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Birthday: Oct 08, 1966
Place of Birth: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

Karyn Parsons

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.

Filmography
Movie Cast Year
Mixing Nia Nia 1998
The Ladies Man Julie Simmons 2000
Major Payne Emily Walburn 1995
13 Moons Lily 2002
Nobody Wants Your Film 2005
Death Spa Brooke 1988
Series Cast Year
Lush Life Margot Hines 1996
CBS Summer Playhouse Lynette 1987
The Job Toni 2001
Cartoon Sushi 1970
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Hilary Banks 1990
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996
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