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Karyn Parsons Biography

Karyn Parsons
  • Age: 51 years old
  • Birth Nation: United States of America
  • Birth Sign: Libra
  • Birth Name: Karyn Parsons
  • Father: Kenneth B. Parsons
  • Mother: Louise Parsons
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Place/City: Los Angeles
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Profession: Actress
  • Working For: NBC
  • Eye Color: Drack brown
  • Hair Color: Drack brown
  • Face Color: White
  • Body Measurements: 34-25-34
  • Breast Size: 34B
  • Waist size: 25
  • Hip Size: 34
  • Married: Yes
  • Married to: Alexandre Rockwell (m. 2003)
  • Children: Nico Rockwell, Lana Rockwell
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Synopsis

Karyn Parsons is an American former actress, known for her portrayal, Hilary Banks in an American sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air along with Will Smith, Alfonso Ribeiro and some others. She also starred in 1995 American military comedy film, Major Payne.

Parsons was first married to American actor, Randy Brooks. Following their divorce, she married director as well as a producer, Alexandre Rockwell and together they have two children.

Early life and education

Karyn Persons was born on 8th October 1966 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. She has a mixed ethnical background and holds an American nationality.

Persons, born to father, Kenneth B. Parsons is of welsh decent and mother, Louise Parsons, an African American from Charleston, South Carolina. Persons went to Santa Monica High School.

Career

Karyn Parsons began her career as a model but later turned to acting. In the late 90s, she appeared in guest-starring roles on TV shows, "Hunter," "The Bronx Zoo," and "CBS Summer Playhouse." 

In the year 1992, Parsons debuted on the big screen with the comedy movie, Class Act as Ellen, starring hip-hop duo Kid‘n play. Randall Miller directed the film.

Karyn’s next appearance on the television screen was in 1988; portraying Lynette in an American anthology series, CBS Summer Playhouse. In 1990, she shared the screen with Will Smith's cousin, Hilary Banks in the NBC sitcom, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” 

Later, Parsons appeared in numerous movies and television shows including, Blossom, Out All Night, Mixing Nia and many others. In 1996, she was cast in the American sitcom, Lush Life in the lead role of Margot Hines. She also co-wrote, produced and created the show.

Parsons has played in the several movies, Late Nights, Major Payne and The Ladies Man; however, her last notable appearances was in 2002 comedy-drama film, 13 Moons as Lily. Since then, she has appeared only a few times on television.

Personal life

Karyn Parsons married twice in her life. She first married to American film & TV actor, Randy Brooks, known for her role in the movie, Reservoir Dogs. However, the duo divorced in 90’s.

Ten years later the divorce, Parsons married Charles Alexandre Rockwell, an American film director-producer & screenwriter in 2003. The pair is blessed with two children, Lana Parsons, born in 2003 and Nico Parsons, born in 2007.

Besides, Parsons Enjoys dancing, fencing & horseback. She has a good bonding with her co-star, Wills Smith.  

Net worth

Karyn Parsons has appeared in several TV series and movies which largely makes her net worth look good. As of 2017, her total net worth is around $1.5 million.

According to some sources, in March of 2008, she purchased a 4BHK, 2722sq ft. Home in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Her famous movie, Major Payne made a box office collection $30.1 million, and IMDB rated the film 6.2 out of 10.  

  • Last modified : 06 December, 2017
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