Yaya DaCosta Tapped for Lead Role in NBC Pilot

Model turned actress Yaya DaCosta has landed another plum acting role. Per Entertainment Weekly, the 32-year old Harlem native has landed a starring role in the “Chicago Fire” spin-off “Chicago Med.”

Yaya will take on the role of Maggie Seaver, a beautiful young nurse who begins dating firefighter Kelly Severide, whom she has known since high school.

DaCosta’s character will be introduced in episode 19 of this season’s “Chicago Fire,” which was recently renewed for a fourth season by NBC, after posting impressive ratings gains amongst the coved 18-49 age range.

According to Deadline, Yaya has been in high demand since her role as Whitney Houston in the highly rated lifetime biopic “Whitney,” garnered her rave reviews. Several networks have reportedly sought her out for pilots, with NBC apparently winning out.

Because “Chicago Med” is a pilot, we won’t know if the show will actually be picked up by NBC until most likely the fall.

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