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Karyn Parsons

Television Actress / Actress / Film Actress / Screenwriter / Voice Actress | * 10/08/1966 (54) | Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
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Karyn Parsons (born October 8, 1966) is an American actress and comedian. She is best known for her role as Hilary Banks on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air from 1990 to 1996. Parsons also starred in the 1995 film Major Payne opposite Damon Wayans, and in The Job (2001-2002) as Toni. ()

Karyn Parsons decided to go into acting at the age of 13. She had her first TV role in the NBC drama The Bronx Zoo (1987), but she made her big break as Will Smith's cousin "Hilary Banks" on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990). During the show's six-year run, she starred in movies such as Class Act (1992) and Major Payne (1995). After The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), she starred in the short-lifted sitcom Lush Life (1996), co-starring Lori Petty, which only lasted three episodes before it was canceled. In 1998, she starred in her first lead role in the award-winning movie Mixing Nia (1998). She guest-starred in TV sitcoms before starring in 13 Moons (2002), in which she met her husband, director Alexandre Rockwell, whom she married in 2003. After their wedding, they had a child and now live in New York.

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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Kids & Family

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Movies with Karyn Parsons as Actress(8)

as Lily2002 13 Moons
as Julie Simmons2000 The Ladies Man
as Nia1998 Mixing Nia
as Emily Walburn1995 Major Payne
as Ellen1992 Class Act
as Brooke1988 Death Spa

TV Shows/Series with Karyn Parsons as Actress(6)

as Lady-in-Waiting2013 Cruel Palace: War of Flowers
as Toni2001 The Job
as Margot Hines1996 Lush Life
as Hilary Banks1990 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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Full Name: Karyn Parsons
Born: Saturday, 10/08 1966 (October) in Hollywood (current age: 54 years + 17 days)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Educated at: Santa Monica High School
Spouses (current/former): Randy Brooks, Alexandre Rockwell
Other names for Karyn Parsons (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Karyn Rockwell"
Karyn Parsons frequently works together with these people:
Beverly Jackson (7x, Actress)
Jeff Pollack (6x, Crew)
Eddie Gorodetsky (6x, Crew)
Samm-Art Williams (5x, Actor)
Gayle Abrams (5x, Crew)
Cheryl Gard (5x, Crew)
Johari Johnson (5x, Actress)
Shannon Gaughan (4x, Crew)
Darryl Sivad (4x, Actor)
Efrem Seeger (4x, Crew)
David Zuckerman (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:53081, Added: 05/17/2018, Last updated: 10/18/2020