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.
Yara Shahidi Biography
Yara Shahidi was born on the 10th of February 2000, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America. She is currently 22 years old.
|Birth Name||Yara Sayeh Shahidi|
|Date of Birth||February 10, 2000|
|Place of Birth||Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.|
|Age||22 years old|
|Ethnicity||African-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.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 3 inches|
Centimeters – 160 cm
Meters – 1.6 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 51 kg|
Pounds – 112 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Dress Size||0-2 (US)|
|Distinctive Features||Curly hair|
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 a feature film category.
Her television debut came in 2007 when she was cast as Kandace West in an episode of Entourage, produced by HBO.
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).
Having started her career as a child model, Yara Shahidi has appeared in a number of television commercials for McDonald’s, Disney, Ralph Lauren, Target, Gap Kids, Guess Kids, and Children’s Place.
- 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 2023, Yara Shahidi has an estimated net worth of $1 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 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 gave her an opportunity 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.