Anders Reyn Ribeiro is a celebrity child and son of one of the most popular actors of the 1990s. His father, Alfonso Ribeiro portrayed Carlton Banks, an iconic character from the show The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
That show also introduced Will Smith to a wider audience. But Alfonso was the quirky, fan-favorite, meme-worthy character.
How much do you know about his son Anders Ribeiro? Or the bigger Ribeiro family? Let’s find out.
Who is his famous father?
Born Alsonfo Lincoln Ribeiro in September 1971, he is an American actor, comedian, and television host. Most people recognize him for his role as Carlton Banks on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Alfonso Spears on the sitcom Silver Spoons.
As of August 2023, he is the host of ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos. He replaced Tom Bergeron who left after 15 years. Ribeiro has also hosted shows like Catch 21, Spell-Mageddon, and Dance 360.
Born in New York City in the Riverdale neighborhood of The Bronx, his parents are Afro-Trinidadian. His paternal grandfather was Albert Ribeiro, a Trinidadian calypsonian of African and Portuguese descent, known professionally as Lord Hummingbird.
Alfonso began his career early on. At age 8, he was already a child actor. Yet, he first gained recognition in 1983, when he played a leading role in the Broadway musical The Tap Dance Kid. That performance received quite a lot of positive reviews. Ribeiro was even nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award.
Here is a fun fact. In 1984, he appeared as a dancer in a Pepsi commercial featuring Michael Jackson. There was a rumor he passed away from snapping his neck while dancing in the commercial.
In 1985, he appeared in another dance commercial, this time on MTV, advertising a dance instruction book he authored.
His most notable role to date remains Carlton Banks, the cousin of Will Smith’s lead character in The Fresh Prince of Bell Air. His portrayal of Carlton remains a fan favorite to this day. Alfonso played the quirky cousin from 1990 to 1996. During the TV show, he got famous for frequently dancing to Tom Jones’s’ It’s Not Unusual.
That dance routine is nowadays famous as The Carlton.
After Fresh Prince finished, he continued his career on television. But nothing could compare to that role.
He would, later on, appear in shows that showcase his other talents, like singing and dancing. In 2006, he competed in the reality television show Celebrity Duets. Then, in September 2014, he was announced as a competitor for Season 19 of Dancing with the Stars. Partnering with professional dancer Witney Carson, they won the competition.
He continued appearing as a judge or co-host in Dancing with the Stars. Nowadays, he is the host of the famous show, America’s Funniest Home Videos.
Now let’s get to Alfonso’s son, Anders Ribeiro. He owes much of his fame to his renowned parents. You cannot help but love his adorable little face. The little youngster definitely has the looks for television.
Some fans even say he is a true successor to the title of Fresh Prince. Alfonso and his wife Angela Unkrich welcomed their baby boy in April 2015.
Angela is Alfonso’s second wife, having been married to Robin Stapler previously, from 2002 to 2007.
Born in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Anders Reyn Ribeiro weighed 7 pounds and 7 ounces at birth, reaching 19 inches.
He was the third member of the Ribeiro family. At the time of his birth, he had an older brother and an older sister. But more on that later on.
His mother is a writer. Alfonso’s first wife was actress Robin Stapler, who he met on the set of the TV show In the House in 1999.
His father married Robin in 2002, but that marriage didn’t last long. After divorcing in 2006, Alfonso quickly found his second love, writer Angela Unkrich.
The Ribeiro Family
Anders Reyn Ribeiro is the third child of the family. Here is a fun fact. He has both an older brother and a younger brother.
Let’s take a look at his siblings.
The oldest member of the family is Sienna, Alfonso’s oldest child. She is the only child he had with his first wife.
Alfonso describes her as “smart, beautiful, motivated, funny, passionate, and makes everyone around her happier”.
She is taking after her parents. Born in October 2002, she is trying to make a career in the entertainment industry. As of now, she is more active on TikTok, where she often posts funny videos and lip-sync videos.
In October 2022, Alfonso celebrated her birthday on Instagram, writing, “20 years ago today you brought a new sense of happiness to my life. You are an incredible young woman today. I am so proud of you Sienna”.
Even Sienna’s stepmother, Angela, wrote a note in celebration of her birthday.
Alfonso Aj Lincoln Ribeiro Jr.
Alfonso and his second wife welcomed their first child, their son Alfonso Aj Lincoln in November 2013. He is the eldest of the children from Alfonso’s second marriage.
AJ has a special bond with his siblings and loves teasing his big sister and little brothers. He got quite the personality, similar to his father.
In one interview, Alfonso described him as “outgoing, charismatic, funny, and loves making people laugh”.
Ava Sue Ribeiro
The youngest member of the family, Alfonso and Angela welcomed their third child, and only biological daughter, Ava Sue Ribeiro in May 2019.
Alfonso was the one to share the news on Instagram, revealing that “she sent her mom to the hospital on Mother’s Day”.
Angela describes her as a “sweet yet fierce, charismatic, independent, and insanely smart girl”.
Ava can sing beautifully on key without a single voice lesson and is already a master negotiator.
Is he on social media?
As we know, social media platforms have an age restriction limit. You cannot join Instagram until you are 12 years old. With that in mind, while some parents open an account for their children, Anders Reyn Ribeiro doesn’t have a profile on any social media handle. He is not present on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.
His father is the one responsible for social media updates. American comedian Alfonso Ribeiro often posts about his children on Instagram. He has a profile with more than 1 million followers.
Being too young to have a social media profile means you are too young to begin earning money. Luckily for him, his father Alfonso has amassed quite a wealth over the years. As of August 2023, Alfonso has a net worth of more than $4 million.
He earned most of his money from his appearance in The Fresh Prince. Nowadays, he earns $150,000 per episode of America’s Funniest Videos.