Tyra Lynne Banks (born December 4, 1973
) is an American television personality,
former talk show host, producer, author, actress, and former model.
She first became famous as a model, appearing twice on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
and working for Victoria's Secret as one of their original Angels.
Banks was one of the world's top-earning models in the early 2000s.
Subsequently she moved into television and film, known for her roles as Eve in Disney
channel's Life-Size and Zoe in the box office hit Coyote Ugly
Banks also had minor roles in the romantic film Love & Basketball
horror film Halloween: Resurrection and has appeared in numerous television shows,
including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
, Gossip Girl