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Yaya Alafia

Yaya Alafia 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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 2014 And So It Goes (completed)
 2013 Big Words
 2013 Mother of George
Sade Bakare
 2011-2012 House M.D. (TV Series)
- Runaways (2012) ... Anita (as Yaya DaCosta)
- Perils of Paranoia (2011) ... Anita (as Yaya DaCosta)
 2012 Dark Horse (TV Movie)
Amy (as Yaya DaCosta)
 2011 Shanghai Hotel
Kendra (as Yaya DaCosta)
 2011 Stand Off
Sophie (as Yaya DaCosta)
 2011 In Time
Greta (as Yaya DaCosta)
 2011 Body of Proof (TV Series)
Holly Bennett
- Helping Hand (2011) ... Holly Bennett (as Yaya DaCosta)
 2011 Weekends at Bellevue (TV Movie)
Vanessa (as Yaya DaCosta)
 2010 TRON: Legacy
Siren #3 (as Yaya DaCosta)
 2010 Army Wives (TV Series)
Specialist Amber Stiles
- AWOL (2010) ... Specialist Amber Stiles (as Yaya DaCosta)
 2010 Mercy (TV Series)
Brooke Sullivan
- There Is No Room for You on My Ass (2010) ... Brooke Sullivan (as Yaya DaCosta)
 2010 The Kids Are All Right
Tanya (as Yaya Dacosta)
 2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
- Anchor (2009) ... Audrina (as Yaya DaCosta)
 2009 Ugly Betty (TV Series)
Nico Slater
- Level (7) with Me (2009) ... Nico Slater (as Yaya DaCosta)
- Backseat Betty (2009) ... Nico Slater (as Yaya DaCosta)
- Plus None (2009) ... Nico Slater (as Yaya DaCosta)
- The Wiener, the Bun and the Boob (2009) ... Nico Slater (as Yaya DaCosta)
- Blue on Blue (2009) ... Nico Slater (uncredited)
 2009/I The Messenger
Monica Washington (as Yaya Dacosta)
 2008 All My Children (TV Series)
Cassandra Foster
- Episode #1.9944 (2008) ... Cassandra Foster (as Yaya DaCosta)
- Episode #1.9943 (2008) ... Cassandra Foster (as Yaya DaCosta)
- Episode #1.9941 (2008) ... Cassandra Foster (as Yaya DaCosta)
- Episode #1.9940 (2008) ... Cassandra Foster (as Yaya DaCosta)
- Episode #1.9937 (2008) ... Cassandra Foster (as Yaya DaCosta)
 2008 Racing for Time (TV Movie)
Vanessa (as Yaya DaCosta)
 2007 Honeydripper
China Doll (as Yaya DaCosta)
 2006 Take the Lead
LaRhette (as Yaya DaCosta)
 2005 Eve (TV Series)
Ms. Jenkins
- Prom Night (2005) ... Ms. Jenkins (as Yaya Johnson)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (6 credits)

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Other Works:

2005: 'Gold Digger' music video for Kanye West and Jamie Foxx. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Yaya DaCosta | Yaya Dacosta | Yaya Da Costa Johnson | Yaya Johnson


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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Has studied with Ann Willis in New York City for several years alongside such notable actors as Adam Scarimbolo and Devin Ratray. See more »

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