Fast Facts

  • Appeared on the television talent showcase Star Search at the age of 7.
  • With the help of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air co-star Will Smith, released her debut album Kiss the Sky in 1998.
  • Toured worldwide with *NSYNC and The Backstreet Boys.
  • Was a spokesperson for the Millennium Momentum Foundation, an organization dedicated to funding youth education.
  • Won back-to-back NAACP Image Awards in 2011 and 2012 for her work on The Young and the Restless.
  • Hosted the United Negro College Fund's nationwide Empower Me tour in 2010.


  • Sonia — Mother
  • Kimberly Natasha Ali — Sister
  • Sheriff Ali — Father
  • Jonathan Brandis — Ex-significant Other
  • Anastasia Ali — Sister


  • Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States (BA in African American Studies and Government, 2002)

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  • Birth Name: Tatyana Marisol Ali
  • Birth Place: North Bellmore, New York, United States
  • Birthday: January 24, 1979, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor, Singer
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