Yara Shahidi

Actor, Producer, and Change Agent


Yara Shahidi is an award-winning actress, producer, change agent, and breakout star of ABC’s Emmy-and Golden Globe-nominated series black-ish. Shahidi is the executive producer and lead of its Freeform spinoff series, grown-ish, playing character Zoey Johnson. Off-screen, Yara is a full-time student at Harvard University where she is earning a B.A. in Social Studies and African American studies. She is a champion for inclusive media programming and an advocate for equity. In 2019, Shahidi expanded her relationship with ABC by signing a multi-year producing deal with business partner and mother, Keri Shahidi, under the moniker: 7th Sun Productions. Next up, Shahidi will take on Tinker Bell in Disney’s live-action Peter Pan & Wendy.