Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks

  • Highest Rated: 82% Love and Basketball (2000)
  • Lowest Rated: 11% Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
  • Birthday: Dec 4, 1973
  • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • "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 competitive reality show America's Next Top Model, an immensely successful franchise that would run from 2003 to 2012. Though her self-absorbed persona 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. America's Next Top Model came to an end in 2015, but Banks continued to keep busy, immediately booking a guest spot on Black-ish.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

40% Life-Size 2 Eve Executive Producer 2018
No Score Yet The Clique Executive Producer 2008
13% Mr. Woodcock Herself $25.8M 2007
No Score Yet Alex Thomas: Straight Clownin' Actor 2002
11% Halloween: Resurrection Nora Winston $30.3M 2002
23% Coyote Ugly Zoe 2000
No Score Yet Life-Size Eve 2000
82% Love and Basketball Kyra Kessler 2000
19% Love Stinks Holly 1999
No Score Yet The Apartment Complex Shana 1999
No Score Yet Sesame Street - Elmopalooza! Actor 1998
45% Higher Learning Deja 1994
No Score Yet Supermodels in the Rainforest Actor 1994
No Score Yet Larceny Actor 1948

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet America's Got Talent
2006
Host
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2010
No Score Yet America's Next Top Model
2003-2018
Host Judge Creator Appearing Screenwriter Host/Judge Executive Producer Producer
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004-2017
Reality cast member Appearing
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
91% black-ish
2014
Gigi Gigi Franklin
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet FABLife
2015-2016
Host Executive Producer Producer
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Shake It Up
2010-2013
Miss Burke
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show
2009
Guest Appearing
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2006
  • 2004
No Score Yet True Beauty
2009-2010
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2010
  • 2009
84% Gossip Girl
2007-2012
Ursula
  • 2009
31% The Jay Leno Show
2009-2010
Appearing
  • 2009
47% Stylista
2008
Executive Producer
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Biggest Loser
2004-2016
Appearing
  • 2008
84% American Dreams
2002-2005
Performer
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet All of Us
2003-2007
Roni
  • 2004
No Score Yet Punk'd
2003-2012
Appearing
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet Felicity
1998-2002
Jane
  • 2000
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
Performer
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Hughleys
1998-2002
Nicole Matthews
  • 1999
No Score Yet Just Shoot Me
1997-2003
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet New York Undercover
1994-1998
Natasha Clayborne Miss Claybourne
  • 1997
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
Jackie Ames Jackie
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
No Score Yet The Tyra Banks Show
2010
Host

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