YOUR VOICE, YOUR STORY: Malik Yoba

About This Episode


Born and raised in the Bronx, Malik Yoba is no stranger to life on the stage. He credits his young exposure to theater as the driving force behind his early pursuit of acting. Winner of 1996, 1997 and 1998 NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for his performance on New York Undercover, Yoba has gone on to star in major roles in both Hollywood and Broadway.

Author of his autobiography, Yoba: Lessons From the Street and Other Places, he is also the founder of Malik Yoba National Theatre Company, which focuses on major works for the urban theater market.