Tatyana Ali

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Tatyana Ali
Birth name Tatyana Marisol Ali
Born January 24, 1979 in Long Island, New York, USA
Sometimes credited as Tatyana M. Ali
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes



Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
(credited as Tatyana M. Ali)
Ashley Banks 1990–1996 1 2 3 4 5 6
Love That Girl! Tyana Jones 2010–2012 1 2 3
Second Generation Wayans Maya 2013 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The Cosby Show
(credited as Tatyana M. Ali)
6x07 - Shall We Dance? November 2, 1989
In the House
(credited as Tatyana M. Ali)
Ashley Banks 2x01 - Dog Catchers September 18, 1995
Living Single
(credited as Tatyana M. Ali)
Stephanie James 3x25 - Whatever Happened to Baby Sister? April 25, 1996
Fastlane Shelly 1x02 - Girls Own Juice September 25, 2002
Half & Half Olivia 1x13 - The Big Condom-nation Episode February 3, 2003


Series Year(s) Credit Season(s)
Love That Girl! 2010 –2012 Producer

Awards and Accolades

NAACP Image Awards

(4 Wins in 10 Nominations)


"Daydreaming" (#6 pop, 1998)


  • Is of Afro-Panamanian and Indo-Trinidadian descent
  • Her father, Sheriff Ali is a retired police officer from Trinidad and her mother, Sonia worked as a nurse
  • Has two younger sister, Kimberly and Anastasia
  • Began singing at the age of 4
  • Was a "Junior Vocalist Champion" on "Star Search" in 1987
  • Released her debut album, "Kiss The Sky" in 1998
  • Graduated from Marymount High School in Los Angeles, California
  • Graduated from Harvard University in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in African-American Studies and Government
  • Was a spokesperson for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign
  • Dated Jonathan Brandis from 1996 to 1999
  • Has been married to Dr. Vaughn Rasberry, who is an assistant professor of English at Stanford University since 2016; they have two sons: Edward (born in 2016) and Alejandro (born in 2019)