Myeisha Essex is in love with all things pop culture, thanks in large part to her hometown. This Los Angeles native has an encyclopedic knowledge of the entertainment industry and she loves a good trivia game. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies from Bennett College for Women and her master's from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Her work can be found in Sister 2 Sister, Harlem World Magazine, Clutch and on Essence.com. When she's not keeping up with the news or learning Beyonce's latest dance moves, she enjoys watching stand-up comedy on YouTube! Follow her on Instagram @more_about_me
According to sources, the model-turned-actress has been cast to play the legendary singer in her forthcoming Lifetime movie directed by Angela Bassett. As we reported earlier, Whitney Houston will chronicle “the headline-making relationship between the iconic singer, actress, producer, and model, and singer-songwriter Bobby Brown — from the time they first met at the very height of their celebrity, to their courtship and tumultuous marriage.”
Yaya, who is best known as the runner-up on Cycle 3 of “America’s Next Top Model,” has demonstrated her acting skills on shows like “All My Children,” “Ugly Betty” and “House.” Her major film debut came last year in Lee Daniels’ The Butler, playing civil rights activist Carol Hammie.