Malik Yoba

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  • Birth Place: Bronx, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Singer, Composer, Playwright, Director
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  • Joined the CityKids Foundation, a non-profit, multicultural youth organization located in New York City, when he was 17; ultimately became its vice president.
  • Made singing debut with CityKids in 1991 at Carnegie Hall.
  • Wrote the theme and other music for the ABC Saturday morning show CityKids in 1992.
  • Winner of 1996, 1997 and 1998 NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for his performance on New York Undercover.
  • Published his autobiography, Yoba: Lessons From the Street and Other Places, in 1997.
  • In 2001, he starred in the stage musical What's on the Hearts of Men, cowritten with his brother A. Rahman Yoba.
  • Founded the Malik Yoba National Theatre Company in 2003, which produces works for the urban theater market.
  • Mentors young adults and hosts diversity workshops across the country.

Relationships

  • Pria — Daughter
  • Dena — Daughter
  • Cat Wilson — Wife (separated)
  • Josiah — Son
  • A.R. Rahman — Brother
  • Abdullah Yoba — Father
  • Mahmoudah Young — Mother
  • Terry Barbosa — Ex-significant Other

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  • Birth Place: Bronx, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Singer, Composer, Playwright, Director

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