Yara Shahidi Bio, Age, Height, Family, Boyfriend, Net Worth, Movies


Yara Shahidi is an American actress known for potraying the role of Jane in Sitting in Bars with Cake. She is also a director known for her work in films such as Shatterbox and Growing Up. Some of her other popular films include Imagine That, Fearless, Butter, and Smallfoot.

How old is She? – Age

Shahidi is 24 years old as of 2024. She was born on February 10, 2000, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, where she also grew up.

How tall is She? – Height

She stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m) tall.

Mother, Father, Siblings – Family

Yara was born to parents; Afshin Shahidi and Keri Shahidi in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. It is known that her father is a professional photographer. She experienced her childhood along with her two siblings; Sayeed and Ehsan Shahidi. Likewise, her brother Sayeed is both a child actor and model.


Shahidi enrolled at Immaculate Heart Middle School before transferring to Immaculate Heart High School. Afterward, she joined Dwight Global Online School where she graduated in 2017. Furthermore, she is a graduate of Harvard University where she pursued an Interdisciplinary Sociology and Black American Studies.

Is She in A Relationship?Boyfriend

Yara disclosed that she was previously in a three-year relationship. However, it is known that she is a bit sensitive when it comes to her private life. Therefore, she has not disclosed to the public whether she is currently in any relationship or seeing someone. Nonetheless, we are keeping tabs and will update the information once available.

Actress Yara Shahidi Photo
Actress Yara Shahidi Photo

Acting Career

Yara is a vastly recognized actress known for her appearances in the 5 episodes of In the Motherhood as Esther. She also played the role of Carmen Jalilo in Extrapolations miniseries. Likewise, she voiced the character of Little Girl in Family Guy.

Most noteworthy, she starred the role of Young Olivia Pope in Scandal TV series. She was also a cast in Wizards of Waverly Place as Olive. Afterward, she landed on the role of Olivia in an episode of Lie to Me. She was also featured in Detective Pikachu as Girlfriend.

It is also known that she appeared in The Sun Is Also a Star as Natasha Kingsley. She also potrayed the voice role of Kendra Wilson in PAW Patrol: The Movie. In addition, she starred the voice of Callie in My Father’s Dragon.

Furthermore, she joined the cast of Peter Pan & Wendy adventure film where she starred as Tinker Bell. On the other hand, she is an executive producer known for her work in Sitting in Bars with Cake. She was also hired to serve as the co-executive producer in Hair Love short film.

Net Worth

Citing her career, Yara has an estimated net worth of $2 Million.

Movies And TV Shows

  • Grown-ish
  • black-ish
  • The Sun Is Also a Star
  • Peter Pan & Wendy
  • Sitting in Bars with Cake
  • PAW Patrol: The Movie
  • Salt
  • Unthinkable
  • PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie
  • Alex Cross
  • Black Girls Rock!
  • Yara Shahidi’s Day Off
  • Ballerina Overdrive
  • Extrapolations


  • BET Awards
  • Gracie Award
  • MTV Movie & TV Awards
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