Yaya DaCosta Biography

Yaya DaCosta is a well-known American model and actress. In Cycle 3 of America’s Next Top Model, she came in second place. NBC’s hospital drama Chicago Med, DaCosta subsequently went on to guest star on ABC’s daytime soap All My Children, ABC’s comedy-drama Ugly Betty, and other shows. DaCosta was praised for her portrayal of singer Whitney Houston in the Lifetime television film Whitney.

How old is Yaya DaCosta? – Age

She was born as Camara DaCosta Johnson on 15 November 1982 in New York, New York, United States. She is 40 years as of 2022.

Where did Yaya DaCosta go to school? – Education

She went to the prestigious Northfield Mount Hermon School for high school before entering Brown University and majoring in Africana Studies and International Relations.

Yaya DaCosta – Family

DaCosta has Brazilian and African-American origins. She grew up in New York City’s Harlem area. She speaks Portuguese, Spanish, French, and conversational Japanese in addition to English. She graduated from Northfield Mount Hermon School and went on to Brown University to study Africana Studies and International Relations.

Yaya DaCosta Husband and Son

Joshua Bee Alafia, an indie film producer, and director was DaCosta’s boyfriend from 2012 to 2015. In September of 2013, Sankara, their son, was born. DaCosta and Alafia split up in November 2015. Contrary to popular perception, DaCosta and Alafia were never legally married.

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What is DaCosta’s Salary?

Her salary is annually estimated to be $ 4,00,000.

DaCosta’s Net Worth

Her net worth is predicted to be $1 million.

DaCosta’s America’s Next Top Model Cycle 3 (ANTM)

After placing second on America’s Next Top Model Cycle 3, DaCosta went on to have a successful career. DaCosta only placed in the bottom two twice throughout the campaign. She has appeared in advertisements for Garnier Fructis, Oil of Olay, Lincoln Townhouse, Sephora, Radioshack, Seda, and Dr. Scholl’s. She’s graced the covers of magazines like W, Splash, Hype Hair, and Global Modeling, among others. Tom Ford’s commercial campaign for Fall/Winter 2014 featured her.

Yaya DaCosta Career – Movies and Tv shows

DaCosta began acting in 2005 after appearing as a guest star in an episode of the UPN series Eve. She went on to act opposite Rob Brown, Antonio Banderas, and Alfre Woodard in the 2006 dance film Take the Lead. DaCosta appeared in supporting roles in the independent films Honeydripper and The Messenger.

In the ABC serial series All My Children, she played Cassandra Foster, Angie Hubbard’s daughter, in 2008. DaCosta left the show in August 2008, less than four months after joining the company, to join the Broadway production of The First Breeze of Summer, according to Charles Pratt, Jr., All My Children’s new head writer. From 2008 through 2009, the renowned Negro Ensemble Company presented The First Breeze of Summer.
She played Nico Slater, Wilhelmina Slater’s daughter, in the fourth and final season of the ABC comedy-drama series Ugly Betty (Vanessa Williams).

Both The Kids Are All Right and Tron: Legacy, both released in 2010, includes DaCosta in minor roles. She went on to appear in magazines, including W, L’Officiel, and Vogue, among others. In 2013, she co-starred in the historical drama film The Butler starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey.

In a 2015 CNN interview with actress Angela Bassett, it was stated that DaCosta would play Whitney Houston in a Lifetime television film on her life, which Bassett would direct.
DaCosta’s performance received a lot of great praise. From 2015 through 2021, DaCosta portrayed April Sexton, an ER nurse, on the NBC medical drama Chicago Med. On 14 May 2021, DaCosta announced her resignation from Chicago Med after six seasons, and she has since been cast as Angela in Fox’s drama series Our Kind of People.

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