American actress who gained fame for her role on the 1990s television sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Her television credits include spots on Friends, One Life to Live, Gilmore Girls, and The Bernie Mac Show.
She played Tantomile in the original Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Cats.
She grew up on Chicago's South Side and received a scholarship to attend the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City.
She married James Whitten in 1990, and the couple had a son. Following her divorce from Whitten, she married Larry Kraft.
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