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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 Coyote Ugly (2000), America's Next Top Model (2003) and Tropic Thunder (2008). See full bio »

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Known For

Coyote Ugly
(2000)
America's Next Top Model
(2003-2018)
Tropic Thunder
Tropic Thunder Tyra Banks - The Tyra Banks Show
(2008)

Filmography

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 2018 Life-Size 2 (TV Movie) (executive producer) (filming)
  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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Other Works:

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Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 10 Interviews | 22 Articles | 67 Pictorials | 44 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

MySpace | Twitter

Alternate Names:

Tayra Benks | Tyra

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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:

Created TZONE, a leadership and life skills development program for primarily disadvantaged teen girls in the greater Los Angeles area. As of 2005, more than 240 girls have gone through the program. See more »

Trademark:

The catchphrase - "art of smiling with your eyes" See more »

Nickname:

BBQ See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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