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Yaya DaCosta Biography


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OccupationAmerican actress and model
Body measurement33-23-34 inches
Networth$1 million
SpouseJoshua Bee Alafia
EducationNorthfield Mount Hermon School, Brown University
Place of birthHarlem, New York City, New York, United States
CountryUnited States
Height5 Feet 7 Inch
AkaYaya DaCosta

Yaya DaCosta is an American actress and model better known for her role as April Sexton in the series Chicago Med. Likewise, her other notable roles are in Ugly Betty, All My Children etc. DaCosta was runner-up in Cycle 3 of America's Next Top Model (ANTM).


DaCosta was married to cinematographerJoshua Bee Alafia and has a son named Sankara Alafia. Keep scrolling to know more about DaCosta's parents, siblings, early life, education, career, awards, relationships, marriage, affairs, children, divorce, salary, net worth, and properties. 

Yaya DaCosta Early life and Education

Yaya DaCosta was born on 15th November 1982, in  Harlem, New York City, New York, United States. Her birth name is Camara Yaya DaCosta Johnson. She is the daughter of Carl Awolowo Johnson and Orundun DaCosta Johnson

[ CAPTION: Yaya DaCosta early life image ][ SOURCE: Instagram ]

DaCosta attended the Northfield Mount Hermon School. Later she joined Brown University and majored in Africana Studies and International Relations.

Yaya DaCosta Career

Yaya DaCosta competed in the Cycle 3 of America's Next Top Model competition where she was able to become a runnerup. During her modeling career, DaCosta appeared in the ads and commercials of  Garnier Fructis, Lincoln Townhouse, Oil of Olay, Radioshack, Seda etc.

In 2005, DaCosta made her acting debut through the television series Eve as Ms. Jenkins. Since then, she has appeared in numerous television series including,

  • All My Children-2008
  • Ugly Betty-2009
  • Mercy-2010
  • Army Wives-2010
  • House-2011-12
  • The Simpsons-2015
  • Chicago Fire-2015

Youtube: Chicago Med

Since 2015, DaCosta still appears on the television series Chicago Med as April Sexton. Similarly, DaCosta made her movie debut through Take the Lead in 2006. Moreover, her other movie appearances are, 

  • Honeydripper-2007
  • The Messenger-2009
  • Tron: Legacy-2010
  • Whole Lotta Sole-2011
  • The Butler-2013
  • And So It Goes-2014
  • Whitney-2015
  • The Nice Guys-2016

Yaya DaCosta Personal life

The 35 years old actress and model Yaya DaCosta was married to a cinematographer Joshua Bee Alafia. DaCosta and Joshua shared their vows on 23rd June 2012. The couple welcomed their first child, a son Sankara Alafia in September 2013

[ CAPTION: Yaya DaCosta and Joshua Bee Alafia on their wedding ][ SOURCE: Pinterest ]

However, the things didn't go well in between the couple. In November 2015, DaCosta filed a divorce with Joshua. Moreover, in an interview, DaCosta mentioned that she was never married to Joshua. But Joshua hasn't talked anything about this topic.

[ CAPTION: Yaya DaCosta and her ex-husband Joshua Bee Alafia ][ SOURCE: Pinterest ]
[ CAPTION: Yaya DaCosta and Joshua Bee Alafia with their son ][ SOURCE: Bossip ]

Although DaCosta has filed for divorce, it hasn't been finalized yet. She currently lives with her son and often shares photos on Instagram. Besides this, DaCosta hasn't dated any other guys in past. Moreover, there are no any rumors of her affairs too.

Yaya DaCosta Net worth

Since long, Yaya DaCosta is still active in the field of acting. Till date, she has starred in numerous movies and television series through which she receives a decent amount of money. Moreover, she further earns a good sum of money from several brands and fashion line as an endorsement.

Allocating information from several sources as of 2018 it is estimated that her current net worth is around $1 million.  

Updated On Tue Jul 10 2018 Published On Tue Jul 10 2018 By Ishwor Darlami Magar

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