Actress Tatyana Ali was crowned the Grand Marshall for the 7th Annual Los Angeles Culture Parade & Festival in Hollywood recently.  CREDIT: EDNA SIMS/ESP PR


She was always a princess in the eyes of TV fans, but this time actress Tatyana Ali wore a  royal crown.  The beautiful celebrity, who has made frequent appearances in Right On! during her career,  proudly represented the 7th Annual Los Angeles Culture Parade & Festival as its Grand Marshall.

For two long miles, 50,000 spectators on Hollywood Blvd.  witnessed parade-goers and masqueraders dressed in vibrant, breathtaking costumes dancing to pulsating rhythms of the world. Immediately afterwards, the Carnival Culture Village, began which featured performances by Soca Music King Machel Montano, Reggaeton Superstar Jory Boy and International Brazilian Performer Mariene De Castro.

Tatyana Ali’s career has spanned 35 years, and is best known to millions, worldwide, for playing “Ashley Banks” in the iconic comedy series “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she is a Broadway-trained actress, singer, producer, activist and Harvard University graduate. Ali has appeared in numerous television, film and theatrical projects over her career, which began at four years old including Sesame Street, the Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway production of Fences, “The Young and the Restless” and Disney’s “Glory Road.”