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Nationality  American
Height  1.70 m
Role  Actress
Name  Karyn Parsons
Years active  1987–2002

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Born  October 8, 1966 (age 54) (1966-10-08) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Education  Santa Monica High School
Occupation  Actress, producer, television writer
Known for  Hilary Banks – The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Spouse  Alexandre Rockwell (m. 2003)
Children  Nico Rockwell, Lana Rockwell
Parents  Kenneth B. Parsons, Louise Hubert
Movies and TV shows  The Fresh Prince of Bel‑Air, Major Payne, The Ladies Man, Class Act, The Job

Similar  Tatyana Ali, Joseph Marcell, Janet Hubert

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Karyn Parsons–Rockwell (born October 8, 1966) is an American actress, best known for her role as Hilary Banks on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air which ran from 1990–96. She also starred in the 1995 film Major Payne playing opposite Damon Wayans.


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Early life

Parsons was born in Los Angeles, California. In an interview for Essence in 2008, she described her parentage as biracial. Her mother, Louise Parsons, is an African American from Charleston, South Carolina and her father, Kenneth B. Parsons, is of Welsh descent and from Butte, Montana. She attended Santa Monica High School.


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Parsons starred as Hilary Banks on the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, which aired on NBC from 1990 to 1996. She co-created, co-produced, co-wrote, and co-starred on the Fox sitcom Lush Life in 1996, which was later canceled after four episodes. In 2001, she starred in the critically acclaimed but short-lived television series The Job with Denis Leary.

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Besides television, Parsons has starred in several films, particularly in comedies such as Late Nights (1992), Major Payne (1995), and The Ladies Man (2000).

Parsons is the creator of Sweet Blackberry, a line of animated films about unsung black heroes. The first in the series is about Henry "Box" Brown, a slave who mailed himself to freedom.

Personal life

Parsons' first marriage was to The Young and the Restless actor Randy Brooks; they divorced in the 1990s. Parsons married director Alexandre Rockwell in 2003. Together they have a daughter, Lana (born June 8, 2003), and a son, Nico (born April 11, 2007).


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