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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was one of the sitcoms of the 1990's. The show was produced between 1990 and 1996 and has a total of six seasons. The series revolves around young "Will" (Will Smith), who moves from West Philadelphia to the fancy neighborhood of Bel-Air after getting in a fight with the wrong people. His unconventional lifestyle often collides with that of his upper-class relatives, who've taken him in: the "Banks" family.
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Will Smith played a fictionalized version of himself, calling himself the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He a teenager from the hood of West Philadelphia, who takes life easy and is not too worried about the future - the complete opposite of his noble and rich relatives.
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Will Smith is one of the most popular actors in Hollywood today, regularly on top of the box office charts with romantic comedies, but also action movies. His mos recent hit movies were 2019's Gemini Man and the third part of the Bad Boys movie series in 2020: Bad Boys For Life. Smith has been married to Jada Pinkett-Smith since 1997 and they have two children. Smith also has a son from his first marriage to Sheree Zampino.
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James Avery played Will Smith's rich uncle "Phil", the head of the "Banks" family, who have taken in the young "Will" and let him live with them in their huge mansion. The "TV Guide" voted his character one of the 50 Best TV Dads of All Time.
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James Avery died in December 2013 from complications during heart surgery. He was 68 years old. After The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air he appeared in many movies and TV series, including a great role on The Closer from 2005 until 2007.
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With the start of season 3, Daphne Maxwell Reid started playing "Vivian Banks", the wife of "Phil" and "Will's" aunt. She took over the role from Janet Hubert-Whitten, who had to leave the cast due to disputes with Will Smith.
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After The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Daphne (now aged 71) starred in the television series Crossing Jordan and Eve and also has been working as a presenter for PBS since 2014. She's been married to actor and director Tim Reid since 1982.
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Tatyana Ali played will's cousin "Ashley Banks". She became famous at a very young age and was a child TV star, even before her role on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, because of her appearances on Sesame Street.
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But Tatyana is not only an exceptionally gifted actress, but also a great singer. After she had already had frequent little musical appearances on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Tatyana released her successful debut album in 1999. Nowadays Tatyana Ali is still working as an actress and also as a singer – both quite successfully! The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was truly a great stepping-stone for her. Ali has been married to her husband Vaughn since 2016 and they have two children.