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Yaya DaCosta


Yaya DaCosta was born and raised in New York City along with her sister and two brothers. She got her first acting gig at the age of eleven when her junior high school drama teacher, Ann Willis Ratray, encouraged her to audition for educational films. She continued to perform in school shows throughout high school and college and in 2005, made her... See full bio »

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Known For

The Nice Guys
(2016)
Tron
Tron Siren #3
(2010)
In Time
In Time Greta
(2011)

Filmography

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 2017 Chicago P.D. (TV Series)
April Sexton
 2015 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Princess Kemi
- The Princess Guide (2015) ... Princess Kemi (voice)
 2015 Whitney (TV Movie)
Whitney Houston
 2014 Unforgettable (TV Series)
Molly
- Cashing Out (2014) ... Molly
 2014 And So It Goes
Kennedy (as Yaya Alafia)
 2013/I The Butler
Carol Hammie (as Yaya Alafia)
 2013 Big Words
Annie (as Yaya Alafia)
 2013 Mother of George
Sade Bakare (as Yaya Alafia)
 2011-2012 House M.D. (TV Series)
Anita
- Runaways (2012) ... Anita
- Perils of Paranoia (2011) ... Anita
 2012 Dark Horse (TV Movie)
Amy
 2011 Shanghai Hotel
Kendra
 2011 Stand Off
Sophie
 2011 In Time
Greta
 2011 Body of Proof (TV Series)
Holly Bennett
- Helping Hand (2011) ... Holly Bennett
 2011 Weekends at Bellevue (TV Movie)
Vanessa
 2010/II Lost and Found (Short)
 2010 Tron
Siren #3
 2010 Army Wives (TV Series)
Specialist Amber Stiles
- AWOL (2010) ... Specialist Amber Stiles
 2010 The Kids Are All Right
Tanya (as Yaya Dacosta)
 2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Audrina
- Anchor (2009) ... Audrina
 2009/I The Messenger
Monica Washington (as Yaya Dacosta)
 2008 Racing for Time (TV Movie)
Vanessa
 2005 Eve (TV Series)
Ms. Jenkins
- Prom Night (2005) ... Ms. Jenkins
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Personal Details

Other Works:

"Pullin' Me Back" music video for Chingy. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Yaya Alafia | Yaya Dacosta | Yaya Da Costa Johnson

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

We had already planned my wedding when my brother passed away in 2012. When you're grieving, you don't necessarily want to think about something like that, but my brother told me that he wanted me to, so we went ahead and did it. See more »

Trivia:

Gave birth to her 1st child at age 30, a son Sankara Alafia in September 2013. Child's father is her estranged husband, Joshua Bee Alafia. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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