Tyra Banks Biography,Wiki, Age, Parents, Husband,Facts & More

Tyra Lynne Banks, also known as BanX, is an American television personality, Model, Actress, businesswoman, producer, and writer. Tyra stands 5 feet 10 inches or 178 cm tall, and weighs 52 kilograms or 114 pounds. Her eyes colour is hazel and hair color is black.

Tyra Banks Profile/Bio

Real Name Tyra Lynne Banks
Nickname BanX, Ty, Big Buddy, Lady T L B, BBQ
Profession Model, Actress, Television personality, businesswoman, producer, and writer.

Tyra Banks Personal Life/Wiki

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Tyra Bank was born on 4 December 1973 in Inglewood, California, USA. Tyra on America’s Next Top Model, discussed the results of an Ancestry.com genealogical DNA test that gave her “79% African, 14% British, and 6% Native American” results. In an interview, she also said that she is “14% British, 6% Native American, 1% Finnish, and all the rest African.”

Tyra has said that she was teased for her appearance and considered an “ugly duckling” while growing up. Tyra grew three inches and lost 30 pounds in three months when she was 11 years old.

Date of Birth December 4, 1973
Age (as in 2021) 48
Birthplace Inglewood, California, USA
Hometown Inglewood, California, USA
Nationality American
Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign Sagittarius
Religion Christianity

Tyra Banks Family Information

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Tyra Banks was born to father, Donald Banks, a computer consultant and mother, Carolyn London (now London-Johnson), a medical photographer. She has a brother, five years older than her named Devin.

Her parents divorced in 1979 when Tyra was six years old.

Father Name Donald Banks
Mother Name Caroline London
Brother Name Devin Banks
Sister Name None

Tyra Banks Education Details

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Tyra Banks went to John Burroughs Middle School, and in 1991 graduated from Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles.

School John Burroughs Middle School, Immaculate Heart High School
College/University Harvard Business School
Educational Qualification Graduate

Tyra Banks Boyfriends, Affairs & More

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During 2010, Tyra has dated Norwegian photographer Erik Asla, and they had a biological son born via surrogacy in January 2016. Tyra has said that she has never used other recreational drugs and she tends to avoid drinking.

Tyra has opened up about abusive relationships in her past. In 2005, when asked about her relationship history, she said, “I won’t use many names on the show, but one specific relationship involved not only cheating but also emotional abuse. It was really bad, but it made me strong.” In 2009, she opened up about her past relationships when she appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, alongside Oprah Winfrey. The episode was about dating violence in response to Rihanna’s assault by Chris Brown.

Marital Status Single
Boyfriends John Singleton (1993-1996)
Will Smith (1993-1994)
Seal (1996)
Teresa Weatherspoon (1999)
Chris Webber (2001-2004)
Giancarlo Marcaccini (2005-2006)
John Utendahl (2007-2011)
Erik Asla (2013)
Louis Bélanger-Martin (2019)
Children’s Son: York Banks Asla

Tyra Banks Money Factor

Net Worth (approx.) $90 Million

Tyra Banks Biography

Tyra Banks began her modeling career at age 15 and was the first African-American woman to be featured on the covers of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, in which she appeared three times. She was a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 1997 to 2005. In the early 2000s, Banks was one of the highest-grossing models in the world.

In 1993, Tyra began her acting career on television in The Fresh Prince of BelAir and made her film debut in 1995 in the drama Higher Learning. In 2000, she got major film roles, such as Eve in Disney Channel’s Life-Size and Zoe in the box office hit Coyote Ugly. Tyra also had small roles in the romantic sports film Love and Basketball in 2000, the horror film Halloween: Resurrection (2002), and the television series Gossip Girl (2009) and Glee (2013).

In 2011, Tyra enrolled herself in the nine-week Owner/President Management Program (OPM) at Harvard Business School. She completed the executive education training program in February 2012, earning a certificate. She was criticized for implying that she is a Harvard graduate.

Tyra Banks Facts

  • Tyra was teased for her looks when she was young.
  • She has faced discrimination and was rejected by 6 modelling agencies.
  • She is a anti- body shamming activist.
  • Tyra has her own rules for drugs and nudity.
  • Tyra doesn’t diet.

Tyra Banks Recent Updates

Tyra paid tribute to André Leon Talley on a post on instagram.

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