- On why she volunteered to support the Barack Obama campaign. She graduated from Marymount High School in Los Angeles, California. Birthplace Brooklyn, NY . Most Popular. (July 17, 2016) Married her boyfriend of two years, Dr. Vaughn Rasberry, an assistant professor of English at Stanford University, in Beverly Hills, California, following a 4-month-long engagement. - On Awards in show business, College was my opportunity to be around my peers, which you don't get to do when you're a child actor. Popularity . Tatyana Ali: Age(40), Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity. It's not as much about trying to tell a story as it is creating images. (On being a role model), "I was only eleven when we filmed the pilot. She performed the title song "Sunny Valentine" along with Terrence Quaites for the indie film Rockin' Meera in 2005. It took a couple weeks before anyone got the nerve to talk to me and word got around that I was normal. I didn't really expect anything to come out of it. So in that sense, I found my voice. It took me two weeks to decide to do the tour instead of going right back to school. When she was seven she appeared on Star Search (1983) and won twice, receiving a four-star rating when she appeared for a second time. The next big fight is to get people to come out in the general election against McCain. Our company's mandate, [for] Anastasia and I, is to bring varied content to the urban space-across the board. She later played Roxanne on the soap opera The Young and the Restless. [4][5], In July 2016, Ali sued Warner Bros claiming that the company stole her idea for the show The Real after she pitched the concept in December 2012. In music, you don't need an award. Tatyana began preparing for her singing career during the last year of the show as she began training her vocal chords, recording demos and publicly performing on television and in various informal live concerts. - On her production company Hazrah entertainment, It's kind of like the Wild West out there, and not just for black Hollywood. I graduated early because I wanted to get back out and do what I like to do. It really wasn't even a choice because of the brainwashing of my parents. I wanted to go to school because I had been in entertainment for so long, I wanted to socialize with people my age. Our first project is a Web series called Buppies, which touches on black Hollywood and has a little bit of a Sex and the City and Entourage vibe. I even lived on campus to get the college experience. I mean, the idea of a rapper being a star on a sitcom just wasn't heard of" (On, I believe in fate, I believe in hard work, and I feel like if I just keep marching, the path will kind of appear before me. If you don't have fun with what you are doing, then it's not worth doing at all. Birth Sign Aquarius. - Her thoughts on Black Hollywood, I found my voice with this album, The Light. A lot of independent study. I really wanted the next album that I did to express who I am. ", Episodes: "The Interview" and "Game Face". That's been a real big benefit. She is now working on her new album, as well as starring in more movies. In 2011, Ali received the Living Legacy Award from the Caribbean Heritage Organization in Los Angeles. I used to get stopped for little interviews and starting meeting people." The musical follows the Mamma Mia concept. On January 24, 1979, Tatyana Marisol Ali was born to Sonia, who was a nurse from Panama, and Sheriff Ali, a retired police officer from Trinidad. I've been in this business for 24 years, so there are a lot of things that I know intuitively. Age 41 years old. Okay, so maybe if you need to know you're doing well, you get an Oscar and you know, well, I'm entertaining people. I'm making an album so I can perform my songs, you know? Tatyana started dating Jonathan Brandis in 1995. If I'm in the position to bring up an incredible writer, director or producer, I'll do it in some way. The 41-year-old tv actress was born in North Bellmore, Long Island, New York. She was on recurring status on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless as Roxanne from 2007 to 2013. In 2002, she earned her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University. [6] The case was dismissed in February 2017. I had five roommates and I still keep in touch with them while I'm on the road. She began her acting career at age six as a child performer on Sesame Street. I like being totally immersed in a world for a few months and living some place for a while and I think this is because of music too, having been on tour with a group of people. 1997: Nominated, Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress –, 2010: Nominated, Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama –, 2011: Nominated, Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series –, 2012: Nominated, Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series –, This page was last edited on 29 October 2020, at 16:24. And I was writing while I was in school. Videos are more like photography. I love being in the studio but no. In a traditional sense, things look bad-there are people out of work, shows aren't going up and a lot of films aren't being made, because of the fear of actors going on strike. Her dad is named Sheriff and her mom is named Sonia. But while I was at school, people would stop me and be like "Are you coming out with a new album? I mean in acting you don't need an award, either, but in film you do your work and then it's sent out to people in theaters all over the place and you have no idea how people feel about what you're doing. In the series' final season, however, Ali performed several songs, and she began to be groomed for her musical debut, the culmination of which was her debut album Kiss The Sky in 1998. Talking about her future. I can never stop singing. Birthday January Jan 24, 1979 . She previously dated Jonathan Brandis. On August 25 she released her album, "Kiss the Sky", and her single, "Daydreamin'". Tatyana Ali is an American actress, singer, and producer who is known for having played some popular roles like Ashley Banks in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Roxanne