Yaya DaCosta is an American actress and model. As a model, she competed in America’s Next Top Model Cycle 3 and finished second place. This led her to have a prolific modeling career. She ultimately started an acting career. Her first starring role on the small screen was as Cassandra Foster on the soap opera All My Children. At the same time, she had roles in the films Take the Lead, Honeydripper, and The Messenger. She also played Nico Slater, a recurring role in Ugly Betty. In the 2010s, she had roles in the movies The Kids Are All Right, Tron: Legacy, In Time, The Butler, and The Nice Guys. She also portrayed Whitney Houston in the Lifetime biopic Whitney. Since 2015, she stars as April Sexton in Chicago Med.