Mýa

Mýa

Highest Rated: 86% Chicago (2002)

Lowest Rated: 0% Cover (2007)

Birthday: Oct 10, 1979

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

A Grammy-winning singer and supporting film player, multi-talented Mya arrived at those high-profile fields after having already earned acclaim as a dancer during her teens. She born Mya Marie Harrison on Oct. 10, 1979, and raised in a suburb of Washington, DC, where she started dance lessons at four years old and joined the dance troupe, T.W.A. (Tappers With Attitude) at age 10. While attending a workshop with renowned choreographer Savion Glover, Mya was invited to study at the Dance Theater of Harlem, where her ability for improvisation so impressed Glover that he showcased the 14-year-old in a solo performance at the Kennedy Center. As Mya's professional dance resume grew with appearances on the BET talk show "Teen Summit" (BET, 1989-2002), she began to explore her vocal skills and, under the supervision of her musician father, recorded a demo that landed her a record deal with Interscope Records at age 17. Her debut album, Mya (1998) sold 1.5 million copies and launched the top ten single, "It's All About Me," a duet with R&B artist Sisqo. She was tapped by hip-hopper Pras to appear on the Grammy-nominated hit single "Ghetto Superstar," while "Take Me There," recorded with Puff Daddy sidekick Mase, was used on the soundtrack for the animated "Rugrats Movie" (1998). The hot newcomer appeared onscreen herself that year "In Too Deep" (1999), a gangsta thriller starring Omar Epps and L.L. Cool J.

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Movies

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No Score Yet 13% Bermuda Tentacles Lt. Plummer (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 9% The Penthouse Mitra (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 58% Love for Sale Keiley (Character) - 2008
0% 78% Cover Unknown (Character) $62.2K 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Metrosexual Jessica (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 37% The Heart Specialist Valerie (Character) $1.1M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Swap Meet Katrina (Character) - 2006
16% 30% Cursed Jenny (Character) $19.3M 2005
47% 57% Shall We Dance? Vern's Fiancée (Character) $57.9M 2004
23% 73% Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights Lola Martinez (Character) $14.1M 2004
86% 83% Chicago Mona (Character) $170.7M 2002
39% 75% In Too Deep Loretta (Character) $14M 1999

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet 5th Ward Unknown (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girls' Cruise Unknown (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister Circle Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Today Live Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars Contestant 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Talents of the Stars Contestant 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yo Gabba Gabba! Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 86% Navy NCIS Samantha "Jade" King (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet 1-800-Missing Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
54% No Score Yet Haunted Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister, Sister Unknown (Guest Star) 1999

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