Yara Shahidi | biography, personal life, siblings, education, net worth 2022 , parents, boyfriend

Yara Shahidid is an American actress who became popular for playing Zoey Johnson on the television series Black-ish and Grown-ish, the spin off series. She is also a model, and activist best.

Yara Shahidi: History • Bio • Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Yara Shahidi
Born: 10 February 2000
Place of Birth: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 5 ft 3 in (160 cm)
Parents: Afshin Shahidi (Father), Keri Salter (Mother)
Siblings: Sayeed, Ehsan, Nas (Cousin)
Husband• Spouse: Not Married
Boyfriend• Partner: N/A
Children: N/A
Occupation: American Actress, model & Activist
Instagram: Yara Shahidi
Net Worth: US$2 million


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Personal Life

Early Life

Yara Shahidi was born on February 10, 2000 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her father, Afshin Shahidi, is Iranian and her mother, Keri Salter, is African American and Native Choctaw. Her father is a photographer, and Yara and her family moved to California so Afshin could pursue his photography career.

Yara Shahidi siblings

  1. Sayeed Shahidi (Sister)
  2. Ehsan Shahidi (Brother)
  3. Nas (Cousin)

Yara Shahidi’s younger sister, Sayeed, is a model and child actor. She has a younger brother, Ehsan, as well. Additionally, Nas, the rapper, is their cousin.

Educational Background

Yara went to Dwight Global Online School and graduated in 2017. In 2018, she began college at Harvard University and plans to major in Interdisciplinary Sociology and African American Studies.

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Yara Shahidi is pretty private about her dating life. Fans have speculated that she and her Grown-ish co-star Luka Sabbat are together, but the two say they are just friends.


Yara started her career at the young age of six years old. She started off with roles in TV commercials and print advertisements. In 2009, she made her debut on the big screen, starring in the film Imagine That with Eddy Murphy. In 2010, she had a role in the film Salt featuring Angelina Jolie.

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Yara got a starring role as Zoey Johnson on the ABC’s comedy show Black-Ish. This role earned her the Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy award at the NAACP Image Awards.

In 2017, it was announced that their would be a spinoff of Black-ish, called Grown-ish, where Shahidi would be the starring role. This series premiered the beginning of 2018 and is still presenting filming.

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Net Worth

Yara Shahidi net worth is between $US 2 million to $US 5 million.


  1. Entourage, 2007
  2. Robotboy, 2007
  3. In The Motherhood, 2009
  4. Cold Case, 2009
  5. Wizards of Waverly Place, 2009
  6. Imagine That, 2009
  7. Salt, 2010
  8. Lie to Me, 2010
  9. Sh*t My Dad Says, 2010
  10. Unthinkable, 2010
  11. Butler, 2011
  12. The Cape, 2011
  13. Family Guy, 2011
  14. Rip City, 2011
  15. Alex Cross, 2012
  16. The Finder, 2012
  17. The First Family, 2012-2013
  18. Scandal, 2013
  19. Bad Teacher, 2014
  20. The Fosters, 2014
  21. Black-ish, 2014-present
  22. Trollhunters, 2016-2018
  23. Smallfoot, 2018
  24. Grownish, 2018-present
  25. 3Below, 2018-2019
  26. The Sun Is Also a Star, 2019
  27. Fearless, 2020
  28. PAW Patrol: The Movie, To Be Announced
  29. Activism

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