Born on February 10, 2000, Yara Shahidi is an Iranian-African-American actress, model and activist who rose to fame for her role as Zoey Johnson on the series Black-ish. She is also noted for her activism for female and racial equality and political awareness. For more information, read the article below.

yara shahidi

Before Fame: She gained attraction for her role as Zoey Johnson on  the sitcom Black-ish.

Family/ Relationships

Yara Shahidi Ethnicity/Religion

She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Keri Salter Shahidi, and Iranian American father, Afshin Shahidi. She is the brother of child actor and model Sayeed Shahidi and have a younger brother named Ehsan.

Yara Shahidi Affair/Dating/Boyfriend

Her relationship status is not known at the moment. For  more information, visit her twitter and Instagram. Also, visit our site for more article on similar celebrities.

Profile / Wiki / Information

Personal Information

  • Full Name: Yara Sayeh Shahidi
  • Nicknames: Yara Shahidi
  • Birthday: February 10, 2000
  • Age: 18 years old
  • Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
  • Current Residence: United States
  • Education: Harvard University
  • Profession: Actress, Model, Activist
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity/Race: Iranian-African-American
  • Religion:  Not Available
  • Zodiac: Aquarius
  • Spouse/Wife: Not Available
  • Boyfriend/Dating: Not Available
  • Children: Not Available
  • Net Worth: Not Available


  • Height:  5 feet 3 inches
  • Weight: Not Available
  • Feet Size: Not Available
  • Dress Size: Not Available
  • Shoe Size: Not Available
  • Chest Size: Not Available

Trivia/ Facts that you probably didn’t know

  • She is a student at Harvard University.
  • Her father is Iranian American and her mother is African American.
  • She began her acting career when she was 6 years old.
  • Yara has a black belt in Korean martial arts called Tang Soo Do.
  • She had been noticed by former first lady Michelle Obama, who wrote her a letter of recommendation to Harvard University.
  • She is the founder of Eighteen x 18 with social news publisher NowThis.

Memorable Quotes:

I don’t know everything. I know a fraction of what there is to know and I don’t think I will ever know everything, but it’s important to me to constantly challenge myself, to understanding different viewpoints, really understanding nuance in topics, so I can feel qualified in what I say, so I’m not preaching falsely of what I’m unaware of.