Tyra Lynne Banks, also known as BanX, is an American television personality, model, producer, businesswoman, actress, and author. Born in Inglewood, California, she began her career as a model at the age of 15, and was the first woman of African-American descent to be featured on the covers of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, on which she appeared thrice. She was a Victoria's Secret Angel from 1997 to 2005. By the early 2000s, Banks was one of the world's top-earning models. Banks began acting on television in 1993 on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and made her film debut in Higher Learning in 1995. In 2000 she had major roles such as Eve in Disney Channel's Life-Size and Zoe in the box-office hit Coyote Ugly. She had small roles in the romantic film Love & Basketball and horror film Halloween: Resurrection, and appeared in television series Gossip Girl and Glee.
|Born:||Tyra Lynne Banks, December 4, 1973, Inglewood, California, U.S.|
|Alma mater:||Immaculate Heart High School|
|Occupation:||Television personality, model, producer, businesswoman, actress, author|
|Net worth:||$90 million (2011)|
|Television:||America's Next Top Model, The Tyra Banks Show, America's Got Talent|
|Partner(s):||Erik Asla (2013–2017)|
|Website:||Tyra Banks's Official site|
|Twitter:||Tyra Banks's Twitter profile|
|Instagram:||Tyra Banks's Instagram profile|
|Facebook:||Tyra Banks's Facebook profile|
|IMDb:||Tyra Banks's IMDb|
About Tyra Banks
As one of the world's most influential people, she created the television series America's Next Top Model and makeup line TYRA Beauty. She went on to host The Tyra Banks Show from 2005 to 2010. Also an actress, she starred in Life-Size and its sequel, Life-Size 2.
She was raised by a NASA photographer and a computer consultant and modeled while attending Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles.
She gained fame for appearing on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue twice and modeling as one of the original Victoria's Secret Angels.
She was born to photographer Carolyn London, who has worked as her manager. She has an older brother named Devin. From 2001 to 2004, she dated NBA player Chris Webber. In 2016, she became a mother with the birth of her son York via surrogacy with her then-boyfriend Erik Asla.
She has walked the runway for many high-end fashion companies including Calvin Klein.
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