Friday, October 3, 2008

Celebrity mom Karyn Parsons, either 39 or 41, says she does not miss playing the self-indulgent diva Hilary Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Parsons is now a busy mom to daughter Lana, 4, and son Nico, 1. Karyn grew up listening to Black history stories that her mother told her when she was filming the Fresh Prince and decided that the stories would be perfect for a children's book and began working on a compilation. and began working on a compilation. In 2003 Parsons married Alexander Rockwell and started a family. She says, "I was thinking about my own responsibilities as a parent that were coming up, and teaching my daughter about her heritage."

In 2004 Karyn started the production company Sweet Blackberry, and has written and produced two animated films that are available on DVD. The stories are a fun and educational way for children to learn about history "...especially about Black Americans who we don't hear about so much. If young people get interested early, it's something that will stay with them for a lifetime."


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