Yaya DaCosta Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Husband, Net Worth, Movies, and Chicago Med

Yaya DaCosta is an American actress and model known for being the runner-up in Cycle 3 of America’s Next Top Model

Yaya DaCosta Biography

Yaya DaCosta is an American actress and model known for being the runner-up in Cycle 3 of America’s Next Top Model and for her roles in TV series including ABC’s daytime drama All My Children, Ugly Betty, and since 2015 stars in the NBC medical drama Chicago Med.

Yaya DaCosta Career

DaCosta continued a successful career after finishing second in Round 3 of America’s Next Top Model. DaCosta was only once in the lower two in the competition. She’s been featured in Garnier Fructis, Lincoln Townhouse, Oil of Olay, Radioshack, Seda, Sephora, and Dr. Scholl’s publicities. She has been awarded coverage in several magazines, such as W Hype Hair, Splash, and Global Modeling. DaCosta began to be acting in 2005 after she guest-starred in the UPN sitcom Eve, and then she started playing opposite Rob Brown and Antonio Banderas and in the dance film Take the Lead in 2006. In 2014, she was part of Tom Ford’s Fall and Winter advertising campaign.

The independent films Honeydripper in 2007 and Messenger were supported by DaCosta in 2009. She performed as a Cassandra Foster, the daughter of Angie Hubbard in Debbi Morgan) at the 2008 ABC soap opera All My Children. In August 2008, after interviewing the new director for All My children, Charles Pratt, Jr., DaCosta retired from his role to the cast of the First Summer Breeze on Broadway, less than four months after joining the show. The historical Negro Ensemble Company presented the First Breeze of Summer from 2008 to 2009.

In 2009, she played an important role in the 4th and final season of the ABC comedy-drama series Ugly Betty as Nico Slater, daughter of Wilhelmina Slater in Vanessa Williams. DaCosta played a leading role in the comedy drama The Kids Are All Right in 2010, as well as in Tron: Legacy, the science-fiction action-adventure. In 2013, she also appeared in the historical movie The Butler, featuring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey. She also appeared in magazines, including the cover for W in September 2010, in L’Officiel in November 2010, and in Vogue in January 2011 by Patrick Demarchelier, in 2013. In 2015, in an interview with CNN actress Angela Bassett, DaCosta was reportedly performing in a Lifetime TV film on her life, Bassett’s directorial debut as a musical icon, Whitney Houston. Since 2015, DaCosta has also been the star of NBC Chicago Med’s medical drama, the NGO Sexton, an ED nurse, since April 2015.

Yaya DaCosta Age

DaCosta is 39 years old as of 2021. She was born Camara DaCosta Johnson on 15 November 1982 in New York, New York, United States.

Yaya DaCosta Height

DaCosta stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m).

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Yaya DaCosta Family

DaCosta is the daughter of Carl Awolowo Johnson and Orundun DaCosta Johnson. She has a sister Djassi Dacosta Johnson.

Yaya DaCosta Husband

DaCosta had a long-term relationship with Joshua Bee Alafia, the independent filmmaker, and director. Her son, Sankara, was born in September 2013. DaCosta and Alafia had broken up in November 2015. Dacosta and Alafia have never been married, as opposed to popular reports.

Yaya DaCosta Net Worth

DaCosta has an estimated net worth of $1 Million which she has earned through being an actress and model.

The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about DaCosta.

Who is Yaya DaCosta?

She is an American actress and model

How old is Yaya DaCosta?

39 years old as of 2021

How tall is Yaya DaCosta?

5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m)

Who is Yaya DaCosta married to?

Joshua Bee Alafia

How much money does Yaya DaCosta earn?

Not Available

How much is Yaya DaCosta worth?

$1 Million

Yaya DaCosta Movies

  • 2019; Bolden
  • 2019; Peel
  • 2016; The Nice Guys
  • 2015; Whitney; Whitney Houston
  • 2014; And So It Goes
  • 2013; Mother of George
  • 2013; The Butler
  • 2013; Big Words
  • 2011; In Time
  • 2011; The Shanghai Hotel
  • 2011; Whole Lotta Sole
  • 2010; The Kids Are All Right
  • 2010; Tron: Legacy
  • 2009; The Messenger
  • 2007; Honeydripper
  • 2006; Take the Lead

Yaya DaCosta TV Shows

  • 2017–19; Chicago P.D.
  • 2015; The Simpsons
  • 2015–19; Chicago Fire
  • 2015–present; Chicago Med
  • 2012; Dark Horse
  • 2011; Body of Proof
  • 2011–12; House
  • 2010; Mercy
  • 2010; Army Wives
  • 2009; Ugly Betty; Nico Slater
  • 2009; Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • 2008; All My Children
  • 2008; Racing for Time
  • 2005; Eve


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