Ashley, age 12, is the youngest of the Banks siblings and the most grounded and politically minded of the three. She’s kind and independent, with a rebellious spirit. Wrestling with identity issues and trying to find her place in the world, Ashley desires to break out of the stuffy Bel-Air bubble.
Played by Akira Akbar
From an early age, Akira Akbar would often sing and dance for the customers at her mother’s hair salon, solidifying her love for performing. One of her mother’s clients suggested she attend a commercial audition; she booked the role and ignited her passion for the arts. She has had roles on a slew of hit television shows, including Freeform's "Good Trouble" in the recurring role of 'Kiara,' Netflix’s “Family Reunion” in the recurring role of ‘Brooke’ and “This Is Us” as ‘Young Beth.’ Her credits also include a stint on “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Criminal Minds.” Much like the characters she portrays, she hopes to inspire other young girls to be the most powerful and authentic versions of themselves.
Will is the epitome of young, Black, and gifted. When a confrontation in West Philly forces him to Bel-Air, he must adapt to a world of privilege…while doing everything he can to stay true to himself.
Full of life and ambition, Phil has money, a beautiful family, and security within the Bel-Air bubble. He is actively working towards becoming D.A.
Smart, artistic, worldly, warm, and sophisticated, Viv walked away from a promising art career to focus on her family…but she always wonders what might have been.
With no shortage of confidence, intellect, and wit, Carlton is perfectly at home in his privileged world. However, all his bravado masks underlying struggles with anxiety.
An aspiring culinary influencer with impeccable fashion sense, Hilary is a strong, caring, brilliant young woman, who desperately wants to prove to her family that she can achieve success on her own terms.
The most grounded and politically minded of the Banks children, Ashley is looking to break out of the stuffy Bel-Air bubble. She’s kind and independent, with a rebellious spirit.
One of Phil’s oldest friends and a trusted advisor, Geoffrey came to the U.S. to escape a troubled past in London. Witty, gritty, and charming, he is a man of mystery, full of surprises…
Jordan L. Jones
A music aficionado with a swagger and originality all his own, Jazz runs his uncle’s record store in South Central. He quickly becomes Will’s best friend in LA because real recognizes real…
Simone Joy Jones
Athletic, poised, and independent, Lisa is a swimming prodigy and straight-A student. She can’t resist Will’s charms, even if it means complicating things her ex-boyfriend Carlton.
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