Written by Brittany Shawnté
Yaya Dacosta is really making a name for herself as an actress! The star has snagged a lead role in an upcoming NBC drama!
According to That Grape Juice, Yaya will appear as a character in the 19th episode of NBC's Chicago Fire this season, which will launch the show's spinoff Chicago Med. Yaya will play Maggie Seaver, a nurse with romantic ties to Chicago Fire’s Kelly Severide, who is played by Taylor Kinney.
The Chicago Med episode was created and written by Chicago Fire creators/executive producers Derek Haas and Michael Brandt, executive producer Matt Olmstead and executive producerDick Wolf, according to Deadline.
It's great that we're seeing all these great shows with strong black female leads! Yaya will join the ranks of Kerry Washington, Viola Davis, Jada Pinkett Smith, Taraji P. Henson, andNicole Beharie, who all have a starring role in top network shows.
Image via That Grape Juice