Tyra Banks Biography (1973-)

Full name, Tyra L. Banks; born December 4, 1973, in Los Angeles, CA; daughterof Donald (a computer consultant) and Carolyn (a medical photographer and business manager; maiden name, London) Banks. Addresses: Agent: Paradigm, 10100 Santa Monica Blvd., 25th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90067; IMG, 304 ParkAve. South, Penthouse North, New York, NY 10010.; Manager: 3 Arts Entertainment, 9460 Wilshire Blvd., 7th floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, model
Birth Details
December 4, 1973
Los Angeles, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Deja, Higher Learning, Columbia Pictures, 1995
  • (Uncredited) Alien XS hostess, Alien Encounter, 1995
  • A Woman Like That, 1997
  • Herself, Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit '97, 1997
  • Holly, Love Stinks, Independent Artists, 1999
  • Herself, "Too Funky," Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael, 1999
  • Kyra Kessler, Love & Basketball, New Line Cinema, 2000
  • Zoe, Coyote Ugly, Buena Vista, 2000
  • Larceny, 2001
  • Nora Winston, Halloween: Resurrection, 2002
  • Herself, Halloween: Resurrected, Universal, 2002
  • Voice, 8 Crazy Nights (animated; also known as Adam Sandler's 8Crazy Nights), Columbia, 2002
  • Herself, Straight Clownin', 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Jackie Ames, a recurring role, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, NBC, 1993-1994
  • Movies
  • Inferno, 1992
  • Wanda, The Apartment Complex, Showtime, 1999
  • Eve, Life-Size, ABC, 2000
  • Specials
  • Host, Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, syndicated, 1995
  • The Late Show with David Letterman Video Special 2, CBS, 1996
  • The 1996 Billboard Music Awards, Fox, 1996
  • Sports Illustrated Swimsuit '97, TNT, 1997
  • The 39th Grammy Awards, CBS, 1997
  • The 1997 ESPY Awards, ABC, 1997
  • Wild on the South Seas, E! Entertainment Television, 1998
  • NBA Team Up Celebration, NBC and BET, 1998
  • GQ Men of the Year Awards, VH1, 1998
  • Herself, Elmopalooza!, ABC, 1998
  • ALMA Awards, ABC, 1998
  • The 29th NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 1998
  • The 1998 VH1 Fashion Awards, VH1, 1998
  • The 1998 MTV Video Music Awards, MTV, 1998
  • Teen Files: The Truth about Drinking, UPN, 1999
  • The 1999 Trumpet Awards, TBS, 1999
  • The 1999 Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 1999
  • Host, The 13th Annual Soul Train Music Awards, syndicated, 1999
  • Victoria's Secret: Ooh-La-La, E! Entertainment Television, 2000
  • The Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 2000
  • Essence Awards 2000, Fox, 2000
  • Host, Countdown to Oscar 2000, ABC, 2000
  • Herself, The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, ABC, 2001
  • MTV Uncensored: The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, MTV, 2001
  • The 7th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 2001
  • Pilots
  • The Jamie Foxx Variety Show, The WB, 2001
  • Supermodel, 2003
  • Episodic
  • Host, "Public Enemy/Ed DeBarge/ Brownstone," Soul Train, 1994
  • Natasha Claybourne, "Outrage," New York Undercover, Fox, 1997
  • Natasha Claybourne, "Descell," New York Undercover, Fox, 1997
  • Natasha Claybourne, "Hubris," New York Undercover, Fox, 1997
  • Herself, "Tyra Banks," The Oprah Winfrey Show, syndicated, 1998
  • Russell Simmons' Oneworld Music Beat, syndicated, 1998
  • Herself, "Chinatown," Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Cartoon Network,1998
  • Voice of Barbie Q Pepper, "The Three Little Pigs," Happily Ever After:Fairy Tales for Every Child (animated), HBO, 1999
  • Herself, "Nina Sees Red: Parts 1 & 2," Just Shoot Me, NBC, 1999
  • Herself, "Tyra Banks on the Beach," The Oprah Winfrey Show, syndicated, 1999
  • Nicole, "Sap and the Star," The Hughleys, ABC, 1999
  • Herself, "Millenium Makeovers with Tyra Banks," The Oprah Winfrey Show, 2000
  • Herself, "Tyra Banks and Her Brother on Sibling Rivalry," The Oprah Winfrey Show, 2000
  • "Sketch: Disney Singles," Mad TV, Fox, 2000
  • Herself, "From Runway to Real Life with Tyra Banks," The Oprah WinfreyShow, 2000
  • Katisha, "Sketch: Katisha vs. Bunifah," Mad TV, Fox, 2000
  • Jane Scott, "One Ball, Two Strikes," Felicity, The WB, 2000
  • Herself, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, ABC, 2000
  • Jane Scott, "Kissing Mr. Covington," Felicity, The WB, 2000
  • Jane Scott, "A Good Egg," Felicity, The WB, 2000
  • Nina Joseph, "Ordinary Pain," Soul Food, Showtime, 2001
  • Herself, The View, ABC, 2001
  • Herself, The View, ABC, 2002
  • Also appeared as herself, "Tyra Banks with Heartbroken Teens," The Oprah Winfrey Show.
  • Television Work
  • Pilots
  • Executive producer, Supermodel, 2003
  • RECORDINGS
  • Music Videos
  • Black or White by Michael Jackson, 1991
  • Also appears in Too Funky by George Michael.
  • WRITINGS
  • Books
  • Tyra's Beauty Inside and Out, 1998

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Black Biography, Vol. 11, Gale, 1996
    • Newsmakers, Issue 3, Gale, 1996
    Periodicals
    • Ebony, May, 1997, p. 110
    • Entertainment Weekly, January 13, 1995, p. 33; April 17, 1998, p.67; May 11, 2001, p. 14
    • Essence, February, 1995, p. 60
    • Jet, February 13, 1995, p. 30
    • People Weekly, January 23, 1995, p. 83; May 6, 1996, p. 104; September 17, 2001, p. 32
    • Sports Illustrated, winter, 1997, p. 170

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