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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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5 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Tyra Banks Show
(2005-2011)
Tropic Thunder
Tropic Thunder Herself - The Tyra Banks Show
(2008)
America's Next Top Model
(2003-2017)
Mr. Woodcock
Mr. Woodcock Thanks
(2007)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Producer (9 credits)
  Life-Size 2 (TV Movie) (executive producer) (announced)
  America's Next Top Model (TV Series) (executive producer - 252 episodes, 2003 - 2015) (associate show producer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Finale Part 2: America's Next Top Model Is... (2015) ... (executive producer)
- The Guy Who Was a Momma's Boy (2015) ... (executive producer)
- The Girl Who Took a Shot in the Dark (2015) ... (executive producer)
- The Guy Who Closed the Deal in Vegas (2015) ... (executive producer)
- And Then That Happened (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2015 FabLife (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
 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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Show Show Actress (27 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (161 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Print ad for Cover Girl (1999) 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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Personal Quote:

[Who said about her teenage years in Los Angeles that being a supermodel wasn't a goal nor a dream]: It wasn't something that I always wanted to do -- it wasn't like I grew up and looked at magazines and said, 'Oooh, that's so glamorous, I wanna do that.' It found me. I was thin, I was 98 pounds, I was 5 foot 9, I was an inch shorter than I am now. So that is not just supermodel thin, that's just... See more »

Trivia:

Was named "Woman of the Year" for 2000 by Sports Illustrated. See more »

Trademark:

The catchphrase - "art of smiling with your eyes"

Nickname:

BBQ

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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