Yara Shahidi

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Yara Sayeh Shahidi (born February 10, 2000) is an American actress, model, and activist.wikipedia
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Black-ish

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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).
The show also features the characters Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi), Andre Johnson, Jr. (Marcus Scribner), Jack Johnson (Miles Brown), and Diane Johnson (Marsai Martin).

Grown-ish

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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).
The single-camera comedy follows the Johnsons' eldest daughter Zoey (Yara Shahidi) as she goes to college, begins her journey to adulthood but quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest.

Imagine That (film)

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Her film credits include Imagine That (2009), Smallfoot (2018), and the lead role in The Sun Is Also a Star (2019).
It centers on the relationship between a workaholic father (Murphy) and his daughter, Olivia (Yara Shahidi), whose imaginary world becomes the solution to her father's success.

The Sun Is Also a Star

Her film credits include Imagine That (2009), Smallfoot (2018), and the lead role in The Sun Is Also a Star (2019).
The film stars Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton, and follows a young couple who fall in love, while one of their families faces deportation.

Smallfoot (film)

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Her film credits include Imagine That (2009), Smallfoot (2018), and the lead role in The Sun Is Also a Star (2019).
Based on the unpublished children's book Yeti Tracks by Sergio Pablos, the film was co-written and directed by Karey Kirkpatrick, and stars the voices of Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Gina Rodriguez, Danny DeVito, Yara Shahidi, Ely Henry, and Jimmy Tatro.

Sayeed Shahidi

She is the older sister of child actor and model Sayeed Shahidi and they have a younger brother, Ehsan.
He is the middle child in the family and is the brother of actress Yara Shahidi.

The First Family (TV series)

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In 2012, she played Chloe Johnson, the daughter of President William Johnson, in the TV series The First Family.

Iranian Americans

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Her father is Iranian-American, whereas her mother is African-American.
Media/entertainment: Well-known American media personalities of Iranian descent include Christiane Amanpour of ABC News and CNN; Daron Malakian, member of the rock band System of a Down; Susie Gharib, of Nightly Business Report; Asieh Namdar; Roya Hakakian; Yara Shahidi; and Rudi Bakhtiar.

Butter (2011 film)

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Butter is a 2011 comedy film directed by Jim Field Smith, from a screenplay by Jason Micallef, starring Yara Shahidi, Jennifer Garner, Ty Burrell, Olivia Wilde, Rob Corddry, Ashley Greene, Alicia Silverstone, and Hugh Jackman.

Yara (given name)

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Keri Shahidi states the name Yara means in Farsi "Someone who is close to your heart", the name Sayeed means "Blessing", and Ehsan means "To act as though God is watching".

Nas

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He is a cousin of American actress Yara Shahidi.

Olivia Pope

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In the series, Pope is played as an adult by Kerry Washington and as a child by Yara Shahidi.

Salt (2010 film)

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She also appeared in the Angelina Jolie action film Salt in 2010 as a next door neighbor.

List of Iranian Americans

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NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

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Sitcom

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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).

Spin-off (media)

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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).

Minneapolis

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Yara Sayeh Shahidi was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of Keri Salter Shahidi and Afshin Shahidi, a photographer.