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Mya

Biography

Pop and R&B singer known on her behalf contribution towards the cover of “Female Marmalade” with Christina Aguilera, P!nk, and Lil’ Kim. Her one “My Love is similar to…Wo” became Gold-certified. She was a fantastic touch dancer and performed on the Kennedy Middle. Among her tap groupings was known as T.W.A., or Tappers With Attitude. She actually is half Italian and half BLACK. She was created to parents Sherman and Theresa and provides two young brothers called Chaz and Nijel. She’s collaborated numerous famed popular music artists, including Missy Elliott.

Quick Facts


Full Name Mýa
Date Of Birth October 10, 1979
Place Of Birth Washington, DC
Height 1.64 m
Profession Pop Singer
Nationality American
Parents Sherman Harrison, Theresa Harrison, Case of the Ex, My Love Is Like...Wo, Movin' On
Siblings Chaz Harrison, Nijel Harrison, Case of the Ex, My Love Is Like...Wo, Movin' On
Awards MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, MTV Video Music Award for Best Video from a Film, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, Case of the Ex, My Love Is Like...Wo, Movin' On
Nominations Grammy Award for Best R&B Album, MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography, MTV Video Music Award for Best Electronic Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Pop Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction, MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Song, Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, MTV Movie Award for Best Scared-As-Shit Performance, Soul Train Music Award for Best New Artist, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album – Female, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist, Billboard Music Award for New R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year, Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Acting Ensemble, Case of the Ex, My Love Is Like...Wo, Movin' On
Movies Chicago, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Love for Sale, Cursed, The Heart Specialist, Shall We Dance?, In Too Deep, The Penthouse, Volcano High, Bermuda Tentacles, Cover, The Metrosexual, Hip Hop All-Stars, Lazarus, Swap Meet, Coolin'
TV Shows Dancing with the Stars, Secret Talents of the Stars
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1She was named after Maya Angelou.
2Parents are Sherman and Theresa. Younger brothers are Chaz and Nijel.
3Is a winner of Two MTV Video Music Awards and One Grammy Award.
4Is a vegan.
5Once tap-danced on stage with famous tap-dancer Gregory Hines.
6Is from the Washington, DC metropolitan area, the same Metro area as Sandra Bullock, Alan Heitz, Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle, Regina Hall and Dwayne Winstead.
7Half Italian
8Half Jamaican
9Lost out on the female lead role in Light It Up (1999).
10Recorded a new version of the Patti LaBelle hit "Lady Marmalade" along with Pink, Christina Aguilera and Lil' Kim for the Moulin Rouge! (2001) soundtrack.
11Got her start as a tap dancer.
12Studied tap under Savion Glover of "Bring On Da Noise, Bring On Da Funk" and has performed at places such as the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Smithsonian and the Shakespeare Theater.
13Professional singer


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Volki i ovtsy. Beeezumnoe prevrashchenie2016performer: "Lady Marmalade" - uncredited
Der Lehrer2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
One Hit Wonderland2014TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Atop the Fourth Wall2012-2013TV Series 2 episodes
The Inbetweeners2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Nostalgia Critic2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
EastEnders2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
I Love the New Millennium2008TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Quelli che... il calcio2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
NCIS2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
Fat Albert2004performer: "Not Gonna Drop"
Shall We Dance2004performer: "Let's Dance" 1983
A Cinderella Story2004performer: "Fallen" Radio Mix
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights2004performer: "Do You Only Want to Dance"
Barbershop 2: Back in Business2004performer: "Fallen" Zone 4 Remix
The Disco Ball2003TV Special performer: "Turn the Beat Around", "Last Dance"
Chicago2002performer: "Cell Block Tango" 1975 - as Mýa Harrison
Un paso adelante2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
MTV Unplugged Uncensored2002TV Movie documentary performer: "Case of the Ex" - uncredited
Legally Blonde2001performer: "Sex Machine"
Atlantis: The Lost Empire2001performer: "Where the Dream Takes You"
Moulin Rouge!2001performer: "ZIDLER'S RAP Medley"
Top of the Pops1998-2001TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Un paso adelante. Historia de una serie2001TV Movie documentary performer: "Lady Marmalade"
'Weird Al' Yankovic Live!1999Video "Polka Power!"
Life1999/Iperformer: "Why Should I Believe You"
The Rugrats Movie1998performer: "Take Me There"
The 1998 MOBO Awards1998TV Special performer: "Ghetto Supastar Live"
Spice Girls: Live in Your Living Room1998TV Special performer: "Ghetto Superstar"
Bulworth1998performer: "Ghetto Supastar" - as MYA

