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Alfonso Ribeiro

Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro (born September 21, 1971) is an American actor, television director, dancer, game show host, and comedian. Ribeiro is best known for his role as Carlton Banks on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and host of GSN show Catch 21. He has also received attention for his performance in the title role of the Broadway musical The Tap Dance Kid and his appearance as a dancer in a Pepsi commercial also featuring Michael Jackson. Ribeiro was born in New York City Riverdale area of the Bronx, to Michael and Joy (De Leon) Ribeiro. His parents are from Trinidad and Tobago. Ribeiro is the grandson of the late Roaring Lion, noted as one of the greatest Calypsonians. Ribeiro married Robin Stapler in 2002. Divorce papers were filed August 9, 2006 in Los Angeles Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple share joint custody of their daughter, Sienna Ribeiro. Ribeiro married writter Angela Unkrich on October 13, 2012. Rebeiro and Unkrich got engaged in July of 2012. They currently reside in Los Angeles. Ribeiro began his career at the age of eight. He first gained recognition in 1983, when he played a leading role in the Broadway musical The Tap

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Alfonso Ribeiro -- Scott Disick's Not 'DWTS' Material ... He's NOT a Star! (VIDEO)

Alfonso Ribeiro
Scott Disick's Not 'DWTS' Material ... He's NOT a Star!

Alfonso Ribeiro did some serious fame shaming on Scott Disick ... saying being Kardashian-adjacent isn't enough to land a spot on "Dancing with the Stars." Alfonso, who won 'DWTS'… READ MORE >

Justin Timberlake -- Does The Carlton Dance ... With Carlton!!

Justin Timberlake
Does The Carlton ... With Carlton!!

If he hadn't proven it already, Justin Timberlake can literally do it all ... and that includes dancing "The Carlton." J.T. teed up with Alfonso Ribeiro Saturday at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am and… READ MORE >

- 77 days ago
Alfonso Ribeiro -- Oscars Are Small Fish ... But Will Smith Was Oscar-Worthy (VIDEO)

Alfonso Ribeiro
Oscars Are Small Fish ... But Will Was Still Worthy

Alfonso Ribeiro's got a message for his pal Will Smith -- don't sweat the Oscars, 'cause they're just not that big of a deal. Alfonso told us he thinks black people… READ MORE >

- 94 days ago
Alfonso Ribeiro -- My New Pad Is Fit For a Prince

Alfonso Ribeiro
My New Pad Is Fit For A Prince

Alfonso Ribeiro danced his way to a sprawling new home, and even though it's not in Bel-Air ... it's still pretty sick. The "Dancing with the Stars" champ and "Unwrapped 2.0" host… READ MORE >

- 208 days ago
Alfonso Ribeiro -- Critical Of NFL Player's Carlton Dance ... It's Judgment Day (VIDEO)

Alfonso Ribeiro
Critical Of NFL Player's Carlton Dance ... It's Judgment Day

Judgment Day has cometh for Baltimore Ravens lineman Brandon Williams ... courtesy of Alfonso Ribeiro -- and it's all over the 335-pounder's rendition of the Carlton Dance.  Backstory --… READ MORE >

- 253 days ago
Alfonso Ribeiro May Be Forced Off DWTS

Alfonso Ribeiro
May Be Forced Off DWTS

Alfonso Ribeiro -- the front-runner on "Dancing with the Stars" -- may have to pull out of the competition days before the semifinals ... and it's all because of The Carlton Dance.Our DWTS… READ MORE >

- 533 days ago
Alfonso Ribeiro -- Leaves Nightclub High and Dry -- Carlton Wants to Charleston

Alfonso Ribeiro
Leaves Club High and Dry Carlton wants to Charleston

10:20 A.M. PDT -- Ribeiro's rep tells TMZ ... Alfonso was never booked for a firm date -- the hotel jumped the gun by printing and selling tickets with Alfonso's picture. We're told they've now… READ MORE >

- 590 days ago
Alfonso Ribeiro Remembers James Avery ... And All That Jazz

Alfonso Ribeiro
Remembers James Avery ... And All that Jazz

The faux biological son of Uncle Phil on "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" has fond memories of their time together ... the most enduring of which involved down south music.Alfonso Ribeiro was leaving Mr.… READ MORE >

- 849 days ago
James Avery Dead -- 'Fresh Prince' Uncle Phil Dies At 68

'Fresh Prince' Dad James Avery Dies
Dead At 68

James Avery -- the beloved dad on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" -- has died at age 68 ... TMZ has learned.Sources close to the actor tell TMZ he died in a Glendale, CA hospital last night. Avery… READ MORE >

- 850 days ago
Will Smith -- Raps 'Fresh Prince' & Carlton Banks Returns!

Will Smith
Raps 'Fresh Prince' Carlton Banks Dances!

Will Smith brought back the "Fresh Prince" theme song the last time he was on "The Graham Norton Show" -- so he decided to take it to a whole other level last night ... and… READ MORE >

- 1072 days ago

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