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Yaya DaCosta is a Actor American born on 15 november 1982 at New York City (USA)

Yaya DaCosta

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Birth name Camara Yaya DaCosta Johnson
Nationality USA
Birth 15 november 1982 (36 years) at New York City (USA)

Yaya DaCosta (born Camara DaCosta Johnson; November 15, 1982) is an American actress and fashion model. She was the runner-up in Cycle 3 of America's Next Top Model.

Biography

DaCosta was born on November 15, 1982, in Harlem, New York, and is of Brazilian, and Nigerian descent. In addition to English, she can speak Portuguese, French, Spanish, and conversational Japanese. She attended the elite Northfield Mount Hermon School during her high school years before attending college where she majored in Africana Studies and International Relations at Brown University.

On June 26, 2012, DaCosta married independent movie producer and director Joshua Bee Alafia. She gave birth to a son in September 2013. The marriage ended in December 2014.

Best films

The Kids Are All Right (2010)
(Actress)
The Messenger (2009)
(Actress)

Usually with

John Sayles
John Sayles
(1 films)
Lee Daniels
Lee Daniels
(1 films)
Danny Strong
Danny Strong
(1 films)
Andrew Niccol
Andrew Niccol
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Yaya DaCosta (14 films)

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Actress

Whitney
Whitney (2018)
, 1h28
Directed by Angela Bassett
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Téléfilm musical
Actors Yaya DaCosta, Arlen Escarpeta, Mark Rolston, Suzzanne Douglas, Wesley Jonathan, Nafessa Williams
Roles Whitney Houston
Rating51% 2.5577452.5577452.5577452.5577452.557745
La carrière de Whitney Houston brille avec succès jusqu'à ce qu'elle rencontre Bobby Brown avec qui elle se marie et qu'elle descende en enfer.
The Nice Guys, 1h56
Directed by Shane Black
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about pornography, Buddy films
Actors Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, Matt Bomer, Angourie Rice, Kim Basinger, Margaret Qualley
Roles Tally
Rating73% 3.6973953.6973953.6973953.6973953.697395
Set during the 1970s, a Los Angeles private detective partners up with a rookie police officer to inquire about the apparent suicide of a fading porn star.
And So It Goes, 1h34
Directed by Rob Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Frances Sternhagen, Yaya DaCosta, Paloma Guzmán, Sterling Jerins
Roles Kennedy
Rating58% 2.9014252.9014252.9014252.9014252.901425
Oren Little (Douglas), a realtor by trade, develops self-absorption, turning his back on his neighbors and shunning the notion of kindness to others, after his wife dies; part of his self-absorption is having no patience for children, not even his own now-adult son, from whom he has been estranged. He has a next-door neighbor, Leah (Keaton), whose own husband has likewise died, never having had any children of her own, which leads her to throw her soul and her tears into reviving a singing career that had stagnated.
The Butler
The Butler (2013)
, 2h12
Directed by Lee Daniels
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Politique, Films about racism, Films about the labor movement, Political films, White House in fiction
Actors Alex Pettyfer, Forest Whitaker, John Cusack, Robin Williams, Lenny Kravitz, Alan Rickman
Roles Carol Hammie
Rating72% 3.6016053.6016053.6016053.6016053.601605
In 2009, an elderly Cecil Gaines recounts his life story, while waiting at the White House to meet the newly inaugurated president.
Mother of George, 1h46
Directed by Andrew Dosunmu
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Isaac de Bankolé, Danai Gurira, Tony Okungbowa, Yaya DaCosta, Da'Vine Joy Randolph
Roles Sade
Rating63% 3.199283.199283.199283.199283.19928
The film opens with the wedding of a Nigerian couple, Ayodele (Issach de Bankolé) and Adenike (Danai Gurira) Balogen. Adenike is given fertility beads by her mother-in-law, Ma Ayo (Bukky Ajayi) and although the couple make love on their first night of marriage, Adenike struggles to become pregnant. Despite drinking a tea that is supposed to help with fertility, Adenike is still unable to conceive and faces growing pressure from Ma Ayo. A visit to the doctor reveals that Adenike can receive help on the issue, but Ayodele refuses to cooperate.
Whole Lotta Sole, 1h29
Directed by Terry George
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Brendan Fraser, Colm Meaney, David O'Hara, Yaya DaCosta, Martin McCann, Conor MacNeill
Roles Sophie
Rating56% 2.80222.80222.80222.80222.8022
Hoping to pay back some of the gambling debt he owes to local mobster Mad Dog Flynn (David O'Hara), Jim (Martin McCann) robs the local fishmongers, only to discover that it's actually a front for the mobster's business. Now on the run and pursued by police detective Weller (Colm Meaney), Jim is cornered in an antique shop where he takes hostage a collection of colourful characters, including American Joe Maguire (Brendan Fraser), the owner who may be his illegitimate father, and his girlfriend Sophie (Yaya DaCosta). Caught between the mobster's gang and the police, the unfortunate young Jim must find a way out of this tricky situation with help from his hostages.
In Time
In Time (2011)
, 1h55
Directed by Andrew Niccol
