Yara Shahidi

Yara Shahidi

Date Of Birth10 February 2000
Age18 years 5 months 11 days
Day of BirthThursday
Place Of BirthMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Professions Model , Actress
Nickname Pilgrim (Her mom gave it)
Full Name Yara Sayeh Shahidi

Personal Information
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Mother Tongue English
ReligionsIslam , Christianity
Languages Persian , English
Star Sign Aquarius
Nationality American
EthnicitiesAfrican American , Multiracial , Iranian American
Complexion Brown
Sexual Orientation Straight
Famous For Black-ish
Trademark curly hair
Body Features & Measurements
Height165 (2017) CM
1.65 M
5 Feet 5 Inches
65 Inches
Eye color Dark Brown
Hair color Dark Brown
Weight45 (2017) KG
99 lbs
Shoe Size 8
Dress Size4 (US)
Figure Measurements 31-23-32 (2017)
Figure Type Hourglass
Body Type Slim
Hair type Curly
Bra Size 30A
Family Information
Father Afshin Shahidi (Photographer)
Mother Keri Salter Shahidi
Brothers Ehsan Shahidi (Younger)
Sayeed Shahidi (Actor & Model)
Cousins Jabari (second cousin)
Nas (Rapper; second cousin)
Uncle Olu Dara (Nas's father)
Grandfathers Kwame Samuel Salter (Maternal)
Mark Keljik
Grandmothers Forough Emami (Paternal)
Connie Sue (Maternal)
Aunt Fannie Ann Jones (Nas's mother)
Great Grandfather Samuel Leon Salter (Maternal Paternal)
Great-grandmother Reva Daniels (Maternal Paternal)
Career Information
Debut (Movie) Imagine That(2009)
Years Active 2007-
Debut (TV) Entourage
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
HobbiesBaking
Gardening
Roller Skating
Cooking
Favorite Foods Ice Cream (Cookies and cream)
Korean barbecue
Chocolate
Favorite ColorPurple
Favorite MoviesX-Men
Thor
Favorite Dress Vests & Blazers
Favorite Song It’s Gonna Be Me (NSYNC)
Favorite BookThe Catcher in the rye
LikesHamburger
Favorite superhero Loki (from Asgard; Thor's brother)
Social Networks, Web links
Wiki PageWiki Page
Facebook ProfileFacebook Profile
Twitter ProfileTwitter Profile
Official WebsiteOfficial Website
Instagram ProfileInstagram Profile
Snapchat slimshahidi
Contact
Contact (Email)commercialmommy@gmail.com
AddressAEF Public Relations 3500 W. Olive Ave., Ste. 710 Burbank, CA 91505
Web ContactWeb Contact
Manager Liz York
Talent Agents Meredith Fine
New York's Women Management modeling agency
Michelle Henderson
Publicists Erica Tucker
Patty Freedman
More Information
Friend Rowan Blanchard (Actress, Singer)
Inspiration Kerry Washington (fashion icon)
Net worth $1 Million

Biography

Yara Shahidi is an American TV & movie actress. She is popular for her roles Chloe Johnson (The First Family), Zoey Johnson(Black-ish), Darci(Trollhunters), Zoey Johnson(Grown-ish).

Yara Shahidi with Mom in childhood

Image: Yara Shahidi with Mom in childhood

Yara Shahidi was born on 10th February 2000 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States to Keri Salter Shahidi(Mother)- a model & Afshin Shahidi(Father)- a photographer. She has two brothers, one named Sayeed Shahidi who is also an actor & model and the youngest named- Ehsan Shahidi.

