Tatyana Ali Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Shadiya Ahammad
Feb 08, 2024 By Shadiya Ahammad
Originally Published on Feb 10, 2023
Edited by Shadiya Ahammad
Tatyana Ali is most remembered for her role in 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'.
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About Tatyana Ali

Tatyana Marisol Ali is an American actress and singer.

Born in New York City, Tatyana Ali was just six years old when she began her successful acting career. The debut role of the American actress was on 'Sesame Street'.

Ali shot to fame after being cast in the role of Ashley Banks on 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' alongside Will Smith. Apart from her acting career, she also has also had a successful music career, with her album 'Kiss The Sky' being certified gold. She is also known for her roles on the famed soap opera 'The Young And The Restless' and the comedy series 'Second Generation Wayans'. Continue reading to learn some more interesting facts about the talented daughter of Sheriff and Sonia Ali.

Tatyana Ali Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Tatyana Ali's net worth?

Tatyana Ali has an estimated net worth of around $4 million, thanks to her flourishing career as an actress and musician.

How much does Tatyana Ali earn per year?

Tatyana Ali earns around $300,000 annually from her various projects as an actress and singer. The amount varies yearly depending on the projects she takes on.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Tatyana Ali?

Tatyana Ali is 5 ft 3 in (162 cm) tall.

How old is Tatyana Ali?

Tatyana Ali is 43 years old as of early January 2023.

Childhood And Education

Tatyana Marisol Ali was born on January 24, 1979, in the North Bellmore area of New York City, United States of America. Her parents are Sheriff Ali, a retired police officer, and Sonia Ali, a nurse. Tatyana Ali grew up with two sisters - Anastasia N. Ali and Kimberly Ali. She got her first acting job quite early, at only six years old, when she joined PBS's popular children's show 'Sesame Street' as a regular cast member.

She also took part in the entertainment variety show 'Star Seach', in which she displayed her musical talent and won twice. Her family shifted to Los Angeles early on to help her pursue her acting career. During that time, she attended The Buckley School and Marymount High School, after which she was admitted into the prestigious Harvard University. She graduated in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in African-American Studies and Government, as well as Anthropology.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Tatyana Ali's partner?

Tatyana Ali married Stanford University Assistant Professor Vaughn Rasberry on July 17, 2016, in Beverly Hills. The couple has two sons together- Edward Aszard Rasberry and Alejandro Vaughn Rasberry.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

After appearing on 'Sesame Street', Tatyana Ali appeared in 'A Man Called Hawk' and 'The Cosby Show' before landing her big break on 'The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air', on which she played Ashley Banks. Ali was part of the main cast and played the youngest daughter of the Banks family and Will Smith's cousin on the show. 'The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air' achieved great success, and Tatyana Ali, alongside her co-stars, became a household name all across the world.

Ali played the role of Ashley Banks throughout the show's run, from 1990-1996, during which she also showcased her musical talent. With the encouragement of Will Smith, she began to work toward building a musical career for herself and released her debut album 'Kiss The Sky' in 1998. The album received gold certification just months after its release, and she went on to release many hit singles afterward, including 'Daydreamin', 'Everytime', and 'Boy You Knock Me Out'. The latter is her biggest hit to date. Tatyana Ali also sang the title song for the indie film 'Rockin' Meera' titled 'Sunny Valentine', and she has also collaborated with many other artists on their albums and performed at music festivals and concerts.

She also performed the song 'Yes We Can' in 2008 as part of Barack Obama's presidential campaign. She acted as a spokesperson for the future president and toured the country to head and encourage voter registration at colleges. 'Kiss The Sky' has been her only album released so far, alongside four singles and her 2014 extended play record 'Hello'. Since then, she has been focusing on her acting career and occasionally appears in television shows and movies.

Her role on the 'The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air' continues to be her most recognizable role to date. Some of her other notable roles include Ashley Banks in 'In The House' and the recurring role of Roxanne in 'The Young And The Restless'. She was a part of the main cast as Quincy in 'Buppies', Tyana in 'Love That Girl!', and Maya in 'Second Generation Wayans'. In 'Fancy Nancy' she was part of the main cast in a voice role as Mrs. James. She participated in the reality TV show 'RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race' as Chakra 7. While she did not win, she ended up securing the second runner-up position.

What awards has Tatyana Ali won?

Tatyana Ali has won several awards for her work, including the 1991 Young Artist Award - Best Young Actress Starring In A New Television Series, the 1996 Image Award - Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress, and the 1997 YoungStar Award - Best Performance By A Young Actress In A Comedy TV Series.

Some other accolades she has to her name include the 2011 Image Award - Outstanding Actress In A Daytime Drama Series and the 2011 Living Legacy Award from the Caribbean Heritage Organization. She also received the 2012 Image Award- Outstanding Actress In A Daytime Drama Series, the 2013 Image Award - Outstanding Actress In A Daytime Drama Series, and the 2014 Image Award- Outstanding Actress In A Daytime Drama Series. She also has many nominations for various other awards for her outstanding work as an actress.

Tatyana Ali's Hobbies And Interests

Besides acting and singing, Tatyana Ali enjoys swimming, gymnastics, and dancing. She can also speak Spanish fluently and a bit of Hindi.

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162 cm

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Harvard University

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Vaughn Rasberry


Sheriff Ali, Sonia Ali


Anastasia Ali, Kimberly Ali

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Written by Shadiya Ahammad

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Language and Literature, Master of Arts specializing in India and World Literature

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Shadiya AhammadBachelor of Arts specializing in English Language and Literature, Master of Arts specializing in India and World Literature

A skilled writer and content creator with a postgraduate degree in English literature from the University of Calicut, Shadiya has also completed a Master of Arts in World Literature from Widya Dharma University and studied English Language and Literature at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. With her educational background and four years of experience in content writing, Shadiya has developed excellent research, communication, and writing skills, which she brings to her work every day. Her passion for language extends beyond her professional work, as she enjoys studying Arabic and Spanish in her free time.

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