What is Yara Shahidi Net Worth?

Yara Shahidi Net Worth is US$ 2 Million as of 2022.

Net WorthUS$ 2 Million
Born:February 10, 2000 (22 Years)
Also Known asPilgrim, Yara Sayeh Shahidi
GenderFemale
Height5′ 3″
HoroscopeAquarius
Country of OriginMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Source of WealthActress, Model
Marital StatusSingle  
Famous ForBlack-ish (2014–2022), Grown-ish (2018–present)

Biography

Yara Shahidi, also known as Yara Sayeh Shahidi, is an American model and actress. She became famous after her role as Zoey Johnson in “Black-ish.” She earned an NAACP Image Award for best-supporting actress in a comedy in 2014. She was born on 10 February 2000 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Her mother is African-American, and her father originates from Iran. Yara Shahidi means ‘somebody very close to your heart and witness.’ She is very well known for her Activism. She is the founder of an organization named “Eighteen X 18” in 2018. This organization aims to encourage young ones to vote. In 2017, she interviewed Hillary Clinton, who is an Ex-US Secretary.  

Timeline

2006 – TV commercials

She appeared in TV commercials for companies like Mcdonalds’, Disney, Guess Kids, and Gapkids.

2014 – NAACP Award

Yara earned an NAACP Image Award for best-supporting actress in a comedy.

2017 – Interviewed

In 2017, Yara interviewed Hillary Clinton, who is an Ex-US Secretary.

2021 – Brand Ambassador

On July 2021, Yara became the Global Brand Ambassador of ‘Dior,’ a French Luxury Fashion House.

Early Life

Yara Shahidi was born on 10 February 2000 in the USA. Keri Salter, her mother, has African-American descent, and her father, Afshin Shahidi, is an Iranian photographer. Her cousin Nas is an American rapper. She began her acting career at the age of 6. She appeared in TV commercials for companies like Mcdonalds’, Disney, Guess Kids, and Gapkids. She is a student of martial arts and has earned her black belt. As a child, she wished to become a historian, so she pursued her graduation in history. She is now 22 years old.  

Career

At 6 years of age, she began her career as an actress. She appeared in advertisements for GapKids, Children’s Place, Target, McDonald’s, and many more. In 2009, Yara made her film debut, starring with Eddie Murphy in the Family-friendly comedy “Imagine That” in Paramount Pictures. She also received a nomination for the Young Artist Award for the category of best performance in a film. In 2011, she starred as Angelina Jolie’s neighbor in the spy movie “Salt.” In 2012, she worked in the series “The First Family.” In 2014 Yara starred as 14-year-old Zoey Johnson in comedy series named “Black-ish.” She also won an NAACP Image Award for ‘Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy’ in December 2014.

In 2020, Yara and her mother started their production company named “7th Sun productions” and made a deal with American Broadcasting Company to produce shows. She starred as ‘Tinker Bell’ in the remake of Peter Pan named “Peter Pan & Wendy.” In 2021, Yara joined the Dior Stand as a Brand ambassador.

Highlights

Here are some of the best highlights of Yara Shahidi’s career:

  • Grown-ish (2018)
  • Scandal (2012-2018)
  • Lie To Me (2009-2011)   
  • The Sun is Also a Star (2019)
  • Paw Patrol: The Movie (2021)

Brand Endorsements

On July 2021, Yara became the Global Brand Ambassador of ‘Dior,’ a French Luxury Fashion House.

Favourite Quotes from Yara Shahidi    

Favourite Quote 1 from Yara Shahidi    

“Being homeschooled for half of my life allowed me to choose my own curriculum and find things I really enjoy, and that’s kind of inspired me. I’ve always been intrigued in or interested in the topics I’ve been covering.”

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Favourite Quote 2 from Yara Shahidi    

“One thing that used to worry me is the fact that it seemed like Harvard was this big scary thing where I would have to spend all my time studying just to get in. But getting to go to both campuses of Harvard and Oxford and getting to meet some of the professors was absolutely amazing.”

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Favourite Quote 3 from Yara Shahidi    

“Fashion is one of those places in which, when you’re wearing something that feels like a representation of you, it does create, in a matter of speaking, a space for you to exist. Even if it’s just in a two-inch radius of where you are. It’s a walking, personalized area in which you can live.”     

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Favourite Quote 4 from Yara Shahidi    

“Never jeopardize who you are for a role. Now, I’m not saying you should never change for a role, because the fun of being different characters is adapting different nuances and different parts of the character, but never jeopardize your moral compass or anything like that to have a role.”     

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Favourite Quote 5 from Yara Shahidi    

“If you look at the history of art and fashion, it’s always been political. It’s always been pushing boundaries.”   

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Favourite Quote 6 from Yara Shahidi    

“Maintaining a sense of your personality grounds you in your space. I try and just make what I wear a reflection of how I feel at that moment, at that particular place in time.”

– Yara Shahidi    

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Yara Shahidi most famous for?

She is famous for her role in ‘Black-ish.’

What did Yara study at Harvard?

In 2017, she enrolled in Harvard, completed her 4-year degree with 136 thesis papers, and earned a bachelor’s degree in African-American studies.   

How many siblings does Yara Shahidi have?

Yara has two siblings – Sayeed and Ehsan Shahidi

Who is Yara Shahidi’s father?

Afshin Shahidi, an Iranian photographer, is her father.

Summary

Yara Sayeh Shahidi, is an American model and actress. She is a child star who earned dozens of credits before reaching her teenage. Yara became famous after her role as Zoey Johnson in “Black-ish.” In 2017, Yara received the Generation Next Award at a Hollywood Event. She was also selected for the role of Kayla in 2021, ‘Tom and Jerry.’ Yara is officially a Harvard University graduate with a degree of BA.

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