Yaya DaCosta Bio, Age, Nationality, Height, Parents, Husband, Son, Net Worth, TV Shows and Movies

Yaya DaCosta
Yaya DaCosta

Yaya DaCosta Biography

Yaya DaCosta ( born Camara DaCosta Johnson ) is an American actress and model who rose to second place in Cycle 3 of America’s Next Top Model and has been in a number of television shows, including ABC’s daytime soap All My Children, Ugly Betty, and since 2015, NBC’s hospital drama Chicago Med.

Yaya DaCosta Career

DaCosta went on to have a great career after finishing second on Cycle 3 of America’s Next Top Model. During the competition, DaCosta only finished in the bottom two once. Garnier Fructis, Lincoln Townhouse, Oil of Olay, Radioshack, Seda, Sephora, and Dr. Scholl’s have all used her in advertising. She’s appeared on the covers of W, Hype Hair, Splash, and Global Modeling, among others. She was featured in Tom Ford’s Fall/Winter 2014 advertising campaign. After guest starring in an episode of the UPN series Eve, DaCosta began acting in 2005. She then starred in the 2006 dance film Take the Lead alongside Rob Brown, Antonio Banderas, and Alfre Woodard. DaCosta appeared in the independent films Honeydripper (2007) and The Messenger as a supporting actor (2009).

In 2008, she played Cassandra Foster, the daughter of Angie Hubbard, on the ABC soap opera All My Children (Debbi Morgan). According to Charles Pratt, Jr., All My Children’s new head writer, DaCosta left the program in August 2008, less than four months after joining the company, to join the Broadway production of The First Breeze of Summer. The famous Negro Ensemble Company presented The First Breeze of Summer from 2008 to 2009. In the fourth and last season of the ABC comedy-drama series Ugly Betty, she had a recurring role as Nico Slater, the daughter of Wilhelmina Slater (Vanessa Williams).

DaCosta has minor roles in The Kids Are All Right, a comedy-drama film, and Tron: Legacy, a science fiction action-adventure film, both in 2010. She later appeared in magazines, notably on the cover of W in September 2010, L’Officiel in November 2010, and Vogue in December 2010. (in January 2011 by Patrick Demarchelier). She also starred alongside Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey in the historical drama film The Butler in 2013.

In a CNN interview with actress Angela Bassett in 2015, it was revealed that DaCosta would play Whitney Houston in a Lifetime television film on her life, which would be Bassett’s directorial debut. DaCosta earned a lot of positive feedback for her performance. In addition, from 2015 until 2021. DaCosta has starred in the NBC medical drama Chicago Med as April Sexton, an ED nurse. On May 14, 2021, DaCosta announced that she is leaving Chicago Med after six seasons and before her exit she has joined Fox’s drama series Our Kind of People as Angela.

Yaya DaCosta Age

How old is Yaya? DaCosta is 39 years old as of 2021. She was born Camara DaCosta Johnson on 15 November 1982 in New York, New York, United States.

Yaya DaCosta Education

She went to the prestigious Northfield Mount Hermon School for high school before attending Brown University, where she majored in Africana Studies and International Relations.

Yaya DaCosta Nationality | Ethnicity

What ethnicity is Yaya? she belongs to the black ethnicity/heritage. She was born in New York, New York, United States. The famous actress holds African American, Brazilian and Nigerian nationality and citizenship by birth.

Yaya DaCosta Height

How tall is DaCosta? DaCosta stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m).

Yaya DaCosta Family | Parents

She was born in New York, New York, United States, the daughter of Carl Awolowo Johnson and Orundun DaCosta Johnson. She has a sibling Djassi Dacosta Johnson.

Yaya DaCosta Husband | Married

Joshua Bee Alafia, an independent filmmaker and director, was a long-time friend of DaCosta’s. Sankara, her son, was born in September 2013. In November of 2015, DaCosta and Alafia called it quits. Contrary to popular belief, Dacosta and Alafia have never married.

Yaya DaCosta Son

The two friendship resulted to an amazing son Sankara, born in September 2013.

Yaya DaCosta Net Worth

How much is YaYa net worth? Yaya DaCosta is an American model and actress who has a net worth of $1 million dollars.

Yaya DaCosta TV Shows and Movies

  • Yaya DaCosta Movies
  • 2019; Bolden
  • 2019; Peel
  • 2016; The Nice Guys
  • 2015; Whitney; Whitney Houston
  • 2014; And So It Goes
  • 2013; Mother of George
  • 2013; The Butler
  • 2013; Big Words
  • 2011; In Time
  • 2011; The Shanghai Hotel
  • 2011; Whole Lotta Sole
  • 2010; The Kids Are All Right
  • 2010; Tron: Legacy
  • 2009; The Messenger
  • 2007; Honeydripper
  • 2006; Take the Lead
    Yaya DaCosta TV Shows
  • 2017–19; Chicago P.D.
  • 2015; The Simpsons
  • 2015–19; Chicago Fire
  • 2015–present; Chicago Med
  • 2012; Dark Horse
  • 2011; Body of Proof
  • 2011–12; House
  • 2010; Mercy
  • 2010; Army Wives
  • 2009; Ugly Betty; Nico Slater
  • 2009; Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • 2008; All My Children
  • 2008; Racing for Time
  • 2005; Eve