Tyra Banks

Model + Talk Show Host and Actress
Born Dec 4, 1973

Tyra Lynne Banks is an American model, media personality, actress, occasional singer, author and businesswoman. She first became famous as a model, appearing twice on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and working for Victoria's Secret as one of their original Angels. Banks is the creator and host of the UPN/The CW reality television show America's Next Top Model, co-creator of True Beauty, and host of her own talk show, The Tyra Banks Show.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Tyra Banks.


1973 Birth Born on December 4, 1973.
1979 5 Years Old In 1979, when Banks was six years old, her parents divorced.


1991 17 Years Old 1 More Event
Banks attended John Burroughs Middle School and graduated in 1991 from Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles. … Read More
1993 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Banks began acting on television in 1993 on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and made her film debut in Higher Learning in 1995. … Read More


1997 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Banks was the first African American woman on the covers of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. In 1997, she received the VH1 award for "Supermodel of the Year". … Read More


2005 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In addition, she hosted The Tyra Banks Show, a daytime talk show aimed at younger women, which premiered on September 12, 2005, and ran until May 28, 2010.
2008 34 Years Old In 2008, Banks won the Daytime Emmy Award for her work and production on The Tyra Banks Show, and won for the second time in a row for outstanding, informative talkshow in 2009.
2009 35 Years Old In 2009, she opened up about her past relationships when she made a guest appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, hosting alongside Oprah Winfrey. … Read More
2010 36 Years Old …  She announced in May 2010 that she would be writing a novel, titled Modelland, loosely based on her own modelling experience. … Read More
2011 37 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 2011, Banks launched her fashion and beauty website called "", which she co-created with Demand Media.
In 2012, reported that Banks would co-create and produce an ABC comedy series based on her teenage years titled Fivehead.


2014 40 Years Old 1 More Event
On May 30, 2014, Disney–ABC Domestic Television announced their plans to develop a lifestyle syndicated talk show, with Banks serving as executive producer and host, to debut sometime in 2015. … Read More
2015 41 Years Old 1 More Event
Following the original cancellation of the series in October 2015, it was announced Banks would remain as the series' executive producer for the America's Next Top Model, but would no longer be the host. … Read More
2016 42 Years Old 1 More Event
On January 27, 2016, Banks and boyfriend Erik Asla welcomed their first child, a son, York Banks-Asla, via surrogacy.
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