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Yaani King


The only daughter of an NYPD officer mother, Yaani was born in Flatbush, Brooklyn, and raised in Queens. Of West Indian/Guyanese descent, she has two elder brothers, she spent most of her childhood around the theatre, as her mother was a stage and commercial actress before becoming a police officer. As a teen, she was accepted into the High School... See full bio »

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 2015 Blood & Oil (TV Series)
Ada Eze
- Fight or Flight (2015) ... Ada Eze
- Rocks and Hard Places (2015) ... Ada Eze
- The Birthday Party (2015) ... Ada Eze (uncredited)
- Hustle and Flow (2015) ... Ada Eze
- The Ripple Effect (2015) ... Ada Eze (uncredited)
 2015 Kraft of Revenge: Mousetrap 2 (Short)
Mousetrapketeer
 2015 NCIS (TV Series)
Leandra Perkins
- Status Update (2015) ... Leandra Perkins
 2012-2014 Roomieloverfriends (TV Series)
Cherisse / Cherrise
- Episode #3.9 (2014) ... Cherisse
- Episode #3.8 (2014) ... Cherisse
- Episode #3.5 (2014) ... Cherisse
- Episode #3.4 (2014) ... Cherisse
- Episode #3.2 (2014) ... Cherrise
 2014 Deliverance Creek (TV Movie)
Kessie
 2014 Extant (TV Series)
Mom
- Extinct (2014) ... Mom
 2014 Yellow (TV Series)
Cherrise
- The Wiz (2014) ... Cherrise
- Light Skin Dudes Be Like... (2014) ... Cherrise
 2014 The Last of Us: Left Behind (Video Game)
Riley Abel (voice)
 2013 Major Crimes (TV Series)
Mrs. Walker
- Risk Assessment (2013) ... Mrs. Walker
 2013 Cavemen
Jasmine
 2013 Mad Men (TV Series)
Phyllis
- The Flood (2013) ... Phyllis (as Ya Ani King)
- Collaborators (2013) ... Phyllis (as Ya Ani King)
 2012 The Number (TV Series short)
- Episode #2.1 (2012)
 2012 Vegas (TV Series)
Estelle Drew
- (Il)Legitimate (2012) ... Estelle Drew
 2012 The Last Fall
Chris
 2012 Milk & Honey (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (2012)
 2012 County (TV Movie)
Angela
 2011 Against the Wall (TV Series)
Tamika
- Second Chances (2011) ... Tamika
 2009-2010 Saving Grace (TV Series)
Neely Lloyd
- I'm Gonna Need a Big Night Light (2010) ... Neely Lloyd (credit only)
- I Need You to Call Earl (2010) ... Neely Lloyd
- You Think I'm Gonna Eat My Gun? (2010) ... Neely Lloyd
- Loose Men in Tight Jeans (2010) ... Neely Lloyd (credit only)
- So Help You God (2010) ... Neely Lloyd (credit only)
 2009 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series)
Anne-Marie Ramsey
- Excessive Forces (2009) ... Anne-Marie Ramsey
 2008 Gospel Hill
Sarah (uncredited)
 2008 For Heaven's Sake
Ashley
 2008 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Laurie / Laurie Porter
- Atomic No. 33 (2008) ... Laurie (uncredited)
- End Game (2008) ... Laurie Porter (uncredited)
 2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Sheila Latham
- Fallen Idols (2007) ... Sheila Latham
 2007 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Tania
- Fear and Loathing (2007) ... Tania
 2007 Campus Ladies (TV Series)
Deborah
- Barri & Joan Rush a Black Sorority (2007) ... Deborah
 2005 God's Forgotten House
Crystal
 2003 Sex and the City (TV Series)
Marcy
- Pick-a-Little, Talk-a-Little (2003) ... Marcy
 2002 Law & Order (TV Series)
Monique Thomas
- Access Nation (2002) ... Monique Thomas
 2002 The Education of Max Bickford (TV Series)
Student #1
- I Never Schlunged My Father (2002) ... Student #1
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Ya Ani King

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5' 3" (1.6 m)
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One of only two girls screen tested for the lead role in James Cameron's Avatar (2009). See more »

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Leo

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