×

‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Cast Reunites — See What the Stars Look Like Now

The cast of “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” reunited recently for a lunch date, nearly 21 years after the sitcom aired its final episode.

Tatyana Ali (Ashley), Karyn Parsons (Hilary), Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton), Will Smith (Will), Daphne Maxwell Reid (Aunt Vivian no. 2), and Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey) posed for a group photo at a charity event in Malibu, Calif., TMZ reports.

Ribeiro posted the shot on his Instagram account with the caption, “Always amazing to spend an afternoon with my Fresh Prince family. Wishing that James Avery was still with us to make this complete.”

Smith also posted a reunion photo on Facebook, captioned “Lunch with my BFF’s… I missed my Uncle Phil today.”

Sadly, James Avery, the actor who played Uncle Phil, passed away in 2013 after complications from heart surgery. He was 68.

At the time, Smith paid tribute to his late on-screen mentor, writing, “Some of my greatest lessons in acting, living and being a respectable human being came through James Avery.”

Smith became a breakout star after the show, most recently appearing in “Suicide Squad.” His next project, “Bright” — a fantasy film — opens in December.

After winning Season 19 of “Dancing With the Stars,” Ribeiro — a former child actor — now hosts “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and “Unwrapped.”

The rest of the cast continue to act.

“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” debuted in 1990 and ran for six seasons on NBC.

While ’90s sitcoms like “Full House” and “Boy Meets World” have had revivals, Smith shot down reports that “Fresh Prince” would be coming back.

“I don’t think ever, like pretty close to when hell freezes over,” the 48-year-old replied when asked about the sitcom returning during a “Suicide Squad” junket. “Like, we’re going to leave that one alone.”

More TV

  • Jussie Smollett

    Jussie Smollett Seeks to Stop Appointment of Special Prosecutor

    Jussie Smollett’s lawyers filed a motion on Friday to overturn the appointment of a special prosecutor in his hate crime hoax case, arguing the appointment would expose the “Empire” actor to double jeopardy. Smollett is seeking to reverse an order issued last month by Judge Michael Toomin, who faulted Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx [...]

  • Jimmy Pitaro ESPN

    Dan Le Batard Tests ESPN's - and Jimmy Pitaro's - No-Politics Policy

    Perhaps someone didn’t get the memo. Ever since Jimmy Pitaro took the helm of ESPN in early 2018, employees at the Walt Disney-owned sports-media juggernaut were made aware of at least one thing: The new boss didn’t want sportscasters yakking it up about politics any longer. But Dan Le Batard, the popular radio and TV [...]

  • Rick Rubin Spotify Secret Genius Awards,

    Seven Things We Learned About 'Shangri-La' and Rick Rubin from Showtime's Series

    Showtime’s documentary series “Shangri-La” insists it is not a biographical documentary on uber-producer Rick Rubin, and it’s not meant as a four-hour advertisement for Rubin’s legendary Malibu studio, after which the four-part series is named … but it feels like a little bit of both those things. “Shangri-La” is primarily filmed at the studio where [...]

  • Elaine Paul - Amazon Studios

    Elaine Paul Exits as Hulu CFO to Join Amazon Studios

    Elaine Paul has departed Hulu after nearly six years as chief financial officer to join Amazon Studios as CFO/VP of finance. She started at the ecommerce company’s studio division on July 15, reporting to Dan Jedda, VP of digital, advertising and corporate development finance for Amazon, a company rep said. Paul’s move to Amazon, first [...]

  • Major Expansion Planned at Belfast Harbour

    Major Expansion Planned at Belfast Harbour Studios, Home of ‘Krypton’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Belfast Harbour Studios in Northern Ireland, where the Syfy series “Krypton” is shot, is set for a major expansion. The Warner Horizon-produced series has occupied the full site, which currently has two stages, since it opened in 2017. The landowners had signaled that they wanted to expand, and Variety has learned that plans for the [...]

  • Rola-Bauer-and-Tim-Halkin

    Bauer, Halkin Ride in Tandem

    ROLA BAUERExecutive managing director, Studiocanal TV; managing director, Tandem Productions “I simply wanted to continue creating great stories,” Bauer says about why she resigned as exec VP of international fiction at Germany’s ProSieben and founded Tandem. The Canadian had worked at Alliance Intl. in Paris before moving to ProSieben. “I loved doing it from a [...]

  • Shadowplay stars

    Tandem's Berlin-Set ‘Shadowplay’ Goes for Edge

    Period dramas rarely break the fourth wall, but for Mans Marlind, the creator-writer-director of Tandem’s “Shadowlands,” “we don’t have to be traditional. Especially with period, you need to be even more modern, to avoid the stiffness of costume drama,” he says. “Television’s development [is] creating audiences that are smarter, meaning we can be more and [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content