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About Tatyana


Tatyana Marisol Ali was born on January 24, 1979 in Brooklyn, NY. She is 1/2 Panamanian black and 1/2 Trinidadian. She has 2 sisters, Kimberly and Anastasia who are both younger. Tatyana started her acting career in Sesame Street when she was just four years old. Her main acting role from which most people recognise her, was Ashley Banks in The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air. She sang on several episodes of the show and was eventually persuaded by her co-star Will Smith to take music seriously and release an album. Tatyana has appeared in many films and TV shows and sang twice on Star Search when she was seven. Tatyana and her family moved to Hollywood in 1990 so she could film The Fresh Prince. She had a three year relationship with Jonathon Brandis from Seaquest but ended it last year as she had to concentrate on her music and Tatyana began as a freshman at Harvard University in September. She says she will be able to manage being a full time student and her music career which some people doubt, but she attended high school the whole time she was in The Fresh Prince.

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