Born on 10th February 2000, Yara Shahidi is a famous Actress, producer, activist, director, singer, model, and social media star hailing from the United States. She is known for her versatile acting skills and has been in the industry for many years.
Yara Shahidi, a rising TV star and social activist, has emerged as an unofficial spokeswoman for the younger generation eager to participate in politics and social justice. Shahidi was on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia earlier this year and is a Chanel brand ambassador.
|Real Name||Yara Sayed Shahidi|
|Profession||Actress, Model, Singer and Activist|
|Date of Birth||10 February, 2000|
|Age [as of 2022]||22 years|
|Birthplace||Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.|
|Hometown||Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.|
|Current Residence||California, USA|
|School||Dwight Global Online School|
|Hobbies||Traveling, Singing, Puzzles|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet inches- 5'5"
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 55 kg
in pounds- 121 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Chest Size||35 inches|
|Waist Size||25 inches|
|Hips Size||37 inches|
Movie: Imagine That
|Awards & Achievements||Nominated - Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer Movie Actress (2019)
"Generation Next Award" at the 10th annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood event, February, 2017
|Relationships & Affairs|
|Parents||Father- Afshin Shahidi
Mother- Keri Shahidi
|Siblings||Brothers- Sayeed Shahidi (Child actor and model), Ehsan Shahidi|
|Net Worth [approx.]||$2 million|
Yara Sayed Shahidi was born on 10th February 2000 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. She then moved to California, USA, at four years with her family. Her name Yara means “Someone close to your heart” in Persian.
Shahidi, the daughter of an African-American mother and an Iranian father, began her career in commercials for McDonald’s, Ralph Lauren, Disney, and Target.
She starred in ABC’s prime-time comedy “Black-ish” at 14, earning her the Young Stars Award at the 2017 BET Awards in Los Angeles. Shahidi then appeared in the college-set “Black-ish” spin-off “Grown-ish” a year later.
Since her first starring role in the novel adaptation “The Sun Is Also a Star,” the young actress has amassed a large social platform and uses her presence in the fashion and film industries to advocate for social change.
Shahidi is known among her generation as a feminism and STEM awareness activist, passions that she developed early and may be traced back to her paternal grandfather. The latter was a member of the Black Panthers during their heyday.
Yara is the only daughter of Afshin Shahidi and Keri Salter. Afshin Shahidi is a proficient photographer in the United States, while her mother Keri Salter is a famous actress and model.
As for her siblings, she has two younger brothers named Sayeed Shahidi and Ehsan Shahidi. Of whom Sayeed is a well-recognized child actor and model. Their father is Iranian, and their mother is African-American. Thus, Yara belongs to a mixed ethnicity background and follows Islam as her religion.
In terms of education, Shahidi graduated from Dwight Global Online School in 2017. Shahidi began college at Harvard University in 2018, with plans to major in Interdisciplinary Sociology and African American Studies.
Yara Shahidi began her career in the entertainment industry at six, appearing in commercials for McDonald’s, Target, GapKids, Ralph Lauren, Disney, The Children’s Place, and Guess Kids. She made her acting debut in an episode of ‘Entourage’ in 2007.
She appeared in the film ‘Imagine That’s two years later. She appeared in drama series such as ‘In the Motherhood,’ ‘Cold Case,’ and ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ the same year.
In 2010, Shahidi was cast in the films ‘Salt’ and ‘Unthinkable.’ During the same year, she appeared in shows such as ‘Lie to Me’ and ‘$h*! My Dad Says.’
She portrayed ‘Montana’ in the television film ‘Rip City a year later.’ In 2011, she also appeared in ‘The Cape’.Following that, she appeared in the movie ‘Alex Cross.’
In 2012, she was cast as ‘Chloe Johnson’ in ‘The First Family.’ The following year, she was cast in the television series Scandal.’ In 2014, Shahidi debuted as ‘Zoey Johnson in the sitcom series ‘Black-ish.’
She also appeared in ‘The Fosters’ that year. From 2016 to 2018, she played ‘Darcy’ in the TV show ‘Trollhunters.’
In 2018, she was cast in ‘Grown-ish,’ a spin-off of the ABC series ‘Black-ish.’ The show debuted in 2018. From 2018 to 2019, she portrayed ‘Darci Scott’ in the American computer-animated science fantasy television series “3 Below: Tales of Arcadia“. She made her debut in 2019 in the teen drama film, “The Sun Is Also a Star.”
Shahidi and her mother founded 7th Sun Productions in 2020 and signed a deal with ABC Studios to produce shows.
She will play Tinker Bell in the upcoming Peter Pan remake Peter Pan & Wendy, Extrapolations, and Apple TV+ anthology series.
Relationship, Boyfriend, and Affairs
There is not much information about her relationship and boyfriend but there is a rumor that she might be in a relationship with Trevor Jackson. He is an actor, singer, and songwriter from America.
Yara Shahidi is known for her beauty and physique. She appeared as a model on the cover page of Marie Claire Magazine. As per the sources, Yara stands at 5 feet and 5 inches, approximately 165cm, and weighs around 55kgs. She is said to have black hair and attractive brown eyes.
Yara is said to have been making a lot of cash out of her acting career; as per sources, it is said that she might be earning 20 to 22k USD (approx.) only from her acting while she even earns a constant amount from the modeling profession.
As far as her net worth is concerned, she is worth approximately USD 2 million.
Interesting Facts about Yara Shahidi
- Yara came to the limelight after leaving the ‘Emmy Awards show 2021’ early, and she further explained that she is very particular about her studies.
- In the same event, she wore a beautiful classical dress.
- A student of the martial art form, Tang Soo Do, Yara has earned her black belt.
- She has a cousin named Nas, who is a well-known rapper.
- Apart from acting, she is even a famous singer and has also released a song for Adidas, which is available on Spotify.
- Yara keeps herself hydrated and enjoys her drink.
- Yara Shahidi likes to comb her hair and decorate her hair.
- She is a traveling lover and often visits various locations with her family.
- In September 2021, she appeared on the cover page of Marie Claire magazine.
- She commercializes ‘Adidas’ via her social media handles.
- She has 6.3 million followers and 3k posts on her Instagram profile as per the sources.