What is YaYa Gosselin doing now? Her Age, Height, Parents

Who is YaYa Gosselin?

American actress Felisita Leon ‘YaYa’ Gosselin was born under the zodiac sign Aquarius on 26 January 2009, in Dallas, Texas USA. She has 16 acting credits, and is perhaps known best for playing Missy Moreno in the 2020 action comedy movie “We Can Be Heroes”, in which she starred alongside Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Pedro Pascal, and was written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. It follows the children of superheroes, who have to save the day because their parents have been captured by aliens; the film was nominated for only a single award.

YaYa’s currently shooting for the upcoming movies “Trans Los Angeles” and “Untitled We Can Be Heroes Sequel”.

Early life and education

YaYa was raised in Dallas alongside her two younger sisters, by their father James and mother Monica Mendez-Gosselin; she was named Felisita after her great-grandmother, who was also nicknamed ‘YaYa’.

She was three when her parents signed her up for acting lessons at both DTV Studios and Dallas Children’s Theatre, while she then also attended Ohlook Performing Arts Center to study ballet and contemporary dance. YaYa was eight years old when she made her debut film appearance, playing Lauren in the 2017 short drama “After Omelas”, which stared Liliana Torres, Aidan Singh and Mason Thames, and was written and directed by Sean Peavy; it follows two children who’ve been kept in darkness and misery in the fairy tale city of Omelas, while they’ve now run away. YaYa’s been active in the film industry ever since.

She’s being home-schooled so that she can pursue a career in the entertainment industry.

Roles in movies

YaYa played Ana in the critically acclaimed 2018 action thriller “Peppermint”, which starred Jennifer Garner, John Gallagher Jr. and John Ortiz, and was directed by Pierre Morel. The movie follows a woman who wants to avenge her husband and daughter’s death, and it was nominated for four awards. The year 2018 also saw YaYa appear in the short drama “Laugh Till It Hurts”, the short comedy “Law and Order: Sting Unit”, and the short horror “Day 13”.

In 2019, she played Jenny Finley in the drama “Lord Finn”, which starred Sarahjoy Mount, Delno Ebie and Ben Richardson, and was written and directed by Al Mertens. It follows the life of a mentally-ill part-Native American of mixed race, and the film won 10 of its 20 award nominations.

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In 2021, YaYa portrayed Young Jorie in the mystery comedy “Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets”, which starred Roger Dale Floyd, Michael H. Cole and Lucas Jade Zumann, and was written and directed by Yaniv Raz. It follows the life of 16 years old James Whitman, whose best friend is an imaginary pigeon, and the film won a 2022 International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience SCHLiNGEL Award.

YaYa’s since appeared in only one film, playing Charlie in the 2023 family drama “Heart of a Champion”.

Roles in TV series

YaYa’s debut TV series role was playing Young Penelope in the 2018 episode “The Urge to Purge” of the critically acclaimed action horror “The Purge”, and the year 2019 saw her play Natalia ‘Tali’ Skye LaCroix in two episodes of the crime action “FBI”, which today stars Jeremy Sisto, Zeeko Zaki and Missy Peregrym, and was created by Dick Wolf and Craig Turk. It follows the work of the New York State’s Federal Bureau of Investigation, the series has been airing since 2018, and has won three of its four award nominations.

In 2020, YaYa played Graciella Padilla in two episodes of the mystery thriller “13 Reasons Why”, and from 2020 through 2022, she reprised her role as Natalia ‘Tali’ Skye LaCroix in 38 episodes of the crime action “FBI: Most Wanted”, which has been airing since 2020, was created by Rene Balcer and stars Alexa Davalos, Keisha Castle-Hughes and Roxy Sternberg. It follows a special FBI division tasked with catching the most notorious criminals, and the series has won two of its four award nominations.

YaYa’s since appeared in only a single TV series, but playing the lead character Samantha ‘Sam’ Torres in all nine episodes of the 2022 adventure family mystery “Surfside Girls”.

Other credits

Some of YaYa’s most recent talk-show appearances have been in “Paltrocast with Darren Paltrowitz”, “The Man Cave Chronicles Podcast” and “Hollywood First Look”.

Awards and nominations

YaYa won a 2020 Sunny Side Up Film Festival Award for Best Child Actress, for her performance in “Native Hearts”.

Friends and boyfriend

YaYa doesn’t talk about her personal matters in public, and although most of her fans believe that she’s too young to be dating, some think otherwise.

It’s believed that YaYa has a crush on a fellow teenage actor whom she met on a movie set; some fans have claimed to have seen the two spending time together off-set, but no evidence has been provided to support these claims, nor has YaYa addressed these rumors.

She’s highly sociable, and finds it easy to get along with fellow actors.

YaYa seems to be unattached as of November 2023.

Interesting facts and hobbies

YaYa enjoys being active on Instagram, and over 300,000 people are today following her on the network, while she’s posted over 670 pictures and videos. Most of her content shows her during her everyday life, whether she’s watching football games, shooting for her TV series or spending time with her friends: her account’s managed by her mother.

She’s a Latina.

YaYa’s passionate about music and can play the guitar, while she can also sing; one of her favorite singers is Lady Gaga.

YaYa’s become interested in travelling, and has already been to a couple of US states thanks to her acting career.

Sandra Bullock is one of her favorite actresses, and some of her favorite movies are “Bird Box”, “Miss Congeniality” and “The Blind Side”.

Height, age and net worth

YaYa’s age is 14. Her eyes and hair are brown, she weighs around 100lbs (44kgs) and is 5ft (1.52m) tall.

YaYa’s net worth’s been estimated at already over $500,000, as of November 2023.

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