Yaya DaCosta was born and raised in New York City along with her sister and two brothers. She got her first acting gig at the age of eleven when her junior high school drama teacher, Ann Willis Ratray, encouraged her to audition for educational films. She continued to perform in school shows throughout high school and college and in 2005, made her…
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Actress (34 credits)
  Bolden (completed)
Nora Bolden
 2018/II Peel (completed)
 2015-2018 Chicago Med (TV Series)
April Sexton

Play by My Rules (2018) … April Sexton
The Poison Inside Us (2018) … April Sexton
Lesser of Two Evils (2018) … April Sexton
What You Don’t Know (2018) … April Sexton
Backed Against the Wall (2018) … April Sexton
 2015-2018 Chicago Fire (TV Series)
April Sexton

Looking for a Lifeline (2018) … April Sexton
Deathtrap (2017) … April Sexton
On the Warpath (2016) … April Sexton
The Beating Heart (2016) … April Sexton
Regarding This Wedding (2015) … April Sexton
 2018 Faith Under Fire (TV Movie)
 2017 Chicago P.D. (TV Series)
April Sexton

The Thing About Heroes (2017) … April Sexton
Seven Indictments (2017) … April Sexton
 2016 The Nice Guys
 2015 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Princess Kemi

The Princess Guide (2015) … Princess Kemi (voice)
 2015 Whitney (TV Movie)
Whitney Houston
 2014 Unforgettable (TV Series)

Cashing Out (2014) … Molly
 2014 And So It Goes
Kennedy (as Yaya Alafia)
 2013/I Lee Daniels’ The Butler
Carol Hammie (as Yaya Alafia)
 2013 Big Words
Annie (as Yaya Alafia)
 2013 Mother of George
Sade Bakare (as Yaya Alafia)
 2012 Dark Horse (TV Movie)
 2011-2012 House (TV Series)

Runaways (2012) … Anita
Perils of Paranoia (2011) … Anita
 2011 Shanghai Hotel
 2011 Stand Off
 2011 Weekends at Bellevue (TV Movie)
 2011 In Time
 2011 Body of Proof (TV Series)
Holly Bennett

Helping Hand (2011) … Holly Bennett
 2010/II Lost and Found (Short)
 2010 TRON: Legacy
Siren #3
 2010 Army Wives (TV Series)
Specialist Amber Stiles

AWOL (2010) … Specialist Amber Stiles
 2010 Mercy (TV Series)
Brooke Sullivan

There Is No Room for You on My Ass (2010) … Brooke Sullivan
 2010 The Kids Are All Right
Tanya (as Yaya Dacosta)
 2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)

Anchor (2009) … Audrina
 2009 Ugly Betty (TV Series)
Nico Slater

Level (7) with Me (2009) … Nico Slater
Backseat Betty (2009) … Nico Slater
Plus None (2009) … Nico Slater
The Wiener, the Bun and the Boob (2009) … Nico Slater
Blue on Blue (2009) … Nico Slater (uncredited)
 2009/I The Messenger
Monica Washington (as Yaya Dacosta)
 2008 All My Children (TV Series)
Cassandra Foster

Episode #1.9944 (2008) … Cassandra Foster
Episode #1.9943 (2008) … Cassandra Foster
Episode #1.9941 (2008) … Cassandra Foster
Episode #1.9940 (2008) … Cassandra Foster
Episode #1.9937 (2008) … Cassandra Foster
 2008 Racing for Time (TV Movie)
 2007 Honeydripper
China Doll
 2006 Take the Lead
 2005 Eve (TV Series)
Ms. Jenkins

Prom Night (2005) … Ms. Jenkins

Self (9 credits)
 2014-2015 Entertainment Tonight (TV Series)

Episode dated 7 January 2015 (2015) … Herself
Episode dated 26 July 2014 (2014) … Herself
Episode dated 22 July 2014 (2014) … Herself
 2015 Inside Edition (TV Series documentary)

Episode #26.83 (2015) … Herself
 2014/I The Butler: Gag Reel (Video short)
Herself (as Yaya Alafia)
 2013 Made in Hollywood (TV Series)

Episode #8.39 (2013) … Herself (as Yaya Alafia)
 2013 The Butler: An American Story (TV Short documentary)
Herself (as Yaya Alafia)
 2008 39th NAACP Image Awards (TV Special)
 2006 E! True Hollywood Story (TV Series documentary)

America’s Next Top Model (2006) … Herself
 2005 2005 MuchMusic Video Awards (TV Special)
 2004 America’s Next Top Model (TV Series)

The Girl Who Wins It All (2004) … Herself
The Girl Who Didn’t Hug Goodbye (2004) … Herself
The Girl the Lionesses Are Hunting (2004) … Herself
The Girl Who Goes Ballistic (2004) … Herself
The Girls Meet Taye Diggs (2004) … Herself

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