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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 - 243 episodes, 2003 - 2014) (associate show producer - 1 episode, 2006)
- 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)
- The Boyz R Back (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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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 9 Interviews | 19 Articles | 67 Pictorials | 43 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Tayra Benks | Tyra


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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Personal Quote:

[About Barack Obama, who was in running for President in 2008]: When Barack won the nomination, I just started bawling. I started calling all these people, and everybody was talking to me like I was crazy. They're like, 'Well, he hasn't won yet,' but I'm like, 'Yes, he has because he's gotten this far.' See more »


Her friends used to call her "The Black Widow" because she used to break up with men she was dating before they would break up with her. See more »


The catchphrase - "art of smiling with your eyes"



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