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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

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Dec 4, 1973 in Inglewood, California, U.S.
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
Primul film:
In series Today 1952-01-14
Ultimul film:
Serial Celebrity Watch Party 2020-05-07
Cunoscut pentru
Poster of The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Poster of Coyote Ugly
Poster of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Filme in care a jucat
Serial Celebrity Watch Party Herself 2020-05-07
Film Life-Size 2 Eve 2018-12-02
Film Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful Self 2014-02-03
Film The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2010 Herself 2010-11-30
Serial Shake It Up Unknown 2010-11-07
Serial Glee Bichette 2009-05-19
Film Hannah Montana: The Movie Herself 2009-04-10
Film Tropic Thunder Tyra Banks 2008-08-09
Serial Gossip Girl Ursula Nyquist 2007-09-19
Serial America's Got Talent Host 2006-06-21
Serial Dancing with the Stars Self - Host 2005-06-01
Serial Wild 'n Out Unknown 2005-07-28
Serial The Tyra Banks Show 2005-09-12
Film The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2005 Tyra Banks 2005-12-06
Serial Deal or No Deal Unknown 2005-12-19
Film The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2003 Tyra Banks 2003-11-19
Serial All of Us Unknown 2003-09-16
Serial The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Serial America's Next Top Model Herself - Host 2003-05-20
Serial Punk'd Herself 2003-03-17
Serial Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Film Halloween: Resurrection Nora 2002-07-01
Serial E! Live from the Red Carpet Herself 2002-01-13
Film The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2002 Tyra Banks 2002-11-20
Film Eight Crazy Nights Victoria's Secret Gown (voice) 2002-11-27
Film Cleavage Herself 2002-12-10
Film The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2001 Herself - Model 2001-11-15
Film Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit 1997 Herself 2000-09-05
Film Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit 1996 Herself 2000-09-05
Film Coyote Ugly Zoe 2000-07-30
Film Love & Basketball Kyra Kessler 2000-04-21
Film Life-Size Eve 2000-03-05
Film The Apartment Complex Neighbour 1999-10-31
Film Love Stinks Holly Garnett 1999-09-10
Serial Felicity Unknown 1998-09-29
Serial The Hughleys Unknown 1998-09-22
Serial Just Shoot Me! Unknown 1997-03-04
Serial The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Serial The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Serial MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Film Michael Jackson - Video Greatest Hits - HIStory Self (segment "Black or White") 1995-06-16
Film Higher Learning Deja 1995-01-11
Serial New York Undercover Unknown 1994-09-08
Serial Space Ghost Coast to Coast Unknown 1994-04-15
Serial Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Serial The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Film Michael Jackson: Black or White 1991-11-14
Serial The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown 1990-09-10
Serial The Price Is Right BarkerĀ“s Beauty 1972-09-04
Serial Sesame Street Unknown 1969-11-10
Serial Today Unknown 1952-01-14