Tyra Banks Biography


Tyra Banks

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Birth Name: Tyra Banks
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Birth Sign: sagittarius
Age: 44 Years
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Tyra Banks full name Tyra Lynne Banks is an American actress, a supermodel, and a television personality. She has also established herself as an author, singer and a producer. She was born as Tyra Lynne Banks in Inglewood, California, United States of America. Her parents are Carolyn London and Donald Banks. Her mother was a former NASA photographer and her father was a computer supplier. She received her formal education from John Burroughs Middle School and Immaculate Heart High School. She also attended Harvard Business School.

Tyra Banks is not married yet, however, she is involved in lots of love affairs. Once she was found dating, John Singleton. He is a musician and also a film director. She also dated renowned actor Will Smith. At the start of 2001, she was having a romantic relationship with Chris Webber. He is a basketball player and this relationship also ended after just three years.

She also had a relationship with Mark Messier, a hockey player. She was rumored to get married to him and make him her loving spouse, but it was just a rumor. In 2013, she started dating Erik Asla, a photographer based in Norway. The pair is also parents to a child, son York Banks Asla born in January 2016 via gestational surrogate. The pair called their relationship a quit in October 2017.

Tyra Banks began modeling at the age of fifteen. However, her start in modeling was full of hardship. She was not offered any contract by any modeling agencies. She was frustrated at that time. She consoled herself and finally a year later, she was offered a contract by L.A. Models. She began her acting career from 1993. At that time she appeared on the television shows. She also appeared in lots of popular movies.

Tyra listed her mansion, 1926 Spanish Colonial in Beverly Hills, California in the market, for $7.5 in 2015. She bought her 6,000 square feet, four bedrooms, five full baths, and two powder rooms house in 2004 and the house was sold for $6.4 million in 2016.

In 2016, Tyra bought an investment house with an ocean view in Pacific Palisades for $7.35 million from philanthropist and entrepreneur Bernard Kinsey. In 2015, she bought a turnkey property in Pacific Palisades for $3.295 million.

She earned a huge salary from The Tyra Banks Show and her earning for this show was the net worth of $90 million.

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Born in Inglewood, California

1973 4th of December

She was form a middle class family. She was born as Tyra Lynne Banks in Inglewood, California, United States of America. Her parents are Carolyn London and Donald Banks. Her mother was a former NASA photographer and her father was a computer supplier.

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Her parents got divorced

1979

She was born to Carolyn London and Donald Banks. Her mother was a former NASA photographer and her father was a computer supplier. She also has one brother. Her parents got divorced in 1979 and she was then raised by her mother.

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Began her modelling career

1988

Tyra began modeling at the age of fifteen. However, her start in modeling was full of hardship. She was not offered any contract by any modeling agencies. She was frustrated at that time. She consoled herself and finally a year later, she was offered a contract by L.A. Models.

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Graduated from Immaculate Heart High School

1991

She received her formal education from John Burroughs Middle School and Immaculate Heart High School. She graduated from Immaculate Heart High School in 1991. She also attended Harvard Business School and graduated from there some years later.

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Was seen with Will Smith

1993

Tyra is not married yet, however, she is involved in lots of love affairs. Once she was found dating, John Singleton. He was a musician and also a film director. She also dated a renowned actor, Will Smith. At that time, she was playing her acting role in the television shows.

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Began her acting career

1993

We all know Tyra as a super model. But she is also a renowned actress. She began her acting career from 1993. At that time she appeared in the television shows. She was portraying her role in The Fresh Prince of Bel- Air.

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Began her major movie role

1994

She started her career as a model. She then shifted in the television shows. She also made her appearance in the movies. It was 1994, when she played her first major movie role. She appeared in Higher learning and Disney films Life Size.

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Was honored by Women of the year

2000

She has not only won awards. She has also been honored by some prestigious organization too. In 2000, she received an honor by some sports illustrator. She was named Women of the year by them for the year.

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Dated Chris Webber

2001

She has dated lots of renowned celebrity but none of them was long enough. After dating actor, Will Smith, She had a romantic relationship with Chris Webber. She began dating him at the start of 2001. He is a basketball player.

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Started her singing career

2003

Tyra is not only a model, actress and a television personality. She is also a singer. In 2003, she began her singing career. Her debut song was Shake Ya Body. Since then, she has song lots of songs and has also appeared in some music videos.

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Separated with Chris Webber

2004

Like all her other relationship, her love affairs with Chris Webber also ended after some years later. She began dating him at the start of 2001. However, they ended it in 2004. She also had a relationship with Mark Messier, a hockey player.

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Won Teen Choice Awards

2007

She has been nominated in Teen Choice Awards for seven times. First, she was nominated in this award in 2004 for Choice Reality/Variety TV Star - Female. She was also nominated in this award in 2005 but it was 2007 and 2008 when she won this award.

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Won Daytime Emmy Awards

2008

It was actually 2007, when she was first nominated in Daytime Emmy Awards. She was nominated in this award for Outstanding Talk Show. However, it was a year later, when she first won this award. She was also honored with this award in 2009.

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Won GLAAD Media Awards

2009

Tyra has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and she has also claimed some of them. In 2009, she was nominated in GLAAD Media Awards. She won this award the same time. In 2007, she was also nominated in Astra Awards.

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Wrote a novel

2010

She is also an author. She has also written some popular novel, an inspirational one. In 2011, she released her novel named Modelland. It was written in 2010 and it was based in her modeling career. It broke lot of record in America.

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Relationship with Erik Asla

2013

Tyra Banks dated Erik Asla, a photographer based in Norway for four years, from 2013 to October 2017. The pair is also parents to a child, son York Banks Asla born in January 2016 via gestational surrogate.

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Net Worth Update

2018

Tyra Banks has an estimated net worth of $90 million.

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