Malik Yoba Biography

Malik Yoba is an American actor, writer, and singer. He is famously known for his starring role as NYPD Detective J. C. Williams, on the New York Undercover and as Yul Brenner in Cool Runnings.

Additionally, he has appeared as former FBI Special Agent Bill Harken on the series Alphas. He was also cast as Jim Hudson in Revolution as well as Vernon Turner in Empire. He has recently starred on Designated Survivor as FBI Deputy Director Jason Atwood.

Malik Yoba Age | Birthday

Malik Yoba was born on September 17, 1967, in The Bronx, New York, United States of America. She celebrates her birthday on September 17th every year. Yoba turns 53 years old in 2020.

Malik Yoba Height| Malik Yoba Weight

Yoba is a man of gigantic stature. He stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches or 188 cm. He also weighs a massive 85 kgs. Similarly, both his hair and eyes color are black.

Malik Yoba Family

The fourth of six children, Yoba was born in Bronx, New York; his parents are Mahmoudah Young (née Lanier) and Abdullah Yoba. He has three children, daughters Pria and Dena, and a son, Josiah.

Malik Yoba Siblings

Yoba has an older brother called Abdul-Rahman Yoba

Malik Yoba Wife | Marriage

Regarding his personal life, Malik was married twice in his life. Firstly, he got married to his long-term girlfriend, Trisha Mann. They were dictated as a successful couple seeing their mutual coordination within their working styles and proper love and affection towards each other.

But, unfortunately, the news of their separation and mentioning that they got a divorce shocked their fans from all across. Professionally Trisha is also an actress and model and according to them behind their divorce is due to their busy schedule in their professional life and spending less time to make their love and knowing more about each other.

Currently, Malik is married to Cat Wilson, he got married to her on 21st December 2003 and still in the present time they are seen together. He is the father of three children, they are from the side of Trisha Man and he is providing full of his responsibility of being a father towards the children. He also mentioned that he is happy with his spouse and there are no circumstances to get a divorce with her due to any reasons as they were an affair previously.

Malik Yoba Children

Yoba has three children, daughters Pria Yoba and Dena Yoba, and a son, Josiah Yoba.

Malik Yoba Salary

Details about Yoba’s salary are not yet disclosed. However, information about how much he makes will be updated as soon as it is available.

Malik Yoba Net Worth

Yoba has enjoyed a long career in the entertainment industry spanning almost three decades. Through proceeds from his work as an actor, he has been able to accumulate a huge fortune. Malik is estimated to have a net worth of about $3 million.

Malik Yoba Early Life

Regarding his early life, Malik Yoba was born as Abdul-Malik Khaise Yoba in The Bronx, New York of the United States. He was born as the fourth of six children, to Mahmoudah Young (née Lanier) and Abdullah Yoba. He holds an American nationality and belongs to Afro-American ethnicity. Further, his birth sign is Virgo.

Malik Yoba Education

Yoba attended Talent Unlimited High School, City-As-School

Malik Yoba Career

In 1994, Yoba began his role on the popular FOX police drama series New York Undercover, opposite Michael DeLorenzo. Yoba and DeLorenzo made television history, as the series was the first police drama on American television to feature two people of color in the starring roles. Yoba’s work on New York Undercover earned him three consecutive NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series (in 1996, 1997, and 1998).

An accomplished singer and stage actor, Yoba’s talents were showcased in His Woman His Wife, in which he had the lead role.

Yoba has also appeared in films such as Cool Runnings and Criminal. He has made appearances on the FOX television series Arrested Development as Ice, a bounty hunter whose real love is party planning, and had a recurring role as Brock Harris on the UPN sitcom Girlfriends. Yoba also appeared in the FX Networks crime drama Thief and the NBC crime drama Raines. He appeared as Gavin in the 2007 Tyler Perry film Why Did I Get Married? and its 2010 sequel Why Did I Get Married Too? In 2009, he co-starred as astronaut Ted Shaw on the futuristic ABC drama Defying Gravity. Recently, he announced his plans to bring back New York Undercover to the small screen in a modern TV series adaptation of the original series. Law & Order writer Courtney Parker penned a spec script for networks to bid on.

From 2011 to 2012, Yoba appeared as former FBI Special Agent Bill Harken on Alphas, a science fiction drama series about a team of people with special abilities who belong to a secret department attached to the DOD. In 2013, Yoba joined the cast of Revolution as Jim Hudson, a former captain of the Monroe Republic. In 2015, he joined the cast of Lee Daniels’ Empire as Vernon Turner, Lucious Lyon’s business partner and chairman of Empire Entertainment, playing the character through the first season.

Malik Yoba The Root

Malik Yoba Cool Runnings

In 1993, Malik starred as Yul Brenner in Cool Runnings.

Malik Yoba Transgender

According to a report from TMZ  Yoba doesn’t distinguish between transgender and Cisgender women in terms of sexual attractiveness or value as a person. He said in his Instagram posts that it’s so much about “genitalia or sex” but about being attracted to the soul of a human being.


Malik Yoba Drug Controversy

In 2015, there were rumors that he was addicted to drugs. A website in Thailand spread rumors about Malik being a drug addict. The website also mentioned that his character was killed off in the season one finale of the popular TV show, Empire because of his drug abuse. He tracked down the blogger and demanded a public retraction and succeeded. He also assured his fans that he is not a drug user.

