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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)

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 2018 Faith Under Fire (TV Movie) (post-production)
Kendra
 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
 2011-2012 House M.D. (TV Series)
Anita
- Runaways (2012) ... Anita
- Perils of Paranoia (2011) ... Anita
 2012 Dark Horse (TV Movie)
Amy
 2011 Body of Proof (TV Series)
Holly Bennett
- Helping Hand (2011) ... Holly Bennett
 2011 Weekends at Bellevue (TV Movie)
Vanessa
 2010 Army Wives (TV Series)
Specialist Amber Stiles
- AWOL (2010) ... Specialist Amber Stiles
 2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Audrina
- Anchor (2009) ... Audrina
 2008 Racing for Time (TV Movie)
Vanessa
 2005 Eve (TV Series)
Ms. Jenkins
- Prom Night (2005) ... Ms. Jenkins
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Other Works:

"The First Breeze of Summer," written by Leslie Lee; music by Bill Sims Jr.; directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson; fight direction by Thomas Schall; with Harvy Blanks (portraying Reverend Mosely); Yaya DaCosta (portraying Lucretia); Sandra Daley (portraying Gloria Townes); Crystal Anne Dickinson (as Crystal A. Dickinson) (... See more »

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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:

I try to make my mood uplifting and peaceful, then watch the world around me reflect that mood. See more »

Trivia:

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

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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