Tyson Beckford

Born on Dec. 19, 1970 in The Bronx, NY, model and reality personality Tyson Beckford rose to prominence as a preeminent face for high-end clothier Ralph Lauren and went on to become the first African-American male ... Read more »
Born: 12/19/1970

Filmography

Actor (30)

Chocolate City 2015 (Movie)

Adrian (Actor)

Addicted 2014 (Movie)

Corey (Actor)

America's Next Top Model 2007, 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dream Street 2010 (Movie)

P. Boy (Actor)

Running Russell Simmons 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kings of the Evening 2009 (Movie)

Homer Hobbs (Actor)

Make Me a Supermodel 2007 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

Make Me a Supermodel: Meet the Models 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

Starz Inside: Fashion in Film 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The A-List Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Bravo's A-List Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Make Me a Supermodel: Meet The Models 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

Hotel California 2005 (Movie)

Al (Actor)

Into the Blue 2005 (Movie)

Primo (Actor)

Wendy Williams is on Fire on the Red Carpet 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

2003 Vibe Awards: Beats, Style, Flavor 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Britney Spears: E! Entertainment Special 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Biker Boyz 2003 (Movie)

Donny (Actor)

I'm a Celebrity - Get Me Out of Here! (ABC) 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Presenter

My Wife and Kids 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pandora's Box (Rainforest Films) 2002 (Movie)

Lance (Actor)

Miss Universe 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Source All Access TV 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Zoolander 2001 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 1999 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 1997 Billboard Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Performer

The 29th NAACP Image Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Presenter

The VH1 Fashion Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Presenter

Biography

Born on Dec. 19, 1970 in The Bronx, NY, model and reality personality Tyson Beckford rose to prominence as a preeminent face for high-end clothier Ralph Lauren and went on to become the first African-American male supermodel. Beckford moved with his family to Jamaica early in life and lived there until he was seven. Back in upstate New York, he attended top-ranked Pittsford Mendon High School in an affluent suburb of Pittsford, thanks to his participation in a busing program that brought youths from urban areas to suburban schools. In the summer of 1993, he was discovered at random in Washington Square Park in Manhattan by an editor for The Source, a hip-hop magazine that gave Beckford his first modeling gig. Convinced he had found his career path, Beckford landed an agent and began modeling for Ralph Lauren, leading him to appear in print ads, on television and at various fashion events around the world. In 1995, he was named "Man of the Year" by VH1 and one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" by People magazine.

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