Tatyana Ali is an American pop singer and actress best known for her prominent role as Ashley Banks in the NBC series The Fresh Prince of Bel-air in 1990 to 1996. She went on to have a number of hit songs including “Blue Friday” with dancer-dancer Idina Menzel and “Happily Ever After” with singer-actor Britney Spears. She is best known for her hair, makeup and nails. She has also gone on to star in several musicals including A Christmas Carol andorman along with having guest spots on several television shows including Saturday Night Fever. She has also had a turn in the movie industry playing a young Jackie Earle Haley in the cult classic Trading Places.
Ali was born in Watts, California and grew up in a home that was part of an integrated family. She has described her childhood as loving, respectful and bold, all traits that are likely to come across well in her acting and singing career. At the age of nine, she was sent away to boarding school, from where she learned how to dance and sing. At the age of 14 she was studying piano in New York City, but when it came time for exams, she decided to drop out and pursue her dream of becoming an American singer.
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After a brief stint in television, Ali moved back to California to join the avant-garde art movement of the late sixties and seventies, performing in concerts and art shows. However, it was in the eighties that she ventured into Hollywood, playing different characters in a number of popular television programs, most notably on The Golden Girls. In the TV show, Ali was played by actress Freida Pinto. This role saw Ali move on to smaller and more personal roles, most notably in the TV series Californians. Though the role did not last long, Pinto left the show after only one season, and Ali has not been seen since.
A new member of the cast of Californians, Tatyana Ali was in the middle of a break from her television appearances when, in her second season, the show was cancelled. Though it was not the show’s fault, there were rumors that the cancellation was due to the pressures placed on the show’s leading star by her bosses at FX. Nevertheless, Ali announced that she would not renew her contract with the network, and moved on to focus on her acting career. A few months later, however, she was back in the limelight and would finally appear on the final season of Californians. It was here that she would play the role of a rebellious fresh Prince, who had been chosen by the head of the opposite sex (that is, the woman he loved) to be the new face of the network. Though fans of the show would disagree, many will agree that this change was a positive change for the character.
A role as a fresh prince, though it may have appeared to the audience as simply an extension of the previous role of Will Bailey, allowed Ali to establish a unique and interesting persona on her own. After leaving Californians, a role on another popular television series would help her build upon her impressive acting career and would solidify her reputation as one of the best actresses out there today. In turn, this solidified her place in Hollywood. This lead to other prominent roles, such as those on Bette Midler’s Gossip Girl, and Amy Grant’s Mom. The latter two roles Ali has played made her well-known and have enabled her to build a name for herself in the acting business.
For those who are unfamiliar with Ali’s career, she began playing the role of Janie in their Affinity Show and went on to play the role of Jasmine in the hit animated film Finding Nemo, before landing a role in the groundbreaking biopic of chronicler Oralegitis. After the first film, everyone knew who Tatyana Ali was, and everyone wanted to see what happened to her after the role of Jasmine. The subsequent four films in which she has been involved have all been box-office successes, proving that age is no barrier to success when it comes to playing the role of a true Hollywood actresses. For many fans of the genre, we owe Tatyana Ali so much. Not only did she allow us to watch an original young female protagonist, but we get to watch her grow and learn, while doing it all the while looking absolutely fantastic! She is certainly a true Hollywood Princess and has brought grace to our entertainment.