Mýa – Height, Weight, Age, Movies & Family – Biography

Mýa

Mya Marie Harrison known by the stage name Mýa. She is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and an actress. She was born in a family where music was the common language. As a child she mastered the art of ballet, jazz and tap dancing. Initially, she started her career as a Video Jockey and dance posse member on BET’s Teen Summit.

She developed an extravagant interest in music during her time at BET’s. This led to the signing of many independent deals under the guidance of CEO Haqq Islam. She was signed to Interscope Records in 1996 and released her debut album, “It’s All About Me”, in 1998. Subsequent singles, “Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)” and “Take Me There”, continued to raise her profile and attained chart success worldwide.

Mya Childhood Accomplishment

At a very young age Harrison started to take lessons on both music and dancing but later she lost interest. After some time, her interest grew and she started improving her skills. Soon her father observed her talent and upon realizing that she was serious about pursuing a career in music, he helped her get a record deal with Interscope Records.

Mya Awards and Achievements

Mya won the Grammy Award for the best Pop collaboration in the 44th Grammy Awards on Feb 27th, 2002 which took place in LA.

She’s the winner of two MTV’s prestigious Video of the Year award for Lady Marmalade.

In 2006, Harrison was honoured at the Palm Beach International Film Festival with the Cross over Award (from singer to actor).

She won the Screen Actors Guild Awards for her outstanding performance as a cast in the motion picture Chicago in 2003.

She also won the Critics’ choice award in the year 2003 for her role in the movie Chicago. She has won over 29 awards.

Best Known for

Mya Marie Harrison did a lot of great works in the span of her career. After signing with major label Interscope records, Mya spent the next two years recording her debut studio album, which was known as Debut with Mýa in the year 1998-1999. In the year 2002-2003, she did a few more hits like Fear of Flying and Lady Marmalade. She did a very small supporting role in Lady Marmalade with Christine Aguilera, Pink and Lil’Kim. Mya also did a lot of movies in her career some of the bests were Chicago, Cursed, Bermuda Tentacles and many more.

Mya Body Measurements

Height5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
Weight56 kg or 123.5 lbs
Breast Size32 in / 81 cm
Bra Size32 B (US)
Cup SizeB (US)
Body Measurements32-24-33 in | 81-60-83 cm
Chest Size32 in / 81 cm
Waist Size24 in / 60 cm
Hips Size33 in / 83 cm
Shoe Size7 (US) or 37.5 (EU)
Dress Size4 (US)
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlack
Natural Breasts or ImplantsNatural

Mya Pre-Relationships

The “Case of the Ex” actor has had her share of rumours she was most of time tied to several public figures in the industry, including Jay-Z, DeSean Jackson, and Larry Johnson. However, she hasn’t been in a public romantic relationship for many years now. However, she says that she had dated two people from the industry but she doesn’t want to disclose their names as she likes to keep her relationships private.

Mya Family & Personal Life

Mya Harrison is a native of Washington DC, she is one of the three children. Her father Sherman Harrison is an African-American, he is a singer and a musician. Her mother Theresa Harrison worked as an accountant. She has two younger brothers; Chaz and Nijel Harrison. As a child she used to imitate Michael Jackson in her mother’s high-heeled boots, using a spoon as a make-believe microphone.

Mya Personal Info

Full NameMýa Marie Harrison
NicknameMy My, Mya-Re, Smoove Jones, Ms. Caramel, Queen of Throwback R&B, Dancing Queen, Ghetto Princess
OccupationSinger, Dancer, Songwriter, Producer, Actress
ReligionProtestant
Date of Birth10 October 1979 (age 42 years)
BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States
Zodiac SignLibra
Father NameSherman Harrison
Mother NameTheresa Harrison
Marital StatusUnmarried

Interesting Facts About Mya Marie Harrison

  1. Mya is an active Philanthropist: Mýa was featured in Heatherette’s Fashion Show for Life ball in Vienna, Austria to fight against Global AIDS in 2007. In 2005, she created her own non-profit organization, which is dedicated to “providing disadvantaged youth growth and opportunity”.
  2. Mya is a Vegan: She is a long time vegetarian and promoted vegan life on PETA’s behalf.
  3. Under Glover’s tutelage, Mya was awarded a solo performance at the Kennedy Centre in Washington, DC
  4. She is an Animal Lover: If you take a look at Mya’s Instagram you can see that she has made a highlight devoted to animals.
  5. She is very particular about her fitness.
  6. Mya loves to dance: When she was quite young, she started to learn three forms of dancing that is ballet, tap dancing and jazz.
  7. She mentioned Lena Horne and Liza Minnelli as role models.

What is Mya’s Net Worth?

Mya has a net worth of $4 million.

What are her sources of income?

The main source of her income comes from singing, acting, and song writing and also from philanthropic activities.

Mya Education

Mya Harrison did her schooling from Eleanor Roosevelt High School and completed her higher studies from the University of Maryland.

Mya Interviews

Mya talks about Vegan life, Independent Music career, Girls Cruise and more. Pop Smash Radio and Press Pause Productions come together for an epic interview with the Grammy Award winning singer Mya. Mya talks about her vegan lifestyle including a potential cookbook. She also discusses her Grammy Awards experiences and advice she received from Prince before talking about her acting career and VH1 series Girls Cruise.

Mya talks about drugs in her interviews with Natural High. In this interview she talks about living a drug-free life with Natural high.

Makeup Tips by Mya

I discovered a really fantastic foundation by Hourglass Cosmetics, she claims. For things like picture or stage shoots, as well as video, I use complete coverage. I adore Cinema Secrets’ stage makeup powders. I use NYX for daily makeup.

She uses natural items for skincare. She uses Ghanaian African black soap. She uses shea butter both as a daily moisturiser and as a natural sunblock when she plans to be outside in the sun.

Mya Cars

The first car owned by Mya is the 87 Toyota MR2.

Brands Mya Uses or Owns

Harrison served as an ad print spokeswoman for Bongo Jeans and had a Tommy Hilfiger lipstick shade named after her when she was 18.

Harrison also signed an endorsement deal with Coca-Cola in 2002, which included appearances on television commercials.

Mýa Social Media Profiles

Mýa Movies List

  • 1999 – In Too Deep
  • 2002 – Chicago
  • 2003 – Volcano
  • 2004 – Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Shall We Dance?
  • 2005 – Cursed
  • 2006 – Swap Meet
  • 2007 – The Metrosexual
  • 2008 – Cover, Love For Sale
  • 2009 – Bottleworld
  • 2010 – The Penthouse
  • 2011 – Sunset Strip, The Heart Specialist
  • 2014 – Bermuda Tentacles
  • 2021 – Lazarus, My Favorite Christmas Melody
  • 2022 – Holiday Twist

Mýa TV Shows

  • 1999 – Sister, Sister, Figure It Out
  • 2001 – 2GE+HER: The Series, Volcano High
  • 2002 – Haunted
  • 2003 – Punk’d
  • 2004 – 1-800-Missing
  • 2005 – NCIS
  • 2006 – Love Monkey
  • 2007 – Yo Gabba Gabba
  • 2008 – Secret Talents of the Stars
  • 2009 – Dancing with the Stars
  • 2011 – WWE Raw
  • 2018 – 5th Ward The Series, Do or Dare, Gods of Medicine
  • 2019 – Girls Cruise
  • 2022 – Shark Tank
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