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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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(2004)
(1991)
Menace II Society Girl at Party
(1993)

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  I Am Black and I Am Proud (completed)
Govenor of the State
 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
Yo-Yo
 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
Yo-Yo
 2000 3 Strikes
Charita
 1999 Beverly Hood
Tilly
 1999 The Breaks
Loretha
 1998 The Jamie Foxx Show (TV Series)
Kierston
- Passenger 187 (1998) ... Kierston
 1997 LeVert Feat. Yo-Yo & Queen Pen: Tru Dat (Video short)
Yo-Yo
 1997 Trials of Life (TV Movie)
Jennifer
 1997 Missy Misdemeanor Elliott: The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) (Video short)
Yolanda Whittaker (uncredited)
 1997 Sprung
Sista #3
 1997 The Parent 'Hood (TV Series)
Audrey
- 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 (Video short)
Last Girl
 1995 Various Artists: Freedom - Rap Version (Video short)
Yo-Yo (as Yo-Yo)
 1993-1995 Martin (TV Series)
Keylolo
- 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 (Video short)
Yo-Yo (as Yolanda Whittaker)
 1995 Various Artists: Freedom (Video short)
Yo-Yo (as Yo-Yo)
 1995 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Nikki
- 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 (Video short)
Yo-Yo
 1993 Yo-Yo: IBWin' Wit My Crewin (Video short)
Yo-Yo
 1993 Menace II Society
Girl at Party (as Yo Yo)
 1993 Who's the Man?
Woman
 1992 Get the Fist Movement: Get the Fist (Video short)
Yo-Yo (as Yo-Yo)
 1992 Yo-Yo: Home Girl Don't Play Dat (Video short)
Yo-Yo
 1992 Yo-Yo: Black Pearl (Video short)
Yo-Yo
 1991 Boyz n the Hood
Yo-Yo (as Yolanda Whittaker)
 1991 Yo-Yo: You Can't Play with My Yo-Yo (Video short)
Yo-Yo
 1990 Yo-Yo: Stompin to tha 90's (Video short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album, "Black Pearl," East West America/Atlantic Records 92120, 1992. See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

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

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Trivia:

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 »

Nickname:

Yo-Yo

Star Sign:

Leo

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