Yaya DaCosta Cast as Whitney Houston in Lifetime TV Movie

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Yaya DaCosta Cast as Whitney Houston in Lifetime TV Movie
Model-turned-actress Yaya DaCosta has been chosen to play Whitney Houston in Lifetime's upcoming movie about the late singer. The TV movie will focus on the singer's rise to stardom and her stormy relationship with former husband Bobby Brown, a Lifetime executive told TheWrap Sunday. Also read: Whitney Houston Lifetime Movie to Be Directed by Angela Bassett The role is a major break for DaCosta, 31, who was most recently seen in “Lee DanielsThe Butler.” The New York native got her start in showbiz as a finalist on Cycle 3 of “America's Next Top Model.” She has since appeared in a number of commercials.
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