Tyra Banks

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

Tyra Lynn Banks is an American model, media personality, actress, 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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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


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
2001 27 Years Old …  She dated basketball player Chris Webber from 2001 to 2004. … 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 1 More Event
In 2010, Oprah Winfrey congratulated Tyra Banks for a good job done on her talk-show for inspiring and mentoring young women.
In March 2011, Banks launched her fashion and beauty website called "", which she co-created with Demand Media.
2012 38 Years Old Banks graduated from the Executive Education Training Program in February 2012, earning a certificate. … Read More
2013 39 Years Old According to the Harvard Business School news organization, she spoke with HBS Professor and Senior Associate Dean Youngme E. Moon in front of select audience at HBS on Valentine's Day 2013. … Read More


2014 40 Years Old 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
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