Abdul-Malik Kashie Yoba was born on the 17th September 1967, in The Bronx, New York City, USA, and is an actor and occasional singer well known as Malik Yoba. The actor rose to fame after landing the starring role of Detective J. C. Williams in the television series “New York Undercover” (1994 – 1999). Malik Yoba has been accumulating his net worth being active in the entertainment industry since 1993.
How rich is the actor? It has been reported that the net worth of Malik Yoba is equal to $3 million, as of early 2016, accumulated during a career in the entertainment industry now stretching well over 20 years.
Malik Yoba Net Worth $3 Million
To begin with, Yoba is a son of mother Mahmoudah Young Lanier and father Erutan Abdullah Yoba, the fourth of six children, and was raised in his birthplace of The Bronx. Yoba began his acting career in 1993 starring in the film “Cool Runnings” directed by Jon Turteltaub. It has increased his net worth significantly, as the box office of the film grossed $154.9 million whereas the budget was only $14 million. After this, he starred in the comedy film “Blue in the Face” (1995) directed by Paul Auster and Wayne Wang, and subsequently landed the leading role in the comedy film “Ride” (1998) written and directed by Millicent Shelton. Meanwhile, he played small roles in the films “Personals” (1999), “Harlem Aria” (1999), “His Woman, His Wife” (2000), “Dreaming in Black and White” (2000), “Vote for Me” (2003), “Playas Ball” (2003), “Criminal” (2004), “Oh Happy Day” (2004), “Kids in America” (2005) and “They’re Just My Friends” (2006). Later, he starred in the comedy drama film “Why Did I Get Married?” (2007) as well as its sequel “Why Did I Get Married Too?” (2010) both co-produced, written and directed by Tyler Perry. Currently, he is working on the upcoming urban comedy “Lucky Girl” directed by Greg Carter.
Another source of Yoba’s net worth is television. He landed the main role in the series “New York Undercover” (1994-1999) created by Kevin Arkadie and Dick Wolf. This series brought him the Image Award in 1996, 1997 and 1999 in the category of Outstanding Actor in the Leading Role in a Drama Series. Consequently, the series not only made him rich but also famous. Later, he was starred in the series “Bull” (2000) created Michael S. Chernuchin. Following this, he landed a number of recurring roles in series including “Girlfriends” (2003 – 2007), “The Days” (2004), “Defying Gravity” (2009) and others. More, as a regular actor he was cast in the TV science fiction drama series “Alphas” (2011 – 2012) created by Zak Penn, and the TV musical drama series “Empire” (2015) created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong.
Finally, in the personal life of the actor, he is divorced from Trisha Mann with whom he has three children Josiah, Dena and Pri. Yoba has been married to Cat Wilson since 2003. He is also known as a member of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.