Tatyana Marisol Ali was born on 24 January 1979, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, of Indo-Trinidadian(father) and Afro-Panamanian(mother) ancestry. She is an actress, model and singer, but probably best known for playing several roles in popular TV sitcoms.
So just how rich is Tatyana Ali? Authoritative sources indicate that Tatyana has an estimated net worth as high as $3 million dollars, as of mid-2016, a sizeable part of which she has earned from her roles in sitcoms such as ‘Love That Girl!’, ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ and ‘The Young and the Restless’. Ali has also added a significant amount of money into her net worth as a model, as well as an R&B singer.
Tatyana Ali Net Worth $3 Million
Tatyana Ali began her career being just five years old, when she appeared in the children’s television series ‘Sesame Street’ created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett. Apparently Ttyana didn’t need a lot of education at this point, as her abilities clearly pointed her in other directions.
One role which has added a decent amount of money to Tatyana Ali’s net worth, was that of Ashley Banks in the family sitcom ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ created by Andy Borowitz and Susan Borowitz. Ali acted in the main cast of the television series from 1990 to 1996, and appeared in more than a hundred and forty episodes.
Tatyana also increased her net worth by appearing in the soap opera ‘The Young and the Restless’ created by William J. Bell, Lee Phillip Bell, from 2007 to 2013. Additionally, from 2010 until 2012 she landed the leading role in the sitcom ‘Love That Girl’ created by Bentley Kyle Evans.
Other television roles include appearances in the television special programs ‘Wally and the Valentines’ in 1989, ‘TV’s Funniest Families’ in 1994 and a number of single appearances in episodes of the television series ‘A Man Called Hawk’, ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’, ‘Living Single’, ‘413 Hope St.’, ‘On the Lot’ among others.
In addition to being a television actress Ali has appeared on the big screen in the films ‘’Crocodile” Dundee II’ (1988) produced and directed by John Cornell, ‘Fakin’ Da Funk’ (1997) written and directed by Tim Chey, ‘Kiss the Girls’ (1997) directed by Gary Fleder and some smaller roles in other films, but then appearing in the main cast of the film ‘The Clown at Midnight’ (1998) directed by Jean Pellerin,
Beginning in late 1998, Tatyana took a break from her professional life, and enrolled at Harvard University, from where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in African-American studies and government in 2002.
Ali resumed her career, and added to her net worth by starring in ‘National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze’ (2003) directed by the brothers David and Scott Hillenbrand, ‘Nora’s Hair Salon 2: A Cut Above’ (2008) directed by Jill Maxcy, ‘Hotel California’ (2008) directed by Geo Santini, ‘Dysfunctional Friends’ (2012) directed by Corey Grant and ‘Locker 13’ (2014) directed by Bruce Dellis, George Huang.
As an outstanding actress she has won the NAACP Image Awards three times, Young Artist Award, Young Star Award and others plus a number of nominations.
Tatyana Ali has added much to her net worth as a singer, too. She has released one album ‘Kiss the Sky’ (1998) and three singles. After a considerable wait, Tatyana released the EP entitled ‘Hello’ in 2014.
In her personal life, Tatyana was in a long-term relationship with actor Jonathan Brandis, but he took his own life in 2003. Tatyana married Stanford University professor Vaughn Rasberry in July 2016 – they are apparently infanticipating!
Attended The Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California.
Graduated from Harvard University in June 2002 with a degree in Afro-American history and government.
Mother is Afro-Panamanian; father is from Trinidad of East Indian descent.
Appeared on Star Search (1983) in 1987 and was Junior Vocalist Champion.
Started in showbiz at the age of four-and-a-half on the classic children's show Sesame Street (1969), most notably when she said her name into a C.M. I. Fairlight synthesizer that was being played by Herbie Hancock.
Touring with the "All That and More Music Festival" 
Appeared on Star Search (1983), beating her opponents several times.
I actually studied political studies and Afro-American studies in school, which was my major. I'm very interested in politics privately, but I think that each individual should be politically active. It's really important because politics affects your everyday life; it affects how much we pay for gas. Hello? Those are the things you're voting for in the booth, and I think people forget that. The next big fight is to get people to come out in the general election against McCain.
