Facts of Yara Shahidi
|Full Name:||Yara Shahidi|
|Age:||19 years 3 months|
|Birth Date:||February 10, 2000|
|Birth Place:||Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States|
|Father's Name:||Afshin Shahidi|
|Mother's Name:||Keri Shahidi|
|Profession:||actress, model and activist.|
|Height / How tall? :||5 feet 3 inches (1.60m)|
|Net Worth:||$1 million|
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The child actress has all grown up! Yara Shahidi is a young woman now and she is “just” talented and gorgeous. She is best known for her role as daughter Zoey on the Sitcom Blackish and its spinoff series Grown-ish. Read on to know about her!
Yara Shahidi’s bio, age, family, education
Yara has just turned 18 this February which makes her birthday on February 10, 2000. She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. Yara’s full name is Yara Sayeh Shahidi. Her mother’s name is Keri Salter Shahidi and her father’s name is Afshin Shahidi. Her mother is of African, American and Ewe descent and her father is of Iranian American descent. Her father worked as a photographer.
When Yara was only 4 years old, the family moved to California as Afshin’s work had demanded. She is not the only child of her parents. She has 2 younger brother Sayeed Shahidi, who is also a child actor and model and another younger brother named Ehsan Shahidi. Another famous name linked with Yara is rapper Nas, her cousin.
Yara has graduated from her high school, although the name of her high school is not known. In June 2017, she announced that she will soon be attending the Harvard University. She plans to be a Historian (world history), alongside acting.
She also has earned a black belt in Tang Soo Do.
Yara’s nationality is American and ethnicity is mixed (African, American, Iranian).
Yara Shahidi’s career
Yara’s acting and modeling career began when she was only 6 years old. She first had appeared in television and print advertisements for companies like McDonald’s, Ralph Lauren, Target, GapKids, Disney, Guess Kids and The Children’s Place.
Her first role in the movie was in 2009 Imagine That, in which she starred alongside Eddie Murphy. For her particular role, she was nominated for the Young Artist Award for the best performance in a feature film category.
Her career in TV series started in 2012 when she played the role of Chloe Johnson in The First Family. Her career took a right turn when she was chosen to portray Zoey Johnson in comedy series Black-ish in September 2014. And in 2017, the spinoff series Grown-ish cast Yara. The series had premiered on January 3, 2018. She won the Youngster Award in 2017! An impressive achievement at such a young age!
In the upcoming animated movie, Smallfoot, she has voiced the character Brenda, a yeti living in the Himalayas.
Yara Shahidi: Activist
She is not only an actor but also an activist. She founded Eighteen x 1. Eighteen x 1 “will be a platform to encourage my peers to vote for the very first time in our upcoming midterm elections”. She also has other organization named Yara’s Club which acts as an online mentor in hopes to end poverty through education.
Her activism is also recognized by former first lady Michelle Obama. Michelle encouraged her to continue doing her work by writing a letter of recommendation to Harvard University. She also had an opportunity to interview Hillary Clinton via Teen Vogue in 2017.
In November 2018, Yara along with her family was honored at the CARRY (Coalition for At-Risk-Restoring Youth) Sunday benefit brunch. But unfortunately, she was unable to attend due to her busy school schedule.
Her mother explained, “She’s close to finals, and they’re having a class on a Sunday.”
Yara Shahidi’s boyfriend
The actress and activist is currently single. In the past, she has not known to be in a relationship with anyone. She is completely focused on her career, as an actor, a student, and an activist.
Yara Shahidi’s body measurements, net worth, salary
The gorgeous young lady is 1.60 M tall with slim built and weighs around 45 kg. She has trademark dark brown curly hair with dark brown eyes. Her dress size is 4 and the shoe size is 8. Yara’s bra size is 31, waist size is 23 and hip size is 32.
The actress’s net worth is $1 Million and the salary is not known.
Yara Shahidi is active on social media including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has gained more than 3.5 followers on Instagram, more than 237k followers on Facebook, and over 377k followers on Twitter.
Reference: hollywood reporter, Wikipedia