Malik Yoba

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Actor (1976)
Thu Oct 20 2022
By   Diwas-2022

If you have watched the 2014 comedy movie, Other Plans, you might well recognize Malik Yoba, who portrayed the role of Harold in the film.

He is an American actor born on September 17, 1967, in The Bronx, New York, United States. He is mainly known among his fans and followers for his appearance in various movies and TV series.

Relationship Status

Malik Yoba has been in a married relationship with Cat Wilson since 2003. His wife, Cat, is also an American actress who has portrayed the role of Gwendolyn in the video short Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 1-12.

Photo of Malik Yoba along with his wife, Cat Wilson  and his son, Josiah Yoba.
Photo of Malik Yoba along with his wife, Cat Wilson, and his son, Josiah Yoba.  Image Source: Tipsresult

The couple tied the knot in a wedding ceremony held on December 21, 2003. The couple had dated each other for some years before their marriage to know each other.

Currently, Malik lives happily with his wife, Cat, and three children, two daughters, Dena Yoba and Pria Yoba, and one son named Josiah Yoba. However, Malik has not revealed much information regarding his children on any of his social media handles.

Divorced Trisha Mann

According to Malik Yoba's IMDb profile, he was previously married to Trisha Mann. She is well known among the public for her role in The Family Business (2018), The Man in 3B (2015), and Cold Case (2003).

Malik had two children named Dena Yoba and Pria Yoba from his married relationship with Trisha Mann. However, he nor Trisha has revealed the exact date of their marriage and divorce. Moreover, the reason behind their separation is also still unknown.

Is Malik a Millionaire?

Malik Yoba is a talented actor with a total net worth of $4 million, like Fousey Tube. His primary source of income is his professional career as an actor. He has already portrayed several roles in movies, TV series, and short movies since 1993.

Moreover, he also sometimes writes the story of movies and produces them himself. He earns a reasonable sum of money through it. In addition, he is also a founder and owner of a real estate company named Yoba Development.

Family & Early Life Details 

Other Plans actor Malik was born on September 17, 1967, to his father, Abdullah Yoba, and his mother, Mahmoudah Young. He was the second child of his parents. His real name is A​​bdul-Malik Kashie Yoba.

Malik Yoba posing for an photo shoot  along with his mother. Image Source: Instagram @malikyoba
Malik Yoba posing for a photo shoot along with his mother. Image Source: Instagram @malikyoba

He belongs to the American-African ethnicity, whereas Virgos is his birth sign. He grew up in the Bronx with his brother, A. Rahman Yoba, under the guidance of his parents. 

He was interested in acting from an early age. He often used to go to the theater to watch the movies of his favorite actor and dreamed of becoming one.

About A.Rahman Yoba

Just like Malik, A.Rahman Yoba is also an actor by profession. He has portrayed the role of Street Hustler #2 and Blood in A Woman Like That and 30 Days, respectively.

Apart from being an actor, he is also a literary manager, writer, producer, former indie record label owner, and hip-hop recording artist. 

He was born on April 25, 1964, in Harlem, New York, the United States as the first child of his parents. Being the first child of his parents, he is also the elder brother of Malik.

Education Qualification

As previously mentioned, Malik was interested in acting from an early age. To fulfill his dream of becoming an actor, he took his first step and went to Talent Unlimited High School, suitated in New York City, New York, to learn acting.

After graduating from Talent Unlimited High School, he went to Negro Ensemble Company to continue his acting classes. 

Physical Appearance

Malik Yoba has a decent height of 6 feet 2 inches (187 cm) and an average body weight of 75 kg (165 lbs). He has an oval face with dark brown eyes and black hair color.

Malik Yoba posing for an photo shoot.
Malik Yoba posing for a photo shoot. Image Source: People

He is a physically very fit and healthy guy. He often goes to the gym to maintain his body fitness. Moreover, he has a slim and muscular body with a body measurement of 40-12-34 inches.

What Is Yoba Development?

Yoba Development is a diversified portfolio company founded and owned by Malik Yoba. The company's main moto states:

BUILDER OF PEOPLE, PLACES, AND THINGS

The company was founded in 2017 to pursue sustainable and affordable mixed-use development projects in transitioning neighborhoods.

The company does ground-up development, JV partnerships, consultancy, education programs, and community partnerships.

Malik Acting Journey

Malik Yoba started his acting career in 1993 as Yul Brenner in Cool Runnings movie. In the same year, he was cast in a TV series named Where I Live, where he portrayed the role of fisher for one episode.

Between 1994 to 1997, he appeared in five movies and TV series such as Soul FoodCop LandBlue in the FaceSmoke, and Law and Order.

After 1997, he started appearing in several movies and TV series due to his massive success in his acting career. His famous films and TV series include Cop Land, New York Undercover, Daddy Don't Go, Cool Runnings, etc. 

Rumors & Controversies of Malik 

Smoke actor Malik got into a bit of controversy due to an interview where he revealed that Jussie Smollett was gay unintentionally. As Jussie had always preferred to be private about her personal life and had not told her sexual orientation to the public, it became a controversial statement.

In 2019, he was criticized by several people when he revealed that he is attracted to transgender. The controversy increased as a girl named Ebony stated she was paid for sex work when she was still a teenager. She also claimed that the actor, besides her paid various minor girls for sex. 

Hobbies & Interests

Malik is very fond of music and musical instrument. He often posts photos and videos while singing and holding a guitar in his hand. In an Instagram post, Malik stated:

Music was and has always been my first love. Sometimes the bounty of Gods gifts and time management don’t align .

Malik Yoba posing for an photo shoot while holding an guitar.
Malik Yoba posing for a photo shoot while holding a guitar. Image Source: Instagram @malikyoba

Likewise, he also loves watching live games such as football, running, basketball, etc. Moreover, he also loves traveling to different places.

Social Media Presence

Malik Yoba is a social media-friendly person and is active on various social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

On Instagram, he is available under the @malikyoba username. He has a decent fan base of over 276k people on his Instagram handle.

Likewise, he is also active on Twitter under @MalikYoba's profile name. He is followed by more than 218k people on his Twitter handle. He joined Twitter on Feburary 2009. His Twitter bio states,

Actor, Entrepreneur, Musician, Inspirational Speaker, Host, Writer, Director, Producer, Real Estate Developer, and Change Agent. 

Additionally, he has a self-named page on Facebook under the @MalikYoba username. He is followed by more than 193k people on his official Facebook page.

 

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