Just because people have done us wrong doesn't mean we should give up. One of the reasons I did volunteer was because I was pissed at what happened in 2000 and in 2004. It made me cry. I needed to be hands-on and help, so I signed up to volunteer. You can't let the past dictate the future. This is a fight worth fighting. - On why she volunteered to support the Barack Obama campaign
I've been working as a surrogate for his campaign. Surrogates can be politicians, actors, musicians or private citizens-anyone who volunteers in the campaign. Since the Iowa caucuses, I've been going to colleges and speaking to students, not just about Obama but about the importance of participating in the process. The notion that one vote doesn't matter really is a lie. - On working on the Barack Obama campaign
I found my voice with this album, The Light. I can never stop singing. Remember, I recorded my first album [1998's Kiss the Sky, MJJ Music] when I was 16, and other people wrote most of the songs. I really wanted the next album that I did to express who I am. And the only way I can do that is to write it myself. So in that sense, I found my voice. - On her second album The Light
It's kind of like the Wild West out there, and not just for black Hollywood. In a traditional sense, things look bad-there are people out of work, shows aren't going up and a lot of films aren't being made, because of the fear of actors going on strike. But I think it's a real fertile time to stake your claim. With things up in the air, it creates new space for people who are trying to break through, business-wise. - Her thoughts on Black Hollywood
I've always wanted to produce. Our company's mandate, [for] Anastasia and I, is to bring varied content to the urban space-across the board. Our first project is a Web series called Buppies, which touches on black Hollywood and has a little bit of a Sex and the City and Entourage vibe. It's about the characters, both women and men, figuring out who they are. - On her production company Hazrah entertainment
It's not my goal. But it certainly stretched me as an actor. That's why there's something about the art itself, and performing, that I truly love. That still drives me. I've been in this business for 24 years, so there are a lot of things that I know intuitively. If I'm in the position to bring up an incredible writer, director or producer, I'll do it in some way. - On evolving as an actress
I do get jacked up. I'm known more for lighter stuff, obviously for comedy, but this is really very dramatic. And my character experiences a lot of violence and gets caught up in a situation where she has to fight for her life. - On making the movie Hotel California
Sure, they did, but they also did that to the Latin scholars across the hallway and the number-one math student who was walking down the street. In Harvard, everybody was extraordinary in the town that they came from. When you get there, nobody is more extraordinary than anyone else. - On being approached in college for being famous
College was my opportunity to be around my peers, which you don't get to do when you're a child actor. And I wanted to be normal and see what else was out there, see what else I was good at. And there are some other things that I'm good at. - On not falling into the child star trap
In music, you don't need an award. I mean in acting you don't need an award, either, but in film you do your work and then it's sent out to people in theaters all over the place and you have no idea how people feel about what you're doing. Okay, so maybe if you need to know you're doing well, you get an Oscar and you know, well, I'm entertaining people. But music, you know if you're entertaining people because they either get up and dance with you or they don't. - On Awards in show business
Why do I have to choose? Sure, I love to record. I love being in the studio but no. I love to sing for people. I'm making an album so I can perform my songs, you know? Shoot, I don't know why do I have to choose?
I'm almost done with it. I started recording it a year ago. I was really scared-even with my first album, I was really hesitant about doing it because at that time JLo hadn't come out yet and an actor turned singer seemed so corny. But while I was at school, people would stop me and be like "Are you coming out with a new album? I really liked the first one." And I was like, "Really? I wanted to." And I was writing while I was in school. I love music. So I started about a year ago. We're almost done.
Right now I prefer film. I like being totally immersed in a world for a few months and living some place for a while and I think this is because of music too, having been on tour with a group of people. I like the intensity of it.
I wanted to go to school because I had been in entertainment for so long, I wanted to socialize with people my age. I wanted to explore other fields and see what else was out there, but after sitting at my computer and being in the library you know that bug kind of. I graduated early because I wanted to get back out and do what I like to do.
I was very blessed to be asked to be a part of it, so subject not even having to do with it, I wanted to do it. - On making Glory Road
I'm doing a play, a musical. The musical follows the Mamma Mia concept. It's my first LA theater project.
I'm going to go to school. It doesn't matter what the outcome is as long as I did it. I can say I did it.
If you don't have fun with what you are doing, then it's not worth doing at all.
Being on Disney, a lot of young people look up to me.
Before high school ended, I started applying to college. It really wasn't even a choice because of the brainwashing of my parents.
I had short hair for a while, but I ended up loving it.
I even lived on campus to get the college experience. I had five roommates and I still keep in touch with them while I'm on the road.
It took me two weeks to decide to do the tour instead of going right back to school. An album is short-lived and college is four years.
When I was 18, I was at the set for my video, and I felt really responsible. I'm used to being part of an ensemble.
Videos are more like photography. It's not as much about trying to tell a story as it is creating images.
Will Smith said if I ever need some help, he was there for me.
I'm very, very good at time management. That's been a real big benefit.
I am grateful to all my family for all the support and sacrifices over the years.
I believe in fate, I believe in hard work, and I feel like if I just keep marching, the path will kind of appear before me. Talking about her future
"Working with Bill Cosby was incredible. That was the show. It was the only show that they filmed in New York, as far as I knew, at that time, and I was lucky to be a part of that" (On being on The Cosby Show (1984)).
"I was only eleven when we filmed the pilot. I didn't really expect anything to come out of it. I mean, the idea of a rapper being a star on a sitcom just wasn't heard of" (On The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)).
"I never set out to be one, but I guess parents like it because I am dedicated to school. With being on Disney, a lot of young people look up to me and I'm becoming more aware of it, especially because of all the responses I get." (On being a role model)
"I found it challenging, but a lot like I expected. A lot of independent study. It was weird at first because I think everyone thought maybe that I thought I was some sort of diva. It took a couple weeks before anyone got the nerve to talk to me and word got around that I was normal. I used to get stopped for little interviews and starting meeting people." (On going to Harvard)
Believe in yourself and your talent 100% and never let anyone discourage you from following your dream.
I always want to entertain people and sing and dance.
"Will never told me he was doing this, but I think he kept distance to let me explore and really feel like it was mine - and not like someone was holding my hand." (On making her album Kiss The Sky)
"After that episode, I would meet people on the street and they'd ask me 'When is your album coming out?' This was before I'd even thought about pursuing a record deal" (After her singing performances on the Fresh Prince of Bel Air)