December 19, 1970
52 years old
6 ft 1 in | 185 cm tall
39 in | 99 cm
194 lbs | 88 kg
32 in | 81 cm
12 US | 46 EU
Tyson Beckford was born in Rochester, New York, United States, on December 19, 1970, is an American model and actor.
He was discovered by model scout Jeff Jones, in New York's Washington Square Park in 1992.
He became the first black man in advertising campaign for Ralph Lauren in 1993, modelling for the brand for five years.
Long time highly ranked on Top Icons Men and Supers Men List by models.com.
Vogue named Tyson the greatest male model of all time.
Beckford's hobbies include racing and cars.
He is of Afro-Asian descent.
Graduated from Pittsford Mendon High School.
Lives in Harlem, New York City and Jamaica.
Featured in several music videos including:
Toni Braxton "Unbreak My Heart" (1996)
Britney Spears "Toxic" (2004)
Pet Shop Boys "Go West" (1993)
The Notorious B.I.G. "One More Chance" (1995)
Toni Braxton "Breathe Again" (1993)
Ludacris "Act a Fool" (2003)
Mariah Carey "Infinity" (2015)
50 Cent "21 Questions" (2003)
He was in relationship with celebrity stylist April Roomet (1997-1999), they have one son, Jordan Beckford.
He dated Australian model Shanina Shaik (2008-2015).
He made his big screen debut in drama film Boricua's Bond (2000).
Zoolander (2001) action comedy as Himself
Pandora's Box (2002) thriller romance as Lance Racine
Biker Boyz (2003) action drama as Donny
Gas (2004) comedy as Karl
Searching for Bobby D (2005) adventure comedy as Jerome
Into the Blue (2005) action thriller as Primo
Kings of the Evening (2008) drama as Homer Hobbs
Hotel California (2008) action thriller as Al
Addicted (2014) drama thriller as Corey
Chocolate City (2015) drama as Adrian 'Rude Boy'
Supermodel (2015) drama as Alex
Singleholic (2021) romance as Manuele
And Men Magazine, Cosmopolitan U.S., Attitude, 7TH Man, V Man, WWD Magazine, Vogue, GQ Germany, Glass Magazine, OOB Magazine, IO Donna, New York Times, Details, Paper Magazine, Esquire U.S., Essence, UPTOWN Magazine, Krave.
Barneys, Polo Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Pirelli P Zero.
Walked runway for Alexander Wang, Greg Lauren, David Tlale, H&M, Fashion for Relief, Michael Costello, Chris Aire, amfAR.
Represented by agencies New York Soul Artist Management, Milan d'management group, Hamburg PMA.