Ready to begin the next phase of her career, Banks made her acting debut in 1993 with a recurring role as Will Smith's longtime friend on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." She later appeared in films such as Higher Learning, Love & Basketball and Coyote Ugly.
Banks made a pop culture splash in 2003 as the host, creator and executive producer of the long-running reality series "America's Next Top Model," which spawned international versions in more than 35 countries. More television success followed in 2005 with the launch of her Emmy-winning talk show, "The Tyra Banks Show."
It's about winning, losing and playing the game. Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy (Omar Epps) grow up next door to each other playing basketball, fighting and falling in love. When simultaneous turns in the big leagues throw their off-court relationship off-kilter, the pair discovers that very little is fair in Love & Basketball. Spike Lee produced this warm, witty film.