Ali, Tatyana 1979- (Tatyana M. Ali)

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Ali, Tatyana 1979- (Tatyana M. Ali)


Full name, Tatyana Marisol Ali; born January 24, 1979, in North Bellmore, NY; daughter of Sheriff (a police detective) and Sonia (a nurse) Ali. Education: Harvard University, undergraduate degree, Afro-American history and government, 2002. Avocational Interests: Gymnastics, singing, dancing, and swimming.


Agent—Innovative Artists, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401. Manager—The Coalition, 9100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 520E, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Actress and singer. Toured with All That and More Music Festival, 1999; March of Dimes, spokesperson.

Awards, Honors:

Young Artist Award, best young actress starring in a new television series, 1991, Young Artist Award nominations, outstanding young comedienne in a television series, 1992, 1993, best youth comedienne, 1994, and best performance—young actress in a television comedy series, 1995, Image Award, outstanding youth actress, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1996, Image Award nomination, outstanding youth actress, 1997, and YoungStar Award, best performance by a young actress in a television comedy series, 1997, all for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air; Young Artist Award nomination, best performance by a young actress in a television comedy series, 1995, for Name Your Adventure.


Film Appearances:

Eddie's sister, Eddie Murphy Raw (also known as Raw and Raw: The Concert Movie), Paramount, 1987.

Park girl, Crocodile Dundee II, Paramount, 1988.

Child cartoonist, Wow, You're a Cartoonist!, 1988.

(As Tatyana M. Ali) Janell Cross, Kiss the Girls, Paramount, 1997.

Karyn, Fakin da Funk, 1997.

Monica, The Clown at Midnight, Hallmark Entertainment, 1998.

Brenda, Jawbreaker, Columbia TriStar, 1999.

Latifa, Brother, Sony Picture Classics, 2000.

Cherie Smith, The Brothers, Screen Gems, 2001.

Claire, National Lampoon Presents "Dorm Daze" (also known as Dorm Daze and National Lampoon's "Dorm Daze"), Hill & Brand Entertainment, 2003.

Lilleana, Nora's Hair Salon, DEJ Productions, 2004.

Laeticia Richards, Domino One (also known as D-One and D.1), DEJ Productions, 2005.

Cynthia, The List, Shoreline Entertainment, 2006.

Tina Malichi, Glory Road, Buena Vista, 2006.

Lilliana, Nora's Hair Salon II, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2007.

Talia, Privileged, 2007.

Jessie, Hotel California, 2008.

Television Appearances; Series:

(As Tatyana M. Ali) Ashley Banks, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, NBC, 1990-96.

Cohost, Brains and Brawn, NBC, 1993.

Contributing host, Name Your Adventure, NBC, 1994-95.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(As Tatyana M. Ali) Rita, Kidz in the Wood, NBC, 1994.

(As Tatyana M. Ali) Sharon McKay, Fall into Darkness, NBC, 1996.

Alicia Packer, Back in the Day, Black Entertainment Television, 2005.

Also appeared in Mr. Foster's Field Trip.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Jamaica Valentine, Wally and the Valentines, NBC, 1989.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Ramona, The Jaleel White Special, ABC, 1992.

Presenter, Kids Choice Awards, 1992.

Presenter, The Nickelodeon's 6th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 1992.

The 26th Annual NAACP Image Awards, 1994.

Presenter, 7th Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, 1994.

Countdown to Christmas, NBC, 1994.

TV's Funniest Families, PAX, 1994.

26th NAACP Image Awards, NBC, 1994.

1995 NBA All-Star Stay in School Celebration, 1995.

Presenter, The 22nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, 1995.

Presenter, 8th Annual Kids Choice Awards, 1995.

Cohost, TV Funniest Families 2: The Kids, PAX-TV, 1995.

The 1998 Billboard Music Awards, Fox, 1998.

1998 MTV Video Music Awards, MTV, 1998.

Holidays in Concert, Disney Channel, 1998.

The 1999 Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 1999.

Presenter, The 26th Annual American Music Awards, ABC, 1999.

Presenter, 30th NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 1999.

Scenes by the Sea: Takeshi Kitano, 2000.

The Great American Celebrity Spelling Bee, Fox, 2004.

100 Greatest Kid Stars, VH1, 2005.

BET Awards 2005, Black Entertainment Television, 2005.

Tina Malichi, Starz Special: On the Set of "Glory Road," Starz, 2006.

Also appeared in Sports Illustrated for Kids Olympic Special.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Michelle, "Life After Death," A Man Called Hawk, 1989.

(As Tatyana M. Ali) Girl, "Shall We Dance?," The Cosby Show, NBC, 1989.

Star Search, syndicated, 1987.

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?, Fox, 1991.

Nicole Alexander, "Turnabout Dance," Getting By, 1993.

Laura and Connie, "The Tale of the Quicksilver," Are You Afraid of the Dark? Nickelodeon, 1994.

Ashley Banks, "Dog Catchers," In the House, UPN, 1995.

Stephanie James, "Whatever Happened to Baby Sister?," Living Single (also known as My Girls), Fox, 1996.

Kai, "Heartbeat," 413 Hope Street, Fox, 1997.

The Famous Jett Jackson, Disney Channel, 1998.

Shelly, "Girls Own Juice," Fastlane, Fox, 2002.

Olivia, "The Big Condom-nation Episode," Half& Half, UPN, 2003.

The Other Half, syndicated, 2003.

"Primetime Princess," Child Star Confidential, E! Entertainment Television, 2006.

Girl in "first sight," "11 Cut to 10 & 10 Directors Compete," On the Lot, Fox, 2007.

Roxanne, The Young and the Restless (also known as Y&R), CBS, 2007.

Cynthia, The List, ABC Family, 2007.

Also appeared as Tatyana, Sesame Street (also known as Open Sesame, Sesame Street Unpaved, and The New Sesame Street), PBS; in Showbiz Today, CNN; All My Children, ABC; Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, syndicated; Mickey Mouse Club; Kino's Storytime.

Stage Appearances:

Understudy Raynell, Fences, 46th Street Theatre, New York City, 1987-88.

Also appeared in Orfeo del Campo, off-Broadway production; Sugar Hill.



Kiss the Sky, MJJ Music/Columbia, 1998.

Music Videos:

Appeared in Nick Cannon's "Can I Live"; Tevin Campbell's "Goodbye."

Taped Readings:

Read Inspired By The Bible Experience.



Billboard, September 12, 1998, p. 118.

Jet, November 23, 1998, p. 24.

People Weekly, July 8, 1996, p. 61; September 2, 1996, p. 37; January 23, 2006, p. 92.

Teen People, February, 1999, p. 77.