Tatyana Ali to Star in BET’s New Series “Second Generation Wayans”

Prepare to give Tatyana Ali a second… or two!

The 33-year-old part-Panamanian actress/singer has signed on to become a regular on BET’s upcoming comedy series Second Generation Wayans, based on the lives of the members of the next generation of the Wayans family.

Tatyana Ali

The series stars Craig Wayans, Damien Dante Wayans and George O. Gore II.

Ali will play Maya, Damien’s quick-witted personal assistant who struggles to keep the guys in line.

The former Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air alumna most recently starred in the Martin Lawrence-produced sitcom Love That Girl for TV One and had a recurring role on CBS’ sudser The Young And The Restless.

She’ll next be seen starring in the independent film Home Again.

Ali Heading Home Again…

She may have starred in sitcoms like Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Love That Girl, but that doesn’t mean Tatyana Ali is afraid to play up the drama.

The 32-year-old part-Panamanian actress/singer has signed on to star in Home Again, an independent film that highlights the lives of three adults raised as outsiders from childhood.

Tatyana Ali tp star in Home Again

The characters are deported from Canada, the United States and London to Jamaica—where they were born—and find they have to fight for survival in a country where family support, friends and shelter are elusive, but where ultimately hope and thehuman spirit emerges.

Ali—who recently received a Black Girls Rock Award from BET—will shoot the Canadian drama on location in Trinidad and Jamaica for six weeks, starting in January 2012.