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lazarus2017filmingFlora
Bermuda Tentacles2014TV MovieLt. Plummer (as Mya Harrison)
The Penthouse2010Mitra
Bottleworld2009Bree
Love for Sale2008Keiley
Cover2007Cynda (as Mya Harrison)
The Metrosexual2007Jessica
The Heart Specialist2006Valerie
NCIS2005TV SeriesSamantha 'Jade' King
Cursed2005Jenny
Shall We Dance2004Vern's Fiancée (as Mya Harrison)
1-800-Missing2004TV SeriesKira
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights2004Lola Martinez (as Mya Harrison)
James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing2003Video GameMya Starling (voice, as Mya Marie Harrison)
Chicago2002Mona (as Mýa Harrison)
Haunted2002TV SeriesVoodoo Priestess
Hwasango2001Yu Cha-i (MTV English Dub) (English version, voice)
In Too Deep1999Loretta

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
IHeartRadio Music Awards2014TV SpecialHerself
The Playboy Morning Show2014TV SeriesHerself
BET Awards 20132013TV SpecialHerself
Sunset Strip2012DocumentaryHerself
WWE Raw2011TV SeriesHerself
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
Biography2010TV Series documentaryHerself
Entertainment Tonight2009-2010TV SeriesHerself
41st NAACP Image Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
The BET Honors2010TV SpecialHerself
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
Dancing with the Stars2009TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
2009 American Music Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2009TV SeriesHerself
Cubed2009TV SeriesHerself
Michael Jackson NRJ 12 Tribute2009TV MovieHerself
Secret Talents of the Stars2008TV SeriesHerself
Sidewalks Entertainment2007TV SeriesHerself
Yo Gabba Gabba!2007TV SeriesHerself
Peep: A Fashion Cares Special2007TV MovieHerself
Fashion News Live2007TV SeriesHerself
TV Land's Top Ten2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Yo Gabba Gabba!2006TV MovieHerself
Love Monkey2006TV SeriesHerself
Come Together Now2005Video documentary shortHerself
Soul Train2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Behind the Fangs: The Making of 'Cursed'2005Documentary shortHerself
Showtime at the Apollo2005TV SeriesHerself
The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards2005TV SpecialHerself (Tribute performance to Don Cornelius)
The 19th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
Forever in Our Hearts: The Making of Documentary2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
40 Most Awesomely Bad Dirrty Songs... Ever2004TV Special documentaryHerself (Song "My Love is Like...Wo") / Archive Footage
Freestyle (with Brian Friedman)2004Video documentarySpecial appearance
Maxim Hot 1002004TV Movie documentaryHerself (#52) (Interviewee)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2004TV SeriesHerself
MTV Hits2004TV SeriesHerself
Vibe Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
MADtv2003TV SeriesHerself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2003TV SpecialHerself
Punk'd2003TV SeriesHerself
The GQ Men of the Year Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Blues2003TV Series documentaryHerself
MTV Video Music Awards 20032003TV SpecialHerself
MTV Video Music Awards Opening Act2003TV SpecialHerself
MTV Bash: Carson Daly2003TV SpecialHerself - Performer
3rd Annual BET Awards2003TV Special documentaryHerself
2003 Much Music Video Music Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
2003 MTV Movie Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2003TV SeriesHerself
The Disco Ball2003TV SpecialHerself
The 30th Annual American Music Awards2003TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentaryHerself
VH-1 Behind the Movie2002TV Series documentaryHerself
2002 ALMA Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
The Wayne Brady Show2002TV SeriesHerself
