Yara Shahidi

Yara Shahidi

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 2000-02-09 (21 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

19 Movies · 18 TV shows

Also Known As: یارا شهیدی

Biography

Yara Sayeh Shahidi (born February 10, 2000) 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 (2014–present) and its spin-off series Grown-ish (2018–present). Her film credits include Imagine That (2009), Smallfoot (2018), and the lead role in The Sun Is Also a Star (2019). Time included her on "The 30 Most Influential Teens of 2016" list.

Early Life

Yara Sayeh Shahidi was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Keri Salter Shahidi and Afshin Shahidi, a photographer. Her mother, Keri Salter, is of mixed African American and Native Choctaw heritage, and her father, Afshin, is Iranian. The family moved to California for Afshin's work when Yara was 4 years old. She is the older sister of child actor and model Sayeed Shahidi and they have a younger brother, Ehsan. The rapper Nas is their cousin.Keri Shahidi states the name Yara means in Persian "Someone who is close to your heart", the name Sayeed means "Blessing", and Ehsan means "To act as though God is watching".Shahidi graduated in 2017 from Dwight Global Online School. Starting in 2018, Shahidi began college at Harvard University with a plan to major in Interdisciplinary Sociology and African American Studies.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
PAW Patrol: The Movie

PAW Patrol: The Movie

5.42
2021
When the PAW Patrol's biggest rival, Mayor Humdinger, becomes Mayor of nearby Adventure City, everyone's favorite heroic pups kick into high gear to face the challenge. While one of the pups must face...
TV
Amend: The Fight for America

Amend: The Fight for America

2021
The ideals of freedom and equality did not apply to everyone when the United States of America was founded. The stories of the brave Americans who fought to right the nation's wrongs and codify the va...

2020.

4 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Dear…

Dear…

2020
An inventive and cinematic approach to biographies of the most important figures in society today by using letters written by people who have changed their lives through their work.
Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me

2020
This special combines elements of the original Apollo Theater production, including powerful readings from the book, with documentary footage from the actors' home life, archival footage, and animatio...
All In: The Fight for Democracy

All In: The Fight for Democracy

10
2020
The issue of voter suppression in the United States is often overlooked. The film offers an inside look at laws and barriers to voting that most people don't know is a threat to their basic rights as ...
The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special

The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special

2020
Everyone's favorite furry red monster is back with a brand-new special to teach us the importance of standing up and speaking out when people are treated unfairly.
TV
Thanks a Million

Thanks a Million

2020
Each celebrity gives $100,000 to an individual who has had a positive impact on their lives, with a catch. The "pay it forward" chain will unfold.
Fearless

Fearless

2.5
2020
A teen is forced to level up to a full-time babysitter when his favorite video game drops three superpowered infants from space into his backyard.

2019.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Tamron Hall

Tamron Hall

2019
Tamron Hall is a former news host and journalist.
Hair Love

Hair Love

6.43
2019
When dad has to step in for mom to do his daughter Zuri's hair before a big event, what seems like a simple task is anything but as these locks have a mind of their own!
Camp! The Movie

Camp! The Movie

2019
At the Met Gala 2019, Lady Gaga, Cardi B, Kim Kardashian West, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Celine Dion, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Harry Styles, Bette Midler, Hailey Bieber, Jared Leto, Gwen Stefani, ...
This Changes Everything

This Changes Everything

2019
An investigative look and analysis of gender disparity in Hollywood, featuring accounts from well-known actors, executives and artists in the Industry.
The Sun Is Also a Star

The Sun Is Also a Star

6.14
2019
A series of potentially life-changing meetings loom over their heads as two young New Yorkers begin to fall in love over the course of a single day.

