I have such a strong history with daytime television. My mama... Where's my mama? My mama's crying like a baby! Hi Mama'Tyra Banks Show' wins Daytime Emmy Jun 20, 2008
To be here on this stage, Grandma Fanny, this is amazing'Tyra Banks Show' wins Daytime Emmy Jun 20, 2008
My next huge steps will allow me to reach more women and young girls to help us all feel as fierce as we truly areBanks says show to end in 2010 Dec 28, 2009
The press had cast Naomi and I as rivals before we ever met each otherBanks says media created model feud Nov 15, 2005
She did so many hateful things, like getting me thrown off shows because she was more famousModel Tyra Banks wants an 'Oprah' empire Mar 07, 2004
Tyra Lynne Banks (born December 4, 1973) is an American model, media personality, comedienne, actress, occasional singer, and businesswoman. She first became famous as a model in Paris, Milan, London, Tokyo, and New York, but television appearances were her commercial breakthrough. 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.
In 2009, she was honored by Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) with the Excellence in Media Award.
Tyra Banks was born in Inglewood, California, the daughter of Carolyn (née London), a fashion manager and NASA photographer, and Donald Banks, a computer consultant. The couple divorced in 1980, when Banks was 6 years old. However, the relationship between her parents, and between her and her brother Devin Banks (born 1968), stayed friendly. Later, Carolyn married Clifford Johnson; she now goes by Carolyn London-Johnson. Banks attended John Burroughs Middle School and graduated in 1991 from Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles. She was accepted by USC and UCLA but declined to attend, instead pursuing a career in modeling.