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Karyn Parsons is a famous American screenwriter, TV producer, actor and model. She was born on October 8, 1966 in Hollywood and as a child attended Santa Monica High School. She started her career as a model, but her acting career began in 1987 when Karyn played a student in the episode “The Power of a Lie” of the TV show “The Bronx Zoo”. Her debut on the big screen was in 1992, when Parsons played Ellen in the movie entitled “Class Act”. By 2013 she had an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.

Karyn Parsons Net Worth $1.5 Million

Karyn’s next appearance on the TV screen was in 1988, when she played Lynette from “CBS Summer Playhouse” in the episode entitled “Roughhouse”, but her real big break was came in 1990, when the actress had the opportunity to play Will Smith‘s cousin “Hilary Banks” in the NBC sitcom called “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. After this performance, Karyn Parsons had numerous roles in movies and TV shows. Many viewers also know Karyn Parsons as an actress from “Lush Life” – she not only appeared in it, but was also the co-producer, co-writer and co-creator of the show. However, in the show business industry Karyn has been working for a relatively short span of time, and maybe that is the reason her net worth isn’t rather higher.

She has starred in movies such as “Major Payne”, “Late Nights” and “The Ladies Man”, but her last notable appearance on screen was in 2002. Audiences saw Karyn as Lily in the comedy-drama film called “13 Moons” and since then the actress has appeared only a few times on TV.

In her personal life, Karyn Parson’s first husband was Randy Brooks, an American film and TV actor, most known for his role in the film called “Reservoir Dogs”, who is also well known in the soap opera community because of “The Young and the Restless”. But the couple divorced in 90’s. Karyn Parsons married again 10 years later, in 2003. Her second husband is Charles Alexandre Rockwell, an American film director, screenwriter and producer. Together couple have two children: their older daughter Lana was born in year 2003, and younger son Nico was born in year 2007.

Full Name Karyn Parsons
Net Worth $1.5 Million
Date Of Birth October 8, 1966
Place Of Birth Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
Profession Actor, Model, Screenwriter, Television producer
Education Santa Monica High School
Nationality United States of America
Spouse Alexandre Rockwell (m. 2003)
Children Nico Rockwell, Lana Rockwell
Parents Kenneth B. Parsons, Louise Hubert
Nicknames Karyn Rockwell
Nominations NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Movies “Class Act” (1992), “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, “CBS Summer Playhouse”: “Roughhouse”, “Major Payne”, “Late Nights”, “The Ladies Man”
TV Shows “The Power of a Lie”, “The Bronx Zoo”
1 Now runs a non-profit organization dedicated to educating children on the important historic roles of lesser-known Black Americans.
2 She has played the same character (Hilary Banks) on three different series: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), Blossom (1990) and Out All Night (1992).
3 Gave birth to her fourth child at age 40, a son Nico Rockwell in May 2007. Child’s father is her second husband, Alexandre Rockwell.
4 Gave birth to her third child at age 36, a daughter Lana Rockwell in March 2003. Child’s father is her second husband, Alexandre Rockwell.
5 Has two sons from her first husband, Randy Brooks.
6 Her husband, Alexandre Rockwell, owns and operates a nightclub in the downtown district of New York.
7 Enjoys dancing, fencing and horseback.
8 Graduated from Santa Monica High School.
9 Is also a model.
10 Worked with Jennifer Beals on 13 Moons (2002), who is the ex-wife of her husband Alexandre Rockwell.
11 Father is white, mother is black.
12 Met her future husband, Alexandre Rockwell, in New York in 1999.


Title Year Status Character
On Monday of Last Week 2017 Short completed Tracy
The Job 2001-2002 TV Series Toni
Static Shock 2002 TV Series Tracy Flackman
13 Moons 2002 Lily
The Ladies Man 2000 Julie Simmons
Linc’s 1999 TV Series Elaine
Melrose Place 1999 TV Series Jackie Zambrano
Mixing Nia 1998 Nia
Cartoon Sushi 1997 TV Series
Lush Life 1996 TV Series Margot Hines
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1990-1996 TV Series Hilary Banks
Gulliver’s Travels 1996 TV Mini-Series Lady-in-Waiting
The John Larroquette Show 1995 TV Series Annie
Major Payne 1995 Emily Walburn
Out All Night 1992 TV Series Hilary Banks
Class Act 1992 Ellen
Blossom 1992 TV Series Hilary Banks
Death Spa 1989 Brooke
CBS Summer Playhouse 1988 TV Series Lynette
Hunter 1988 TV Series Elizabeth Childs
The Bronx Zoo 1987 TV Series Student #2 / Girl


Title Year Status Character
Sweet Blackberry Presents 2008 TV Series producer – 2 episodes
Lush Life 1996 TV Series co-producer – 6 episodes


Title Year Status Character
Sweet Blackberry Presents 2008 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
Lush Life 1996 TV Series creator – 1 episode


Title Year Status Character
Catch 21 2009 TV Series Herself – Contestant
E! True Hollywood Story 2007 TV Series documentary Herself
Tavis Smiley 2006 TV Series Herself
BET Awards 2005 2005 TV Special Herself
Nobody Wants Your Film 2005 Documentary Herself
The Rosie O’Donnell Show 1996 TV Series Herself
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1996 TV Series Herself / Hilary Banks
The 8th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1994 TV Special Herself – Presenter
Soul Train Comedy Awards 1993 TV Special Herself – Presenter
The Ultimate Driving Challenge 1993 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 7th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1993 TV Special Herself – Presenter
The 6th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1992 TV Special Herself – Presenter
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1991 TV Series Herself
Into the Night 1990 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Title Year Status Character
A polos 25 2010 TV Series Hilary Banks
50 Most Wicked Women of Primetime 2004 TV Movie documentary Hilary Banks – The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1995 TV Series Hilary Banks

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2008 Humanitas Prize Humanitas Prize Children’s Animation Category Sweet Blackberry Presents (2008)