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Fast Facts

  • Spent much of her preteen and early teen years dancing. She performed with the Tappers With Attitude dance troupe and later studied at the Dance Theater of Harlem with famed choreographer Savion Glover. Under Glover's tutelage, Mya was awarded a solo performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
  • Landed a record deal with Interscope after her father distributed demo tapes and caught the ear of Haqq Islam.
  • Released her self-titled debut album in 1998, which went platinum. Her second effort, 2000's Fear of Flying, also went platinum.
  • Founded the Mya Arts & Tech Foundation and serves as the organization's executive director and as a teacher.
  • Has cited Lena Horne and Liza Minnelli as role models, saying they "carry class with sass and skill."

Awards

  • 2001, Grammy — Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals: Winner
  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner

Relationships

  • Sherman Harrison — Father
  • Chaz Harrison — Brother
  • Theresa Harrison — Mother
  • Nijel Harrison — Brother

College

  • Attended University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Details

  • Birth Name: Mya Marie Harrison
  • Birth Place: Washington, DC
  • Birthday: October 10, 1979, Libra
  • Profession: Singer, Actor, Dancer, Songwriter, Record producer, Choreographer
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