Place of Birth: Rochester, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: December 19, 1970
Ethnicity: African-Jamaican, African-Panamanian, Chinese
Tyson Beckford is an American supermodel and actor. He is a Ralph Lauren Polo model. He has hosted the program Make Me a Supermodel, and appeared in the films Trois 2: Pandora’s Box, Biker Boyz, Into the Blue, Kings of the Evening, Hotel California, Addicted (2014), Chocolate City, and Supermodel (2015).
His parents, Hillary Dixon Hall and Lloyd Beckford, are Jamaican. He has African-Jamaican, African-Panamanian, and Chinese ancestry. He spent part of his childhood in Jamaica, as well as in The Bronx, New York City. He is an ambasador for Kick 4 Life, an organization that uses soccer to engage vulnerable youth in holistic care and support in Lesotho.
Tyson has a son with celebrity stylist April Roomet.