Yara Shahidi is an American actress, model and activist. She gained recognition for her starring role as the oldest daughter Zoey Johnson on the sitcom Black-ish and its spin-off series Grown-ish. Her film credits include Imagine That and Smallfoot.

Birth Name

Yara Sayeh Shahidi




Actress, Model



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Yara Shahidi was born on February 10, 2000, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.


She is currently 19 years old.

Sun Sign



Yara has not spoken publicly about her religious beliefs.



She has Iranian ancestry on her father’s side while she is of African-American descent on her mom’s side.


She has attended Harvard University which she announced in June 2017.


Family Details

  • Father – Afshin Shahidi (Photographer)

  • Mother – Keri-Salter Shahidi
  • Siblings – Sayeed Shahidi (Younger Brother) (Actor, Model), Ehsan (Younger Brother)

Boyfriend / Spouse

Yara Shahidi has dated –

She is not dating anyone according to the media. It looks like she is focused on her studies as well as strengthening her career.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 3 inches
  • In centimeters – 160 cm
  • In meters – 1.6 m


  • In Kilograms – 45 kg
  • In Pounds – 99 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 33-24-34
  • Bust – 33 inches
  • Waist – 24 inches
  • Hip – 34 inches
  • Bra Size – 32A

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color


Shoe Size

She wears a size 6.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

The budding actress gained a lot of fame for starring in the ABC sitcom Black-ish (2014–present) and its spin-off series Grown-ish (2018–present).

Film Debut

Yara Shahidi made her screen debut playing Olivia Danielson in the 2009 comedy film Imagine That starring Eddie Murphy. For her work in the film, she gained a Young Artist Award nomination for the best performance in a feature film category.

Television Debut

In 2007, Yara guest appeared in HBO’s comedy-drama series Entourage for her role as Kandace West in an episode entitled “No Cannes Do.”

Brand Endorsements

She has appeared in numerous commercials as a child including McDonald’s, Disney, Ralph Lauren, Target, Gap Kids, Guess Kids, and Children’s Place.

Yara Shahidi Favorites

  • Favorite Song – It’s Gonna Be Me by NSYNC
  • Favorite Marvel Superhero – Loki of Asgard
  • Favorite Color – Purple
  • Favorite School Subject – History
  • Favorite Food – Chocolate
  • Favorite Ice Cream Flavor – Cookies and cream
  • Favorite Disney Princess – Jasmine

Yara Shahidi Net worth

Yara Shahidi has an estimated net worth of $1 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Yara Shahidi

  • Her family moved to California due to her dad’s job when she was four years old.
  • Yara has a black belt in Korean martial arts called Tang Soo Do.
  • She wanted to become a Historian, specializing in world history, while continuing to pursue her love of acting.
  • She is the second cousin to American rapper Nas. She learns the Persian language.
  • Her activism has been recognized by former first lady Michelle Obama, who wrote her a letter of recommendation to Harvard University.
  • In 2012, she played Chloe Johnson, the daughter of President William Johnson in the TV series The First Family.
  • In September 2014, Shahidi starred in ABC’s prime time comedy Black-ish as 14 year old Zoey Johnson.
  • In December 2014 she won an NAACP Image Award in the category of ‘Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy’.
  • In 2016, she signed to model with New York’s Women Management modeling agency, in hopes of providing a platform to see more women of color in diverse roles.
  • In 2017, Teen Vogue gave her an opportunity to interview Hillary Clinton.
  • In February 2017, Yara was awarded the “Generation Next Award” at the 10th annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood event.
  • She was ranked one of the best dressed women in 2018 by fashion website Net-a-Porter.
  • Visit her official website @


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