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Tyra Banks

"A smart model is a good model," Tyra Banks was once quoted as saying, and she seems destined to prove it in every way. Now widely known as one of the world's foremost supermodels, Banks began her modeling career at the age of 17 with the Elite agency after flirting with attending college at Loyola Marymount. The 5'11" beauty was quickly discovered in Los Angeles, her birth city, and offered a healthy contract with cosmetics company Cover Girl -- becoming only the third African-American woman in the world to secure such an opportunity. Her striking looks and business savvy extended to several offers, including assignments with Ralph Lauren and various magazine covers (over 20 to be exact), including Sports Illustrated and most notably GQ, where Banks became the first black woman ever to grace the cover. In addition to various ads and runway gigs, Banks decided to branch out into feature films, scoring a few  high-profile gigs, starring as Omar Epps' love interest in John Singleton's racially charged drama Higher Learning (1995) and snagging a stint opposite Will Smith on TV's The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. These breakout roles led to more film work, including a British sexploitation film called Inferno and a comic turn in 1999's Love Stinks with actors French Stewart and Bill Bellamy. In 2000, Banks landed a high-profile gig in the critically dismissed but lively Jerry Bruckheimer production Coyote Ugly. Banks would find a useful avenue for her skills as a producer, host, and co-creator of the competetive reality show America's Next Top Model, an immensely successful franchise that would run from 2003 to 2012. Though her self-absorbed personna would often find her the subject of mockery, Banks would also launch an unsuccessful music career, as well as a talk show, and a handful of other reality shows, like True Beauty, and Stylista. ~ Jason Clark, Rovi

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Dec 4, 1973 в Inglewood, California, U.S.
Кино / ТВ Кредиты:
Впервые появился:
на series Сегодня 1952-01-14
Последний проект:
Кино The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2010 2010-11-30
Известный в фильмах
Poster of Шоу Эллен ДеДженерес
Poster of E!'s 101
Poster of Восемь безумных ночей
Poster of Улица Сезам
Кино The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2010 Herself 2010-11-30
Series Shake It Up Unknown 2010-11-07
Series Лузеры Bichette 2009-05-19
Кино Солдаты неудачи Herself - The Tyra Banks Show 2008-08-09
Series Сплетница Ursula Nyquist 2007-09-19
Series Web Junk 20 Unknown 2006-01-13
Series Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Unknown 2005-08-03
Series The Tyra Banks Show 2005-09-12
Series Wild 'n Out Unknown 2005-07-28
Series Deal or No Deal Unknown 2005-12-19
Кино The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2005 Tyra Banks 2005-12-06
Series В прямом эфире с Райаном Сикрестом Unknown 2004-01-01
Series Шоу Тони Данца Unknown 2004-09-13
Series Punk'd Unknown 2003-03-17
Series Джимми Киммел в прямом эфире Unknown 2003-01-26
Series E!'s 101 Unknown 2003-07-13
Series Всё о нас Unknown 2003-09-16
Series Шоу Эллен ДеДженерес Unknown 2003-09-08
Кино The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2003 Tyra Banks 2003-11-19
Кино Хэллоуин: Воскрешение Nora 2002-07-01
Series American Dreams Unknown 2002-09-29
Series E! Live From the Red Carpet Herself 2002-01-13
Кино The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2002 Tyra Banks 2002-11-20
Кино Восемь безумных ночей Victoria's Secret Gown (voice) 2002-11-27
Series Good Day Live Unknown 2001-09-17
Кино The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2001 Herself - Model 2001-11-15
Кино Life-Size Eve 2000-03-05
Кино Любовь и баскетбол Kyra Kessler 2000-04-21
Series Soul Food Unknown 2000-06-28
Кино Бар «Гадкий койот» Zoe 2000-07-30
Кино Love Stinks Holly Garnett 1999-09-10
Series Утренние новости Unknown 1999-11-01
Series The Hughleys Unknown 1998-09-22
Series Фелисити Unknown 1998-09-29
Series Just Shoot Me! Unknown 1997-03-04
Series Взгляд Unknown 1997-08-11
Series Дневное шоу с Тревором Ноем Unknown 1996-07-22
Кино Высшее образование Deja 1995-01-11
Series Безумное телевидение Unknown 1995-10-14
Series Космический Призрак Unknown 1994-04-15
Series Полицейские под прикрытием Unknown 1994-09-08
Series Поздняя ночь с Конаном О`Брайэном Unknown 1993-09-13
Series Ночное шоу с Джейем Лено Unknown 1992-05-25
Series Принц из Беверли-Хиллз Unknown 1990-09-10
Series The Price Is Right Barker´s Beauty 1972-09-04
Series Улица Сезам Unknown 1969-11-10
Series Сегодня Unknown 1952-01-14