Yara Shahidi Biography, Movies & TV Shows, Age, Net Worth, Instagram, Hairstyles, Height, Brother, Boyfriend, Wiki

Yara Shahidi Biography: Movies & TV Shows, Age, Net Worth, Instagram, Hairstyles, Height, Brother, Boyfriend, Wiki

September 25, 2021 0 Posted By Abigail Anderson


Yara Sayeh Shahidi (born 10 February 2000) is an eminent and fascinating American actress, model, and inspirational activist.

She won millions after her starring role as Zoey Johnson on the sitcom, Black-ish and its preceding series Grown-ish.

Yara Shahidi is also loved for her poverty alleviation schemes, as the founder of Yara’s club, and her effective partnership with the Young Women’s Leadership Network (YWLN), New York chapter aimed at mentoring young women.

Yara Shahidi
Yara Shahidi: History, Bio, Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Yara Sayeh Shahidi
Stage Name: Yara Shahidi
Born: 10 February 2000 (age 24 years old)
Place of Birth: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Nationality: American
Parents: Afshin Shahidi, Keri Shahidi
Children: N/A
Height: 1.6 m
Siblings: Sayeed Shahidi, Ehsan Shahidi
Boyfriend • Husband: Trevor Jackson (rum.)
Occupation: Actress • Model
Net Worth: $1,000,000

Early Life

Yara Sayeh Shahidi was born on 10 February 2000 in Minneapolis, the largest city in Minnesota, in Hennepin County, United States.

She is the daughter of Afshin Shahidi (father) and Keri Salter Shahidi (mother).

Her mother, Keri Shahidi, is of mixed African American and Choctaw Indian ancestry, whereas her father Afshin Shahidi is Iranian.

Yara Shahidi is the eldest of a child of three children; two girls and a boy.

Her younger sister Sayeed Shahidi is a talented child actor and mother. Her younger brother is Ehsan Shahidi.

Yara Shahidi is also a cousin to renowned rapper, Nas. She and her family relocated to California for Afshin’s work. At that time, she was only four years old.


Yara Shahidi attended a prestigious online school known as Dwight Global Online School and graduated in 2017.

Furthermore, she enrolled at Harvard University for her college education, studying sociology and African American Studies.


Yara Shahidi began her blistering career when she was six years old. She started by appearing in television commercials and print advertisements for prestigious companies such as McDonald‘s, Target, Ralph Lauren, Gapkids, The Children’s Place, and Disney.

At the same time, she often assists her mother and younger brother in different prints and broadcast campaigns.
Yara Shahidi made her cinematic debut in 2009, casting alongside Eddie Murphy in Paramount Pictures’ production titled Imagine That.

She received a Young Artist Award nomination for the Best Performance In A Feature Film category for her performance.

Furthermore, she starred in Angelina Jolie‘s action film titled Salt, in 2010 featuring as a next-door neighbor.
In 2012, she portrayed the role of Chloe Johnson, who is the daughter of President William Johnson, in a television series titled The First Family.

In early September 2014, Yara Shahidi played a role in the ABC Prime-time sitcom, Black-ish as Zoey Johnson.
Later that year, in December, she won an NAACP Image Award from the category of Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy.

Furthermore, she was contracted to model with New York Women Management Modelling Agency to provide a suitable platform to see more colored women in diverse roles.

Additionally, ABC announced in 2017 that Yara Shahidi would be headlining the Black-ish spin-off called Grown-ish. It was aired on its sister network known as Freeform. However, the series premiered on January 3, 2018.

Yara Shahidi‘s biggest achievement was when she was selected as one of the fifteen women to appear on the cover of the September 2019 issue of the prestigious British Vogue by guest editor Meghan Markle (Duchess of Sussex).
In 2020, she and her mother Keri Shahidi launched their production company 7th Sun and signed a deal with ABC Studios to produce shows.

