Friday, 8 July 2011

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

In 2005, Will Smith aka ( The Fresh Prince) was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records for attending a record breaking three premieres in a 24-hour time span. Smith starred in the film I Am Legend,  its opening was the largest ever for a film released in the United States during December.  Smith is currently developing a film entitled The Last Pharaoh, in which he will star as Taharqa.
President Barack Obama has stated that if a film were to ever be made about his life, he would have Smith play his part, because "he has the ears".  He is currently filming Men in Black III for a 2012 release playing Agent J one of his more popular earlier roles, making this his first major starring role in four years.

Alfonso Ribeiro aka ( Carlton Banks ) starred in LL Cool J's show In the House and  host Your Big Break. In 1997, he performed the voice of Roland Jackson in Extreme Ghostbusters. He has also appeared in Smith's "Wild Wild West" video  and made  a cameo for the Fergie music video "Glamorous".
Beginning in August 2006, Ribeiro was a contestant on Fox's new reality show Celebrity Duets, he also participated in the Mario Lemieux Celebrity Invitational to benefit cancer research. In 2008, Ribeiro hosted Nick At Nite's. Most recently Ribeiro was a featured performer aboard the Disney Cruise Line ship. Ribeiro directed episodes of  All of Us, He is currently hosting his first game show, GSN's Catch-21.

James Avery aka (Uncle Phil) often plays characters in legal or high-level professional fields. In addition to his fame in sitcoms, he did voice acting for many animated series, most notably the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series and Iron Man in the 1990s.
He also performed in the single season production of Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys. He has been the primary host of Going Places, a popular travel and adventure series on PBS. He also guest starred in That '70s Show, CSI,  The Closer, That's So Raven and  My Wife and Kids. He was cast in the new sitcom Sherri, starring Sherri Shepherd playing her father.

 Karyn Parsons aka ( Hilary Banks ) co-created, co-produced and co-starred in the sitcom Lush Life. In 2001, she starred in the critically acclaimed The Job with Denis Leary. Besides television, Parsons has also starred in several films, particularly in comedies such as Late Nights, Major Payne and The Ladies Man. Parsons' current project is Sweet Blackberry, producing a line of animated films about unsung black heroes. The first in the series is about Henry Box Brown.

Daphne Maxwell Reid aka (Vivian Banks ) has starred in many shows which include Sister Sister,  In the House, Linc's, Crossing Jordan, Slavery and the Making of America and her most recent television appearances were in the recurring role as JT's mother, Frances Hunter, on the UPN sitcom Eve.

In the final season of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1995–1996, Tatyana Ali (Ashley Banks)debut album peaked at 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and on the UK Singles Chart. The album spawned two further UK hits, she made an appearance in Smith's album Willennium for the track "Who Am I" with MC Lyte. Along with her musical career, Tatyana kept acting in many films. In 2005, she completed work on the film Glory Road. She also appeared in the subsequent music video which gained coverage on the "What the Buzz" segment of ABC’s World News Now.
She is currently preparing to release her second album, the album is titled "The Light".
She is also producing and starring in the BET web show, Buppies. She is currently on recurring status on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless as Roxanne. Ali currently can be seen in the show, Love That Girl! on TV One as the lead character.

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