Meet one of the widely acclaimed actresses in America. Yaya DaCosta is an American actress who is known for being multi-talented. She has stood out in many of her appearances. The once married celebrity is a great fashion diva. She has also appeared in various advertisements not to mention that she is also a top model. Yaya DaCosta is also a great movie star. She has many English films to her name. All these have placed her net worth at per with many other celebrities.
She is as well famed for her ability to speak five languages fluently. This is a fete that very few celebrities have achieved. She can communicate fluently in French, Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese.
Wiki, Biography: How old is Yaya DaCosta?
Yaya DaCosta’s birthdate is 15th November 1982. That means her current age is 36 years. She was born in Harlem, New York City in the United States of America. She is of African-American ethnicity. She has a mixed descent of Nigerian and Brazilian. Her mother was a fashion designer, and her father worked in a hospital. Other than that, it appears that the script is just like that of many other celebrities who have done their best to keep their family details in the shadows. This is because other details about her parents remain very scanty.
The American actress is a learned individual. For her early schooling days, she went to Northfield Mount Hermon School. Later she joined Brown University where she pursued a course in International relations, majoring on African Studies.
Her modeling and acting career have seen her featured in many films and beauty contests. Immediately after her graduation, the fashion diva participated in America’s Next Top Model Cycle 3 where she emerged as the first runner-up. This achievement greatly boosted her popularity. It also marked the beginning of many other greater performances that were later to come.
The American actress made her debut in the English films in the year 2006. She appeared in the film “Take the Lead.” She has also made several TV appearances. Her TV appearance debut was in 2005 for the show “Eve.” Stretching her arms wider, she has also appeared in music videos. Some of the music videos Yaya has featured in include “Pulling Me Back,” and “Roc Boys & Good Man,”
In 2007, the established American Actress was presented with a guest appearance in a movie called “Honey Dripper.” This was followed by a similar appearance in 2009 in the movie “Messenger.” In the year 2008, she had featured prominently in the series by the name “All My Children.” Her major role in this series was that she acted the character of Cassandra Foster. This turned out to be one of her outstanding performances.
In the same year (2009) when she appeared in the “messenger,” Yaya DaCosta also featured in another movie “Ugly Betty.” This turned out to be an epic comedy of the season. It won the Golden Globes for best Comedy.
Other movies that she has featured in include:
- The Kids are All Right (2010), where she acted the character, Tanya. The movie premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
- Tron: Legacy (2010). She played the character of Siren
- In Time (2011) where she acted the character, Greta
- The Shanghai Hotel (2011). Her role was the character, Kendra
- Whole Lotta Sole (2011). She acted the character, Sophie
- Mother of George (2013) where she played the role of the character Sade
- The Butler (2013). She acted the role of Carol Hammie
- Big Words (2013). She acted the character, Annie
- And so it Goes (2014) where her role was the character, Kennedy
- Whitney (2015). She acted the character Whitney Houston. This is one of her movies that has seen her fame shoot worldwide. It was one of her best performances of all time, and it has greatly earned her a big name in the movie industry.
- Bolden (2015)
- The Nice Guys (2016) where she was the character, Tally.
Besides acting, the former Fashion Model has also appeared in various advertisements for Garnier Fructis, Townhouse, Seda and Lincoln. All these fetes served to raise her star and thrust her into the limelight. Her appearances in numerous movies have seen her nominated for awards on several occasions. She has also been crowned several awards thanks to her Film & TV performances.
Yaya DaCosta Married to Husband and Have Children
Like many other celebrities, the fashion diva appears to have a shaky tumultuous relationship life. The storms associated with marriage have not soared her at all. Looking at her Bio, she was once married. This was in 2012 when she tied the knot with Joshua Bee Alafia who is a writer, a cinematographer, a director as well as a producer.
Although the couple was not blessed with many children, at least they got one son by the name Sankara Alafia. The marriage would, however, not last for long. Rumors of infidelity started doing rounds on the side of the husband. This would later be confirmed by Yaya DaCosta herself. During a public interview, she claimed that the reason as to why she could continue to live with him was because of his rumored extra-marital affairs.
Eventually, in 2015, the two got separated and filed for a divorce. According to US Weekly, it was Yaya DaCosta who filed for the divorce on 12th November 2015.
From that time up to present, there have never been any reports of the NBC TV Medical Drama Star getting into any other relationship.
Yaya DaCosta Net Worth
Yaya DaCosta has accumulated much wealth from her acting career, modeling, and even TV shows. Yaya DaCosta estimated net worth stands at $1 million. Recently in 2017, she is said to have boughr herself a three-bedroom apartment worth $795 thousand. The 2200 square apartment is in the Near West Side.
Body Measurements: Height and Weight
The Northfield Mount Hermon school alumni have a height of 5 feet 7 inches, approximately 173 centimeters. Her weight stands at 56 kilograms which are approximately 123 lbs. Yaya DaCosta body measurements are 32-23-35 (US). Her feet size is 9.5 US and her dress size 2 US. She has black hair, brown eyes, and a slim body.