Yaya DaCosta Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 22 Sep, 2018
Facts of Yaya DaCosta
Date of Birth: 1982 , November-15
Age: 36 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Yaya DaCosta
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City Harlem, New York City, New York
Ethnicity Black
Profession Actress
Net Worth $ 2 Million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Body Measurements 32-23-35
Weight in KG 56 KG
Married Yes
Married to Joshua Bee Alafia (m. 2012)
Children Sankara Alafia
Education Brown University
Awards Not Yet
Movies Bolden!
TV Show Chicago Med
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Yaya DaCosta, an American actress, and model, is known for portraying the role of legend pop star Whitney in the Lifetime TV film Whitney. She has also appeared in several movies and TV series including The Messenger, The Butler, and Body of Proof.

Yaya DaCosta is a first runner-up of America’s Next Top Model Cycle 3. She has also appeared in various advertisements for Garnier Fructis, Townhouse, Seda and Lincoln. 

Early Life And Education Yaya DeCosta

Yaya DeCosta was born with her birth name Camara DeCosta Johnson who was born on November 15, 1982. The birthplace of Yaya is located in Harlem, New York of the United States. The 33 years old beauty is belonging from African-American ethnicity background, and she is a fashion diva.

Being a runner-up of America’s Next Top Model her fame raised in the high success of Cycle 3 of ANTM. Yaya belongs to a mixed descent of Nigerian and Brazilian.

Yaya is very fluent in speaking Spanish, French and Portuguese and somehow she can recognize the Japanese language. Her mother was a fashion designer and father working in a hospital.

Yaya obtained her Alma master from Brown University and she also studied at Northfield Mount Hermon School during the early phase of her time. Her major subject was also taken in Africana Studies. Additionally, her graduation was completed in major subject of International Relation.

Yaya after the completion of education participated in America’s Next Top Model and after here achievement over there she also got presented with guest appearance within films like Honeydipper in the year 2007, as well as Messenger of the year 2009, is also counted appreciable work of her.

Yaya also appeared in the year 2008 as the character of Cassandra Foster in the series named All My Children which is also the best performance made by her.

Yaya DeCosta's Net Worth And Body Measurements

Yaya DaCosta's net worth is $1 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. She has amassed a huge amount of net worth from her acting and modeling career. In October 2017, she paid $795K for a three-bedroom,2200-square foot apartment on the Near West Side.  

Yaya height is 5 feet 7 inches in tall. This sexy lady has black hair and brown eye whose body measurement is 32-23-35 (US). 

Yaya DeCosta's Personal Life

Yaya DaCosta is currently single and not dating anyone (publicly). She was previously married to writer/cinematographer Joshua Bee Alafia from 2012-2015.

The couple welcomed a son together in September 2013. According to US Weekly, she filed for divorce on November 12, 2015, but it has not been finalized. 

But this lovebird could not last their relationship for a long duration so looking to her bio it can be seen that she had divorced him in the year 2015. Being the mother of the children she is busy with her career and motherhood at the same time.

Joshua also by profession is a director as well as producer and in the public interview, she confessed that she cannot continue her relationship with him due to his rumors of an extra-marital affair. Yaya is single now and there is no any presence of affair in her life in the present phase according to her.

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