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Meet Rising Star Yaya DaCosta: The Star of ‘Whitney’

Michael Prieve | January 7, 2015 - 2:38 pm

Yaya DaCosta landed the greatest role of all, playing Whitney Houston in Lifetime’s upcoming biopic of the late star entitled Whitney.

Since making her television debut in Cycle 3 of America’s Next Top Model, DaCosta has gone on to score a number of recurring roles on shows including All My Children, Ugly BettyMore »

Whitney Houston’s Music Will Be Featured in Her Lifetime Biopic, But It Won’t Be Her Singing

Robert Kessler | July 16, 2014 - 4:47 pm

When the news that Lifetime had commissioned a Whitney Houston biopic first broke, Houston’s family was reportedly not very happy. The biggest problem with this is that Houston’s family controls the licensing rights to Houston’s music and what’s the point of a Whitney Houston biopic without Whitney Houston music, really?

Well it looks… More »

See the First Picture of Yaya DaCosta As Whitney Houston

Robert Kessler | July 10, 2014 - 2:45 pm

Angela Bassett and Yaya DaCosta are forging ahead with their Whitney Houston biopic for Lifetime. And now, we’ve got the first photo of DaCosta in character as the late, great singer. … More »

Angela Bassett Will Direct a Whitney Houston Biopic Starring Yaya DaCosta

Robert Kessler | June 9, 2014 - 1:30 pm

The life story of Whitney Houston is coming to the (small) screen. Lifetime has announced it will air a Houston biopic starring Yaya DaCosta and directed by Angela Bassett. … More »