- Faith: Christian - Catholic
- Career: Actress
- birthday: December 4, 1973
- fun faith fact! One of 4 African Americans and 7 women to have repeatedly ranked among the world's most influential people by Time magazine
Tyra Banks is a household name as an actress, author, and model, and is an inspiration to women worldwide. She rose to success from humble beginnings, facing challenges along the way: the divorce of her parents when she was 6, and her grandmother’s passing from lung cancer soon after. She will talk about being pretty mean during her middle school days, but experienced a total role reversal in high school. When she reached 17, her world changed. She blossomed and began modeling, though it was quite some time until she landed her first true modeling contract. Soon after signing with Victoria’s Secret, she became the host of her own talk show.