is a sophomore at Harvard University majoring in government and Afro American Studies. She is best known for the six years she played the younger sister on the NBC-TV series The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
starring Will Smith
. Born of a Trinidadian East India father and a Panamanian mother, Ali studied acting, singing, and dancing as a child in New York. Her early stage experience included the Broadway production of the dramatic August Wilson play Fences
. At age seven, she appeared on the syndicated television show Star Search
where her vocal talents led her to victory in two rounds. Ali has co-starred in the comedy Jawbreaker
and has guest starred on several television shows including 413 Hope Street
, In the House
and Living Single
as well as the TV movies Fall Into Darkness
and Foster's Last Trip
. She is also an international pop singer having recorded the album Kiss the Sky
, a modern R & B journey, released on the MJJ Music label.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
Tatyana Ali Facts
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