Tyra Banks fashion model
December 4, 1973
5 ft 10 in | 178 cm
37-24-36 in | 94-61-91.5 cm
64 kg | 141 pounds
9 US | 40 EU
Tyra Lynne Banks was born in Inglewood, California, United States, on December 4, 1973, is an American supermodel and actress.
She began her modeling career at the age of fifteen.
She made her catwalk debut for Chanel in 1992.
Tyra graced the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 1993 and 1997, she also appeared in 1996, 1998 and 2014.
She was the first African-American woman on the covers of GQ, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and the Victoria’sSecret catalog.
She was a Victoria's Secret Angel from 1997 to 2005.
Founded the cosmetics brand Tyra Beauty in 2014.
Published a young adult novel "Modelland" in 2010.
Has a brother, Devin.
Graduated from Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles (1991).
Featured in music videos for:
Michael Jackson "Black or White" (1991)
Tina Turner "Love Thing" (1991)
George Michael "Too Funky" (1992)
Mobb Deep "Trife Life" (1995)
Lionel Richie "Don't Wanna Lose You" (1996)
Drake "Child's Play" (2016).
She dated film director John Singleton (1993-1996), English musician Seal (1996), basketball player Chris Webber (2001-2004) and American investment banker John Utendahl (2007-2011).
She was in a relationship with Erik Asla (2013-2017), they have one son.
She made her big screen debut in drama film Higher Learning (1995) in role as Deja.
Love Stinks (1999) comedy in role as Holly Garnett
Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009) comedy music in role as Herself
Love & Basketball (2000) romantic drama in role as Kyra Kessler, opposite Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps
Coyote Ugly (2000) romantic musical comedy in role as Zoe
Halloween: Resurrection (2002) horror thriller in role as Nora, opposite Jamie Lee Curtis
Tropic Thunder (2008) action comedy in roloe as Tyra Banks - The Tyra Banks Show
Life-Size 2 (2018) comedy fantasy in role as Eve
She began her acting career on television, in sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1993) in role as Jackie Ames.
New York Undercover (1997) ABC crime drama series in role as Natasha Claybourne
Felicity (2000) drama series in role as Jane Scott
Soul Food (2001) Showtime drama series in episode "Ordinary Pain" in role as Nina Joseph
American Dreams (2004) NBC drama series in episode "Chasing the Past", in role as Carolyn Gill
All of Us (2004) comedy sitcom in episode "O Brother, Where Art Thou?", in role as Roni
Gossip Girl (2009) teen drama series in episode "Dan de Fleurette", in role as Ursula Nyquist
Shake It Up (2012-2013) comedy series in role as Mrs. Burke
Glee (2013) musical comedy drama series in role as Bichette
She had her own talk show The Tyra Banks Show (2008-2010).
Black-ish (2016) ABC sitcom in role as Gigi
She is the executive producer and former presenter and judge of America's Next Top Model (2003-2015).
Has been featured on numerous magazine covers including Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Vogue, Mega magazine, Zink Magazine, West East Magazine, Arise, Hamptons, The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Arena, Elle, Paper Magazine, OOB Magazine, Sunday Telegraph Australia, Ocean Drive.
H&M, Pepsi, Milk, Nike, Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana, Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria’s Secret, Yves Saint Laurent, Moschino, Nine West, CoverGirl, Escada.
Walked runway for Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui, Christian Dior, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Perry Ellis, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Herve Leger, Valentino, Fendi, Isaac Mizrahi, Giorgio Armani, Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Sonia Rykiel, Michael Kors.
Represented by agencie Milan d'management group.
From offstage until the moment I walk onstage, I constantly tweak my talk show and 'Top Model', but at the same time, I often leave my private life by the wayside.
I enjoy doing fashion shows and transforming myself into different looks for photo shoots.
I loved planning 'The Tyra Show' more than actually having to do it. I loved coming up with show ideas, honing each program and crafting it. I'm more excited being in a meeting than being on TV.
I was backstage in Paris and saw Cindy Crawford doing House Of Style. I thought, I would love to be in control of my career.