Yara Shahidi

  • Birth Name: Yara Sayeh Shahidi
  • Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Is of Iranian-American descent.
  • At six weeks old, began appearing in commercials and print ads with her mother.
  • Spent the first four years of her life in Minneapolis before relocating to California for her father's job.
  • Made her film debut in 2009's Imagine That.
  • Volunteers for the charity Integrative Clinics International.

Awards

  • 2017, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2019, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Comedy TV Star: Nominee
  • 2016, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Sayeed Shahidi — Brother
  • Afshin Sahidi — Father
  • Keri-Salter Shahidi — Mother

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