Yaya DaCosta

Yaya DaCosta

Yaya DaCosta  American Actress


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Yaya DaCosta is currently single.


Yaya DaCosta was previously married to Joshua Alafia (2012 - 2014).


Yaya DaCosta is a 35 year old American Actress. Born Camara Yaya DaCosta Johnson on 15th November, 1982 in Harlem, New York, USA, she is famous for Runner up on America`s Next Top Model. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Yaya DaCosta has been in 3 on-screen matchups, including Arlen Escarpeta in Whitney (2015), Deron J. Powell in Chicago Med (2015) and Rob Brown in Take the Lead (2006).

Yaya DaCosta is a member of the following lists: Female models from New York (state), Actresses from New York City and 21st-century American actresses.


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Married1 3 years, 11 months - -
Total1 3 years, 11 months - -


First Name Camara
Middle Name Yaya
Last Name Johnson
Maiden Name Dacosta
Full Name at Birth Camara Yaya DaCosta Johnson
Alternative Name Yaya Alafia
Age 35 years
Birthday 15th November, 1982
Birthplace Harlem, New York, USA
Height 5' 8" (173 cm)
Weight 123lbs (56 kg)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
University Brown University
Occupation Text Model, Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Runner up on America`s Next Top Model
Bust (inches) 32
Waist (inches) 23
Hips (inches) 35
Clothes Size 2
Shoe Size 9,5
Official Websites www.fashionmodeldirectory.com/models/Yaya_Dacosta

Yaya DaCosta (born Camara DaCosta Johnson; November 15, 1982) is an American actress and fashion model. She was the runner-up in Cycle 3 of America's Next Top Model.

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Yaya DaCosta35 ScorpioActress
Joshua Alafia-Cinematographer


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
SankaraMaleSeptember, 20134 years oldJoshua Alafia


Faith Under Fire2018KendraTV Movie
The Nice Guys2016TallyMovie
Whitney2015Whitney HoustonTV Movie
Chicago Med2015April SextonTV Show
And So It Goes2014Kennedy (as Yaya Alafia)Movie
Chicago P.D.2014April SextonTV Show
The Butler2013Carol Hammie (as Yaya Alafia)Movie
Big Words2013Annie (as Yaya Alafia)Movie
Mother of George2013Sade Bakare (as Yaya Alafia)Movie
Dark Horse2012AmyMovie
Chicago Fire2012April SextonTV Show
Body of Proof2011Holly BennettTV Show
In Time2011GretaMovie
Stand Off2011SophieMovie
Unforgettable2011MollyTV Show
Weekends at Bellevue2011VanessaTV Movie
The Kids Are All Right2010Tanya (as Yaya Dacosta)Movie
TRON: Legacy2010Siren #3Movie
Lost and Found2010Short Film
The Messenger2009Monica Washington (as Yaya Dacosta)Movie
Mercy2009Brooke SullivanTV Show
Shanghai Hotel2008KendraMovie
Racing for Time2008VanessaTV Movie
Honeydripper2007China DollMovie
Army Wives2007Specialist Amber StilesTV Show
Take the Lead2006LaRhetteMovie
Ugly Betty2006Nico SlaterTV Show
House M.D.2004AnitaTV Show
Eve2003Ms. JenkinsTV Show
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit1999AudrinaTV Show
The Simpsons1989Princess KemiTV Show
All My Children1970Cassandra FosterTV Show
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Posted commentsView all comments (11)

thejflo2thejflo2Feb 23, 2014

Incredibly beautiful. Decent semblance of an acting career too.

HashimAug 26, 2010

Yaya i love you sooo much i cant even make a comment,keep doing what you do best.

lisaAug 24, 2010

hi, i hve watchd ur movie, tke d lead seval tyms. It wz wow n i luv it. Cn i b ur frnd Yaya?

Moody 2XApr 7, 2010

I saw the movie Take the Lead today and Yaya played her part so well... By the way I can speed up your learning of Swahili.

choccychoccyMar 27, 2010

i thught u shood hav won hunny

kevinFeb 23, 2010

I`Ll write the same thing I tought when i 1st saw this young beauty...she WILL be the AMNTM!!!! I came close, but that does not mean that I was wrong!!! Commercial (Image ) sells!! U ALWAYZ have/had my vote

JOHNJun 26, 2008


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