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Malik Yoba

Biography

Most widely known for starring on NY Undercover seeing that J.C. Williams, an NYPD detective, as well as for his function as Yul Brenner in Great Runnings. He started playing Vernon Turner in the FOX series Empire in 2015. He initial appeared on tv within a 1993 bout of Where I Live. He’s also known for playing the function of Agent Costs Harken on Alphas. He was wedded to Trisha Mann, plus they acquired a daughter jointly before divorcing. He provides another daughter, and a kid, from a prior romantic relationship. His function contrary? Michael DeLorenzo? on NY Undercover marked the very first time an American tv police drama highlighted two different people of color in starring jobs.

Quick Facts


Full Name Malik Yoba
Date Of Birth September 17, 1967
Place Of Birth The Bronx, NY
Height 1.88 m
Profession TV Actor
Nationality American
Spouse Cat Wilson
Children Dena Yoba, Josiah Yoba, Pria Yoba
Parents Abdullah Yoba, Mahmoudah Young
Siblings A. Rahman Yoba
Awards NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Movies Cool Runnings, Why Did I Get Married?, Why Did I Get Married Too?, Cop Land, Blue in the Face, Betty and Coretta, Feel the Noise, Paradox, Harlem Aria, Kids in America, My Girlfriend's Back, The Assault, Personals, Caught on Tape, Lucky Girl, Smoke, Turks & Caicos, Criminal, Ride, Restored Me, Recalled, Pilot, Other Plans, Oh Happy Day, Bad Dad Rehab, Men, Money & Gold Diggers, Where Hearts Lie, Dope Fiend, 'Til Death Do Us Part, My B.F.F., They're Just My Friends, Black Jaq, Hood, Of Sentimental Value, Vote for Me
TV Shows Empire, Designated Survivor, New York Undercover, Alphas, Justice By Any Means, Defying Gravity, Raines, Kingpin, Thief, Bull
Star Sign Virgo

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#Fact
1Younger brother of A. Rahman Yoba.
2Parents: Mahmoudah Young Lanier and Erutan Abdullah Yoba.
3Member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My B.F.F.2017completedRoy Brown
Dope Fiend2016post-productionVelo
Designated Survivor2016TV SeriesJason Atwood
Justice: By Any Means2016TV SeriesHim
Of Sentimental Value2016Alan Hamilton
Bad Dad Rehab2016TV MovieMr. Leon
Where Hearts Lie2016Obnoxious Attorney
Restored Me2016Agent Thurmond
Paradox2016/IIIMr. Landau
The Walking Dead: Michonne2016Video GamePete (voice)
Lucky Girl2015Gerald Jackson
Blue Bloods2015TV SeriesDarryl Reid
Limitless2015TV SeriesRooney / John Kellerman
Hood2015Rev. Benjamin Tuck
Brotherly Love2015/IIIOverbrook Coach
Empire2015TV SeriesVernon Turner
Other Plans2014Harold
Masterpiece Contemporary2014TV SeriesJim Carroll
The Assault2014Coach Tim Miller
Single Ladies2014TV SeriesDeacon / Deacon Jared
Men, Money & Gold Diggers2014Bobby
Turks & Caicos2014TV MovieJim Carroll
The Good Wife2013TV SeriesEddie Fornum
The Glades2013TV SeriesLandon Givens
Revolution2013TV SeriesJim Hudson
Caught on Tape2013Detective Roberts
Betty and Coretta2013TV MovieMartin Luther King, Jr.
Alphas2011-2012TV SeriesBill Harken
NYC 222012TV SeriesRay-Ray Burnell
Allegiance2012/IStaff Sergeant Hart
Person of Interest2012TV SeriesAndre Wilcox
Nikita2011TV SeriesWallace
The Celibate Nympho Chronicles: The Web Series2011TV SeriesBustah
Aluna: The Motion Comic Animation2010Video shortThe Wise One
Justified2010TV SeriesToby Griffin
Why Did I Get Married Too?2010Gavin
My Girlfriend's Back2010Dereck Scott
Defying Gravity2009TV SeriesTed Shaw
Inseparable2008TV MovieCurtis Raleigh
CSI: Miami2008TV SeriesReggie Mastow
Feel the Noise2007The Mayor
Why Did I Get Married?2007Gavin
Rockaway2007Case
Girlfriends2003-2007TV SeriesBrock Harris / Brock
Raines2007TV SeriesCharlie Lincoln
That's So Raven2006TV SeriesJudge
Thief2006TV Mini-SeriesElmo "Mo" Jones
They're Just My Friends2006Pat Black Sr.
Kids in America2005Will Drucker
Slur2005ShortJordan
Arrested Development2004TV SeriesIce
Oh Happy Day2004Moses Jackson
The Days2004TV SeriesGib Taylor
Criminal2004Frank Hill
Violation2003TV MoviePatrick Matthews
The Twilight Zone2003TV SeriesShawn
Vote for Me2003The Professor
Kingpin2003TV Mini-SeriesBobby Curtis
Dreaming in Black and White2002Chris Jones
Bull2000-2001TV SeriesCorey Granville
His Woman, His Wife2000VideoStuart Banks
Harlem Aria1999Luke
Trinity1999TV SeriesSam Davis
Personals1999Keith Parker
Black Jaq1998TV MovieGregory 'Greg' Franklin
For Your Love1998TV SeriesKeith
Ride1998Poppa
Soul Food1997Studio Engineer
Cop Land1997Detective Carson
Blue in the Face1995Watch Man
Smoke1995The Creeper
Law & Order1994TV SeriesPat Williams
Where I Live1993TV SeriesFisher
Cool Runnings1993Yul Brenner

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kayla's Story1997Video short
Heal the Rainbow1994Video short
Master Your Future1994Video short
Whatcha Gonna Do About Hate?1993Video short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dope Fiend2016producer post-production
Daddy Don't Go2015Documentary executive producer
Tonsure2014Short executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cool Runnings1993writer: "Jamaican Bobsledding Chant"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Celibate Nympho Chronicles: The Web Series2011TV Series grateful acknowledgment - 4 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unsung Hollywood2016TV Series documentaryHimself
What of the Day: Celebrating a Century of Service, the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Story2016Documentary voice
Justice: By Any Means2016TV SeriesHimself
Politics Nation with Al Sharpton2015TV SeriesHimself
The View2015TV SeriesHimself
The Real2015TV SeriesHimself
Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee2014DocumentaryHimself
Afraid of Dark2014DocumentaryMalik Yoba
Craig Stokes Presents: The Show2014TV SeriesHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2010-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Comic Con 2012 Live2012TV MovieHimself
Way Black When: Primetime2011TV SeriesHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Baisden After Dark2008TV SeriesHimself
Destination Antigua and Barbuda 20072007TV MovieHimself
Backstage on the Black Stage2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
All Shades of Fine: 25 Hottest Women of the Past 25 Years2005TV MovieHimself
C-Walk: It's a Way of Livin'2003Video documentaryHimself
29th NAACP Image Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
Guide to Healthy Living1998Video shortHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-1998TV SeriesHimself
10th Anniversary Essence Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
Soul Train1997TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest Host
27th NAACP Image Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1993TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Empire2015TV SeriesVernon Turner
The Inside Track: The Rise of Empire2015TV MovieVernon Turner
That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana2007VideoJudge

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesNew York Undercover (1994)
1997Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesNew York Undercover (1994)
1996Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesNew York Undercover (1994)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialBetty and Coretta (2013)


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