There were also rumors that his character was killed off in the season finale because of him outing a gay co-star. It is said that Jussie Smollett is gay in real life and Malik spoke about Jussie’s sexuality in media without his permission.

The creator of the show was angry because of this and killed off Malik’s character. When asked about this, he said that show creators kill main characters to create major changes in the plot lines and that there was no truth to the drugs or gay rumors.

He said that he was very upset because the media never cared to confirm whether piece news is true or not before publishing it. Even though he refused to accept the news, the information spread wild and was assumed to be true until he shot them down. The creators of the show did not make any public comments about his character being killed off.

Malik Yoba Movies

2018 Take Point as Gerald 2017 ‘Til Death Do Us Part as Rob 2016 Lucky Girl as Gerard Jackson 2016 Paradox as Mr. Landau 2015 Brotherly Love as Overbrook Coach 2014 The Assault as Coach Tim Miller 2012 Allegiance as Staff Sergeant Hart 2010 My Girlfriend’s Back as Dereck Scott 2010 Why Did I Get Married Too? as Gavin 2007 Rockaway as Case 2007 Why Did I Get Married? as Gavin 2007 Feel the Noise as The Mayor 2006 They’re Just My Friends as Pat Black Sr. 2005 Slur as Jordan 2005 Kids in America as Will Drucker 2004 Criminal as Frank Hill 2004 Oh Happy Day as Moses Jackson 2003 Vote for Me as The Professor 2003 Playas Ball as Himself 2002 Dreaming in Black and White as Chris Jones 2000 His Woman, His Wifeas  Stuart Banks 1999 Personals as Keith Parker 1999 Harlem Aria as Luke 1998 Ride as Poppa 1997 Cop Land as Det. Carson 1997 Soul Food Studio as Engineer 1995 Smoke as The Creeper 1995 Blue in the Face as Watch Man 1993 Cool Runningsas  Yul Brenner

Malik Yoba Tv Shows

He started his television career along with his film career when he landed his first role as Fisher in the American sitcom Where I Live in 1993. Malik was then cast in one episode of the police television drama series Law &Order in 1994, where he was cast as  Pat Williams. He was cast as a Detective Julius Williams in the drama New York Undercover in 1994-1999. Yoba starred alongside Stanley Tucci, Andrea Roth, and Alicia Coppola in the drama series Bull in 2000, which was based on Wall Street bankers.

He was also cast in the sci-fi drama series The Twilight Zone in 2003. Over the following years, he received roles in good television shows like Girlfriends from 2003-2007, Thief in 2006, Raines in  2007, CSI: Miami in 2008, Defying Gravity in 2009, and Nikita in 2011. He received a regular role in the American science fiction drama series Alphas from 2011-2012, where he played the role of a former FBI agent alongside David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, and others.

In 2013, he was cast in a TV movie where he played the role of the famous late Martin Luther King, Jr. in Betty & Coretta. Malik Yoba portrayed a  role as the character of Jim Hudson in the TV series Revolution in 2013.

In 2014, he was cast in the TV movie Turks & Caicos, a British drama thriller, and he played the role of Jim Carroll, a detective. His latest television drama series Designated Survivor from 2016 to 2017 was a political drama series, starring Kiefer Sutherland. He played the role of Jason Atwood, the Deputy Director of the FBI.

Malik Yoba Personal Details:

Date Of Birth: 17 September 1967Birth Place: The Bronx, New York, USABirth Name: Abdul-Malik Kashie YobaNickname: MalikZodiac Sign: VirgoOccupation: Actor, SingerNationality: AmericanRace/Ethnicity: BlackReligion: UnknownHair Color: BlackEye Color: Dark BrownSexual Orientation: Straight

Malik Yoba Body Statistics:

Weight in Pounds: 183 lbs (Approx.)Weight in Kilogram: 83 kgHeight in Feet: 6′ 2″Height in Meters: 1.88 mShoe Size: 11 (US)

Malik Yoba Family Details:

Father: Erutan Abdullah YobaMother: Mahmoudah Young LanierSpouse/Wife: Cat Wilson (m. 2003)Children: Dena Yoba (Daughter), Josiah Yoba (Son), Pria Yoba (Daughter)Siblings: Abdul-Rahman Yoba (Older Brother)

Frequently Asked Questions About Malik Yoba

Who is Malik?

Yoba is an American famous actor who gained wide recognition after appearing as a cast member NYPD Detective J. C. Williams, on the New York Undercover

How old is Yoba?

Malik is an American national born on 17 September 1967, in The Bronx, New York, USA. He is 52 years as of 2019

How tall is Malik?

Yoba stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches

Is Yoba married?

Yes, he is married to Cat Wilson. They got married in 2003 and together they have three children. The couple resides in Los Angeles together with their children.

How much is Malik worth?

Yoba has an approximate net worth of $3 million. This amount has been accrued from his leading roles in the entertainment industry.

Is Malik dead or alive?

Yoba is still alive and in good health. There have been no reports of him being sick or having any health-related issues.

Where does Yoba live?

Because of security reasons, Malik has not shared his precise location of residence. We will immediately update this information if we get the location and images of his house.

Where is Malik now?

Yoba is still an active participant in the creative entertainment industry.

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