Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro took birth in the year 1971 on September 21 in New York City, United States. Currently, he stays in Los Angeles, California. He is an American show host, T.V. Director, actor and dancer by profession.
He was born at the city of Bronx in the Riverdale section. His parents Joy Ribeiro (also known as nee De Leon) and Michael belonged to Trinidadian group. Ribeiro’s mother was the daughter of the Roaring Lion, Rafael De Leon, who was Calypsonian of Trinidadian group. When he was 30 years old, nearly around the year 2002, he married Robin Stapler and the couple got divorced in the year 2006. The reason of the divorce was various unsolved differences. They have a daughter, Sienna Ribeiro, of whom they share a joint custody. Then in July 2012, he got engaged to the famous writer Angela Unkrich and got married on October 13 and now the two live in Los Angeles along with their two son named Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro Jr. (2013) and Anders Reyn Ribeiro (2015).
He is active in this field since the year 1971 which means he began his professional career at a very little age of 8. He became quite popular for the lead role in “The Tap Dance Kid” which was a “Broadway Musical”. His first ever nomination for any award was for this role only and the award was “Outer Critics Circle Award.” He had also worked with
Michael Jackson in the year 1984 for the “Pepsi” commercial. While shooting for this commercial, a rumor was spread that he died as he snapped his neck. After this commercial he bagged a role in the T.V. series “Silver Spoons” as “Rickshrode’s” best friend. In the year 1985, he wrote a book named “Alfonso’s Breakin’ and Poppin’ Book” and advertised it himself on MTV. Then in the year 1986, he also launched “Timebomb” which was a 12” rap records with Prism Records. He also played the role of Cartlon Banks in the T.V. series “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” broadcast on NBC from the year 1990 to 1996. Here also, his character loved to dance and got popular by the name “The Cartlon Dance”.
In the year 2006, he also won a celebrity singing reality show, “Celebrity Duets”. In 2008, he posted a game show on GSN named “Catch 21”. As a director, he directed a few episodes of “Meet the Browns” and “Are Eve There Yet” T.V. series. On September 4th 2014, he was selected as one of the celebrities to compete in the show “Dancing With The Stars” where he was partnered by Witney Carson and then he also judged some episodes the same show but for season 21. He was the first African American to host “America’s funniest home videos” and was titled as successor of Tom Bergeron on May 19, 2015. He also made a cameo appearance for the pop rock band, R5’s music video “All Night.”