in The Young and the Restless.Moreover, she has also gained a huge social media fan base with more than 2 million followers on Facebook, more than 800k followers on Instagram, and more than 500k followers on Twitter. In 2013, she co-starred as Maya in the BET comedy Second Generation Wayans, alongside Craig Wayans and Damien Dante Wayans. [12] She and Rasberry married on July 17, 2016, in Beverly Hills, California. - On not falling into the child star trap, Sure, they did, but they also did that to the Latin scholars across the hallway and the number-one math student who was walking down the street. She also appeared in the subsequent music video which garnered coverage on the "What the Buzz" segment of ABC's World News Now. A. Nonymous, Other Works - On being approached in college for being famous, I do get jacked up. She dated television actor Jonathan Brandis from 1995 to 1998. - On her second album The Light, I've been working as a surrogate for his campaign. Hello? I really liked the first one." Tatyana Ali’s age is 41. September 16, 2020 0. Who is Tatyana Ali? In 1985, six-year-old Ali began her acting career as a regular performer on the children's PBS educational program Sesame Street, appearing with jazz great Herbie Hancock in a musical number during her tenure. An album is short-lived and college is four years. Apart from her musical career, Ali continued to land roles in films such as The Brothers, Glory Road, and Nora's Hair Salon (and its sequel), among others. Attended the Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California. You can't let the past dictate the future. This was before I'd even thought about pursuing a record deal" (After her singing performances on the Fresh Prince of Bel Air), "Will never told me he was doing this, but I think he kept distance to let me explore and really feel like it was mine - and not like someone was holding my hand." But it certainly stretched me as an actor. The couple has a son named Edwar… Some of her hobbies are gymnastics, swimming, dancing, and singing. It's about the characters, both women and men, figuring out who they are. She later played Roxanne on the soap opera The Young and the Restless. At age 11 Tatyana moved from New York to Los Angeles to establish her career and not long afterwords got her breakthrough role--Will Smith's cousin, "Ashley Banks", from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990).While filming "The Fresh Prince" she also had interesting side projects, including guest roles in television shows such as The Cosby Show (1984), The All New Mickey Mouse Club (1989) (aka "The Mickey Mouse Club"), Kyno's Storytime (1992), Are You Afraid of the Dark? She starred as Tyana Jones on the TV One original series Love That Girl!, and played a recurring role as Roxanne on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless from 2007 to 2013. Personal Life: Affair, Boyfriend, Husband, Kids. Her performances on "The Fresh Prince" actually helped her build a fan base that anxiously waited for her first album launch. Official Sites, Touring with the "All That and More Music Festival" [1999], Started in showbiz at the age of four-and-a-half on the classic children's show. Tatyana Marisol Aliis the daughter of Sonia and Sheriff Ali. Since the Iowa caucuses, I've been going to colleges and speaking to students, not just about Obama but about the importance of participating in the process. I'm very interested in politics privately, but I think that each individual should be politically active. She starred as Tyana Jones on the TV One original series Love That Girl!, and played a recurring role as Roxanne on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless from 2007 to 2013. [8] She traveled the United States as a spokesperson for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, and headed voter registration drives at college campuses.[9][10]. - On making Glory Road. Learn about Tatyana Ali: her birthday, what she did before fame, her family life, fun trivia facts, popularity rankings, and more. But I think it's a real fertile time to stake your claim. One of the reasons I did volunteer was because I was pissed at what happened in 2000 and in 2004. 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).She went on to perform in many productions in her native city, New York, including the Broadway show "Fences"--with James Earl Jones and, later, Billy Dee Williams--and the off-Broadway show "Orfeo del Campo". Tatyana Ali is a reputed actress and singer mainly remembered for the NBC sitcom titled The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. She went to Sherman Oaks, California’s The Buckley School and later attended Marymount School. I needed to be hands-on and help, so I signed up to volunteer. I am grateful to all my family for all the support and sacrifices over the years. Tatyana Ali is a well-recognized actress and singer from the USA. I can say I did it. And my character experiences a lot of violence and gets caught up in a situation where she has to fight for her life. On January 24, 1979, Tatyana Marisol Ali was born to Sonia, who was a nurse from Panama, and Sheriff Ali, a retired police officer from Trinidad. In January 2014, Ali released an EP titled Hello, whose first single was "Wait For It," which she performed on The Arsenio Hall Show on February 4, 2014. I'm used to being part of an ensemble. In 2016, Tatyana Ali got married to Vaughn Rasberry. She made her breakthrough in 1990 when she was cast as Ashley Banks on the television sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, a role she played throughout the series' entire run, from 1990 to 1996. Tune in bio. Before high school ended, I started applying to college. It was weird at first because I think everyone thought maybe that I thought I was some sort of diva. It was certified gold in early 1999, mere months after its release, and spawned the Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins-produced hit single "Daydreamin'," released July 21, 1998, which peaked at No. She has also guest-starred in several sitcoms, including In the House (1995), and had a cameo role in the film Kiss the Girls (1997).