murphy Raw" as Eddie's sister in a segment. A year later, she starred in "Crocodile Dundee II" as a girl at the park and on the video "Wow, You're a Cartoonist."
Tatyana also starred in a television special called "Wally and the Valentines." She guest-starred on shows such as "The Cosby Show," "A Man Called Hawk," "Getting By," and "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"
After "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"Edit
Tatyana finished up school and attended Harvard University. She graduated in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in political science and African-American studies.
|1987||Eddie Murphy Raw||Eddie's Sister||Sketch Segment|
|1988||Crocodile Dundee II||Park Girl|
|1988||Wow, You're a Cartoonist!||Child Cartoonist|| Short film|
|1997||Fakin' da Funk||Karyn|
|1997||Kiss the Girls||Janell Cross|
|1998||The Clown at Midnight||Monica|
|2001||The Brothers||Cherie Smith|
|2003||National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze||Claire|
|2004||Nora's Hair Salon||Lilleana|
|2005||Back in the Day||Alicia Packer|
|2005||Domino One||Laeticia Richards|
|2006||Glory Road||Tina Malichi|
|2006||A Warm Place||Clair Andrews||Short film|
|2008||Nora's Hair Salon 2: A Cut Above||Lilleana|
|2009||Mother and Child||Maria|
|2010||Locker 13||Lucy||awaiting release|
|2010||The Misguided Adventures of Dating in Hollywood||Troi||pre-production|
|Sesame Street||Tatyana||4 episodes|
|1989||Wally and the Valentines||Jamaica Valentine||TV Special|
|1989||A Man Called Hawk||Michelle||Episode: Life After Death|
|1989||The Cosby Show||Girl||Episode: "Shall We Dance?"|
|The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air||Ashley Banks||148 episodes|
|1993||Getting By||Nicole Alexander||Episode: "Turnabout Dance"|
|1994||Are You Afraid of the Dark?||Laura Turner/Connie Turner||
Episode: "The Tale of the Quicksilver"
|1994||TV's Funniest Families||Host||TV-Special|
|1995||In the House||Ashley Banks||Episode: "Dog Catchers"|
|1996||Living Single||Stephanie James||Episode: "Whatever Happened to Baby Sister?"|
|1996||Kidz in the Wood||Rita||TV-Movie|
|1996||Fall Into Darkness||Sharon McKay||TV-Movie|
|1997||413 Hope St.||Kai||Episode: "Heartbeat"|
|2002||Fastlane||Shelly||Episode: "Girls Own Juice"|
|2003||Half & Half||Olivia||Episode: "The Big Condom-nation Episode"|
|2007||On the Lot||Girl||Episode: 11 Cut to 10 & 10 Directors Compete (Segment: "First Sight")|
|2007–2010||The Young and the Restless||Roxanne|
|Love That Girl!||Tyana Jones||Lead role|