Tyra Banks

Biography: Tyra Banks grew up in Inglewood, California. Her parents are Carolyn London (a photographer) and Don Banks. Her parents divorced when she was six years old and she regards her mum as her best friend.
She began her television career as an actress with recurring roles in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Felicity. She starred in the Disney made-for-television movie, Life. Tyra's film experience includes leading roles in John Singleton's Higher Learning and Jerry Bruckheimer's Coyote Ugly.
Tyra began her modeling career in Europe and evolved into a world-renowned supermodel who has become a pioneer in the industry. She was the first African-American woman to grace the covers of GQ, Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue and the Victoria's Secret catalog. In 1997, she received the prestigious Michael Award for Supermodel of the Year. She later secured an exclusive contract with Victoria's Secret. In addition, Banks has been contracted by Swatch and Cover Girl, and has appeared in ad
Tyra Banks grew up in Inglewood, California. Her parents are Carolyn London (a photographer) and Don Banks. Her parents divorced when she was six years old and she regards her mum as her best friend.
She began her television career as an actress with recurring roles in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Felicity. She starred in the Disney made-for-television movie, Life. Tyra's film experience includes leading roles in John Singleton's Higher Learning and Jerry Bruckheimer's Coyote Ugly.
Tyra began her modeling career in Europe and evolved into a world-renowned supermodel who has become a pioneer in the industry. She was the first African-American woman to grace the covers of GQ, Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue and the Victoria's Secret catalog. In 1997, she received the prestigious Michael Award for Supermodel of the Year. She later secured an exclusive contract with Victoria's Secret. In addition, Banks has been contracted by Swatch and Cover Girl, and has appeared in ad campaigns for Nike, Pepsi, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren and Dolce & Gabbana.
Tyra also authored Tyra's Beauty Inside & Out, published by Harper Collins (1998).
Tyra founded T-Zone, an annual weeklong summer camp experience, which is a leadership and life skills development program for primarily disadvantaged teen girls in the greater Los Angeles area. As of 2005, more than 240 girls have gone through the program. In addition, Tyra established "The Tyra Banks Scholarship" in 1994, a fund that grants African-American girls the opportunity to attend her alma mater, Immaculate Heart High School, an all-girls private school in Los Angeles.
Tyra is creator and executive producer of America's Next Top Model which currently airs on UPN. She is also the founder and CEO of Ty Ty Baby Productions.
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Tyra Banks' Scores

Average career score: 64
Highest Metascore: 70 America's Next Top Model: Season 13
Lowest Metascore: 58 Stylista: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
3 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd America's Next Top Model: Season 22 Aug 5, 2015 Host/Judge 6.7
tbd America's Next Top Model: Season 20 Aug 2, 2013 Host/Judge 6.2
tbd America's Next Top Model: Season 19 Aug 24, 2012 Host/Judge 4.4
tbd America's Next Top Model: Season 18 Feb 29, 2012 Host/Judge / Self / Self 4.0
tbd America's Next Top Model: Season 17 Sep 14, 2011 Host/Judge 4.3
tbd America's Next Top Model: Season 16 Feb 23, 2011 Star / Self / Self 4.0
tbd America's Next Top Model: Season 15 Sep 8, 2010 Host/Judge 5.0
tbd True Beauty: Season 2 May 31, 2010 Executive Producer tbd
tbd America's Next Top Model: Season 12 Mar 4, 2009 Star 5.0
tbd True Beauty: Season 1 Jan 5, 2009 Producer / Executive Producer tbd
58 Stylista: Season 1 Oct 22, 2008 Executive Producer 5.0
tbd The Tyra Banks Show: Season 4 Sep 8, 2008 Host tbd
tbd America's Next Top Model: Season 11 Sep 3, 2008 Host/Judge 5.0
tbd America's Next Top Model: Season 10 Feb 20, 2008 Host/Judge 5.2
tbd America's Next Top Model: Season 9 Sep 19, 2007 Host/Judge/Photographer 4.0
tbd The Tyra Banks Show: Season 3 Sep 10, 2007 Host tbd
tbd America's Next Top Model: Season 8 Feb 28, 2007 Host 6.5
tbd America's Next Top Model: Season 7 Sep 20, 2006 Host 6.5
tbd The Tyra Banks Show: Season 2 Sep 11, 2006 Host tbd
tbd America's Next Top Model: Season 6 Mar 8, 2006 Host/Judge 6.5
tbd America's Next Top Model: Season 5 Sep 21, 2005 Host/Judge 6.5
tbd The Tyra Banks Show: Season 1 Sep 12, 2005 Host 5.0
tbd America's Next Top Model: Season 4 Mar 2, 2005 Host/Judge 6.5
tbd America's Next Top Model: Season 3 Sep 22, 2004 Host/Judge 6.5
tbd The View: Season 8 Aug 30, 2004 Herself tbd
tbd America's Next Top Model: Season 2 Jan 13, 2004 Host/Judge 3.2
tbd The View: Season 7 Sep 2, 2003 Herself tbd
65 America's Next Top Model: Season 1 May 20, 2003 Host/Judge 7.2
tbd The View: Season 6 Sep 3, 2002 Herself tbd
tbd Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Season 10 Sep 3, 2002 Guest tbd