25 Things You Don’t Know About Me

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TV stomach! (*25*)Yaya DaCosta’s first Hollywood function was portraying Ms. Jenkins on a 2005 episode of Eve. One yr later, she nabbed her first film gig, taking part in LaRhette in Take the Lead.




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The New York native’s profession took off in 2008 when she was forged as Cassandra Foster on All My Children. The following yr, the now 38-year-old star had a recurring function on Ugly Betty and he or she went on to look in a sequence of films earlier than turning to tv in 2015 as April Sexton on Chicago Med. DaCosta exited the sequence after six seasons — and after portraying the identical character on episodes of Chicago P.D. and Chicago Fire — in May.



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Outside of her appearing profession, nonetheless, how a lot do DaCosta’s followers know about her? The Our Kind of People actress opened as much as Us Weekly solely about herself — together with how she received senior housing as a freshman at Brown University and why her pals suppose she needs to be a comic.

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Read on to be taught extra about DaCosta:



1. As a baby, I might crochet garments for my dolls. When I first started appearing, I might crochet outfits throughout downtime on set and put on them to wrap events.

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2. I like silence.

3. I eat like a teenage boy.

4. One of my pet peeves is individuals interrupting daydreams for no cause. Please don’t “earth to Yaya” me once I might be channeling the components for world peace. You by no means know!

5. My pals suppose I’m tremendous foolish and may have been a comic.

6. I’ve many various laughs, together with a witchy cackle.

7. After sporting nothing however sneakers for six years on Chicago Med, my ft grew a size!

8. I’ve a cat named Osho.

9. I even have cat-like reflexes.

10. Ever since I used to be little, I might make up songs and do raps on the spot. I nonetheless do!

11. Wherever I am going, I attempt to stay by water.

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12. I’ve been a vegetarian for many of my life. I attempted to be vegan a number of instances, however … ice cream.

13. I supply Black-owned merchandise each time attainable.

14. I’ve been informed I make the very best smoothies on the planet.

15. I worship the solar and the moon equally.

16. I’ve a love of metaphysics and have studied numerous modalities [like] the Akashic information, Kundalini yoga, Buddhism and Ifá.

17. I take pleasure in touring and speaking with individuals of their languages if I can — whether or not it’s simply “thanks,” or a complete dialog about the aim of life.

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18. I like conserving contemporary reduce flowers in my residence.

19. I’m a educated dancer.

20. I’m a full spectrum beginning doula.

21. During my freshman yr at Brown University, 4 of my pals and I received a lip sync contest to get senior housing.

22. In highschool, I had a task in (*25*)Ntozake Shange’s play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf. I needed to reference “this silver ring in my nostril,” which grew to become my excuse to get a nostril ring!

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23. I’ve spent a variety of time in Brazil, which is sort of a second residence.

24. I used to be accepted into New York’s LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts for theater, singing and dance.

25. I’m secretly anticipating my name from Marvel [Studios] president(*25*) Kevin Feige to do the Storm origin story about the African priestess who was born and raised in Harlem [in New York City]. Hmm … seems like somebody I do know!

DaCosta might be seen on Our Kind of People on Fox Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET.

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