In her social responsibility to give back to society, Yara Shahidi collaborated with social news publisher NowThis, to form Eighteen × 18, a platform to encourage her peers to vote for their upcoming midterm elections.
Other organizations she’s participated in activity include; Yara’s Club in conjunction with the Young Women’s Leadership Network (YWLN) of New York. Their objective is to provide online mentorship with hopes to eradicate poverty through education.

Yara Shahidi‘s activism was lauded by many, including United States’ former first lady Michelle Obama, who signed her a letter of recommendation to Harvard University.

Relatively, Yara Shahidi joined the Dior Stand with Women campaign in 2021.

Social Media

Yara Shahidi is loved for her celebrity status and the impact she’s provided to society as an activist. This is evidence of her over 6.3 million followers on her Instagram account.

Additionally, she has millions of followers on her Facebook and Twitter accounts. Yara Shahidi‘s verified social media accounts are provided below;

  • Instagram: @yarashashidi
  • Twitter: @YaraShahidi
  • Facebook: Yara Shahidi
  • Snapchat: slimshahidi

Personal Life

Yara Shahidi is a beautiful black woman. She stands beautifully with a height of 5 feet 3 inches (160 cm, 1.6 m) tall and weighs 45 kg (99Ibs). She has a slender body with figure measurement 31-23-32.

Also noticeable is her dark brown eyes and beautiful black curly hair.

Relationship-wise, Yara Shahidi is currently single, according to multiple sources. Moreover, she’s not been linked with anyone previously. Rumor has it that she dated Trevor Jackson.

Yara Shahidi‘s hobbies include; roller skating, cooking, baking, and gardening. Her favorite food includes; Korean barbecue, ice cream (cookies and cream) chocolate, and her favorite color is purple.

Her favorite musicians include; Taylor Bennett, Tobi Lou, Tyler The Creator, whereas her favorite actor is James Baldwin.

Net Worth

Yara Shahidi has staked a claim in the entertainment industry despite her young age. The actress is so influential that she has gathered approximately up to $1 million as net worth.


Yara Shahidi is a young and vibrant actress who debuted in the cinematic movie titled Imagine That.

In addition to that, she’s starred in several films coupled with impressive numbers of appearances in TV shows.

Yara Shahidi has been screened in the following films and television series:


  • 2009 Imagine That as Olivia Danielson
  • 2010 Salt as Salt’s Young Neighbor
  • Unthinkable as Katie
  • 2011 Butter as Destiny
  • 2012 Alex Cross as Janelle Cross
  • 2018 Smallfoot as Brenda’s Voice
  • 2019 The Sun Is Also a Star as Natasha Kingsley
  • 2020 Fearless as Melanie’s Voice
  • 2021 PAW Patrol: The Movie Kendra Wilson’s Voice
  • 2022 Peter Pan & Wendy as Tinker Bell

TV Shows

  • 2007 Entourage as Kandace West (Episode: “No Cannes Do”)
  • Robotboy as Lola MBola
  • 2009 In the Motherhood as Esther (5 episodes)
  • Cold Case as Meesha Sullivan ’91 (Episode: “Read Between the Lines”)
  • Wizards of Waverly Place as Olive (Episode: “Doll House”)
  • 2010 Lie to Me as Olivia (Episode: “Teacher and Pupils”)
  • $h*! My Dad Says as Girl Scout (Episode: “Pilot”)
  • 2011 The Cape as Layla (Episode: “Endgame”)
  • Family Guy Little Girl’s voice (Episode: “Episode VI: It’s a Trap”)
  • Rip City as Montana
  • 2012 The Finder as Adina (Episode: “The Conversation”)
  • 2012–2013 The First Family as Chloe Johnson(23 episodes)
  • 2013 Scandal as Young Olivia Pope (2 episodes)
  • 2014 Bad Teacher as Jalissa ( Episode: “Pilot”)
  • The Fosters as Maddie (2 episodes)
  • 2014–present Black-ish as Zoey Johnson
  • 2016–2018 Trollhunters as Darci Scott’s voice (10 episodes)
  • 2018–present Grown-ish as Zoey Johnson
  • 2018–2019 3Below Darci Scott’s voice (8 episodes)

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