Welcome! My name is Zakiya Young , a Broadway actress and singer. The road to Broadway was paved with commercials, industrial films and concerts - all such wonderful opportunities - and I hope to keep 'em coming!

Zakiya Young

Riding a Wave of Forward Momentum


Zakiya Young, a versatile and accomplished actress, has been blessed with the talent and opportunity to seamlessly transition between film, television, musicals, plays and other various platforms in the entertainment industry.

Zakiya recently relocated to Los Angeles and her New York hustle is serving her well on the west coast. She hit the ground running by booking her first hosting job, two print campaigns and a principal role in an independent short film – all through self submissions!

Zakiya can be seen on “Iron Fist” and “Orange is the New Black” on Netflix, as well as “Mozart in the Jungle” on Amazon, the film “Sidney Hall” and the upcoming short film “Room Enough”.

She recently starred as Jory in the west coast premiere of “Disgraced”, the Pulitzer Prize winning play by Ayad Akhtar.

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