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Tyra Banks

"A smart model is a good model," Tyra Banks was once quoted as saying, and she seems destined to prove it in every way. Now widely known as one of the world's foremost supermodels, Banks began her modeling career at the age of 17 with the Elite agency after flirting with attending college at Loyola Marymount. The 5'11" beauty was quickly discovered in Los Angeles, her birth city, and offered a healthy contract with cosmetics company Cover Girl -- becoming only the third African-American woman in the world to secure such an opportunity. Her striking looks and business savvy extended to several offers, including assignments with Ralph Lauren and various magazine covers (over 20 to be exact), including Sports Illustrated and most notably GQ, where Banks became the first black woman ever to grace the cover. In addition to various ads and runway gigs, Banks decided to branch out into feature films, scoring a few  high-profile gigs, starring as Omar Epps' love interest in John Singleton's racially charged drama Higher Learning (1995) and snagging a stint opposite Will Smith on TV's The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. These breakout roles led to more film work, including a British sexploitation film called Inferno and a comic turn in 1999's Love Stinks with actors French Stewart and Bill Bellamy. In 2000, Banks landed a high-profile gig in the critically dismissed but lively Jerry Bruckheimer production Coyote Ugly. Banks would find a useful avenue for her skills as a producer, host, and co-creator of the competetive reality show America's Next Top Model, an immensely successful franchise that would run from 2003 to 2012. Though her self-absorbed personna would often find her the subject of mockery, Banks would also launch an unsuccessful music career, as well as a talk show, and a handful of other reality shows, like True Beauty, and Stylista. ~ Jason Clark, Rovi

Dec 4, 1973 In Inglewood, California, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
Pierwszy Pojawił:
In the series Today 1952-01-14
Najnowszy projekt:
Film The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2010 2010-11-30
Known For
Poster of Deal or No Deal
Poster of Wild 'n Out
Poster of Halloween: Powrót
Poster of The Price Is Right
Film The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2010 Herself 2010-11-30
Seria Shake It Up Unknown 2010-11-07
Seria Glee Bichette 2009-05-19
Seria Plotkara Ursula Nyquist 2007-09-19
Seria Web Junk 20 Unknown 2006-01-13
Seria Wild 'n Out Unknown 2005-07-28
Seria Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Unknown 2005-08-03
Seria The Tyra Banks Show 2005-09-12
Film The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2005 Tyra Banks 2005-12-06
Seria Deal or No Deal Unknown 2005-12-19
Seria On Air with Ryan Seacrest Unknown 2004-01-01
Seria The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Seria Punk'd Unknown 2003-03-17
Seria E!'s 101 Unknown 2003-07-13
Seria Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Seria The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Film The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2003 Tyra Banks 2003-11-19
Seria All of Us Unknown 2003-09-16
Seria E! Live From the Red Carpet Herself 2002-01-13
Film Halloween: Powrót Nora 2002-07-01
Film The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2002 Tyra Banks 2002-11-20
Seria American Dreams Unknown 2002-09-29
Film Eight Crazy Nights Victoria's Secret Gown 2002-11-27
Seria Good Day Live Unknown 2001-09-17
Film The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2001 Tyra Banks 2001-11-15
Film Life-Size Eve 2000-03-05
Film Love & Basketball Kyra Kessler 2000-04-21
Seria Soul Food Unknown 2000-06-28
Film Wygrane marzenia Zoe 2000-07-30
Film Love Stinks Holly Garnett 1999-09-10
Seria The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Seria The Hughleys Unknown 1998-09-22
Seria Felicity Unknown 1998-09-29
Seria Just Shoot Me! Unknown 1997-03-04
Seria The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Seria The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Film Higher Learning Deja 1995-01-11
Seria Die Harald Schmidt Show Unknown 1995-12-05
Seria MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Seria Space Ghost Coast to Coast Unknown 1994-04-15
Seria New York Undercover Unknown 1994-09-08
Seria Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Seria The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Seria The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown 1990-09-10
Seria Wetten, dass..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Seria The Price Is Right Barker´s Beauty 1972-09-04
Seria Sesame Street Unknown 1969-11-10
Seria Today Unknown 1952-01-14