Yara Shahidi Biography

Yara Shahidi is an American actress who hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is a member of the Dior Forever Sisterhood Movement. She is best known for her appearances as Zoey Johnson, the oldest daughter of the Johnsons, in the American comedy Black-ish since 2014, and on its spin-off Grown-ish from 2018. Yara Saleh Shahidi is her full name. Shahidi is a model and an activist in addition to her work in the entertainment sector.

How old is Yara Shahidi? – Age

She was born as Yara Saleh Shahidi on10 February 2000 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the U.S.A in the year 2000. She is 22 years as of 2022.

Where did Yara Shahidi go to school? – Education


Yara Shahidi – Family

Afshin Shahidi, an Iranian-American photojournalist, and Keri Salter Shahidi, an African-American, are the parents of Yara. She is the eldest of two brothers, Ehsan Shahidi, a child actor, and Sayeed Shahidi, a model and child actor. As a result of her father’s career, the family relocated to California when Yara was four years old. Sayeed means “blessing” in Farsi, Yara means “someone near to your heart,” and Ehsan means “to act as if God is watching,” according to their mother, Keri.

Shadidi’s Husband/boyfriend

She has not yet revealed anything concerning her love life.

Yara Shahidi The Actress
Yara Shahidi The Actress

What is Shahidi Salary?

Her earnings are under review as of 2022.

Shahidi Net Worth

Her net worth is estimated to be $2 million as of 2022.

Yara Shahidi Career

Yara Shahidi: Grown-ish and Black-ish

Yara began her acting career as a youngster on commercials when she was six years old. Disney McDonald’s, The Children’s Place, GapKids, Ralph Lauren, and Target were among the firms that used her in advertisements. Her mother was always there for her, as was her younger brother, as they worked on numerous print and TV advertising campaigns.

She made her screen debut in the Eddie Murphy comedy Imagine That in 2009. She was nominated for a Young Artist Award because her performance was so well received.

In 2010, she appeared in the film Salt, which also starred Angelina Jolie. Yara made her television series debut in 2012, as Chloe Johnson, President William Johnson’s daughter, in “The First Family.”


Shahidi’s famous performance in ABC’s comedy series Black-ish debuted in September 2014. Zoey Johnson, the 14-year-old first child of Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross) and Dre Johnson, was played by her (Anthony Anderson). She won an NAACP Image Award in the category of ‘Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy’ in December of the same year.


In 2017, ABC announced that a spinoff series called Grown-ish would be created from Black-ish.

Yara was chosen to star in the new series, which launched on ABC’s sibling network, Freeform, on January 3rd, 2018. Grown-ish follows Zoey Johnson, the Johnsons’ eldest daughter, as she attends college and transitions into a young adult.

As an activist, Yara Shahidi
Yara is a political activist who wants to encourage her peers to vote in elections. Eighteen x 18 is a platform she co-founded with social news publisher NowThis to help her achieve her objective. She’s also the founder of Yara’s Club, a collaboration with the New York-based Young Women’s Leadership Network (YWLN), which offers online mentoring with the goal of ending poverty through education.

Yara Shahidi Films and Television Series

  •  (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

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