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12 Fresh Prince of Bel Air stars: Where are they now?.. (+Photos)

“Now, this is a story all about how my life got flipped-turned upside down.” That is the opening line from the memorable theme song of the iconic sitcom, The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air. The series revolved around Will Smith, who played a fictionalized version of himself. While living in Philadelphia, he gets into fights at the basketball courts.


His mother sends him to live with his rich aunt and uncle in Bel-Air to avoid similar situations. She wants him to have a better life and get a good education. The street smart and wise-cracking Will, has to adjust to his wealthy relatives’ lifestyle, which clashes with his. The series starred Will Smith, Tatyana Ali, Joseph Marcell, James Avery, Janet Hubert, Alfonso Ribeiro, Daphne Maxwell Reid, Karyn Parsons, Ross Bagley and DJ Jazzy Jeff.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air aired on NBC for six seasons. The series ran from September 10, 1990 to May 20, 1996. Andy Borowitz and Susan Borowitz created the series. Andy received a NAACP Image Award for his work on Fresh Prince. The series is very well known for the opening theme song, “Yo Home To Bel-Air”. The opening theme explains the backstory of how Will ends up knocking on the front door of a gigantic mansion in L.A. The theme song was written and performed by Will Smith. The series was enormously popular and the theme song is still remembered to this day. Recently, there have been rumors of a possible reboot of the series. At the time, the cast became huge celebrities but what happened to these great actors since the end of the series? Some are even bigger Hollywood stars, while others may not be in the spotlight but continue to have great success. Here is a look at the cast of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Where Are They Know? “And I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there, I’ll tell you how I became the Prince of a town called Bel-Air.”

12) Tyra Banks: Jackie Ames


Tyra Banks played the role of Jackie Ames in season four. Will knows her from back in Philadelphia but never stayed in touch with her after he moved to Bel-Air. They meet again at college. Tyra Banks started her career as a supermodel. She appeared on the covers of Vogue, Elle and Seventeen. She was the first African-American to appear on the cover of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. She broke into television with her role on Fresh Prince. She was one of Will’s major love interests. After Fresh Prince, her career skyrocketed. She appeared in films such as, Love & Basketball, Halloween: Resurrection and Coyote Ugly. She is the judge, hostess and executive producer for the reality series,America’s Next Top Model. She also hosted her own talk show, The Tyra Banks Show, which won two Daytime Emmy Awards. Tyra also wrote a novel, Modelland, which is based on her time as model. The novel was a New York Times Best Seller.



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