2018.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
X

X

2018
X, a young black kid, wanders through Los Angeles while confronting the difficult realities of adolescence while being black in America.
TV
grown-ish

grown-ish

6.7
2018
Zoey Johnson heads to college and begins her hilarious journey to adulthood but quickly discovers that not everything goes her way after she leaves the nest.
Smallfoot

Smallfoot

6.05
2018
A bright young yeti finds a human. The simple yeti community was thrown into an uproar by the news of this smallfoot.
7 Days Out

7 Days Out

2018
A miniseries that documents behind the scenes of some of the largest events in the world.
TV
Explained

Explained

6.67
2018
The series explains some of the world's current trends, from politics to science to pop culture.

2016.

2 TV shows
TV
To Tell the Truth

To Tell the Truth

2016
The classic game show has been reinvented. Each round, a celebrity panel will be presented with three people who all claim to be the same person with the same incredible talent, job or achievement. On...
TV
Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia

Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia

6.75
2016
An average teen assumes an unlikely destiny and sets out to save two worlds after uncovering a mysterious amulet.

2015.

1 TV show
TV
Celebrity Family Feud

Celebrity Family Feud

8
2015
Celebrity Family Feud pits celebrities and their families against each other in a contest to name the most popular responses to questions posed to 100 people.

2014.

2 TV shows
TV
black-ish

black-ish

6.04
2014
A family man struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.
TV
Bad Teacher

Bad Teacher

2014
An always inappropriate, fearless and unapologetic former trophy wife masquerades as a teacher in order to find a new man after her wealthy husband leaves her penniless.

2012.

2 Movies
Butter

Butter

2012
An adopted girl discovers her talent for butter carving and finds herself pitted against an ambitious local woman in their Iowa town's annual contest.
Alex Cross

Alex Cross

3
2012
Alex Cross, a detective in Washington DC, vows to find the murderer after learning that a family member has been murdered. She wasn't his first victim.

2011.

1 Movie
Family Guy Presents: It's a Trap!

Family Guy Presents: It's a Trap!

5.29
2011
Peter told the story of "Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi".

2010.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
$#*! My Dad Says

$#*! My Dad Says

6
2010
Ed Goodson is a father who likes to speak his mind. Ed's rants include his sons, Henry, a struggling writer-turned-unpaid blogger, and Vince, the meek half of his husband/wife real estate duo with dom...
Salt

Salt

7.13
2010
Evelyn Salt swore an oath when she was a CIA officer. Her loyalty will be tested when she is accused of being a Russian spy. Salt uses her years of experience as a covert operative to avoid capture as...
Unthinkable

Unthinkable

7
2010
The United States. A convert to Islam is sending it. There is a tape showing him in three nondescript storage rooms, each of which may contain a nuclear bomb set to explode in less than a week. An FBI...

2009.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
In the Motherhood

In the Motherhood

2009
In an overly complicated modern world, Rosemary, Jane and Emily are trying to juggle their work and love lives.
Imagine That

Imagine That

2009
A financial executive who can't stop his career downspiral is invited into his daughter's imaginary world, where solutions to his problems await.

2007.

1 TV show
TV
Wizards of Waverly Place

Wizards of Waverly Place

7.67
2007
While their parents run the Waverly Sub Station, the siblings struggle to balance their ordinary lives while learning to master their extraordinary powers.

2003.

1 TV show
TV
Cold Case

Cold Case

6.2
2003
When she is assigned cases that have never been solved, the Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling. Lilly Rush combines her instincts and technology to bring about justi...

1997.

1 TV show
TV
The View

The View

6
1997
The most exciting events of the day are being discussed on ABC daytime's morning chat fest. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are ...

1996.

1 TV show
TV
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

5.67
1996
The biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture are tackled by The World's Fakest News Team.

Unknown Year.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The First Family

The First Family

The First Family was broadcasted in the United States on September 22, 2012 Since the 2000 cancellation of Malibu, CA, the first situation comedy to air in first-run syndication has been created byByr...
Peter Pan & Wendy

Peter Pan & Wendy

Live-action adaptation of J.M. Barrie's classic tale of a boy who wouldn't grow up and recruits three young siblings in London to join him on a magical adventure to the enchanted Neverland island.
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