Influential Woman: Yara Shahidi

Yara Shahidi is a beautiful and talented 17-year-old, African-American and Iranian model and actress. She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is one of three siblings to her parents Afshin and Keri Shahidi. She began starting in ads and commercials at the age of 6 and ever since, her career has taken off.

We first saw Yara Shahidi in the movie, “Imagine That,” starring Eddie Murphy. She is now known for her character, Zoey Johnson, on Black-ish. The American sitcom, starring Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, has portrayed Zoey Johnson as a young African-American girl who is very well educated and driven to be successful in her upcoming college career. Continue reading Influential Woman: Yara Shahidi

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