Vaidya, Daya

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Vaidya, Daya


Born in Kathmandu, Nepal; raised in Oakland, CA. Education: University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. (some sources cite B.F.A., with honors); trained with Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, New York City.

Addresses: Agent—Artists Group Ltd., 10100 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90067. Manager—Vincent Cirrincione Associates Ltd., 8721 West Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career: Actress. Bay Area Youth Theatre, child actress; also performed with Theatre Tribe, Los Angeles, and Drama Studio, Berkeley, CA; Generic Child Productions (film company), cofounder and partner; appeared in commercials for Sears, Roebuck and Co., Verizon Wireless, and Chevrolet.


Film Appearances:

Leprechaun in the Hood (also known as Leprechaun 5: Leprechaun in the Hood), Trimark Pictures, 2000.

Gina, Naked Brown Men, Colorblind Pictures/DragonStar Entertainment, 2003.

Dancer and singer, My Baby's Daddy, Miramax, 2004.

Day, Straight Out of Compton, 2005.

Lisa, Almost Too Late, Brainstorm Media, 2005.

Yvette, Clean Up Men, Hypnotize Minds Films/Third Eye, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Emily, a recurring role, Hyperion Bay, The WB, 1999.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Dr. Johnson, "Marci's Job," One World, NBC, 1998.

Dr. Johnson, "Community Service," One World, NBC, 1998.

Nichelle, "Grievous Angels," Haunted, UPN, 2002.

M'lissa, "In/Famous," Robbery Homicide Division (also known as R.H.D./L.A.: Robbery Homicide Division/Los Angeles), CBS, 2002.

Summer Diamond/Keisha Scott, "Pop Life," Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (also known as NCIS and NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service), CBS, 2005.

Wendy, "A Superstar Is Born," Cuts, UPN, 2005.

Andrea, "Kiss, Kiss, Pass," All of Us, UPN, 2005.

Andrea, "He's Gotta Have It," All of Us, UPN, 2006.