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Queen Latifah first made an appearance on two episodes of Fresh Prince as Hilary's bossy actress friend Dee Dee and as Will's blind date. Nia Long made her first appearance as Lisa Wilkes in season five; this ex-lover taught him an invaluable lesson. Pam Grier also made an unforgettable appearance as Phil's college girlfriend. Queen Latifah Naomi Campbell has long been known for making cameo appearances on sitcoms when not on the catwalk or covering Vogue magazine covers, such as Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. On Season 1's "Working It Out," Naomi played Hilary Redman's boss Marissa Redman; then in Season 2, as Dee Dee Williams (daughter of Uncle Phil client). Though only lasting six seasons, this show made Alfonso Ribeiro an international celebrity and left a legacy of classic songs that still get airplay today. Additionally, many guest stars from this era have since gone on to greater success in other fields. Karyn Parsons made waves as Hilary Banks on Friends, becoming a fan favorite and continuing her acting career by appearing in movies such as Major Payne and Lush Life. Queen Latifah made her first television appearance as rapper and actress Queen Latifah appeared in two episodes. In "Kiss My Butler," Queen Latifah plays Helen Carter, an English nanny who comes to America for work and forms an unlikely bond with Geoffrey over their appreciation of expensive things; unfortunately their relationship doesn't last. Later on she appeared as Dee Dee; an overweight plus-size woman that helps teach Will about looking beyond physical features. Naya Rivera Naya Rivera may be best-known for her role as Santana Lopez on Glee, but she began acting and modeling from an early age. In fact, she landed her first child star role at just four years old on The Royal Family show before going on to appear in Family Matters and CSI: Miami before finally finding success on Glee. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was an immensely popular sitcom during its run in the early '90s, and many notable actors made one-off guest appearances on it. Naomi Campbell made her first guest appearance on season one as Helen, whom Will set up on a blind date with Geoffrey; although at first, their romantic feelings proved mutual, they eventually parted ways and Helen gave Will his number instead. Queen Latifah also made a guest appearance, playing Marissa Redman - an overly bossy actress whom Hilary hires as her assistant - before reprising it for Season Two under her new character Dee Dee Williams. Raven-Symone made an appearance as Claudia Will's niece who Hilary considers adopting as her mini-me. Lark Voorhies Lark Voorhies made her acting debut at age two, when her mother recognized her photogenic features and encouraged her to pursue acting. Though initially shy and beginning in small roles, Voorhies eventually earned herself an appearance on Disney Channel series Small Wonder which was later revamped and retitled Saved by the Bell; Voorhies along with castmates Zack Screech Belding remained part of it after its revamping and was retained within it. Voorhies addressed her mental health struggles in later interviews. She has been diagnosed with schizoaffective thought disorder - which combines schizophrenia with mood disorders like depression or bipolar - impacting her daily life and creating an additional burden, but has chosen to speak publicly about it with hopes to raise awareness. While The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air featured an all-star cast, many guest appearances by other stars - some well known to Hollywood while others just beginning their careers - made for captivating television viewing. Actors featured on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air have come from diverse backgrounds - actors, singers and professional wrestlers have all appeared as guest stars on this long-running sitcom in the '90s. While these stars come from various walks of life, all share one trait in common: talent. No matter their origin or length of appearance on the series they make viewers feel connected with their characters no matter how short their stint was on screen. Below we take a look back at some of its memorable cameos over its two season run! Vanessa Williams Naomi Campbell is one of the world's best-known models. Scouted at age 15 by Beth Boldt, head of Synchro model agency, Naomi's career took off quickly. Since then she has graced over 500 magazine covers shot by top photographers like Steven Meisel, Peter Lindbergh, Herb Ritts as well as walking the runway for Gianni Versace, Azzedine Alaia and Isaac Mizrahi among others - plus released eight studio albums and appeared in films! In the early '90s, she appeared on television shows such as The Cosby Show and Blossom. Later on she played roles in several films such as Eraser and Soul Food. Ms. Shimoda has also tried her luck at music and acting, with mixed results. Her first album Baby Woman proved popular in Japan but did not crack US charts; additionally she wrote Swan and debuted her own line of fragrances specifically tailored for women. In 1987, she married Ramon Hervey II and had two daughters with him. Later that same year, she married professional basketball player Rick Fox but divorced in 2004 after four years of marriage. Since then, she has appeared in multiple movies and TV shows such as Wilhelmina Slater on Ugly Betty and Renee Perry in Desperate Housewives; also engaging in charity projects and animal rights advocacy work. B.B. King Riley B. King rose to fame during the early 1940s for his unique brand of blues guitar playing that combined fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato, captivating a new generation of fans. Although King was black artist, his music gained broad crossover appeal; becoming famously known as King of Chitlin' Circuit; performing regularly in large theaters, southern juke joints, and roadhouses across North America. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air took an entirely different approach to depicting African-American families than The Cosby Show did, by depicting an upper-class black family as its focus. By doing this, The Fresh Prince was able to reach a wider audience while challenging stereotypes associated with black families. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air also showcased some raunchy humor, showing that even upper middle class black kids could find themselves in trouble. For instance, Will and Carlton get into an argument over a basketball that eventually leads them both into hospital emergency care. Hilary, Phil's daughter and an influential food influencer herself, became one of the show's breakout characters - she provided young women with role models who weren't afraid to speak their minds! It quickly became popular and still remains so today; parents can feel safe letting older tweens and teens watch it - it provides entertainment while teaching important lessons about race and socio-economic status. Garcelle Beauvais Garcelle Beauvais is an accomplished fashion model, TV host, and actress who has starred in several films and television shows over her nearly three-decade long career - such as The Jamie Foxx Show and NYPD Blue; co-starring on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alongside Denise Richards and Loni Love; as well as becoming a member of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alongside Denise Richards and Loni Love in Real Housewives of Beverly Hills with Denise Richards and Loni Love; her beauty and talent have helped build her reputation; She is a divorced mother to Oliver and Jaid with her former spouse, whom she considers her top priorities and often shares pictures of them on social media platforms such as Instagram. Recently she posted something laudatory about them saying how proud she is of how loving, kind, and respectful they are as human beings. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was an immensely popular show that challenged stereotypes of upper-class African-American families while advocating a fluid definition of blackness. One pivotal scene involved Alfonso Ribeiro as Carlton who pledges for Phi Omega Theta fraternity but Carlton (Alfonso Ribeiro) being rejected because he wasn't "black enough." This episode demonstrated how influential The Fresh Prince was among black communities while receiving critical acclaim by audiences worldwide and even inspired a similar show The Cosby Show which used composer Quincy Jones III in common!