Born Jan. 24, 1979 in New York City, NY to Afro-Latino and Trinidadian parents, Tatyana Marisol Ali got her first taste of fame when she begged her mother to take her to an audition for "Sesame Street" (PBS, 1969- ). Already a gifted songbird by the age of four, Ali's vocal talents made her a born performer and scene stealer. Thanks to her Panamanian-born mother's influence, Ali grew up speaking both English and Spanish, remaining fluent in both into adulthood.
Ali made her first major debut on stage opposite James Earl Jones in the 1985 Broadway production of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Fences." This soon led to Ali getting her first big break on television in an episode... Continue Bio >>
Tatyana Ali #LightSkinnedGirls I felt being included in Light Skinned Girls was appropriate because colorism affects ALL women of color. I don't consider myself light skinned, but I am in an industry that has tried to lighten my skin and eyes in publications and promotional materials because they thought it would make me more attractive. I hoped to convey that separating sisters of color from one another is not just divisive, but more importantly, it weakens us when we should be natural allies, working together to achieve more for ourselves, our families and our communities. People who are mad because they think I think I'm light skinned only prove how endemic these tired boundaries truly are. My baby sister's lighter than a brown paper bag, so is my grandmother. My mom is dark skinned and I'm somewhere in between. All of these women are me, and I am them. <a href="http://www.voice-online.co.uk/article/tatyana-ali-considered-light-skinned" target="_blank">http://www.voice-online.co.uk/article/tatyana-ali-considered-light-skinned</a>
'Tatyana Ali is considered light-skinned?' BLACK WOMEN on Twitter have erupted with disbelief over the appearance of Fresh Prince star Tatyana Ali in a documentary exploring what it’s like to be a light-skinned person. Wednesday 21st of January 2015 10:03:34 PM
Tatyana Ali More and more I find that I really just want to work on meaningful projects with people I like and admire. Im not sure I care what part I play. I just want to add my energy to things that matter. I want to share this incredible song and music video I had the great chance to work on. You can find them at <a href="http://www.facebook.com/meandmrcassidy." target="_blank">http://www.facebook.com/meandmrcassidy.</a> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiU946_8taY Shout out to @michaelturchart
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