Yara Shahidi Biography

Yara Shahidi is an American model and actress famous for her role in the series ‘The First Family.’ Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about her.

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Birthday: February 10, 2000

Nationality: American

Famous: Models Actresses

Age: 20 Years, 20 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Aquarius

Also Known As: Yara Sayeh Shahidi

Born in: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Famous as: Model, Actress

Height: 5'3" (160 cm), 5'3" Females

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father: Keri Shahidi

mother: Afshin Shahidi

siblings: Sayeed Shahidi and Ehsan (younger brothers)

City: Minneapolis, Minnesota

U.S. State: Minnesota

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Yara Shahidi is a young American model and actress who has appeared in commercials for a number of products and brands including McDonald's, Target, GapKids, Ralph Lauren, Disney, The Children's Place and Guess Kids. However, she is mainly recognized for her acting role in the drama ‘Black-ish’ in which she played Zoey Johnson. Besides this, she is famous for portraying the character of Chloe Johnson on the series ‘The First Family’. Shahidi has also guest-starred in the TV shows ‘Entourage’, ‘Cold Case’, ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’, ‘$h*! My Dad Says’, ‘The Cape’, ‘Scandal’ and ‘Bad Teacher’. Talking about her big screen works, she has acted in the movies ‘Imagine That’, ‘Salt’, ‘Unthinkable’, ‘Butter’ and ‘Alex Cross’. Represented by the Women Management modelling agency, Yara Shahidi has won an NAACP Image Award for ‘Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy' for her performance in the series ‘Black-ish’.

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  • Yara Shahidi started her entertainment career at the age of six, appearing in advertisements for McDonald's, Target, GapKids, Ralph Lauren, Disney, The Children's Place and Guess Kids. She made her acting debut in 2007, appearing in an episode of ‘Entourage’. Two years later, she did the movie ‘Imagine That’. The same year, she got featured in the drama series ‘In the Motherhood’, ‘Cold Case’ and ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’.
  • Shahidi was then cast in the movies ‘Salt’ and ‘Unthinkable’ as well as in the dramas ‘Lie to Me’ and ‘$h! My Dad Says’ in 2010. A year later, she played the role of Montana in the television movie ‘Rip City’. In 2011, the actress appeared in an episode of ‘The Cape’. After this, she acted in the flick ‘Alex Cross’.
  • In 2012, she was cast in the role of Chloe Johnson in the drama series ‘The First Family’. The following year, she had a role in the series ‘Scandal’. Shahidi then began playing the role of Zoey Johnson in the drama ‘Black-ish’ in 2014. That year, she also appeared in the TV program ‘The Fosters’. In 2016, the actress portrayed the character of Darcy in the drama ‘Trollhunters’.
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Personal Life
  • Yara Shahidi was born as Yara Sayeh Shahidi on February 10, 2000 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, to parents Keri Salter Shahidi and Afshin Shahidi. She has two younger brothers Ehsan and Sayeed Shahidi, the latter of who is also an actor and model. She has a cousin named Nas who is a well-known rapper.
  • In June 2017, Shahidi announced that she will soon attend the Harvard University. Talking about the American actress’ love life, she is assumed to be single according to the media. It seems as if she is concentrating on her studies and career only as for now.

1. The Finder (2012)

  (Crime, Comedy, Drama, Romance)

2. Unthinkable (2010)

  (Thriller, Drama)

3. Salt (2010)

  (Thriller, Action, Mystery, Crime)

4. Butter (2011)


5. Imagine That (2009)

  (Family, Drama, Comedy, Fantasy)

6. The Sun Is Also a Star (2019)

  (Drama, Romance)

7. Alex Cross (2012)

  (Thriller, Mystery, Action, Crime)

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