Fresh Prince Reunion

It was great to see the cast from one of our favourite shows reunite yesterday.  It’s been more than 20 years since the show last was filmed.  But the entertaining comedy which made Will Smith a household name still gets aired today, with a whole new generation loving the antics of the Fresh prince of Bel Air.

Alfonso Riberio who played Carlton commented on his instagram post

“Always amazing to spend an afternoon with my Fresh Prince family. Wishing that James Avery was still with us to make this complete.”

James Avery (Uncle Phil) Sadly died in 2013 at 68.  Uncle Phil was one of the most popular characters in the show and was always telling off Will.  They appeared in one of the most touching scenes in the show where Will discusses his absent father.

Rumours of a reunion show have been sparked but the reason they had been altogether was because the cast had been bought as part of a celebrity auction to raise money for charity

Fresh Prince reunion

Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv), Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey) Alfonso Riberio(Carlton) Tatyana Ali (Ashley), Karyn Parsons (Hilary), Will Smith

Where are they now…..

Alfonso Ribero

  • Played Carlton Banks in the series, Will’s perfectionist cousin
  • Alfonso has continued to act but is better known as host. He currently hosts ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos
  • Alfonso took part in Britain’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! in 2013, where he finished in seventh place
  • He won Dancing with the Stars in 2014
  • Shares two sons with fiancee Angela Unkrich

James Avery

  • Played Phillip Banks in the series, the head of the household and Will’s uncle
  • In addition to sitcoms, he did voice acting for many animated series, notably the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series (as the voice of Shredder)
  •  James died in December 2013 aged 68 from complications following open heart surgery
  • He had no children of his own, but was a stepfather to his wife’s son

Will Smith

  • Starred in the show as The Fresh Prince – a fictionalized version of himself
  • Has gone on to carve out a successful film and music career for himself, and has been nominated for been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards
  • Shares two children with wife Jada Pinkett Smith

 

Daphne Reid

  • Played Vivian Banks in the series, Phillip’s wife and Will’s aunt
  • She took over the role from Janet Hubert in season three
  • Daphne had a recurring role on the UPN sitcom Eve, and then played Juanita Lawrence on the BET sitcom Let’s Stay Together
  • She is also an accomplished photographer
  • Daphne is married to actor Tim Reid and has one son, two stepchildren and three grandkids

 

 

Tatyana Ali

  • Played Ashley Banks in the series, Will’s adorable little cousin
  • Ali attended Harvard University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in African-American studies and government in 2002
  • She starred in a recurring role as Roxanne on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless – leaving the series in 2013
  • Ali welcomed her first son in September 2016

 

 

Kathryn Parsons

  • Played Hilary Banks in the series, Will’s fashion and boy obsessed cousin
  • Has pursued a career in film, notably in the 1995 hit Major Payne alongside Damon Wayans
  • Shares two children with director husband Alexandre Rockwell

 

Joseph Marcell

  • Played Geoffrey in the series, the English butler to the Banks family
  • He is best known for his work in the theatre and is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Joseph also serves on the board of the Globe Theatre in London

 

 

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