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about computing, Psychologie, L'usurpation d'identité, Films set in the future, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Escroquerie
Actors Amanda Seyfried, Justin Timberlake, Collins Pennie, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde, Matt Bomer
Roles Greta
Rating67% 3.3508553.3508553.3508553.3508553.350855
In 2169, people are born genetically engineered with a digital clock on their forearm. When they turn 25 years old, they stop aging and their clock begins counting down from one year; when it reaches zero, that person "times out" and dies. Time has become the universal currency; it is used to pay for daily expenses and can be transferred between people or capsules. The country has been divided into "time zones" based on the wealth of the population. The film focuses on two specific zones: Dayton - a poor manufacturing area where people generally have 24 hours or less on their clock at any given time - and New Greenwich - the wealthiest time zone, where people have enough time on their clock to live for centuries.
Tron: Legacy, 2h5
Directed by Joseph Kosinski
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Films about religion, Transport films, Sécurité informatique, Films about video games, Political films, Road movies, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Children's films, Chase films
Actors Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner, Michael Sheen, Beau Garrett
Roles Siren
Rating67% 3.396393.396393.396393.396393.39639
In 1989, Kevin Flynn, software engineer and the CEO of ENCOM International, disappears. Twenty years later, his son Sam, now ENCOM's primary shareholder, takes little interest in the company beyond playing an annual prank on its board of directors.
The Kids Are All Right, 1h47
Directed by Lisa Cholodenko
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about children, Films about families, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, Homoparentalité, Same-sex marriage in film, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska, Josh Hutcherson, Yaya DaCosta
Roles Tanya
Rating69% 3.498573.498573.498573.498573.49857
Nic (Annette Bening) and Jules (Julianne Moore) are a married lesbian couple living in the Los Angeles area. Nic is an obstetrician, and Jules is a housewife who is starting up a landscape design business. Each has given birth to a child using the same sperm donor.
The Messenger, 1h45
Directed by Oren Moverman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Romantic comedy, Historical, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, Steve Buscemi, Samantha Morton, Jena Malone, Yaya DaCosta
Roles Monica Washington
Rating70% 3.548543.548543.548543.548543.54854
Will Montgomery (Ben Foster), a lone rebellious U.S. Army staff sergeant and declared war hero, has returned home from Iraq, and since he served enough war time, he is assigned as a casualty notification officer. Montgomery is partnered with a strict recovering alcoholic, Captain Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson), to give notice to the families of fallen soldiers. The Sergeant is drawn to Olivia Pitterson (Samantha Morton), now a single mother, to whom he has delivered news of her husband’s death.
Racing for Time, 1h27
Directed by Charles S. Dutton
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Yaya DaCosta, Elizabeth Peña, Zulay Henao, Saige Thompson, Tiffany Haddish, Charles S. Dutton
Roles Vanessa
Rating62% 3.1031653.1031653.1031653.1031653.103165
Cleveland "Stack" Stackhouse (Charles S. Dutton) is a guard with the Texas Correctional Youth Authority who witnesses the cycle of destructive choices and racial tensions among female teen offenders and decides to do something about it. He gathers African-American, Latina and Caucasian teens, and organizes a multi-racial track team behind the bars of the prison. Participation in Stack's track team not only breaks down the racial divides between the girls, but puts them on a path to turn their lives around.
Honeydripper, 2h3
Directed by John Sayles
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Danny Glover, Keb' Mo, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Kel Mitchell, Yaya DaCosta, Brent Jennings
Roles China Doll
Rating66% 3.346013.346013.346013.346013.34601
Filmed and set in Alabama, the film stars Danny Glover as the owner of a blues club that is failing until he hires a young electric guitarist (Gary Clark, Jr.). The film also stars musician Keb' Mo', actor/comedian Kel Mitchell and singer Mable John. Rhythm and blues singer Ruth Brown recorded some songs for the film and was cast to play a role, but died before filming started.
Take the Lead, 1h49
Directed by Liz Friedlander
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Dance films, Films about education, Musical films
Actors Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Yaya DaCosta, Alfre Woodard, Dante Basco, Elijah Kelley
Roles LaRhette
Rating67% 3.350523.350523.350523.350523.35052
A group students prepare for a school dance. Rock arrives with a damaged ticket and is denied entry by Mr. Temple and Principal James. After leaving, Rock and a group of thugs proceed to vandalize the Principal's car. Pierre Dulaine catches them in the act, but they flee before Pierre is able to interrogate them further.