Tatyana Ali

by ethnic on February 14, 2008

Birth Name: Tatyana Marisol Ali

Place of Birth: North Bellmore, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 24, 1979

Ethnicity: Indo-Trinidadian, Afro-Panamanian

Tatyana Ali is an American actress, model, and R&B singer. She is known for playing Ashley Banks on the television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Her father, Sheriff Ali, is of East Indian ancestry, from Trinidad and Tobago. Her mother, Sonia, is of Afro-Panamanian heritage. Panamanians are made up of predominantly mixed Amerindian and Spanish ethnicities, otherwise referred to as Mestizo. Ali’s mother is said to be of black Panamanian heritage, according to last.fm.

Ali speaks Spanish fluently, and some Hindi.

Tatyana is married to educator Vaughn Rasberry, with whom she has a son.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

gmillaz March 1, 2016 at 8:08 am

correction; tag Indo-Trinidadian

andrew June 13, 2015 at 3:20 pm

Maybe the text is a bit confusing, East Indian means Indian from India, West Indian can be changed with Afro-Caribbean

Dlxzvs June 13, 2015 at 2:46 pm

Correction; tags Panamanian, Trinidadian

Princess June 12, 2014 at 8:12 pm

She looks more Indian than Black.

midori29 January 29, 2018 at 5:16 am

@Princess she definitey looks more black. Her face is African but her hair is Indian influenced jet black hair.

neiltennant April 1, 2014 at 1:19 pm

she has become so ugly

she was so cute when she was in the fresh prince show
i got a crush on her when i was 10

WTF June 5, 2014 at 7:26 pm

stfu she’s still pretty

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