Mya Biography (1979?-)

Full name, Mya Marie Harrison; born October 10, 1979 (some sources cite October 11 or 1980), in Washington, DC; daughter of Sherman (a musician and singer) and Theresa (an accountant) Harrison. Addresses: Agent: United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager:Benny Medina, Handprint Entertainment, 1100 Glendon Ave., Suite 1000, Los Angeles, CA 90024.; Contact: c/o Interscope Records, 10900 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, singer, songwriter
Birth Details
October 10, 1979?
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Loretta, In Too Deep, Miramax/Dimension Films, 1999
  • Voice of Yu Cha-I (Jade) in English version, Whasango (also knownas Volcano High and Hwasan Highschool), Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2001
  • (As Mya Harrison) Mona, Chicago, Humax Pictures/Miramax, 2002
  • (As Harrison) Lola Martinez, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (also known as Dirty Dancing 2), Lions Gate Films, 2004
  • (As Harrison), Vern's fiance, Shall We Dance, Miramax, 2004
  • Jenny, Cursed, Dimension Films, 2005
  • Valerie, Ways of the Flesh, One-Twenty, 2005
  • Film Work
  • Song Performer
  • (With others) "Ghetto Superstar," Bulworth, Twentieth Century-Fox,1998
  • "Take Me There," The Rugrats Movie (animated), Paramount, 1998
  • "Lady Marmalade," Moulin Rouge!, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001
  • "Where the Dream Takes You," Atlantis: The Lost Empire (animated),Buena Vista, 2001
  • "Fallen," A Cinderella Story, Warner Bros., 2004
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Hip-hop dancer, Teen Summit, Black Entertainment Television, 1996
  • Specials
  • Teen People's 21 Hottest Stars Under 21, ABC, 1999
  • Teen People's 25 Hottest Stars Under 25, ABC, 2000
  • Fashionably Loud 2000, MTV, 2000
  • MTV Icon: Janet Jackson, MTV, 2001
  • Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration, CBS, 2001
  • An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre, ABC, 2001
  • The Disco Ball ... A 30-Year Celebration, ABC, 2003
  • MTV Bash: Carson Daly, MTV, 2003
  • Lifetime's 4th Annual Women Rock! Songs from the Movies, Lifetime,2003
  • A Home for the Holidays, CBS, 2003
  • Real Access: Hot 24 in 2004, Noggin, 2003
  • Maxim Hot 100, NBC, 2003
  • (In archive footage) 40 Most Awesomely Bad Dirty Songs ... Ever, 2004
  • Interviewee, Maxim Hot 100, VH1, 2004
  • Forever in Our Hearts: The Making of Documentary, 2005
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 4th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, syndicated, 1998
  • The 1998 MTV Video Music Awards, MTV, 1998
  • Presenter, The 30th NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 1999
  • The 13th Annual Soul Train Music Awards, syndicated, 1999
  • Presenter, The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 2001
  • Presenter, The 28th Annual American Music Awards, ABC, 2001
  • (With the Moulin Rouge Girls) 2001 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2001
  • The 2001 Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 2001
  • Host, The 15th Annual Soul Train Music Awards, syndicated, 2001
  • 1st Annual BET Awards, Black Entertainment Television, 2001
  • Presenter, MTV Video Music Awards 2001, MTV, 2001
  • The 44th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 2002
  • Presenter, The 30th Annual American Music Awards, ABC, 2003
  • 2003 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2003
  • 2003 Much Music Video Music Awards, Much Music, 2003
  • 3rd Annual BET Awards, Black Entertainment Television, 2003
  • Presenter, MTV Video Music Awards, MTV, 2003
  • The GQ Men of the Year Awards (also known as Spike TV PresentsGQ Men of the Year Awards 2003), Spike, 2003
  • 2003 Vibe Awards: Beats, Style, Flavor, UPN, 2003
  • The 19th Annual Soul Train Music Awards, The WB, 2005
  • The Third Annual TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV, TV Land, 2005
  • Miniseries
  • I Love the '80s, VH1, 2002
  • The Blues, PBS, 2003
  • Episodic
  • Herself, "FreakNik," Sister, Sister, The WB, 1999
  • Herself, "All That Live," All That, Nickelodeon, 1999
  • Voodoo priestess, "Abby," Haunted, UPN, 2002
  • (As Mya Harrison) Kira, "Pop Star," 1-800-Missing (also known as Missing), Lifetime, 2004
  • Jade King, "Pop Life," Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service, CBS, 2005
  • Television Guest Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Much Music, 2001
  • "Lady Marmalade," Making the Video, MTV, 2001
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2003
  • Passions, NBC, 2003
  • Mad TV, Fox, 2003
  • Punk'd, MTV, 2003
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2004
  • It's Showtime at the Apollo, syndicated, 2005
  • Soul Train, 2005
  • Also appeared in episodes of Music in High Places, MTV; Pepsi Smash, The WB; and The Wayne Brady Show, ABC.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • Mya, Interscope Records, 1998
  • Fear of Flying, Interscope Records, 2000
  • (And coproducer) Moodring, Interscope Records, 2003
  • Singles include (with Sisqo) "It's All about Me," Interscope Records, 1998; "Movin' On," Interscope Records, 1998; "My First Night with You," Interscope Records, 1999; "Best of Me," 2000; "Case of the Ex," Interscope Records, 2000; "Free," Wea International, 2001; "Free, Part 2," Universal International, 2001; "Fallen," A&M, 2003; "My Love Is like What," Universal International, 2003; and "My Love Is Like ... Wo/No Sleep Tonight," Interscope Records,2003.
  • Albums Contributor to Soundtrack Recordings
  • Bulworth, Interscope Records, 1998
  • Rugrats, Interscope Records, 1998
  • Belly, Def Jam, 1998
  • Life, Interscope Records, 1999
  • Bait, Interscope Records, 2000
  • Also performed for soundtrack recordings of Atlantis: The Lost Empire and Moulin Rouge!
  • Videos
  • Voice of Mya Starling, James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing (video game; also known as Everything or Nothing), Electronic Arts, 2004
  • Freestyle (with Brian Friedman), Lions Gate Films, 2004
  • Music videos include "Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)" by Pras Michael, 1998; "Dreams" by the Game; "Girls Dem Sugar" by Beenie Man; and "Somebody like Me" by Silkk the Shocker.
  • WRITINGS
  • Songs Featured in Films
  • Belly, Xscapade Pictures, 1998
  • (As M. Harrison) "Free," Bait (also known as Piege), WarnerBros., 2000
  • "Get Up," Biker Boyz, DreamWorks, 2003
  • Albums
  • Songwriter; With Others
  • Fear of Flying, Interscope Records, 1998
  • Moodring, Interscope Records, 2000

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Black Biography, Volume 35, Gale, 2002
    • Contemporary Musicians, Volume 32, Gale, 2001
    Periodicals
    • Billboard, April 11, 1998, p. 21; March 18, 2000, p. 28
    • Ebony, September, 1999, p. 56
    • Entertainment Weekly, April 28, 2000, p. 110
    • Honey, June-July, 2000
    • Interview, March, 1999
    • Jane, May, 2000
    • People Weekly, April 24, 2000, p. 43; July 9, 2001, p. 118
    • Q, October, 2000, p. 124
    • Rolling Stone, June 11, 1998, p. 37
    • Seventeen, November, 1999, pp. 114-117
    • Teen People, June, 1998, pp. 100-101; June, 1999, p. 69; June, 2000, p. 94; May, 2001, p. 92
    • Time, May 8, 2000, p. 92
    Electronic
    • Mya Official Site, http://www.myamya.com, August 24, 2005

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