Tatyana Ali
Tatyana Ali

Amongst the the new scripted original series announced in BET's next season lineup last week was a comedy titled Second Generation Wayans, based on the lives of the members of the next generation of the Wayans family. 


However, as it turns out, being a Wayans isn’t all fun and games. Viewers see the good, the funny and the ugly as the young trio emerges from the long shadows of their uncles to carve out their own paths to stardom in Hollywood.

The new series already has Craig Wayans, Damien Dante Wayans, and George O. Gore II in its cast; and, as of this morning, we can add The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air alum Tatyana Ali to that list.

Ms Ali will play a character named Maya, described as "Damien’s quick-witted personal assistant who struggles to keep the guys in line."

Practically a veteran of TV, Tatyana was last seen on the big screen in Corey Grant's ensemble dramedy Dysfunctional Friends; she also has a recurring role in the daytime soap The Young & The Restless, and also starred in the Martin Lawrence-produced TV One sitcom Love That Girl.