Tyson Beckford

Beckford in 2010, Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com

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.


Curious about ethnicity

106 Responses

  1. Capricious says:

    Another potentially good looking ruined by Asian eyes.

    Yes I said. Asiatic eyes on men are gross.

  2. cwm85 says:

    Has his Chinese ancestry ever been documented? Any pictures of family?

  3. ihatemostpeople says:

    Damn he hasn’t aged well at all. Wtf happened?

  4. anastas says:

    why r people getting so mad just cuz he said he is part Chinese?
    get over it.

    • shobohunter says:

      because he isn’t Chinese.
      one of his parents must have to been Asian. to claim it part something-( in this case Asian) . to if not you are not part anything .. his claim for his Asian backgroun because of his eyes shape
      that is just an silly assumption.

      • Rokai says:

        He can be considered mongoloid since they are Africans who have slanted eyes like Asians San”Bushmen”, Nigerians, Ilongots, Aborigines Philippines, and Cambodians

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