Yara Shahidi

Yara Shahidi Age, Parents, Net Worth, Boyfriend, Wiki, Bio

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.

Yara Shahidi
Real NameYara Sayed Shahidi
ProfessionActress, Model, Singer and Activist
Personal Life
Date of Birth10 February, 2000
Age [as of 2022]22 years
BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
HometownMinneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Current ResidenceCalifornia, USA
Zodiac SignAquarius
SchoolDwight Global Online School
College/UniversityHarvard University
Educational QualificationGraduate
HobbiesTraveling, Singing, Puzzles
Physical Stats
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 ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlack
Body Measurements35-25-37
Chest Size35 inches
Waist Size25 inches
Hips Size37 inches
DebutTV: Entourage
Movie: Imagine That
Awards & AchievementsNominated - 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
Martial StatusUnmarried
BoyfriendTrevor Jackson
ParentsFather- Afshin Shahidi
Mother- Keri Shahidi
SiblingsBrothers- Sayeed Shahidi (Child actor and model), Ehsan Shahidi
Net Worth [approx.]$2 million
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Early Life/Biography

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 appeared in the ” Black-ish ” college-set spin-off “Grown-ish” a year later.

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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 feminist 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. 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 ethnic 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.

Yara Shahidi career

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.’

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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.

Physical Appearance

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.

Net Worth

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.

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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.
  • Per the sources, she has 7.8 million followers and 3.2k posts on her Instagram profile.

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