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Yolanda 'Yo-Yo' Whittaker

Yo-Yo (born Yolanda Whittaker) has been among the most sophisticated and unpredictable female MCs around. She doesn't take an overtly feminist tack but urges young women to show sexual restraint and use their minds as well as their bodies. Her introduction to the hip-hop game came with an appearance on the 1990 Ice Cube track "It's a Man's World" (... See full bio »

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Menace II Society Girl at Party


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 2022 Café Mocha TV (TV Series) (filming)
 2022 Life Moves (post-production)
L'Mona Love
  I Am Black and I Am Proud (completed)
Govenor of the State
 2022 Double Cross (TV Series)
- All Or Nothing (2022) ... Taye
 2018 Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. (TV Series)
Pretty Woman
- Wherever It Leads (2018) ... Pretty Woman (as Yolanda Whitaker)
 2016 Janitors
 2015 Da Jammies (TV Series)
The Real Rosanne
- Old School (2015) ... The Real Rosanne (voice)
 2006 Waist Deep
Female Radio DJ (voice)
 2006 Da Jammies (Video short)
Mrs. Mangual (voice)
 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game)
Kendl Johnson (voice, as Yo Yo)
 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - The Introduction (Video short)
Kendl Johnson (voice, uncredited)
 2002 Paper Soldiers
Judge Prince
 2001 Longshot
 2000 3 Strikes
 1999 Beverly Hood
 1999 The Breaks
 1998 The Jamie Foxx Show (TV Series)
- Passenger 187 (1998) ... Kierston
 1997 LeVert Feat. Yo-Yo & Queen Pen: Tru Dat (Music Video)
 1997 Trials of Life (TV Movie)
 1997 Sprung
Sista #3
 1997 The Parent 'Hood (TV Series)
- When Robert Met Jerri (1997) ... Audrey
 1996 Moesha (TV Series)
Security Guard
- A Concerted Effort: Part 1 (1996) ... Security Guard (as Yo-Yo)
 1995 2Pac: Temptations (Music Video)
Girl in Last Room (uncredited)
 1995 Various Artists: Freedom - Rap Version (Music Video short)
Yo-Yo (as Yo-Yo)
 1993-1995 Martin (TV Series)
- Wedding Bell Blues (1995) ... Keylolo (as Yo-Yo)
- The Bachelor Party (1995) ... Keylolo (as Yo-Yo)
- Baby You Can Drive My Car (1993) ... Keylolo (as Yo-Yo)
- Variety Show (1993) ... Keylolo (as Yo-Yo)
 1995/I Panther
Pregnant Junkie
 1995 Brandy Feat. MC Lyte, Queen Latifah & Yo-Yo: I Wanna Be Down (Remix) (Music Video)
Yo-Yo (as Yolanda Whittaker)
 1995 New York Undercover (TV Series)
- You Get No Respect (1995) ... Nikki (as Yo-Yo)
 1993 Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
Sondra (as Yolanda Whitaker)
 1993 Strapped (TV Movie)
Ann (as YoYo)
 1993 Yo-Yo: Westside Story (Music Video)
 1993 Yo-Yo: IBWin' Wit My Crewin (Music Video)
 1993 Menace II Society
Girl at Party (as Yo Yo)
 1993 Who's the Man?
 1992 Get the Fist Movement: Get the Fist (Music Video)
Yo-Yo (as Yo-Yo)
 1992 Yo-Yo: Home Girl Don't Play Dat (Music Video)
 1992 Yo-Yo: Black Pearl (Music Video)
 1991 Boyz n the Hood
Yo-Yo (as Yolanda Whittaker)
 1991 Yo-Yo: You Can't Play with My Yo-Yo (Music Video)
 1990 Yo-Yo: Stompin to tha 90's (Music Video)
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Other Works:

Album, "Ebony," East West America/Elektra Records 62195, 1998. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Yolanda Whitaker | Yolanda Whittaker | Yo Yo | Yo-Yo | YoYo


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Did You Know?


In 1994, had signed a deal with Warner Bros. TV for the production of a 30-minute sitcom, "Shifting Gears." She would have played a dispatcher for a family-owned trucking company. The series would have explored a myriad of family and social issues. Sitcom was never picked up. See more »



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