Yara Shahidi Height, Weight, Age, Wiki, Bio, Net Worth, Facts

Yara Shahidi

Yara Shahidi is an American actress and model who is most widely recognized for her starring role as Zoey Johnson on the sitcom Black-ish and its spin-off series Grown-ish. She played Chloe Johnson in the TV sitcom The First Family between 2012 and 2013. In films, she starred as Olivia Danielson alongside Eddie Murphy in Imagine That (2009) and had a small part in Angelina Jolie starred Salt (2010). She voiced Brenda in the 2018 animated adventure film, Smallfoot. So, who is Yara Shahidi? Here’s everything we know about the actress.

Yara Shahidi Biography

Yara Shahidi was born on the 10th of February 2000, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America. She is currently 24 years old.

Birth NameYara Sayeh Shahidi
Date of BirthFebruary 10, 2000
Place of BirthMinneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Age24 years old
Sun SignAquarius
ProfessionActress, Model
EthnicityAfrican-American and Iranian


  • Father – Afshin Shahidi (Photographer)
  • Mother – Keri-Salter Shahidi
  • Siblings – Sayeed Shahidi (Younger Brother) (Actor, model), Ehsan (Younger Brother)


In June 2017, she announced that she is going to attend Harvard University. She enrolled at Harvard in 2018, where she took Interdisciplinary Sociology and African American Studies as her major.

Yara Shahidi Love Life

She is not dating anyone according to the media. It looks like she is focused on her studies as well as strengthening her career.

Physical Statistics

HeightFeet – 5 feet 3 inches
Centimeters – 160 cm
Meters – 1.6 m
WeightKilograms – 51 kg
Pounds – 112 lbs
Body BuildSlim
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlack
Shoe SizeUnknown
Dress Size0-2 (US)
Distinctive Features Curly hair
Petite frame

Professional Statistics

Film Debut

Yara Shahidi made her screen debut playing Olivia Danielson in the 2009 comedy film Imagine That starring Eddie Murphy. For her work in the film, she gained a Young Artist Award nomination for the best performance in the feature film category.

Television Debut

Her television debut came in  2007 when she was cast as Kandace West in an episode of Entourage, produced by HBO.

Famous For

The budding actress gained a lot of fame for starring in the ABC sitcom Black-ish (2014–present) and its spin-off series Grown-ish (2018–present).

Brand Endorsements

Having started her career as a child model, Yara Shahidi has appeared in several television commercials for McDonald’s, Disney, Ralph Lauren, Target, Gap Kids, Guess Kids, and Children’s Place.

Favorite Things

  • Food – Chocolate
  • Ice Cream Flavor – Cookies and cream
  • Disney Princess – Jasmine
  • Song – It’s Gonna Be Me by NSYNC
  • Marvel Superhero – Loki of Asgard
  • Color – Purple
  • School Subject – History

Yara Shahidi Net Worth

As of 2024, Yara Shahidi has an estimated net worth of $2 million, according to the media.

Yara Shahidi Facts

Her family moved to California due to her dad’s job when she was 4 years old.

She holds a black belt in the Korean martial art form, Tang Soo Do.

She wanted to become a Historian, specializing in world history while continuing to pursue her love of acting.

In February 2017, Yara was awarded the “Generation Next Award” at the 10th annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood event.

She is the second cousin to American rapper Nas.

She learns the Persian language.

Besides being a successful actor, Yara is also an activist. Her activism has been recognized by former first lady Michelle Obama, who wrote her a letter of recommendation to Harvard University.

In 2017, Teen Vogue allowed her to interview Hillary Clinton.

She inaugurated her production company 7th Sun along with her mother and made a deal with ABC Studios to produce shows.

In 2019, she starred alongside Charles Melton and John Leguizamo in the 2019 drama film, The Sun Is Also a Star.

In 2023, she was cast in the role of Tinker Bell in the fantasy adventure film Peter Pan & Wendy alongside Jude Law, Ever Anderson, and Alexander Molony.