Yaya DaCosta is a actress who got discovered through a reality competition show. She was an also-ran on "America's Next Top Model," which led to her budding - and successful - acting career.
And she's definitely got the look. :-)
She appeared in the 2006 dance movie Take the Lead and also had supporting roles in the art film The Kids Are All Right and the sci-fi movie Tron: Legacy. In addition to several one-shot parts on TV shows, she's also appeared on Broadway, as part of the cast of The First Breeze of Summer in the 2008-09 season.
A graduate of Brown University, she's fluent in Portuguese, French and Spanish, as well as English.