Yaya DaCosta’s unique name is just as unique as her life. Imagine she can speak in five different languages. Isn’t that amazing? Yaya has worked hard through her life to be a famous movie star and TV personality. Yaya DaCosta once acted as Whitney Houston in the movie, “Whitney,” and very few people could tell the difference. This movie brought such fame to her. The rise of Yaya began with her runners up position in America’s Top Model contest. She has built a good net worth from her mix of talent.
Check out Yaya DaCosta’s married life with husband, Joshua Bee Alafia, and children. Also, get to know about Yaya DaCosta’s net worth and bio.
Read through the below paragraphs to learn more about her life details.
Who is Yaya DaCosta? Wiki, Bio, Age
Yaya DaCosta was born as Camara DaCosta Johnson. She was born on November 15th, 1982, which means she is 36 years of age. She was born and raised in Harlem, New York in the USA. Yaya DaCosta was born to her father, Carl Awolowo Johnson a hospital attendant and mother, Orundun DaCosta Johnson a fashion designer. She is of mixed descent of Brazilian and Nigerian. She is of Black ethnicity. Not much is known about her siblings.
Early Life, Career
Yaya DaCosta acquired a good education that could have directed her career. Yaya went to Northfield Mount Hermon School for her early life schooling. She acquired her Alma Mater from Brown University. She graduated with a major in International Relations. Yaya is also fluent in 5 different languages; English, Spanish, Japanese, French and Portuguese.
Film and TV career
Just after completing her studies, Yaya participated in the American contest of beauties, America’s Next Top Model, where she ended up as first runners up. This is what brought her to fame as she became a familiar face on TV screens. After this, she has appeared in 10s of shows and movies.
Her debut in filming was in 2006 when she appeared in the movie, “Take the Lead.” Her TV debut was in 2005 in the show “Eve.” Yaya went ahead to appear in several music videos as “Good Man,” “Pulling Me Back” and “Roc Boys. She has appeared in popular movies like “Honeydipper” in 2007 and Messenger in 2009. She also featured in a series called, All My Children in 2008, where she acted as Cassandra Foster.
Yaya DaCosta has also appeared in many other movies as; “The Kids are All Right (2010)”, “Tron: Legacy (2010)”, “Whole Lotta Sole (2011)”, “Big Words (2013)”, “Whitney (2015)” where she acted very well as Whitney Houston and “The Nice Guys (2016)”. There are many more films and shows she has taken part in her career.
Yaya DaCosta has built a name in the entertainment scenes that has pulled brands to her name. She has appeared in different product advertisements For Seda and Lincoln, Garnier Fructis and Townhouse. All these mixed talent and work has enabled her to grow good net worth.
Yaya DaCosta Husband, Married, Children
Yaya DaCosta was married to Joshua Bee Alafia. They had dated for some time before they tied the knot in 2012 in a big wedding. They met in their line of work.
Joshua also works in the entertainment industry as a cinematographer, writer, director, and producer. During their marriage, they were blessed with a son by the name, Sankara Alafia.
Like many celebrity marriages, their union did not weather the storms of marriage as they began to have disagreements that later led to a fallout. They later divorced in 2015. There were claims of infidelity from the side of Joshua. Yaya filed a divorce that was granted in 2015 after which they went separate ways.
Yaya has not been reported to be in any relationship since then. She is currently single looking after her son and concentrating on her career.
Yaya DaCosta Net Worth
Yaya DaCosta has an estimated net worth of $1 million. This is according to Celebrity net worth. Yaya has made much of this wealth from her many acting and TV roles. She has managed to put her wealth into good use because, in 2017, she managed to buy a 2,200 square foot, three bedroom house at $795,000.
Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Yaya DaCosta stands at 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 56 kilograms.
Yaya DaCosta Age, Bio, Family, Children, Facts
|Full name||Camara DaCosta Johnson|
|Date of birth (age)||November 15, 1982|
|Birthplace||Harlem, New York City, New York|
|Net worth||$1 Million|
|Mother||Orundun Dacosta Johnson|
|Father||Carl Awolowo Johnson|
|Career||Actor and model|
|Ex-husband||Joshua Bee Alafia|
|Height||5 feet 7 inches|