December 4, 1973 (1973-12-04) (age 33)Born at:
Los Angeles, California, USA Occupation:
Talk show host, Actress, Supermodel Website:
tyrabanks.com and tzonefoundation.org
Tyra Lynne Banks is a retired American supermodel.
She first emerged to prominence as a cover model for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and one of the original Victoria's Secret Angels.
She is best known as the 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-winning 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.@ 38th Annual NAACP Image Awards