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Overview (2)

Born in Kathmandu, Nepal
Nickname Daya Vivian Vaidya

Mini Bio (1)

Daya was raised in Oakland, California by her East Indian father and Latin/Italian mother. Because of her diverse background and skill with accents, comedy and language, Daya can play a range of characters. Whether it be a tough nuyorican detective from Queens, a funny and fiery Colombian telenovela star, a gritty Oakland homegirl, or an elite Bombay socialite, Daya has the chops and range to completely transform and immerse herself in a role. Performing has always been in her blood. At the age of 3, she began dancing under the tutelage of Oakland Ballet's artistic director Ron Guidi and by the age of 11, she was performing with the prestigious Bay Area Youth Theater. After graduating from high school, Daya attended U.C.L.A, where she majored in Theater and minored in Dance. She has starred in many regional theater productions, including the west coast premiere of Jose Rivera's, "Marisol," where she played the title role.

Daya took a sabbatical from college and danced on scholarship with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. Although she loved to dance, Daya wanted to finish pursuing her degree. She returned to Los Angeles and completed her studies at U.C.L.A, earning a BFA in Theater. Since graduating, Daya has spent her time between New York and L.A., appearing in dozens of commercials, television shows and films. She is a member of the Los Angeles based theater company - Theatre Tribe and continues her study with award winning director and acting coach, Stuart Rogers.

Recently, Daya has appeared as a series regular on the CBS hit show, "Unforgettable," completed an eye catching, funny, sexy lead role on ABC's "Castle, " and recurs on Amazon's procedural thriller, "Bosch." Daya met her husband Don Wallace on the set of the award winning, indie film "Blue," which he wrote, they starred in together and he produced.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: L.V.

Spouse (2)

Don Wallace (1 January 2011 - present) ( 3 children)
Hutson Miller (30 September 2006 - 1 October 2008) ( divorced)

Trivia (10)

Danced on scholarship with the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater in New York.
Received her BFA in Theater Arts from U.C.L.A.
Gave birth to her first child at age 29, a daughter Leela Grace Wallace on July 17, 2009. Child's father is her boyfriend (now second husband), Don Wallace.
Gave birth to twin sons (her second and third children) at age 32, Jai Blue Wallace and Dev Eshaan Wallace on July 25, 2012. Children's father is her second husband, Don Wallace.
Met her husband Don Wallace on the set of the film he wrote, produced and they starred in, Blue: The American Dream (2016).
Her sister 'Lara Vaidya' (qvV) is a professional singer and her brother, Victor Agran is an architect in New Haven, Ct.
Began dancing at the age of three and performing in plays at the age of 11.
Featured in Anokhi Magazine's "Sexy and Successful: Most promising" 9th Anniversary Issue January 2012.
Trains in boxing with her ex-pro boxer husband and helps run their business.
Loves the ocean. An avid boogie boarder and body surfer since the age of 10.

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