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 38 year old American Actress. Born Camara DaCosta Johnson on 15th November, 1982 in Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, she is famous for Runner up on America`s Next Top Model, All My Children as Cassandra Foster, Ugly Betty as Nico Slater, and Chicago Med as April Sexton. 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: American film actors, American television actors and American female models.


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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 DaCosta Johnson
Alternative Name Yaya Alafia, Camara Yaya DaCosta Johnson, Camara DaCosta Johnson, Yaya DaCosta, Yaya Da Costa Johnson
Age 38 years
Birthday 15th November, 1982
Birthplace Harlem, New York City, New York, United States
Height 5' 8" (173 cm)
Weight 123lbs (56 kg)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Distinctive Feature Curly hair, High cheekbone, Beautiful cat eyes
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Multiracial
Nationality American
High School Northfield Mount Hermon School
University Brown University
Occupation Text Model, Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Runner up on America`s Next Top Model, All My Children as Cassandra Foster, Ugly Betty as Nico Slater, and Chicago Med as April Sexton
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling) Ford Models, Modeling Agency Company, New York City, New York, United States, The Gersh Agency, Inc., Talent Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States
Brand Endorsement Garnier Fructis, Lincoln Townhouse, Oil of Olay, Radioshack, Seda, Sephora, Scholl’s
Bust (inches) 32
Waist (inches) 23
Hips (inches) 35
Clothes Size 2
Shoe Size 9,5
Official Websites www.fashionmodeldirectory.com/models/Yaya_Dacosta

Camara DaCosta Johnson (born November 15, 1982), better known as Yaya DaCosta, is an American actress and model. She was the runner-up in Cycle 3 of America's Next Top Model. DaCosta eventually went to star in TV series including ABC's daytime drama All My Children (2008), Ugly Betty (2009), and since 2015 stars in the NBC medical drama Chicago Med. DaCosta starred in the Lifetime television film Whitney (2015) as singer Whitney Houston and received praise for her performance.

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Yaya DaCosta38 ScorpioActress
Joshua Alafia-Cinematographer


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
SankaraMaleSeptember, 20137 years oldJoshua Alafia


Our Kind of People2022Angela VaughnTV Show
Bolden2019Nora BoldenMovie
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 Horse2012AmyTV Movie
Chicago Fire2012April SextonTV Show
Body of Proof2011Holly BennettTV Show
In Time2011GretaMovie
Stand Off2011SophieMovie
Unforgettable2011Molly McGintyTV 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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