Alfonso Ribeiro is an American actor of Trinidadian descent. Beyond acting, he wears many hats – he is also a dancer, singer, director, comedian, and television personality. The actor is best known for playing Carlton Banks on the widely popular sitcom, Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.
He was also a cast member on the NBC sitcom Silver Spoons, where he played Alfonso Spears. His sitcom experience is not limited to these two shows, however, as he also was a cast member on The House which also starred LL Cool J, Debbie Allen, and Maia Campbell. Talk about an impressive résumé.
Alfonso Ribeiro Bio (Age)
Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro Sr. was born on the 21st of September, 1971 in the Riverdale neighborhood of The Bronx borough, 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. More to that, he appeared as the titular character in the Broadway musical The Tap Dance Kid, broadening his repertoire. Alfonso Ribeiro also appeared in the 13th season of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, a British reality show.
In recent times, he most notably appeared in the 19th season of Dancing With The Stars, which he won. On the show, he was partnered with Witney Carson, a professional ballroom, and Latin dancer, actress, and choreographer who first got noticed when she appeared in the 9th season of So You Think You Can Dance.
His Family – Wife, Daughter, and Other Kids
Alfonso got married on the 20th of January 2002 to Robin Stapler. Robin gave birth to their daughter, Sienna Ribeiro, in 2003. Sadly, the two got divorced in 2006, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for their divorce. They currently share custody of their daughter.
In 2011, Alfonso began dating Angela Unkrich, a writer from Swedesburg, Iowa. Not much is known about Angela beside the fact 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 got married a few months later in October in Burbank, California. Their wedding was a star-studded affair with the likes of Will Smith and Joey Fatone in attendance.
The following year, in October, Angela gave birth to their first child Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro, Jr., (who is also referred to as AJ). In 2015, Angela gave birth to the couple’s second son – Anders Reyn Ribeiro.
Alfonso and his family currently reside in Los Angeles.
Alfonso Ribeiro’s Height
Alfonso Ribeiro’s height is listed at 5 ft 5 in (165 cm) and he currently weighs 138 lbs (63 kg). The actor is presently in great shape but his physique only became a focus for him when he began working on Dancing With The Stars. Because the rehearsals for the show were very demanding and intensive, he lost 7kgs (17lbs) from dancing over 8 hours a day.
After the show, Alfonso continued dancing as a path to fitness and still dances about 3 to 4 hours a day. He has admitted the routine is hard to maintain especially since he is not a professional dancer but in the end, his hard work paid off.
Alfonso Ribeiro currently has a net worth of $7 Million. This is a result of his years of hard work and his consistent film and television roles.
He has been a busy man; beyond appearing in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, he also appeared on the reality television show Celebrity Duets. He has also directed very many shows including Are We There Yet? and Meet the Browns.
He also appeared on 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
Beyond acting and directing, his consistent hosting gigs and salaries have padded his net worth to its current amount of $7 Million.