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Yaya DaCosta

Actress, Model & Activist

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Yaya DaCosta Biography

An actress and model, Yaya DaCosta began her acting career at age 11 when her mentor, acting coach Ann Ratray, sent her to her first audition. Theater remained a hobby during school and after graduating from Brown University with a BA in Africana Studies and International Relations, she stumbled upon a second place spot in the hit reality television show America's Next Top Model. During the show’s trip to Japan, DaCosta’s fluency in Portuguese won her a friend in a half-Japanese, half-Brazilian police officer who got her and the other contestants out of a sticky legal situation and ultimately saved that season of the show.

Following America's Next Top Model, DaCosta was picked up by Ford Modeling Agency. Soon after, she made the transition from model to actress starring opposite Antonio Banderas in Take the Lead, Danny Glover in Honeydripper, Woody Harrelson in The Messanger, and Charles Dutton in Racing for Time which earned her an NAACP Image Award Nomination.

DaCosta stars as April Sexton in Chicago Med. She has appeared in other TV shows as well such as All My Children, Ugly Betty, House, The Simpsons, and Chicago Fire.

Off screen, DaCosta is passionate about human rights and has a love for the African Diaspora. Through her work with international organizations like “charity: water” and Women for Women International, or at home in Harlem, where she volunteers teaching Spanish and French to Montessori school students, DaCosta encourages children to become citizens of the world. DaCosta's broad base of experience makes her an excellent and engaging keynote speaker on diversity, women's issues, and many other topics.

Speaking Topics
  • Becoming a Citizen of the World

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  • How do I book Yaya DaCosta to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Yaya DaCosta for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Yaya DaCosta, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Yaya DaCosta or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Yaya DaCosta

    Speaking fees for Yaya DaCosta, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Yaya DaCosta are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Yaya DaCosta, click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Yaya DaCosta speak about?

    Yaya DaCosta is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Activism, Actors, Art, Black History, Culture, Diversity Speakers, Entertainers, Entertainment, Fashion, Foreign Policy, Government, Inspirational Speakers, Lifestyle.
  • Where does Yaya DaCosta travel from?

    Yaya DaCosta generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Yaya DaCosta’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Yaya DaCosta for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Yaya DaCosta for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Yaya DaCosta or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Yaya DaCosta Biography

An actress and model, Yaya DaCosta began her acting career at age 11 when her mentor, acting coach Ann Ratray, sent her to her first audition. Theater remained a hobby during school and after graduating from Brown University with a BA in Africana Studies and International Relations, she stumbled upon a second place spot in the hit reality television show America's Next Top Model. During the show’s trip to Japan, DaCosta’s fluency in Portuguese won her a friend in a half-Japanese, half-Brazilian police officer who got her and the other contestants out of a sticky legal situation and ultimately saved that season of the show.

Following America's Next Top Model, DaCosta was picked up by Ford Modeling Agency. Soon after, she made the transition from model to actress starring opposite Antonio Banderas in Take the Lead, Danny Glover in Honeydripper, Woody Harrelson in The Messanger, and Charles Dutton in Racing for Time which earned her an NAACP Image Award Nomination.

DaCosta stars as April Sexton in Chicago Med. She has appeared in other TV shows as well such as All My Children, Ugly Betty, House, The Simpsons, and Chicago Fire.

Off screen, DaCosta is passionate about human rights and has a love for the African Diaspora. Through her work with international organizations like “charity: water” and Women for Women International, or at home in Harlem, where she volunteers teaching Spanish and French to Montessori school students, DaCosta encourages children to become citizens of the world. DaCosta's broad base of experience makes her an excellent and engaging keynote speaker on diversity, women's issues, and many other topics.

Yaya DaCosta Speaking Topics

  • Becoming a Citizen of the World

FAQs on booking Yaya DaCosta

  • How do I book Yaya DaCosta to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Yaya DaCosta for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Yaya DaCosta, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Yaya DaCosta or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Yaya DaCosta

    Speaking fees for Yaya DaCosta, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Yaya DaCosta are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Yaya DaCosta, click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Yaya DaCosta speak about?

    Yaya DaCosta is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Activism, Actors, Art, Black History, Culture, Diversity Speakers, Entertainers, Entertainment, Fashion, Foreign Policy, Government, Inspirational Speakers, Lifestyle.
  • Where does Yaya DaCosta travel from?

    Yaya DaCosta generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Yaya DaCosta’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Yaya DaCosta for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Yaya DaCosta for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Yaya DaCosta or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Yaya DaCosta is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Becoming a Citizen of the World. The estimated speaking fee range to book Yaya DaCosta for your event is available upon request. Yaya DaCosta generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Danny Glover, Bill Duke, Isaiah Washington, Gabrielle Union and Victoria Rowell. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Yaya DaCosta for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Yaya DaCosta Speaking Topics

  • Becoming a Citizen of the World

Yaya DaCosta News

  • Yaya Dacosta

    What Actress Yaya DaCosta Wants Latinos To Learn About Race ... of Harper's Bazaar, had a chat with actress Yaya DaCosta at the recent 2011 WIE Sym.

  • What Actress Yaya DaCosta Wants Latinos To Learn About Race

    What Actress Yaya DaCosta Wants Latinos To Learn About Race ... film addresses black-white race relations in America, but actress Yaya DaCosta – who plays ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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