Yara Shahidi Biography, Age, Father, Mom, Net Worth, Films, Tv Shows, Blackish actress, Havard

By | April 23, 2021

Yara Shahidi Biography

Yara Shahidi (Yara Saleh Shahidi)an American actress known for her roles on the American sitcom Black-ish as Zoey Johnson, the oldest daughter of the Johnsons, as of 2014 and on its spin-off Grown-ish since 2018. She is as well an activist and model.

Yara Shahidi Age

Yara was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A in the year 2000.

Yara Shahidi Career

Yara started her acting career at the age of six as a child featuring on advertisements. She s well featured on ads for such companies as Disney McDonald’s, The Children’s Place, GapKids, Ralph Lauren, and Target. Her mother with her younger brother while they worked on various campaigns for both print and broadcasting.

In 2009, she featured in cinema in the comedy Imagine That, starring Eddie Murphy. Her role was applauded hence nominated for a Young Artist Award. In 2010, she featured in a movie as Angelina Jolie. In 2012, Yara ventured into television series acting with her role as Chloe Johnson in “The First Family,” the daughter of President William Johnson.

Yara Shahidi Black-ish

Shahidi featured as of September 2014 in the comedy series Black-ish on ABC. She as well portrayed the role of Zoey Johnson, the 14-year old first child of Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross) and Dre Johnson (Anthony Anderson). In December of the same year, she received an NAACP Image Award after winning in the category of ‘Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy’.

Yara Shahidi Grownish

In 2017, ABC she announced that Black-ish would have a spinoff series by the name Grown-ish. Yara was picked on the new series which premiered on 3rd January 2018 on ABC’s sister network, Freeform. Grown-ish is mainly focused on Zoey, the Johnsons’ eldest daughter during her stay in college and as she is transitioning into a young adult.

Yara Shahidi as an activist

Yara is as well an activist who aims at encouraging her peers to take part in elections by voting. She is the founder of Eighteen x 18 with social news publisher NowThis, a platform to enable her achieve her goal. She is as well the founder of Yara’s Club, a partnership with Young Women’s Leadership Network (YWLN) of New York, which provides online mentorship in hopes to end poverty through education.

Yara Shahid Model

She signed in by New York’s Women Management modeling agency in 2016. She modeled to provide women of color with a platform to take part in diverse roles. In 2018, she got to be named as one of the best dressed women by Net-a-Porter, a fashion website. She was as wellone of among fifteen women who were selected by Meghan Markle, guest editor of British Vogue, to appear on the cover of the magazine’s September 2019 issue.

Yara Shahidi Harvard

For her roles in activism, Michelle Obama, USA’s former first lady penned her a letter of recommendation to Harvard University.

Yara Shahidi Films and Tv Shows

♦ 2019 – The Sun Is Also a Star as Natasha Kingsley
♦ 2018–2019 – 3Below as Darci Scott (voice)
♦ 2018 – Smallfoot as Brenda (Voice)
♦ 2018–present – Grown-ish as Zoey Johnson
♦ 2016–2018 – Trollhunters as Darci Scott (voice)

♦ 2014–present – Black-ish as Zoey Johnson
♦ 2014 – Bad Teacher as Jalissa
♦ 2014 – The Fosters as Maddie
♦ 2013 – Scandal as Young Olivia Pope
♦ 2012–2013 – The First Family as Chloe Johnson
♦ 2012 – Alex Cross as Janelle Cross
♦ 2012 – The Finder as Adina

♦ 2011 – Butter as Destiny
♦ 2011 – The Cape as Layla
♦ 2011 – Family Guy as Little Girl (voice)
♦ 2011 – Rip City Montana
♦ 2010 – Salt as Salt’s Young Neighbor
♦ 2010 – Unthinkable as Katie
♦ 2010 – Lie to Me as Olivia

♦ 2010 – $h*! My Dad Says as Girl Scout
♦ 2009 – In the Motherhood as Esther
♦ 2009 – Cold Case as Meesha Sullivan ’91
♦ 2009 – Wizards of Waverly Place as Olive
♦ 2009 – Imagine That as Olivia Danielson
♦ 2007 – Entourage as Kandace West

Yara Shahidi Net Worth

Yara has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

Yara Shahidi Family

Yara was born to Afshin Shahidi, a photographer and Iranian-American, and Keri Salter Shahidi, an African-American. She has two siblings, both brothers: model and child actor Sayeed Shahidi and Ehsan Shahidi. The family relocated to California when she was 4 years old as a result of her father’s work.

As per her mother, Keri, in Farsi, Sayeed means “Blessing”, Yara means “Someone who is close to your heart”, while Ehsan means “ To act as though God is watching”.

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