The 44th Annual Grammy Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
The Teen Choice Awards 20012001TV SpecialHerself
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration2001TV Special documentaryHerself
MTV Video Music Awards 20012001TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Daily Show2001TV SeriesHerself
1st Annual BET Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
Top of the Pops1998-2001TV SeriesHerself
2001 MTV Movie Awards2001TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Making the Video2001TV Series documentaryHerself
MTV Icon: Janet Jackson2001TV Special documentaryHerself
2gether: The Series2001TV SeriesHerself
The 15th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2001TV SpecialHerself - Host
The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2001TV SeriesHerself
The 28th Annual American Music Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
The 21 Hottest Stars Under 211999TV MovieHerself - #13
All That1999TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
30th NAACP Image Awards1999TV SpecialHerself
Sister, Sister1999TV SeriesHerself
The 1998 MOBO Awards1998TV SpecialHerself - Winner, Best International Single Award
MTV Video Music Awards 19981998TV SpecialHerself - Performer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHerself
Now That's What I Call Music!: The Best Videos of 2003!2003VideoHerself (segment "My Love Is Like...Wo")
The Oprah Winfrey Show2003TV SeriesHerself
Top of the Pops1998-2001TV SeriesHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleChicago (2002)· Christine Baranski
· Ekaterina Chtchelkanova
· Taye Diggs
· Denise Faye
· Colm Feore
· Richard Gere
· Deidre Goodwin
· Lucy Liu
· Queen Latifah
· Susan Misner
· John C. Reilly
· Dominic West
· Renée Zellweger
· Catherine Zeta-Jones
2003OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Adapted SongChicago (2002)· John Kander (music by)
· Fred Ebb (lyrics by)
· Catherine Zeta-Jones (performed by)
· Susan Misner (performed by)
· Denise Faye (performed by)
· Deidre Goodwin (performed by)
· Ekaterina Chtchelkanova (performed by)
2003ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion PictureChicago (2002)· Christine Baranski
· Ekaterina Chtchelkanova
· Taye Diggs
· Denise Faye
· Colm Feore
· Richard Gere
· Deidre Goodwin
· Lucy Liu
· Queen Latifah
· Susan Misner
· John C. Reilly
· Dominic West
· Renée Zellweger
· Catherine Zeta-Jones
2002GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Collaboration with Vocals· Christina Aguilera
· Lil' Kim
· Pink

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Frightened PerformanceCursed (2005)
2003Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastChicago (2002)· Christine Baranski
· Ekaterina Chtchelkanova
· Taye Diggs
· Denise Faye
· Colm Feore
· Richard Gere
· Deidre Goodwin
· Queen Latifah
· Lucy Liu
· Susan Misner
· John C. Reilly
· Dominic West
· Renée Zellweger
· Catherine Zeta-Jones
2003PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Acting EnsembleChicago (2002)· Christine Baranski
· Ekaterina Chtchelkanova
· Taye Diggs
· Denise Faye
· Colm Feore
· Richard Gere
· Deidre Goodwin
· Queen Latifah
· Lucy Liu
· Susan Misner
· John C. Reilly
· Dominic West
· Renée Zellweger
· Catherine Zeta-Jones
2002OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Adapted SongMoulin Rouge! (2001)· Bob Crewe (music and lyrics by)
· Kenny Nolan (music and lyrics by)
· Christina Aguilera (performed by)
· Lil' Kim (performed by)
· Pink (performed by)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleChicago (2002)· Richard Gere
· Renée Zellweger
· Catherine Zeta-Jones
· John C. Reilly
· Queen Latifah
· Dominic West
· Colm Feore
· Ekaterina Chtchelkanova
· Denise Faye
· Lucy Liu
· Taye Diggs
· Christine Baranski
· Susan Misner
· Deidre Goodwin


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