An American R&B singer, record producer, philanthropist as well as actress Mya Harrison was born on 10th Octoebr 1979 in Washington D.C., United States. Mya was born as one of the three child to African American father and Italian mother. Her father Sherman is a musician and singer. He had performed with numbers of bands in the area and her mother Theresa worked as a n accountant. Mya was grown in suburban Washington D.C. along with two younger brothers named Chaz and Nijel. Throughout her childhood, she took violin lessons but dancing was her primary after school activity.
Harrison’s debut album with Interscope Records was released in April of 1998. The album sold over one million copies in the United States, producing the gold-certified top ten single “It’s All About Me” featuring Sisqo. She released her second album, platinum selling, “Fear of Flying” in the year 2000. She then became a success stateside and worldwide. Her single “Case of the Ex” became her breakthrough hit and reached at #1 on the Australian Singles Chart. Her third studio album named “Moodring” was released in July 2002 stateside and certified Gold by the Riaa.
Apart from that, Mya made her acting debut in the 1999 thriller In Too Deep which starred LL Cool J and Omar Epps. She portrayed the role of the young woman who is named Loretta. Mya then starred in the broadway musical Chicago in late December 2002 along with Vatherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah and Renee Zellweger. Her other filmography includes, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Shall We Dance?, Cursed, Swap Meet, The Metrosexual, Cover, Love For Sale, Bottleworld, The Penthouse, Sunset Strip, The Heart Specialist and Bermuda Tentacles. Mya had also participated in Dancing with the Stars – season nine in 2009 along with Dmitry Chaplin.
She became the runner up in the competition. In addition to becoming a finalist in Dancing with the Stars, her further works in television are Sister, Sister in 1999, 2GE+HER: The Series, and Volcano High in 2001, Haunter in 2002, Punk’d in 2003, 1-800-Missing in 2004, NCIS in 2005, Love Monkey in 2006, Yo Gabba Gabba in 2007, Secret Talents of the Stars in 2008 and WWE Raw in 2011.
As a philanthropist, Mia has contributed her time and resources to various causes. She was the spokesperson for Secret to Self Esteem from 1998 till 2001. Shje founded the TMATF: The Mya Arts & Tech Foundation in the year 2005. It is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to provide disadvantage youth growth and opportunity through arts & technology education. There, she serves as both executive director and teacher.
In addition, she is also an advocate of breast cancer as her mother is a 10+ year survivor. She collaborated with the Lifeime Television Network in 2006 and 2007 in the Stop Breast Cancer for Life campaign by recording a song “My Bra” which sold on iTunes donating 100% of proceeds to breast cancer research. She participated in numbers of Revlon Run/Walks & SusanG. Komen & Habitat for Humanity charitable events.
She teamed up with Koshie O in 2012 to design some of the pieces that will be featured in the Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Mya Harrison is the first celebrity who got involved as a designer in The Koshie O. Women project created by African brand. Prior to that, Mya has received numbers of awards and achievements for her hard work. She has a net worth of $4 million. As she has maintained to keep her profile low, we do not have much more information about her personal life.