Yaya DaCosta Net Worth

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Yaya DaCosta Net Worth: Produced in Harlem, NY, in 1982 as Camara DaCosta Johnson, Yaya DaCosta earned her bachelor’s degree in Africana Studies and International Relations at Brown University. She placed second on the hit reality contest TV show “America’s Next Top Model” with Tyra Banks. DaCosta’s first credited playing character came on a 2005 episode of “Eve” before she made her big screen debut as LaRhette in 2006’s “Take the Lead”. She is gone to appear in tons of films and TV shows, including “Racing for Time”, “The Kids Are All Right”, “Tron: Heritage”, “Mom of George”, “Ugly Betty”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, “Army Wives”, “Body of Proof”, and “House”. DaCosta in addition has starred in three music videos: Chingy’s “Pullin’ Me Back”, Jay Z’s “Roc Boys”, and Raphael Saadiq’s “Good Man”. She’s been married to her husband, Joshua Bee Alafia, in 2012. They will have one child together, and DaCosta has began utilizing the name Yaya Alafia following her union.

Quick Facts

Birth date: November 15, 1982
Birth place: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Education:Brown University
Spouse:Joshua Bee Alafia (m. 2012)
Children:Sankara Alafia
Nominations:Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star - Female
Movies:Chicago Med, Whitney, The Nice Guys, The Kids Are All Right, Take the Lead, The Butler, Tron: Legacy, Honeydripper, Racing for Time, Mother of George, The Messenger, And So It Goes, Big Words, Whole Lotta Sole, Bolden!
TV shows:Chicago Med

Interesting Facts

1Her ancestry includes African-American, Brazilian, West African, Cherokee Native American, and Irish. Yaya often mentioned her Brazilian ancestry during her "America's Next Top Model" (2003) run, along with her Nigerian ancestry.
2Accepted the role of Cassandra on "All My Children". [April 2008]
3Gave birth to her 1st child at age 30, a son Sankara Alafia in September 2013. Child's father is her estranged husband, Joshua Bee Alafia.
4Has studied with Ann Willis in New York City for several years alongside such notable actors as Adam Scarimbolo and Devin Ratray.
5Majored in International Relations and African Studies at Brown University
6Graduated from Brown University.
7First runner-up on season 3 of America's Next Top Model (2003).
8Can speak Portuguese, Spanish and French.


1My parents were very active in the Civil Rights Movement. My father was a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) worker; my mother was a secretary with the Panthers.
2We had already planned my wedding when my brother passed away in 2012. When you're grieving, you don't necessarily want to think about something like that, but my brother told me that he wanted me to, so we went ahead and did it.
3I feel at home in a lot of places, but I am truly an African-American.
4I try to make my mood uplifting and peaceful, then watch the world around me reflect that mood.
5Happiness is the bomb cosmetic! When I'm smiling, sometimes I'm giving thanks for all the things I have rather than worrying about the things I don't.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Actress, TV Movie or Limited SeriesWhitney (2015)
2014Hollywood AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest Ensemble CastThe Butler (2013)· Vanessa Redgrave
· Terrence Howard
· David Oyelowo
· Oprah Winfrey
· Michael James Madsen
· Minka Kelly
· Mariah Carey
· Liev Schreiber
· Alan Rickman
· Robin Williams
· Lenny Kravitz
· Jane Fonda
· Alex Pettyfer
· Forest Whitaker
· Cuba Gooding Jr.
2011Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Breakthrough PerformanceThe Kids Are All Right (2010)
2011COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleThe Kids Are All Right (2010)· Julianne Moore
· Annette Bening
· Mia Wasikowska
· Mark Ruffalo
· Josh Hutcherson
· Joaquín Garrido
· Kunal Sharma
· Eddie Hassell
· Rebecca Lawrence Levy
2010PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble ActingThe Kids Are All Right (2010)· Julianne Moore
· Annette Bening
· Mia Wasikowska
· Josh Hutcherson
· Mark Ruffalo
· Joaquín Garrido
· Kunal Sharma
· Rebecca Lawrence Levy
· Eddie Hassell
2010WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleThe Kids Are All Right (2010)· Annette Bening
· Julianne Moore
· Mark Ruffalo
· Mia Wasikowska
· Josh Hutcherson
· Rebecca Lawrence Levy
· Eddie Hassell
· Joaquín Garrido
· Kunal Sharma
2006Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsMovies - Choice Breakout (Female)Take the Lead (2006)




Chicago Med2015-2017TV SeriesApril Sexton
Chicago Fire2015-2017TV SeriesApril Sexton
Chicago P.D.2017TV SeriesApril Sexton
The Nice Guys2016Tally
The Simpsons2015TV SeriesPrincess Kemi
Whitney2015TV MovieWhitney Houston
Unforgettable2014TV SeriesMolly
And So It Goes2014Kennedy (as Yaya Alafia)
The Butler2013/ICarol Hammie (as Yaya Alafia)
Big Words2013Annie (as Yaya Alafia)
Mother of George2013Sade Bakare (as Yaya Alafia)
House M.D.2011-2012TV SeriesAnita
Dark Horse2012TV MovieAmy
Shanghai Hotel2011Kendra
Stand Off2011Sophie
In Time2011Greta
Body of Proof2011TV SeriesHolly Bennett
Weekends at Bellevue2011TV MovieVanessa
Lost and Found2010/IIShort
Tron2010Siren #3
Army Wives2010TV SeriesSpecialist Amber Stiles
Mercy2010TV SeriesBrooke Sullivan
The Kids Are All Right2010Tanya (as Yaya Dacosta)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2009TV SeriesAudrina
Ugly Betty2009TV SeriesNico Slater
The Messenger2009/IMonica Washington (as Yaya Dacosta)
All My Children2008TV SeriesCassandra Foster
Racing for Time2008TV MovieVanessa
Honeydripper2007China Doll
Take the Lead2006LaRhette
Eve2005TV SeriesMs. Jenkins



Let's Stay Together2011producer



Entertainment Tonight2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Gag Reel2014Video shortHerself (as Yaya Alafia)
Made in Hollywood2013TV SeriesHerself
The Butler: An American Story2013TV Short documentaryHerself (as Yaya Alafia)
39th NAACP Image Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
The Teen Choice Awards 20062006TV SpecialHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHerself
2005 MuchMusic Video Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
America's Next Top Model2004TV SeriesHerself

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Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself

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