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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 10 October 1978Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Birth NameMya Marie Harrison
Nickname Ms. Caramel
Height 5' 4½" (1.64 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mýa Marie Harrison (born October 10, 1979), professionally referred to as Mýa, is an American R&B and pop recording artist, entertainer, philanthropist, and actress. A Washington, D.C. native, as a young child, Harrison took ballet lessons from the age of two and added jazz and tap dancing lessons to her schedule two years later. As she entered her teens, Harrison began to shift her focus to music. Gifted and musically-inclined, with the help of her parents she put together a demo tape when she was 15 and found the interest of a record label while still attending high school. At the age of 16, she began recording her first solo album later to be released on Interscope Records.

Harrison's eponymous debut album through Interscope Records was released in the spring of April 1998. It sold over one million copies in the United States, producing the gold-certified top ten single "It's All About Me" featuring Sisqó.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Scott Walker

Trivia (13)

Professional singer
Studied tap under Savion Glover of "Bring On Da Noise, Bring On Da Funk" and has performed at places such as the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Smithsonian and the Shakespeare Theater.
Got her start as a tap dancer.
Recorded a new version of the Patti LaBelle hit "Lady Marmalade" along with Pink, Christina Aguilera and Lil' Kim for the Moulin Rouge! (2001) soundtrack.
Lost out on the female lead role in Light It Up (1999).
Half Jamaican
Half Italian
Is from the Washington, DC metropolitan area, the same Metro area as Sandra Bullock, Alan Heitz, Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle, Regina Hall and Dwayne Winstead.
Once tap-danced on stage with famous tap-dancer Gregory Hines.
Is a vegan.
Is a winner of Two MTV Video Music Awards and One Grammy Award.
Parents are Sherman and Theresa. Younger brothers are Chaz and Nijel.
She was named after Maya Angelou.

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