Yara Shahidi Family with Barack Obama & Wife Michelle Obama

Image: Yara Shahidi Family with Barack Obama & Wife Michelle Obama

Yara Shahidi: Facts & Trivia

  • Ancestry: Yara Shahidi is of African-American (Maternal) & Iranian-American(Paternal) background.
  • She has been learning to read, write & speak the Persian language(Farsi), her father's mother tongue.
  • Yara's mother is part native American, she belongs to Choctaw- tribe in the modern day Southeastern United States.
  • Tang Soo Do: Yara is trained in the Korean martial art- Tang Soo Do(similar to Kung fu), she received her black belt (with a 99% score in the tests) when she was in her High School.
  • History Lover: She is a nerd for history, she wants to graduate in world history
  • Rapper Nas (Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones) is her second cousin.
  • Generation Next Award: She was honored with the award at the 10th annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood(2017)
  • Meaning of the name in Persian
    • Yara- dear to heart
    • Sayeh- shadow
    • Shahidi- witness
  • She has played characters named Olivia, Chloe & Zoey in more than one TV Series/ Movies
  • Yara's interest in acting began very early, in fact she was already in commercials when she was 6 weeks old with her mother, by the age 9 she was already acting in mainstream movies and TV, her family moved from Minneapolis to California for the sake of Afshin's work and it worked out.
  • Yara wore a Harvard University shirt in 2017, she was visiting her cousin Nasir, she was excited by the atmosphere there and has decided to apply there.
  • Commercials: She has appeared in ads for- Disney(The Walt Disney Company), GapKids (Gap Inc. for kids), Guess Kids(Guess fashion line for kids), McDonald's(hamburgers), Ralph Lauren(style), Target Corporation, The Children's Place(Children's Place Inc), Tropicana. She has worked with her younger brother and mother as well on various ads.
  • Young Artist Award: She received the award nomination for her role in her very first movie
  • NAACP Image Award: She won the award in the best supporting role for her role in Black-ish
  • She was named one of the 30 most influential teens of 2017 by the TIME magazine.
  • Yara calls her father- Baba, she loves cooking with him.
  • She is a big science geek, she likes experimenting with science things at home, she wants to build a lab at home some day.
  • She has a pet fish named- Cleophus.
  • Charity Integrative Clinics International: She supports them and volunteers for them at times.
  • She likes listening to radio shows, she considers herself old school.
  • History is her favorite subject in the school.
  • Yara was interviewed by Your Teen magazine, Tribute, People NOW, Essence Magazine, Equanimity, .
  • Oxbridge: She attended the program which took her to various universities along with Oxford
  • Yara's mother Keri is an actress & model herself, she now runs a consultancy firm for parents- Commercial Mommy.
  • As a child she wanted to be a C.I.A agent.
  • She loves comics, especially Marvel characters.
  • She has been vocal about gay rights, Black lives Matter & women issues.
  • She has contributed financially and otherwise towards Saint Jude's Children's Hospital.
  • Favorite Disney princess character- Jasmine.

Yara Shahidi: Quotes

  • Life is too long not to make mistakes
  • Although High school is way harder than middle school, I think it's more enjoyable than middle school
  • Japanese erasers are the best
  • Knowing my learning style has benefitted me in my acting career. I think that just knowing your learning style is empowering and important.
  • I can memorize a script pretty quick, but I need to know the story to really connect to the script.
  • One week spring breaks are a crime against humanity
  • I have wanted to be a historian for the longest time, I'm also interested in public relations & advertising, particularly to combat gender stereotypes
  • I have been interested in History- African-American, Islamic, World history in general.
  • Improv is a large part of comedy projects, I've learned to adopt so that acting comes out naturally
  • People love when you bring life to a character
  • There is no reason that a girl should feel limited by the standards of other people
  • I was going to dress up as Black Privilege, but I couldn't find the costume.. because it doesn't exist
  • Her father has released a storybook named- Prince

Yara Shahidi: Photos, Pictures

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Yara Shahidi on the beach in bikini
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Yara Shahidi childhood
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Yara Shahidi fmaily: Mother, Father & siblings
Yara Shahidi fmaily: Mother, Father & siblings
Yara Shahidi fmaily: Mother, Father & siblings
Yara Shahidi fmaily: Mother, Father & siblings
Yara Shahidi fmaily: Mother, Father & siblings
Yara Shahidi fmaily: Mother, Father & siblings
Yara Shahidi's grandma and father
Yara Shahidi's grandma and father
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Yara Shahidi's parents, Afshin Shahidi(father) & Keri Salter(Mother)
Yara Shahidi's parents, Afshin Shahidi(father) & Keri Salter(Mother)
Yara Shahidi with brothers- Ehsan Shahidi, Sayeed Shahidi
Yara Shahidi with brothers- Ehsan Shahidi, Sayeed Shahidi
Yara Shahidi with brothers- Ehsan Shahidi, Sayeed Shahidi
Yara Shahidi with brothers- Ehsan Shahidi, Sayeed Shahidi
Yara Shahidi Family with Barack Obama & Wife Michelle Obama
Yara Shahidi Family with Barack Obama & Wife Michelle Obama
Yara Shahidi with Mom in childhood
Yara Shahidi with Mom in childhood
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