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Here's What The Cast Of "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air" Looks Like Now

Still chillin' out, maxin', and relaxin' all cool, 24 years later.

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Will Smith as Will "The Fresh Prince" Smith

Fun Fact: In an interview, Will Smith alleged that he had the option to name his own character and that his co-star, Alfonso Ribeiro, advised him to name the character after himself because he predicted that people would be calling him by that character's name "for the rest of his life."


Karyn Parsons as Hilary Banks

Fun Fact: In an interview, Parsons claimed that the cast kept a collective diary in one of the drawers of the kitchen island on the set of the show. It was filled with notes and "silly poetry," and she kept the diary when the show ended. It has gained a greater significance for her since the passing of James Avery.

DJ Jazzy Jeff as Jazz

Fun Fact: DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince (Will Smith) were nominated for Best Rap Performance at the Grammys in 1989, the very first year that awards in that genre were offered.

James Avery as Philip Banks

Fun Fact: James Avery was also a reputable voice actor, having played Shredder in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon as well as James "Rhodey" Rhodes in the animated Iron Man television series. Avery passed away in December 2013 due to complications from a heart surgery. He was 68.

Tatyana M. Ali as Ashley Banks

Fun Fact: Tatyana Ali, in addition to being an actor, is a singer, a graduate of Harvard, and a self-proclaimed activist due to her involvement in the Obama campaign. She's also a three-time NAACP Image Award winner.