Urassaya Sperbund (อุรัสยา เสปอร์บันด์), more commonly known as Yaya, is a model and actress of both Thai and Norwegian blood. Her father, a Norwegian, had trouble pronouncing “Urassaya” and so he gave her the nickname “Yaya”.
She was born in Pattaya, Thailand, on March 18, 1993. She had her primary and secondary education at The Regent’s School before moving to the Bangkok Pattana School. For her college studies, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Chulalongkorn University in 2015. She actually gained (even more) admiration from fans as she was able to juggle her work responsibilities while completing her BA.
The Darling Personality
Yaya is a well-loved figure in the Thai entertainment industry. Her professionalism and ethics on the job are often praised by those who have the pleasure of working with her. She has the look of a prim and proper lady, and she really is just that. She’s been in the industry since 2007 and in her 11-year run thus far, there have been no hints at all of any scandal or negativity.
Additionally, she made it a point to really become fluent in Thai when she signed her first professional contract. She grew up surrounded by English speakers in school and had only minimal control over the language. With the help of a special tutor, she is now fluent in Thai (as well as English and Norwegian).
Personal and Entertainment Life
She is still quite young, but she’s already in the top 10 highest paid actresses in Thailand. And it shouldn’t really come as a huge surprise considering the length of her filmography. In TV commercials alone, she’s been in a whopping 158! While her leading movie roles are still limited, she’s been on many TV shows. She has been nominated for various recognitions across different award shows, and has won so many times as well – from Rising Star to Choice Hottie! Her skills as a model have landed her on countless magazine covers as well.
I’m sure her boyfriend would agree with that latter award too. She’s currently dating Thai actor and model, Nadech Kugimiya (ณเดชน์ คูกิมิยะ). And there’s no doubt about it – they’ve got to be the best-looking couple in Thailand!
See more of her stunning photos below: