Karyn Parsons

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Actress

Birth Date: October 8, 1966

Age: 57 years old

Birth Place: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

Spouses: Alexandre Rockwell, Randy Brooks

Assured young TV actor who gained exposure playing Hilary Banks, the spoiled, self-centered cousin of Will Smith on the hit sitcom, "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (NBC, 1990-96). Parsons had previously worked as a model and appeared in nearly two dozen TV commercials before making her TV debut in "Roughhouse" (CBS, 1988), a busted pilot directed by Martha Coolidge. She began to branch out into a feature career playing the female lead in "Class Act" (1992), a teen comedy starring pop rappers Kid 'N' Play. Parsons was selected to perform similar chores opposite Damon Wayans in "Major Payne" (1995). She returned to series TV in 1996 co-starring with Lori Petty in the short-lived Fox sitcom "Lush Life," in which the two played roommates.

Credits

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion

Actor
Show
2020

GMA3: What You Need to Know

Guest
Show
2020

Sweet Thing

Actor
Eve
Movie
2020

Tamron HallStream

Guest
Talk
2019

On Monday of Last Week

Actor
Tracy
Movie
2018

Daily Blast Live

Guest
Show
2017

13 Moons

Actor
Lily
Movie
2002

The Job

Guest Star
Series
2001
100%

The Ladies ManStream

Actor
Julie
Movie
2000
11%

Mixing Nia

Actor
Nia
Movie
1998

Lush Life

Actor
Show
1996

Gulliver's TravelsStream

Actor
Miniseries
1996

Major Payne

Actor
Emily Walburn
Movie
1995

The John Larroquette Show

Guest Star
Series
1993

Melrose PlaceStream

Guest Star
Jackie Zambrano
Series
1992

Class Act

Actor
Ellen
Movie
1992

BlossomStream

Guest Star
Series
1991

The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirStream

Actor
Hilary Banks
Series
1990

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