Yara Shahidi Bio, Age, Height, Partner, Activism, Havard, Movies, and Tv Shows

Yara Shahidi Biography

A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, Yara Shahidi is a popular American actress. She earned distinction for her starring role as the oldest daughter Zoey Johnson on the spin-off series Grown-ish and its sitcom Black-ish. Her film credits include Smallfoot, Imagine That, and the lead role in The Sun Is Also a Star. 

Yara Shahidi Age

Shahidi is 22 years old as of 2022. She was born on 10 February 2000 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. She celebrates her birthday on 10 February every year.

Yara Shahidi  Height

Shahidi stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches (1.6m) tall and weighs 46 kg(101 pounds).

Yara Shahidi  Education

Shahidi graduated in 2017 from Dwight Global Online School. Beginning in 2018, Shahidi started college at Harvard University with a goal to major in African American Studies and Interdisciplinary Sociology. She graduated in May 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Yara Shahidi  Family

Shahidi was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Keri Salter Shahidi and Afshin Shahidi, a photographer. Her father Afshin is Iranian, whereas her mother Keri Salter, is of African-American and Choctaw heritage. The family moved to California for Afshin’s work when she was 4 years old. She is the older sister of a child actor and model Sayeed Shahidi and they have a younger brother, Ehsan.

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Yara Shahidi  Partner

The 22-year-old young actress is single at present and she is more focused on her career and studies than on dating a boy. We will update this section as soon as the information is available. Also, details regarding her siblings are not mentioned anywhere. However, we will update this section once the information is available.

Yara Shahidi  Net Worth

Shahidi has an estimated net worth of $2 million as of 2022.

Yara Shahidi Activism

Shahidi established Eighteen x 18 with social news publisher NowThis, which “will be a platform to encourage  peers to vote for the very first time in our upcoming midterm elections.” Her other organizations include Yara’s Club a partnership with Young Women’s Leadership Network (YWLN) of New York, which provides online mentorship in expectancies to end poverty through education.

Shahidi’s activism was noticed by former first lady Michelle Obama, who wrote her a letter of recommendation to Harvard University. She was also given the opportunity by Teen Vogue to interview Hillary Clinton in 2017. In 2021, she joined the Dior Stand with Women campaign.

Yara Shahidi Career

Shahidi started her career when she was 6 years old, emerging in television commercials and print promotions for businesses such as Target, Disney, McDonald’s, Ralph Lauren, The Children’s Place GapKids, and Guess Kids. She often worked with her mother and younger brother in different broadcast and print campaigns.

She made her cinematic debut in 2009, starring opposite Eddie Murphy in Paramount Pictures’ Imagine That, for which she acquired a Young Artist Award nomination for the best performance in a feature film category. She also emerged in the Angelina Jolie action film Salt in 2010 as a next-door neighbor. In 2012, she played Chloe Johnson, the daughter of President William Johnson, in the TV series The First Family.

Beginning in September 2014, she started her role in ABC’s prime-time comedy Black-ish as 14-year-old Zoey Johnson. In December 2014 she won an NAACP Image Award in the category of ‘Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy. In 2016, she signed to model with New York’s Women Management modeling agency, in hopes of providing a platform to see more women of color in diverse roles.

ABC announced in 2017 that Shahidi would be headlining a Black-ish spinoff, titled Grown-ish, on its sister network Freeform. The series premiered on January 3, 2018. She was ranked one of the best-dressed women in 2018 by the fashion website Net-a-Porter. She was one of fifteen women appointed to emerge on the cover of the September 2019 issue of British Vogue, by guest editor Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

In 2020, Shahidi and her mother launched their production company 7th Sun and signed a deal with ABC Studios to make shows. She was cast as Tinker Bell in the upcoming Peter Pan remake Peter Pan & Wendy and will appear in the Apple TV+ anthology series Extrapolations.

Yara Shahidi Havard

Shahidi activism has led her to many achievements. She had been noticed by former first lady Michelle Obama, who wrote her a letter of recommendation to Harvard University. She was also given the opportunity by Teen Vogue to interview Hillary Clinton in 2017.

Yara Shahidi Movies and Tv Shows

  • grown-ish Since 2018
  • black-ish 2014 – 2022
  • The Sun Is Also A Star 2019
  • Imagine That 2009
  • Peter Pan & Wendy 2022
  • Salt 2010
  • PAW Patrol: The Movie 2021
  • Smallfoot 2018
  • Alex Cross 2012
  • Wizards of Waverly Place 2007 – 2012
  • Butter 2011
  • Fearless 2020
  • The First Family 2012 – 2015
  • Unthinkable 2010
  • Scandal 2012 – 2018
  • Black Girls Rock! Since 2017
  • Amend: The Fight for America 2021
  • Entourage 2004 – 2011
  • Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia 2016 – 2018
  • Between the World and Me 2020
  • Bad Teacher 2014
  • Cold Case 2003 – 2010
  • It’s a Trap! – Part 2 2010
  • Dear… Since 2020
  • Lie to Me 2009 – 2011
  • In the Motherhood 2009
  • 3Below: Tales of Arcadia 2018 – 2019
  • Extrapolations This Changes Everything 2018
  • Thanks a Million Since 2020
  • Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020 2020
  • FREE HBO: Smallfoot
  • Complex Con
  • Camp! The Movie
  • X
  • Fearless 2020
  • Rip City 2011
  • NO BULL Teen Video Awards Grown-ish from Freeform Since 2021

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