Tyra Lynne Banks (born December 4, 1973) is an Emmy Award-nominated American supermodel, television personality and a talk show hostess. She first emerged to prominence on the runways of Paris, Milan, London, Tokyo, and the U.S., but her work in the commercial world was her breakthrough. She is best known as hostess/judge of the reality television show America's Next Top Model, since its 2003 debut on UPN (later CW), and is currently hosting her own daytime Emmy Award-nominated talk show, The Tyra Banks Show. Banks is one of only four African Americans and seven women to have repeatedly ranked among the world's most influential people by Time magazine.
Banks was born in Inglewood, California to Carolyn, a medical photographer and Don Banks, a computer consultant. The couple divorced in 1980, when Tyra was six, although the relationship of her parents and especially her brother Devin (born 1968) stayed friendly. Later, Carolyn married Clifford Johnson; she now goes by Carolyn London...
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Coyote Ugly is a romantic comedy/drama based on the actual Coyote Ugly Saloon, set in New York City, and released in August 2000 (See 2000 in film). The film stars Piper Perabo and Adam Garcia with a small role by Tyra Banks. It was directed by David McNally and written by Gina Wendkos.
Violet Sanford (Piper Perabo), an aspiring songwriter, leaves her home and her father Bill Sanford (John Goodman) to pursue her dream in New York City. As shown in the movie, many teenagers have left from her home town in order to try and get out and be noticed in the outside world. She signs an autograph which is pinned on the wall dotted with other autographs signed by the rest of the troupe that left before her. She tries, unsuccessfully, to get her demo tape to be noticed by the studios, mostly because she sends them tapes while the norm is to send CDs. On one unsuccessful night she goes to a restaurant with only a few dollars in her pocket and ends up getting an apple pie on the house. She...,
Life-Size is a 2000 made-for-TV film directed by Mark Rosman and originally premiered on ABC. It was released to DVD in the same year. The film is a family comic fantasy starring Lindsay Lohan and Tyra Banks in a tale of a young girl's Eve Doll (somewhat like Barbie) that is transformed into a living Perfect Woman.
Love Stinks is a 1999 comedy starring French Stewart, Bridgette Wilson, Bill Bellamy and Tyra Banks.
Seth (Stewart), a sitcom writer-producer, meets Chelsea (Wilson), an interior decorator, at his best friend's (Bellamy) wedding. He's immediately attracted to her blonde babeness while she's instantly attracted to his income and single-ness. They both ditch their wedding dates and start their own date that same night.
Chelsea changes into a sexy outfit and tells him that she has only one rule: she won't have sex with a guy until they have had at least three meals together. Seth proceeds to speed date through the evening ensuring that they actually eat three meals. They end up in the showroom of Chelsea’s job having sex on a four poster bed until Chelsea’s boss interrupts them and presumably fires Chelsea.
Seth then hires Chelsea to decorate his new house and through a series of manipulative events, Chelsea ends up living with and mooching off of Seth. She tries to get him to...
Higher Learning is a 1995 drama film, starring an ensemble cast. It also featured supermodel Tyra Banks' first performance in a theatrical movie.
Laurence Fishburne won an Image Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture" for his performance; Ice Cube was also nominated for the award.
UCLA filled in for the fictional college, Columbus University. The exterior shots and outdoor scenes were shot on the campus.
In addition to "Higher", performed by Ice Cube, the soundtrack includes performances of newer material by OutKast, Liz Phair, Tori Amos and Rage Against the Machine.
This drama examines the personal, political, and racial dilemmas facing a group of college freshmen as they begin their first semester at Columbus University. Malik (Omar Epps) is an athlete attending on a track scholarship; academics are not his strong suit, and he goes in thinking that his athletic abilities will earn him a free ride through college. Fudge (Ice Cube), a "professional student" who...,
Tyra Banks was born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County