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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 -- I Haven't Seen 'Let It Be' Video

Alfonso Ribeiro
I Haven't Seen 'Let It Be' Video

It's the most random video on the Internet -- a collection of celebs singing "Let It Be" to promote a Norwegian TV show -- and even one of those celebs, Alfonso Ribeiro, has no idea what it's… READ MORE >

Carlton Banks -- I Love to Love White Chicks

Carlton Banks
I Love to Love White Chicks

Apparently, Alfonso Ribeiro has a taste for white meat ... particularly, the kind with blond hair. The actor formerly-and-always-known-as Carlton Banks busted out a freestyle rap session at last… READ MORE >

- 1753 days ago
The 'Carlton Dance' Gene Is Recessive

The 'Carlton Dance' Gene Is Recessive

Carlton Banks, who sometimes goes by the name Alfonso Ribeiro, gave us some disappointing news about his adorable daughter Sienna -- she doesn't know the dance that made her daddy famous! See Also… READ MORE >

- 1961 days ago
Alfonso's Next Role: Con Man

Alfonso's Next Role: Con Man

Carlton, er, Alfonso Ribeiro must suffer from a short-term memory. TMZ spotted the valet bandit outside of Villa last night, then later caught him back at the scene of the heinous crime --… READ MORE >

- 2362 days ago
Hyde Valets Scam Alfonso ... or Vice Versa?

Hyde Valets Scam Alfonso ... or Vice Versa?

TMZ spotted Hyde regular Alfonso Ribeiro outside of Hyde, where he got into a major dispute with the valet over whether he paid. insertBCSinglePlayer(1437286296);Watch the video from TMZ TV and… READ MORE >

- 2365 days ago
Alfonso Ribeiro to Homeless Guy -- Bank You!

Alfonso Ribeiro to Homeless Guy -- Bank You!

Alfonso Ribeiro must be the best actor ever because people just can't seem to separate him from his hapless, happy-footed alter ego, Carlton Banks! insertBCSinglePlayer(1369818655);The porn-star… READ MORE >

- 2418 days ago
Carlton's Lady Is a Porn Star!

Carlton's Lady Is a Porn Star!

Shocker! Former "Fresh Prince" dancing dweeb Alfonso Ribeiro is hanging out with the classiest of ladies, Ashlynn Brooke. Never heard of her? You might if you select your DVDs from the Adult… READ MORE >

- 2438 days ago
Alfonso Ribeiro: Resurrecting Carlton

Alfonso Ribeiro: Resurrecting Carlton

Just when you thought he had retired and all was lost, good ol' Alfonso decided to bless the world one more time with his infamous "Carlton" dance. Woohoo! It's not… READ MORE >

- 2439 days ago
Alfonso -- The Fresh Prince of Les Deux

Alfonso -- The Fresh Prince of Les Deux

TMZ caught Alfonso Ribeiro leaving an event at Les Deux last night, where Will Smith's old sweater-riffic cousin had something to be happy about. Do that Carlton dance,… READ MORE >

- 2442 days ago
Carlton Banks Refuses to Do "The Carlton"

Carlton Banks
Refuses to Do 'The Carlton'

Hyde-addict Alfonso Ribeiro appeased fans outside of the club last night by posing for photos, but refused to do that wonderfully wacky "Fresh Prince" dance for a TMZ photog. Guess he needs Tom… READ MORE >

- 2459 days ago

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