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Tabyana Ali Thanks ‘General Hospital’ Fans for the Warm Welcome

"I’m so grateful to have this opportunity! Thank y’all for the warm welcoming," said Tabyana Ali following the news of her being cast as Trina Robinson on "General Hospital."

Tabyana Ali Thanks ‘General Hospital’ Fans for the Warm Welcome

"I’m so grateful to have this opportunity! Thank y’all for the warm welcoming," said Tabyana Ali following the news of her being cast as Trina Robinson on "General Hospital."

While we’re weeks away from her on-screen debut on “General Hospital,” daytime newcomer Tabyana Ali is thankful for all the support she’s received from fans of the series in the hours since it was announced she would be taking over the role of Trina Robinson following the departure of the character’s original portrayer, Sydney Mikayla, who decided to leave the soap in order to concentrate full-time on her studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

“I’m so grateful to have this opportunity! Thank y’all for the warm welcoming. I’m so happy to be in this position,” said Ali on Twitter.

In addition to her own tweet which has since amassed more than 900 likes, over 100 retweets and nearly 130 comments, Ali also retweeted a number of tweets from fans welcoming her to the show.

One tweet read, “@iamaliford Welcome to #gh! We love Trina and are eager to see whats in store for this wonderful character.” Another said, “I’m so excited to see this beautiful lady make the role her own!” A third added, “Welcome Tabyana, I look forward to seeing what you bring to the role of Trina Robinson. I’m sure you’ll be fantastic as well.”

“We’re excited to welcome Tabyana Ali and see what she’ll do with the role of Trina,” said Frank Valentini, the show’s executive producer, in a statement to Soap Opera Digest on news of Ali’s joining the soap.

Wishing Ali the best, Trina’s current portrayer commented as well, saying, “@iamaliford You got this.”

In addition to “GH,” Ali’s other television credits include appearances in episodes of such shows as “New Girl,” “Shimmer and Shine,” the Netflix comedy “The Big Show Show” and more recently the Shudder original movie “Horror Noire,” among others.

In 2017, Ali co-starred in the Amazon Original series pilot for “A Kid Called Mayonnaise” from the creator of the 90s Nickelodeon series “The Adventures of Pete and Pete.” She played the role of Malone in “Mayonnaise.”

Watch a clip of Ali performing standup comedy, here.

Mikayla last airs as Trina Robinson on Thursday, March 17. A first airdate for Ali has not been announced but is expected to be sometime later this month.