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Tyra Banks


Tyra Banks was born on December 4, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Tyra Lynne Banks. She is a producer and writer, known for The Tyra Banks Show (2005), Tropic Thunder (2008) and America's Next Top Model (2003). See full bio »
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  Life-Size 2 (TV Movie) (executive producer) (announced)
 2015 FabLife (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
  America's Next Top Model (TV Series) (executive producer - 245 episodes, 2003 - 2015) (associate show producer - 1 episode, 2006)
- The Girl Who Walks Away (2015) ... (executive producer)
- The Girl with the Bloodcurdling Scream (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The Guy Who Wows Betsey Johnson (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The Girl Who Says It's Over (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The Girl Who's a Player (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2011 Danmarks næste topmodel (TV Series) (series producer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.7 (2011) ... (series producer)
 2009-2010 True Beauty (TV Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- The Stealing Challenge (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Finale (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Natural Beauty (2009) ... (executive producer)
- The Science of Beauty (2009) ... (executive producer)
 2008-2010 The Tyra Banks Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 155 episodes)
- Out of This World Advice (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 17 May 2010 (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Twins (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 13 May 2010 (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 12 May 2010 (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2008-2009 Stylista (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (2009) ... (executive producer)
- The Right Fit (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Model Behavior (2008) ... (executive producer)
- It's All About Who you Know (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Shop it Like it's Hot (2008) ... (executive producer)
 2008 The Clique (Video) (executive producer)
 2008 Australia's Next Top Model (TV Series) (co-producer - 1 episode)
- Are You Model Material? (2008) ... (co-producer)
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Other Works:

Print ad for Cover Girl (1997) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 10 Interviews | 20 Articles | 67 Pictorials | 43 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Tayra Benks | Tyra

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[When she began to question about the natural of beauty and the role race played]: I know that I got the covers of those magazines and that I had a very successful commercial side of the modeling industry. I think it had to do with my coloring and the fact that my eyes were green and my hair is sandy and my skin is caramel-colored. And I look at who society puts on a pedestal when it comes to ... See more »

Trivia:

Received a diploma from Harvard Business School's Executive Education Program [Februay 23, 2012]. See more »

Trademark:

The catchphrase - "art of smiling with your eyes"

Nickname:

BBQ

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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