Yaya DaCosta may not be a face well known to the big screen with indie exceptions The Messenger and Honeydipper, your girlfriend has seen her as "American's Next Top Model" first runner-up, on cosmetic commericals of Olay lotions, and "Ugly Betty."  She'll be turning in a performance in The Kids Are All Right this week, and then be popping up in X-mas-can't-come-any-sooner Tron Legacy as one of the sexy game Sirens.


A word from Yaya: "Both my parents are educators. My siblings and I always had to get good grades no matter what outside interests we had.”


I aced all my classes and still found time to sculpt ceramic elephants. The clubs at my school were weird.


More pics of Yaya after the jump.