Alfonso Ribeiro is an American actor of Trinidadian descent. Besides acting he wears many hats – he is also a dancer, singer, director, comedian, and a television personality. The actor is best known for his role as Carlton Banks in the popular sitcom Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.
He was also a cast member in the NBC sitcom Silver Spoons in which he played Alfonso Spears. His sitcom experience is not limited to these two shows, however, as he was also a cast member in The House, where he also played LL Cool J, Debbie Allen, and Maia Campbell. That is an impressive resume.
Alfonso Ribeiro Bio (Age)
Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro Sr. was born on September 21, 1971, in the Riverdale section of The Bronx in New York City. He was born to Trinidadian parents, Joy and Michael Ribeiro. He is also of Portuguese and African descent.
Alfonso’s grandfather was Lord Hummingbird (Albert M. Ribeiro), a Trinidadian musician best known for his song “Teenage Bossa Nova Girl”.
Alfonso took over from Tom Bergeron as the host of “America’s Funniest Videos” on ABC. He also hosted Catch 21, a game show on GSN (Game Show Network), Dance 360, and Spell-Mageddon on ABC Family. He also appeared as the title character in the Broadway musical The Tap Dance Kid, expanding his repertoire. Alfonso Ribeiro also appeared in the 13th season of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, a British reality show.
More recently, he has been performing mostly in the 19th season of Dancing With The Stars, which he won. In the show, he was partnered with Witney Carson, a professional dancer, actress, and choreographer who first appeared when she performed in the ninth season of So You Think You Can Dance.
Alfonso Ribeiro currently has net assets of 7 million dollars. This is the result of his years of hard work and consistent film and television roles.
He was a busy man; in addition to his role in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, he also appeared on the reality television show Celebrity Duets. He has also directed many shows, including Are We There Yet? and Meet the Browns.
He also appeared in Magnum, P.I., Bill Nye: The Science Guy, A Different World, Ticks, Spider-Man (the animated series), Soul Train, Ticks, Kidz In The Woods, Extreme Ghostbusters, Your Big Break, Love Wrecked, V.I.P, Things We Do For Love, Big Time Rush, Shake It Up, Unwrapped, and The $100,000 Pyramid.
In addition to his work as an actor and director, his steady performances as a host and his salaries have built up his net worth to the current amount of $7 million.
His Family – Wife, Daughter, and Other Kids
Alfonso married Robin Stapler on 20 January 2002. Robin gave birth to her daughter, Sienna Ribeiro, in 2003. Sadly, the two divorced in 2006, citing irreconcilable differences as grounds for divorce. They currently share custody of their daughter.
Since 2011 Alfonso has been living with Angela Unkrich, a writer from Swedesburg, Iowa. Not much is known about Angela except that she attended the prestigious Northwestern University in Illinois and that she has two brothers – Brendon and Tyson.
In 2012, the two announced their engagement. They were married a few months later in October in Burbank, California. Their wedding was a matter of stars like Will Smith and Joey Fatone.
The following year, in October, Angela gave birth to her first child, Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro, Jr. In 2015 Angela gave birth to the couple’s second son – Anders Reyn Ribeiro.
Alfonso and his family currently live in Los Angeles.
Alfonso Ribeiro’s Height
Alfonso Ribeiro is 165 cm (5 ft 5 in) tall and currently weighs 63 kg (138 lbs). The actor is currently in great shape, but his physique only became a focus for him when he started working on Dancing With The Stars. Since the rehearsals for the show were very exhausting and intense, he lost 7 kg from dancing for 8 hours a day.
After the show, Alfonso continued dancing as a way to keep fit and still danced about 3 to 4 hours a day. He admitted that the routine is hard to maintain, especially since he is not a professional dancer, but in the end, his hard work paid off.