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April 14, 2020

Tatyana Ali, Who Played Ashley in 'Fresh Prince,' Is Now 41 and Looks Unrecognizable

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Tatyana Ali got her acting break in the television sitcom "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." Twenty four years after the end of the show, she looks completely different in a video with her son.

Tatyana Ali has changed a lot over the years. In a recent post on her Instagram page, the 41-year-old looked different when compared to the little girl that appeared on the show.

While speaking in the video, Ali shared information about a charity organization, "March of Dimes," which she works with. She explained that the charity's annual #Marchforbabies program was going virtual due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Actress Tatyana Ali visits the SiriusXM studios in New York City on November 20, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images

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"March of Dimes" is an organization that supports the fight for the health of pregnant women, babies, and families. Tatyana shot the clip wearing a colorful top while holding her son, Alejandro.

Ali welcomed Alejandro on August 15, 2019, with her husband, Dr Vaughn Rasberry. While sharing the news last year, the new mother said that she and her husband were joyful about the latest addition to their family.

Alejandro isn't only the second child of the couple; he also doubles as the second son. Rasberry and his wife welcomed their first son, Edward Aszard, a few months after their wedding in 2016.

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Ali's fame as a child actor rose after acting alongside co-stars Will Smith and Alfonso Ribeiro from "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." In an interview, the mother of two revealed that the famous actors from the show were like big brothers to her. This claim was backed up with actions.

Following the release of Will Smith's "Aladdin" in 2019, Tatyana and Alfonso showed up to support their former co-star at the premiere of the movie.

Ali was awarded the Living Legacy Award from the Caribbean Heritage Organization in Los Angeles.

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When Ali announced the birth of her son last year, Ribeiro took to the actress's Instagram to congratulate her. He commented, "Congrats sis" on the photo posted.

After the final episode of "Fresh Prince" aired in 1996, Ali went on to explore other aspects of entertainment. The actress simply expanded her horizons from acting to singing. 

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In 1998, she released her album "Kiss the Sky," and by the next year, it had been certified gold. Ali later recorded a track "Who Am I" with Will Smith.

Her most significant record, "Boy You Knock Me Out" reached number three spot on the UK music Chart. Apart from her short-lived music career, Ali didn't give up on acting either.

In 1999, she appeared in a movie titled "Jawbreaker" alongside Rose McGowan and Judy Greer. Later that year, she worked in another film which was titled "The Clown at Midnight."

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Two years after that, Tatyana joined Shemar Moore and Gabrielle Union on the screen for "The Brothers." She later starred in a 2006 film "Glory Road" alongside Josh Lucas and Austin Nichols. 

Her most recent acting appearances include her roles on the TV show "Buppies" and the soap opera "The Young and the Restless."

Throughout her acting career, Ali has received several nominations, awards, and recognition. In 2011, she was awarded the Living Legacy Award from the Caribbean Heritage Organization in Los Angeles.

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