It has been announced that the untitled Whitney Houston movie’s lead actress will be model and reality star Yaya DaCosta, who started her career in American entertainment as a contender in America’s Next Top Model Cycle 3 back in 2004. She is also Whitney Houston movie’s first actress who was publicly announced to be included in the casting of the upcoming biopic of the late Grammy Award-winning singer, model and actress.
Whitney Houston’s movie actress Yaya DaCosta had a successful career as a model and actress since finishing the Cycle 3 of America’s Next Top Model, placing second to the season winner Eva Pigford. She was signed to Ford Models and appeared in numerous advertisements for Garnier Fructis, Oil of Olay, and Sephora. In 2005 Yaya DaCosta began her acting career on a single episode appearance on TV series Eve and soon got major roles in the movies such as Honeydripper, The Messenger, In Time and her most recent film, And So it Goes, which will premiere on July 11 in cinemas and costars Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton.
Currently, the Whitney Houston movie actress is married to independent movie director and producer Joshua Bee Alafia and had a 9-month old son named Sankara, born on September 2013.
Previously we reported that Angela Bassett will direct the Whitney Houston biopic with no list of actors mentioned. It seems like the production crew is still in the process of casting other actors.
Will Yaya DaCosta sing in the biopic? But hey, being a model she did have the winning smile Whitney used to have in the 80’s as a model for Seventeen magazine!