Karyn Parsons
Karyn Parsons Parsons is the character of Hilary Banks
Personal Information
Gender: Female
Birthname Karyn Parsons
Born: October 8, 1966
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Years Active: 1987–present
Notable roles: The friend of Will Smith
Spouse(s): Alexandre Rockwell (2003–present)
Family: Lana (daughter)
Nico (son)
Character information
Appeared on: The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air
Appears as: Hilary Banks
Episodes appeared in: All

Karyn Parsons–Rockwell (born October 8, 1966 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Hilary Banks in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and as Emily Walburn in the 1995 comedy Major Payne.

In contrast to her ditsy role as Hilary, Parsons has helped to spread awareness about black history through publishing children's books on the subject. She is currently working on a children's level biography about Garrett Morgan, an African-American scientist who invented the gas mask and the traffic stoplight.

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