|Born||(1966-10-08) October 8, 1966
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(s)||Randy Brooks (divorced)
Alexandre Rockwell (m. 2003)
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.
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.
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.
Parsons’ first marriage was to The Young and the Restless actor Randy Brooks, but they later 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).
|1995||Major Payne||Emily Walburn|
|2000||Ladies Man, TheThe Ladies Man||Julie Simmons|
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|1987||Bronx Zoo, TheThe Bronx Zoo||Girl||Episode: “Changes”|
|1987||Bronx Zoo, TheThe Bronx Zoo||Student #2||Episode: “The Power of a Lie”|
|1988||Hunter||Elizabeth Childs||Episode: “Renegade”|
|1988||CBS Summer Playhouse||Lynette||Episode: “Roughhouse”|
|1990–96||Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, TheThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air||Hilary Banks||Main cast; 146 episodes|
|1992||Blossom||Hilary Banks||Episode: “Wake Up Little Suzy”|
|1992||Out All Night||Hilary Banks||Episode: “The Great Pretender”|
|1995||John Larroquette Show, TheThe John Larroquette Show||Annie||Episode: “Several Unusual Love Stories”|
|1996||Lush Life||Margot Hines||Main cast; 4 episodes|
|1999||Melrose Place||Jackie Zambrano||2 episodes|
|1999||Linc’s||Elaine||Episode: “Dog Day Afternoon”|
|2001–02||Job, TheThe Job||Toni||10 episodes|
|2002||Static Shock||Tracy||Voice; episode: “Static Shaq”|